Community Sports

  • 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.
  • 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.