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Community Sports

  • NELSON COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE: Opening Day
    The rains stayed away Monday night long enough for the Nelson County Little League to open its 2017 season at Dean Watts Park. The league will have its official opening ceremonies Saturday, May 20.
  • HORSE RACING: NTRA exec talks racing, Derby
    Keeneland’s glorious spring meet is underway and the Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, which prompted a timely discussion about the horse racing industry at Wednesday’s meeting of the Bardstown Rotary Club. Jim Mulvihill, director of media and industry relations with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, was the guest speaker, and the longtime veteran of the racing industry was there to discuss issues facing the sport, and attempted to dispel some myths.
  • Local master gets lifetime achievement award
    By Toni Wiley Special to The Standard The story began when three veterans, after serving in Korea, opened the first tae kwon do school in the Kentuckiana area, in Jeffersonville. Dennis Wiley had been a sickly, asthmatic kid whose doctor had recommended him taking martial arts because of the benefits the breathing exercises would provide. Forty-nine years later, Master Dennis Wiley of Y-Lee’s School of Martial Arts was recognized by the EMAC, a national martial arts association, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • SPORTS NOTES 2-26
    NCLL registrations Nelson County Little League is now taking registrations for baseball and softball for the 2017 spring season. Go to http://www.eteamz.com/nelsoncountylittleleague2 to register. If you have any questions, contact via Facebook or by email at littleleague@bardstown.com.   New Haven summer leagues
  • 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW: Looking back at the stories that shaped 2016 in sports
    Each year on the sports pages, a number of stories capture the fancy of local readers. At the end of each year, I take some time to reflect on just what it was we saw, and try my best to bring it all together in one list and bring context to it all.
  • 1996 NCHS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Relive The Glory
    Twenty years ago this month, a perfect storm of talent, coaching and fan support swirled together in just the right mixture to bring home the top trophy in Kentucky High School Football.
  • SPORTS SHOTS 11-13
    The Ravens were Junior Division champs in the Nelson County Youth Football League.
  • SPORTS NOTES 11-4
    Competitive soccer tryouts On Sunday, Nov. 6, at Dean Watts Park, Coach Kelly Harrison will be hosting tryouts for his Nelson Elite boys’ squads. Tryouts for the U19 squad, which is ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, are 1-2:30 p.m. The U16 team will have tryouts 2:30-4 p.m. Call (502) 794-7648 with questions.   Cardinal Madness
  • SPORTS NOTES 10-26
    Competitive soccer tryouts On Sunday, Nov. 6, at Dean Watts Park, Coach Kelly Harrison will be hosting tryouts for his Nelson Elite boys’ squads. Tryouts for the U19 squad, which is ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, are 1-2:30 p.m. The U16 team will have tryouts 2:30-4 p.m. Call (502) 794-7648 with questions.   Meet the Lady Generals
  • SPORTS NOTES 10-21
    Meet the Lady Generals The Thomas Nelson girls’ basketball team is hosting its third annual “Meet The Lady Generals” night at the high school on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. The event includes a dinner, silent auction and intrasquad scrimmage. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from team members or at the gate. For more information, call 827-0624.   Fifth Quarter Basketball registration