High School Sports

  • GUEST COLUMN: It's time to move on, but I'm taking my memories with me




    Lexington Herald-Leader

    After 41 years in the newspaper business, 41 years as a sportswriter, 41 years dictated by deadlines, it’s time to shake up my life.

    After I filed my story on the state high school baseball championship, I left Whitaker Bank Ballpark as an old retired guy.

    Yikes! I don’t like the sound of that.

    A rewrite:

  • BASKETBALL: Brewer leads Ky. All-Stars

    The Kentucky All-Stars had a rough time this past weekend in the annual series with Indiana, as the Hoosier State counterparts swept both girls’ and boys’ games Friday and Saturday.

    The local area was represented on the girls’ squad by Miss Basketball finalist Alexis Brewer, a consensus first-team all-state performer at Bardstown High School.

  • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Bardstown standouts sign with Lindsey Wilson

    When you’re a high school senior, you’re always striving to build a resume that will propel you to the next platform, where you can engage your aspirations and dreams with a desire to succeed.

    This is the case for Bardstown seniors Loreal Lydian and Caresha Allen, who are putting their future into a shining perspective.

    Both student-athletes recently signed and committed to attend Lindsey Wilson College this fall.

    Lydian will be continuing her skills on the hardwood for the Blue Raiders as she inked her letter to play basketball.

  • TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY: TNHS runners trail off to Transylvania

    When you glare into the future as a high school senior, there are many roads to choose and a few more alternative paths on which to travel. But for Thomas Nelson track and field seniors Sadie Middleton and Justin Garagnani, their immediate future is clear.

    Both student-athletes will soon be packing their bags and heading off to continue their careers at Transylvania University.

    Middleton recently accepted an academic package to attend Transylvania in the fall and will participate for the track and field and cross country squads once she arrives on-campus.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: NC track standouts sign with Campbellsville

    What would be sweeter than to participate in a state competition, perform well and medal in numerous events? How about signing a letter of intent to further your dreams and education in college?

    All of this recently happened for two Nelson County track and field standouts, Will Ballard and Nick McGaughey.

    Each athlete brought home two medals from the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships last week at the University of Kentucky.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Bruins stop Banshees in SFs

    RADCLIFF — Bethlehem had the early lead, 2-0, but the Banshees’ bats went cold while Central Hardin got hot, with the Bruins rolling to a 10-3 win in Wednesday’s 5th Region softball semifinals at North Hardin.

    The loss brought an end to the careers of four-year starters and all-tournament team members Mollie Simms and Abi Duncan, who helped lift the Bethlehem program from district afterthought to region power.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees drop LaRue to advance

    A charge from Bethlehem’s battery Tuesday night was enough for the Banshees to pull the plug on the LaRue County Hawks’ season.

    Seventh-grade pitcher Kailey Miller and senior catcher Abi Duncan combined for three of their team’s four RBIs as the 19th District champion rallied by the 18th District runner-ups, 4-2 in the 5th Region Softball Tournament’s final quarterfinal at North Hardin.

    Bethlehem fell to Central Hardin in Wednesday’s semifinals.





    5th Region tournament

    at Nelson Co.

    Adair Co. 2, Bethlehem 1

    Elizabethtown 7, LaRue Co. 0

    Washington Co. 11, Green Co. 1

    Central Hardin 5, Taylor Co. 1



    5th Region Semifinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Elizabethtown 3, Adair Co. 0

    Central Hardin 7, Washington Co. 0



    5th Region Championship

    at Nelson Co.

  • CHEERLEADING: TNHS' Borders signs on with D-I NKU

    It’s always a distinguished honor to attend the college of your choice.

    But when that institute accepts you and announces you have been chosen to be a part of one of its most accredited programs, then it becomes an even more prestigious accolade, and that is sometimes few and far between.

    That would be the case for Thomas Nelson senior Shannah Rae Borders, who was recently signed with Northern Kentucky University and will join the Norse cheerleading squad.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Hard-luck Bethlehem falls 2-1 to Adair

    Bad luck happens. Sometimes, it happens at the worst possible time, and it ends a season.

    Bethlehem suffered two spots of bad luck in Monday’s 5th Region baseball tournament quarterfinal against Adair County, and it cost the Eagles dearly as the Indians knocked them out of the bracket with a 2-1 win.

    “It’s pretty tough, because we work hard — every day we’re doing something,” Bethlehem senior J.T. Mattingly said. “It was just little mental errors that really got us in the end. But that’s baseball for you.”