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High School Sports

  • BOYS' SOCCER: 5th Region tournament preview

    The team with the best record this year and the program with the most titles in the last 15 seasons might have fittingly lucked into the byes for the semifinals for the Boys’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament at Thomas Nelson.

    The three district tournament runner-ups — the Central Hardin Bruins (11-10-1) from the 17th, the LaRue County Hawks (12-10-1) from the 18th and the Nelson County Cardinals (14-5) from the 19th — were guaranteed to have to play Sunday in one of the two quarterfinals.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: 5th Region tournament preview

    Revealing that the reigning finalists would play back-to-back games on opening night and having two teams earn spots in the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament semifinals for the first time were the highlights of the tournament’s draw meeting Saturday morning at host John Hardin.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 10-19

    Scores

    Football

    Friday

    Bardstown 40, Washington Co. 7

    KCD 42, Bethlehem 21

    Fairdale 14, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 28, Fort Knox 6

     

    Boys’ Soccer

    Tuesday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. 3, Thomas Nelson 1

    Bethlehem 3, Bardstown 2

     

    Thursday

    19th District Championship

    at Bethlehem

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles can’t overcome slow start

    LOUISVILLE — Kentucky Country Day jumped on Bethlehem early Friday, building a 21-0 first-half lead before the Eagles could get their offense started on the way to a 42-21 win.

    “Offensively in the first half, we just didn’t click real well,” Bethlehem coach Ron Koontz said. “I take the full blame for it. I just didn’t have them well-prepared.”

  • FOOTBALL: Bulldogs top Cards in defensive struggle

    LOUISVILLE — Fairdale thwarted a late Nelson County rally Friday, stopping the Cardinals on a would-be game-tying drive in the final minutes to score a 14-7 win.

    Nelson County (2-7, 1-3 dist.) had the football and was driving in the fourth quarter, trailing by a single score, but stumbled late, as their last heave of the football to the end zone was deflected and the ball was turned over on downs.

  • FOOTBALL: Generals bounce back with road win

    Although Thomas Nelson’s playoff hopes are dim, they are still in the mix, and improving, soaring past host Fort Knox 28-6 on Friday.

    The Generals (5-4, 2-3 dist.) gave the Eagles all they wanted with a mixed bag of offensive schemes and led 21-0 by the end of the third period.

    “I am really proud of the guys, they came out really focused,” Generals coach Kyle Boblitt said. “Drew (Hurst) gave a huge effort, but we had a lot of people who performed well and I don’t think we have played our best football yet.”

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers rout Commanders

    SPRINGFIELD — Bardstown saw its playoff picture come into focus on Friday night, as they used a diverse offensive scoring attack and took care of business on the road, blowing past Washington County, 40-7.

    The win clinched the No. 3 seed in the district for the Tigers, with a playoff visit to the loser of next week’s Class 2A District 3 matchup featuring Glasgow (6-2) at Metcalfe County (3-5) for the first round of the Region 2 playoffs.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 10-17

    Scores

    Football

    Friday

    Bardstown 47, Thomas Nelson 0

    Bethlehem 42, Caverna 20

    Nelson Co. 61, Valley 22

     

    Boys’ Soccer

    Tuesday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. 3, Thomas Nelson 1

    Bethlehem 3, Bardstown 2

     

    Thursday

    19th District Championship

    at Bethlehem

    Bethlehem 3, Nelson Co. 2 OT

     

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Cards net 2 goals in one-minute span to seize control

    Nelson County came back from a 1-0 deficit early Tuesday, rallying to top Thomas Nelson 3-1 to advance to the 19th District championship.

    The Cardinals were looking for their first district title since 2004’s state tournament team. Since that win, longtime coach Lee Brothers’ club has come up short seven times in the district finals, six of those times to Bethlehem. Thomas Nelson denied Nelson County in last year’s district championship.

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Eagles rally to top Tigers in dramatic fashion

    Bethlehem rallied behind a pair of J.T. Mattingly goals in the final 11 minutes Tuesday to stun Bardstown, 3-2, and return to the 19th District championship match after a one-year absence.

    “Our guys fought hard and we never gave up,” the senior said. “We knew we could come out and win this game if we came out and played Bethlehem soccer.”