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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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Hornets fall 3-2 at Breck; McLean comes from behind

The Hornets had the tying run in scoring position during a 3-2 loss to Breckinridge County at Hardinsburg Monday. The two teams will meet again at the same venue in the first round of the 11th District tournament on Memorial Day Monday. The Fighting Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead when Isaac Seeger led off the…

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Swimming closed for six years, Vastwood will give it a try again

Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said fiscal court plans to reopen Vastwood Lake to swimmers this summer. Roberts said the county plans to open the lake at the end of June or by the 4th of July. “Our full intention is to open it this summer,” Roberts said. “We are looking at a partial…

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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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Hornets win 17-7 in wild affair at Tommy Keown field

It was a wild affair when the Hornets won 17-7 over University Heights in six innings at Vastwood Park’s Tommy Keown Field Friday. Hancock County (6-5) led 1-0 after Hornet pitcher Logan Willis set the Blazers down 1-2-3 in the first inning and Cole Dixon scored for HCHS.  Willis began to struggle with his control…

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Vastwood to reopen to swimming, county trying for splash park

Vastwood Park might be wet and wild this summer, and for years to come, after the county announced its intentions to tentatively reopen the lake for swimming late this summer, while also announcing that it’s applying for a grant to build a new spray park. The county is applying for a Land and Water Conservation…

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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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South Hancock Park courts refinished for summer

Residents in the southern part of Hancock County have no excuse for not playing tennis, basketball, softball, or walking, after the county resurfaced the courts at South Hancock Park, completing renovations at the park that have touched nearly every element there. Contractors filled cracks and resurfaced the basketball and tennis courts, leaving them clean, colorful…

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Vastwood Park, basketball courts get makeover

Outdoor basketball just got more attractive, and not just because most indoor activities are banned due to COVID-19, but also because the courts at Vastwood Park are newly paved and striped and ready for all comers. In work just completed last week, the two conjoined courts at the park are flatter and more colorful than…

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