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Volleyball varsity whips McLean County in straight sets

The HCHS Lady Hornets volleyball team led from start to finish during a 3-0 win over McLean County at HCHS Saturday. The first set was a battle with Hancock County coming out on top by a score of 27-25. McLean didn’t go away so the Lady Hornets had to work to win the second set,…

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Volleyball girls battle at Henderson Spike Fest

The HCHS Lady Hornets volleyball team went 2-3 at this year’s Henderson Spike Fest, rallying behind some very strong performances from multiple players.Hancock County players amassed big numbers across the stat board. Sydney Kennedy led the team with 18 kills, 27 digs and 11 aces. Haylee Garrison had 16 kills, 21 digs and two aces.…

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Blake Hardison hired as new HCHS volleyball coach

Blake Hardison was born to coach volleyball. The 28-year-old from Owensboro will get that chance at the high school level after being named the new leader of the HCHS volleyball program. Hardison takes over for Tim Blan, who retired as coach after last season. Hardison is excited about becoming a high school head coach and…

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House guns down runner at home; Roberts hits 2 homers

Ella House gunned down a runner at home plate and Hancock County came from behind to win 5-4 over Madisonville-North Hopkins during an exciting softball game at Vastwood Park Friday. It was the first game of a doubleheader. “That was a great hustle play by Ella House, to go get it and then throw a…

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McFarling, Staples lead varsity girls over Crittenden, 11-5

Ella Staples belted a home run and Hayley McFarling had two doubles and was the winning pitcher during an 11-5 win for the Lady Hornets over Crittenden County. The game was the first of two played at Vastwood Park Saturday. McFarling knocked in a run in the first inning before the Hancock County offense exploded…

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Lady Hornets win 3-2 over Trinity; Meade wins 12-4

Hancock County took the lead in the sixth inning then shut the door in the seventh during a 3-2 win over Whitesville Trinity at Vastwood Park Monday. It was the fifth win in a row for the (10-8) Lady Hornets softball team. “Lily Roberts pitched a good game and Adi Hurst came up with a…

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Staples, Hurst and Roberts all hit home runs at Breck County

Three Lady Hornet players hit home runs when Hancock County defeated Breckinridge County 9-6 on Monday in Hardinsburg. Ella Staples put HCHS up 1-0 when she belted a home run to center field in the first inning. The score remained unchanged until the fourth frame when Staples led off with a double then came home…

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Roberts strikes out 17 in All “A” tourney

Lily Roberts struck out 17 batters and Lauren Proctor had three hits when the Lady Hornets won 11-1 over McLean County in a semifinal game of the All “A” Classic regional tournament.  The game was played at Edmonson County Monday. Hancock County will play Owensboro Catholic in the championship game at Brownsville Thursday at 6:00…

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Staples smacks walk-off single

Ella Staples delivered a walk-off base hit and the Lady Hornets won 10-9 over Muhlenberg County at Vastwood Park Tuesday. Hancock County improved its season record to 4-2 with the win. Lily Roberts tied the score at 1-1 when she led off the second inning with a home run. The Lady Mustangs regained the lead…

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Lady Hornets blast Ohio County 16-6 in season opener

The Lady Hornets were unstoppable during a “run-ruled” 16-6 win in five innings over Ohio County in the season opening softball game at Hartford Monday. Lauren Proctor knocked in five runs for Hancock County and Adi Hurst hit a home run. “This was a good way to start off the season,” HCHS coach Dwayne Wroe…

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