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Today's Sports

  • LCHS seniors singled out
  • 8th-ranked Mat Hawks face tough...

    The eighth-ranked LaRue County Mat Hawks open the wrestling season Saturday at Oldham County. The young grapplers and their coach are looking to a return to being one of the top teams in the state.

    “Last year was a learning experience for the young guys on the team,” said head coach Gary Canter. “This year, after having a year at the varsity level, my expectations for this team are as they have always been – win the regional tournament and finish top five in the state.”

  • LCHS football banquet is Monday

    The LaRue County High School football team will hold its end-of-season banquet at 6 p.m. Monday.

    All players and their families are invited.

  • Lady Hawks will rely on teamwork...

    Lady Hawks’ varsity basketball coach Travis Wootton has at least three reasons why he thinks this year’s team will be competitive – experience, a voracious hunger for victory and a compelling desire to win.

    “Not just to win, but to win for each other,” said Wootton, who has coached for 10 years. “They are a team; no individuals.”

    The coach said everyone is back from last year’s young team that completed an 8-18 season, losing to Green County 76-59 in the 18th District Tournament’s first round in February.

  • Look for Hawks to be quicker, up...

    After losing five seniors to graduation last season, LaRue’s head basketball coach Paul Childress said fans can expect to see the Hawks have a different look than in the past couple of seasons.

    “We will be quicker and more athletic than the past three years,” he said. “We will have to rely on full court pressure and a more up tempo style.”

    Childress said the team, lacking in size, must rely on blocking out and rebounding.

  • Four local racers honored at...

    Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown honored a quartet of racers from LaRue County for their efforts during the just completed racing campaign.

    Elton Martin of Hodgenville finished fifth in the final track points for the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman division. Martin totaled three top five feature event finishes behind the wheel of the Russell Martin owned Olds Cutlass.

  • Several LaRue wrestlers receive...

    Several LaRue County High School wrestlers have been ranked preseason by Kentuckywrestling.com.

    Rankings by weight class as of Nov. 15 are:

    103 - Nick Paden, third

    112 - Justin Thompson, ninth (Thompson also is ranked eighth at 119)

    125 - Christian Rojas, 12th

    130 - Logan Hull, 12th

    140 - Shaquille Cox, 10th

    152 - Des Jakes, 12th

    160 - Bernard Ray, 9th

    215 - Drew Newberry, 9th

  • LCHS softball star receives...

    Christian Cox, a LaRue County High School senior, signed a letter of intent last week to attend Murray State University this fall where she will play softball for the Racers.

    “To have two players, Tesha (Paysen at the University of Louisville) and Christian playing Division 1 softball, makes the young players know that dreams can come true,” LaRue County’s veteran softball coach Mielle DiStefano said.

  • Cross country champion has LaRue...

    One of Kentucky’s cross country champions has a LaRue County connection.

    Jacob Law, a senior at South Oldham High School, won the Class 2A Kentucky High School Athletic Association cross country championship Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    He is the grandson of Douglas and Barbara Bennett of Hodgenville.

    Law won the individual title with a time of 16:12.91 minutes, which was eight seconds ahead of second-place finisher Thomas Canary of Lexington Catholic.

    Durbin finishes 66th

  • LaRue County High School...

    LaRue County High School

    Varsity Wrestling Schedule

    Dec. 6         Away      Oldham Co. Super Duals    8 a.m.

    Dec. 13       Away       Ryle Raider Rumble           8 a.m.