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Community Sports

  • New Haven native a running legend
    Nearly 60 years ago, the track coach at St. Joseph Prep School in Bardstown needed a miler. He spotted a scrawny country boy sitting in one of his classes by the name of Press Whelan, and urged the New Haven youngster to join the team. Luckily for the running community, Whelan agreed.
  • TEE TIME: What of J.B.?
    If you’re like me, when you check out the Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader for the golf scores on the PGA tour, you look for the names in bold that indicate that the player is from Kentucky. Conspicuously missing from the list in recent months is Campbellsville’s J.B. Holmes, the two-time winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. A member of the U.S. team that won the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club, where he helped the American cause by going 2-0-1 in his three matches, Holmes has been plagued by injury in his eighth year on tour.
  • Legion baseball returns
    DARREN GEORGE            Contributing Writer It has been more than 23 years since the Nelson County American Legion Post 121 has produced a baseball team, but that changes this summer. Pete Trzop Jr., commander of the local post in Bardstown, said there was some interest in starting up a senior league of U19 players for the first time in more than two decades.
  • Maywood hosts Ky JPGA qualifier
  • TEE TIME: Please play faster
    Several years ago, some friends and I were playing in the Mini Member/Guest at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course. It seemed that we were waiting on every shot, so I called the pro shop and asked them to check on the pace of play. Shortly thereafter, the pro came up to me with a big grin on his face. “Mr. George (in a very facetious tone), every group on this golf course is where they should be except yours,” he laughed. “Slow down.”
  • SPORTS NOTES: June 14, 2013
    NC Cardinals Basketball Camp Nelson County boys’ basketball coach Bev Hart is hosting a camp for boys 9 a.m. - noon June 17-19 at the gym. Cost is $40 per camper, discounted to $30 for brothers. Campers receive a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the county schools. Call 349-7010 or (270) 584-4370 with questions.   Bardstown Tigers volleyball camp
  • TEE TIME: Who wins the title?
    With four courses in the county, there are ample opportunities for Bardstown/Nelson County golfers to find an event in which to participate. There are leagues for men, leagues for women, and even a league for couples. Hardly a weekend goes by that at least one group isn’t having a charity scramble.
  • PHOTO: Pre T-Ball League at Culvertown
    The Culvertown Pre T-Ball league wrapped up its second season at the ballpark on Wednesday. Participants included (front) Evan Hagan, Colton Hunt, Mya Mattingly, Brooklyn Hunt, Noah Hawkins, Miles Walton, Isaac Hagan, (back)  Coach Brandie Hagan, Owen Walton, Carlee Burd, Lillie Walton and Eli Hagan. Not pictured are Lane Cundiff, Bo Girdley, Matthew Lyvers, Hunter Mudd and Brookelynn Mudd.   Isaac Hagan takes a swing during play at the Culvertown Pre T-Ball league.
  • TEE TIME: Feelings mixed on putter rule change
    Last week’s decision by the USGA and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club to prohibit the anchoring of putters will have the most noticeable effect on the enjoyment of the game of golf than any rule enacted in my memory.
  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: NCHPA holds leagues and open pitching
    The Nelson County Horseshoe Pitching Association meets Tuesdays at the Nelson County Fairgrounds at 2391 New Haven Road in Bardstown for regular league play at 7 p.m. Leagues began this month and continue through the summer, and anyone is welcome to join. The NCHPA also invites the public for open pitching on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. or call (859) 552-8906 or 249-1936 in advance to register or if you have other questions. If you cannot reach anyone, please leave a voice message with your contact information and someone will return your call.