Community Sports

  • Youth Sports Roundup 9-26
    The Nelson County Strikers played the LaRue County Pirates this past weekend, with the game a defensive battle from start to end, finishing in a 1-1 tie. The only goal for the Strikers came from Jordan Hamilton. Next game for the Strikers is Saturday.    The U12 girls’ Nelson County Shockwave picked up a 5-2 win this weekend over Elizabethtown. Casie Metcalf and Paige Dones had a goal apiece, while Lauren Lee accounted for the Shockwave’s other three goals.  
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: Martinez survives Chavez, 12th round
    Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) survived a knockdown in the 12th round of his bout with former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) to win by unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev. Martinez, whose style is crowd-pleasing and fun to watch, employed lots of movement and changing angles to frustrate the naturally bigger Chavez, landing punches in bunches and keeping Chavez at bay with his surprising reach advantage.
  • Youth Sports Roundup 9-19
    Youth Soccer The Nelson Co. Elite Titans played a tough game on Saturday against Lexington, LFC, and lost 0-3.  LFC scored the three goals in the last five minutes of the game.  Carlos Mejia and Eli Shewmaker did an outstanding job at defense and Aaron Amshoff also had a great game.  
  • Youth Sports Roundup 9-12
    The Strikers, a U12 girls team, played Larue County Saturday, falling 3-1. The Strikers’ lone goal came from Victoria Riggs. The Strikers next game is Saturday against Elizabethtown.     
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: A night of great fights
    Saturday is gearing up to be one great night of boxing for fans, with no less than four current or former world champions facing off in different venues, with two current champions from different weight classes squaring off for the 168-pound world title. 
  • Youth Sports Roundup 8-29
    Editor’s Note — Today marks the debut of our weekly Youth Sports Roundup section. If you have youth sports news from competitive, rec, middle school and other youth league sports, e-mail it to pzubaty@kystandard.com. Also, we want your pictures! Make sure to send the original, full-sized high-resolution pictures to pzubaty@kystandard.com for inclusion in the Youth Sports Roundup. Deadline for inclusion in the section is Mondays at noon.  
  • RIVER RAT: 'Baseball for Brodi' charity tourney a hit
    Sports aren’t always about overpaid, whiny athletes, slimy agents and greedy owners. Sometimes the sports world sheds light upon what’s really important in life. Dean Watts Park was the place to be this past weekend to see just that, as mass generosity was in effect at the “Baseball For Brodi” charity tournament, which brought in 37 teams — some from as far away as North Harrison, Ind., and Russell Springs — as well as hundreds and hundreds of fans, players and parents.
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: Rousey gets 'Rowdy' on Kaufmann in women's match
    Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey successfully defended her title on Saturday night, taking just less than a minute to submit former champion Sarah Kaufmann via an armbar. Rousey, the 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist in judo, raised her record to 6-0, with all her wins coming in the first round and all coming from armbar submissions. 
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: Smith stuns Damnjanovic
    Cruiserweight Toris “The Bull” Smith (3-32 3 KOs) scored the improbable TKO victory over local favorite, Mile Damnjanovic (1-1, 1 KO) Saturday night at the Expo 5 Events Center in Louisville. Future Promotions, headed up by former local fighter Dereco Murray brought Smith to town in what was meant to be a stepping stone for Damnjanovic, but the fighter from Memphis did not intend to be just another opponent for Damnjanovic to pad his resume against.
  • GOLF: Gumm rallies in Ky. Open final round
    Jeffrey Gumm rallied with a 2-under par 70 in Thursday’s championship round of the Kentucky Open, finishing out his tournament on a high note to post a 4-over par 220. Gumm, the club pro at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood, had a rough second round 79 after a 71 in Tuesday’s first round, but was able climb the leaderboard to place in an 8-way tie for 26th. Gumm banked $618.57 in prize winnings for his efforts.