Community Sports

  • PHOTOS: Nelson County Little League
    The Nelson County Little League had regular league play Friday at Dean Watts Park. The league's regular-season tournaments start this week for softball and next week for baseball.  
  • PHOTOS: Nelson Co. Little League Mid-Season Celebration
    The Nelson County Little League held its mid-season celebration and parade of teams Saturday at Dean Watts Park.
  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: TNHS coach never stops running
    Thomas Nelson High School counselor Jessica Sekulski was somewhat in shock to see Matt Hoyes walking down the hallway at the school the morning of May 1. It’s not that she thinks the Generals’ cross country and track coach is one of those slackers who misses school quite often, especially on a Monday. “He ran in the Kentucky Derby Marathon on Saturday, and then he ran another one on Sunday,” she said. “That’s 52 miles in two days. That’s crazy!”
  • GOLF: Cedar-Fil marks 50 years
    Cedar-Fil Golf Course could be described as Nelson County’s blue-collar facility for area golfers. When you pull into the entrance on KY 245, the site of an extravagant clubhouse will not bedazzle you. Instead, there is a modest building that more than serves its purpose. As you check in and pay your bargain-priced greens fee, you don’t have to inquire about your tee time because they are not required.
    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.
    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.
    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.