Community Sports

  • TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY: Homeschooler Bradley signs with C’ville
    Usually, the recruiting process goes something like this: Coaches see an athlete at high school or summer league competition. If they like what they see, they offer the athlete a scholarship. It wasn’t quite that simple for Julianna Bradley. Bradley is home-schooled, and as a result, she didn’t have the organized structure to her athletic career that is available to her counterparts attending traditional high school.
  • HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Bardstown superfan calls all the games
    Sports fans find many ways to demonstrate their passion for their teams. Some, such as Chris Hawkins, are way more creative about it than others. “Very few people would probably know him as Chris Hawkins, even those who went to school with him,” said Gary Goode, one of Hawkins’ former teachers at Bardstown High School. “Everybody just knows him as ‘Cheez.’”
  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Brewer, Tigers creates ‘Miracle’ win against PRP
    It could be deemed the ‘Miracle on 400, North Fifth Street’, as Bardstowns’ Alexis Brewer, knocked down the final shot of the game as time expired on Monday. The extraordinary bucket gave the host Tigers a 47-44 victory over PRP. What appeared to be an eternity of anticipation—her shot clipped the front of the rim, and trickled off the back brace, then came forward, teetering on the lip of the iron, until it was seemingly willed through the basket, as the horn sounded.
  • SPORTS NOTES: Dec. 24, 2014
    Donkey Basketball The Bardstown boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are hosting a Donkey Basketball fundraiser on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Special guest is former University of Kentucky and NBA player Derek Anderson. Advance tickets are $8 and $10 at the door. Contact Coach Brewer or Coach Courtney for tickets at Bardstown High School at 331-8802. New referees class
  • SPORTS NOTES 10-29
    Meet the Lady Generals Thomas Nelson High School is hosting its inaugural Meet The Lady Generals Tipoff Evening on Thursday at 6 p.m. The event will feature a chili supper, silent auction and intrasquad scrimmage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any Thomas Nelson girls’ basketball player or at the TNHS front office. Call 827-0634 or (502) 777-4839 for more information.   Purple Madness
    TNHS Camp Impact New Thomas Nelson boys’ basketball coach Brandon Johnson is hosting his Camp Impact on Saturday. Former St. Catharine head coach and current Southern Miss assistant Wade O’Connor is guest speaker. The camp is for boys and girls, with kids in grades 2-5 attending from 9 a.m. - noon and grades 6-8 at 1-4 p.m. Cost is $30 per child with a maximum of $50 per family. To register, go to tnhsgenerals/weebly.com or call (270) 505-2114 for more information.   NC Elite U15 tryouts
    4-H Sportfishing Club Nelson County youth are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Nelson County 4-H Sportfishing Club. 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Nelson County Cooperative Extension office. There will be a guest speaker from the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. For more information, call 348-9204.   Power Wheels Demo Derby
  • PHOTO: Culvertown Kickball League
    Jami Ballard, left, couldn’t hang on to the ball after a collision at first with Derrick Zielke, right, in games Tuesday in the Bud Light Culvertown Kickball League. The league wrapped up play this week with the Culvertown Hoodlums topping Cozy Corner 23-8 for the championship.
  • 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.