Community Sports

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Competitive fires are stoked in local runner
    As a boy growing up in New Haven, Don Kirkpatrick considered himself too small as a high school freshman and sophomore at 5’2, 100 pounds, to consider competitive athletics. “I was your typical runt in high school,” said Kirkpatrick, who now lives in Bardstown. He eventually caught a growth spurt, filling out as a self-described “late bloomer,” to 5’10 1/2 and 170 pounds by the time he was a freshman in college.
  • SPORTS NOTES: Sept. 20, 2015
    Popsicle Races The Thomas Nelson and Nelson County cross country teams are hosting weekly races on Wednesdays through September for youths in grades K-8. The next race is at St. Joseph School on Wednesday, and the race schedule rotates between there and courses at Nelson County High School and Thomas Nelson High School. The 1K race for grades K-2 is at 6 p.m., with grades 3-5 running at 2K at 6:20. Grades 6-8 run a 3K race at 6:40 p.m. Go to popsicleraces.blogspot.com or e-mail matt.hoyes@nelson.kyschools, us for more information. Charity golf scramble
  • RIVER RAT: Welcome to Ky. Standard Sports
    Those of you who are regular readers of the Standard’s sports section have a pretty good idea of what you can find in these pages on a regular basis. But for those of you who may be seeing our paper for the first time, allow me to give you a bit of a primer on what you’ll generally find here in this section. High school sports coverage tends to be the bread-and-butter of most small-town newspapers, and this paper is no exception to that rule. For 10 months out of the year, these pages are filled with the exploits of our local adolescent athletes.
  • PHOTO: Culvertown softball
    The Black Sox and the Beaver Hunters locked horns Thursday night in league play at the Culvertown Ballpark. The Thursday night men’s softball league and the Tuesday night co-ed kickball league will be wrapping up in upcoming weeks, but there are still a few events left on the Culvertown Ballpark schedule this summer. See Sports Notes at right for details. Tuesday night is player/fan appreciation night at the park, and admission is free.
    Scores Little League State Tournament at North Oldham L.L. Saturday 12U — B.G. East 12, Nelson Co. 2 11U — North Oldham 11, Nelson Co. 0 10U — Warren Co. North 7, Nelson Co. 4   Sunday 12U — Lexington Eastern 7, Nelson Co. 3 11U — B.G. East 13, Nelson Co. 2 10U — Lexington Eastern 14, Nelson Co. 4   Monday 12U — Nelson Co. 14, Clay Co. 4
  • Bulls show who’s boss
  • NC teams seeking state titles
    With five straight district titles and trips to the state finals as 10-year-olds and state semifinals at 11, Nelson County’s 12U All-Stars have the experience and pitching to take the next step on the path to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. And along the way, they’ve served as an inspiration for the baseball players coming up the ranks behind them.
    Scores Little League District 2 Baseball Saturday 12N District Championship Nelson Co. 4, North Oldham 2   10N District Nelson Co. 13, South Oldham 0   Sunday 10N District Nelson Co. 13, Shelby Co. 2   Schedule State L.L. Baseball tournament at North Oldham Little League Saturday
  • LITTLE LEAGUE: NC 12s lead way as 3 squads qualify for state
    Nelson County Little League is enjoying one of its best-ever seasons, with three baseball squads advancing to this weekend’s Kentucky State Little League Championships at North Oldham. Leading the way is the team that’s been there before, a strong 12-year-old team with a core group that have won five straight district titles at varying age levels, and were state runners-up as 10-year-olds and state semifinalists as 11-year-olds.
  • LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 2: Scores and Schedule 7-8
    Scores Nelson Co. L.L. Baseball Friday 10N District North Oldham 12, Nelson Co. 4   Saturday 10P District Nelson Co. 6, Carroll Co. 0   8P Semifinal Nelson Co. 12, South Oldham A 3   8P Championship Nelson Co. 18, North Oldham 8   Sunday 12N District Nelson Co. 12, Shelby Co. 0