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Community Sports

  • KENTUCKY STATE LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC 11s fall in semifinal heartbreaker
    BOWLING GREEN — The Nelson County All-Stars’ bid for the state 11-year-old Little League Baseball championship fell short in the semifinals Tuesday, as Owensboro Southern rallied from behind for a 14-12 win. The heartbreaking loss — by way of a walkoff three-run homer in the sixth — put an end to a strong two-year run by the squad. The bulk of the team was also part of the Nelson County 10-year-old group that fell in last year’s state finals. The team was the first from Nelson County to win consecutive district championships.
  • Good, dirty fun
    The steady downpour Saturday might have put a damper on some events at the Nelson County Fair, but not the Mud Run. “It didn’t hurt it at all,” said Lewis Cleaver, who managed the event for KOI Drag Racing of Owingsville. “It’s all about having fun.” Cleaver said the rain usually reduces the number of spectators, but that wasn’t true this time. Some got soaked, but stayed. “There was some hardcore fans for sure,” Cleaver said.
  • Nelson Co. 11s roll into state semifinals
    PETER W. ZUBATY pzubaty@kystandard.com BOWLING GREEN — Nelson County’s 11-year-old baseball All-Stars have picked right up where they left off last season, sweeping through their pool without a loss to move into the Kentucky State Little League semifinals.
  • LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS: Local All-Stars hope to take next step
    After a thrilling, rain-filled stay in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky last year produced a state finalist as 10-year-olds, much of that same Nelson County All-Star team is back again this year, a little more confident, a little less nervous. Nelson County’s 11-year-old All-Star team begins pool play Saturday in the Kentucky State Little League Championships in Bowling Green, with the hopes of climbing the next rung of the ladder and being crowned Best in the Bluegrass in their age group. They’re the first squad to ever make repeat trips to state.
  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Once more for old time’s sake
    It’s tough to heed the words of Father Time and walk away from something you love. Sometimes, you get that itch so bad you can’t help but give it another go, just to see if you still can. So that’s just what happened when Junior Sidebottom started calling up some of his friends from back in the day to see if they wanted take another swing at glory in the Thursday night men’s softball league at the Culvertown Park.
  • LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 2 CHAMPIONSHIP: NC 11s headed back to state
    Nelson County’s 11-year-old All-Stars won the Little League District 2 championship Tuesday at Dean Watts Park, rallying for three runs in their final at-bat to edge North Oldham, 5-4. The win earned the local squad a berth in next week’s Kentucky State Little League championships at Ephram White Park in Bowling Green. “They’re real excited” about going back to state, said coach Todd Hood, who also coached last year’s 10-year-old state runner-up team, falling to Paintsville in the finals.
  • LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENTS: National tourneys get underway
  • LITTLE LEAGUE SCORES AND SCHEDULE 7-11
    Scores Little League District 2 tournaments Baseball Thursday North Oldham, 11, Nelson Co., 5 (10N)   Saturday So. Oldham 5, Nelson Co. 4 (10N) Nelson Co. 8, So. Oldham 4 (12N)   Sunday Nelson Co. 4, No. Oldham 3 (11N) No. Oldham 13, Nelson Co. 0 (12N)   Monday So. Oldham 6, Nelson Co. 4 (10N) Nelson Co. 15, So. Oldham 13 (12N)  
  • LITTLE LEAGUE SCORES AND SCHEDULE 7-2
    Scores Little League District 2 tournaments Baseball Thursday North Oldham 16, Nelson Co. 3 (8P) Nelson Co. 18, South Oldham A 13 (10P) Grant Co. 12, Nelson Co. 4 (12P)   Friday South Oldham 13, Nelson Co. 4 (8P SF) Nelson Co. 5, North Oldham 4 (10P) Grant Co. 11, Nelson Co. 4 (12P SF)   Saturday Nelson Co. 16, North Oldham A 15 (10P)   Sunday
  • LITTLE LEAGUE SCORES AND SCHEDULE
    Scores Little League District 2 tournaments Tuesday South Oldham 11, Nelson Co. 10 (12P) at Nelson Co. 13, Trimble Co. 11 (8P)   Wednesday South Oldham 12, Nelson Co. 1 (7P)   Thursday North Oldham 16, Nelson Co. 3 (8P) Nelson Co. 18, South Oldham A 13 (10P) Grant Co. 12, Nelson Co. 4 (12P)   Schedule Friday 8P Semifinals at North Oldham Nelson Co. v. South Oldham 8 p.m.