High School Sports

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Bethlehem gets top-10 Taylor

    Bethlehem got the short end of the stick in Sunday’s boys’ 5th Region tournament draw at Green County, pitting the Eagles in a quarterfinal matchup with top-10 Taylor County.

    The 19th District runner-up Eagles (17-11) and 20th District champion Cardinals (25-4) will face off in the 6 p.m. game Thursday (all times Eastern), but it’s not the first meeting between the teams.

  • STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Bad luck for Hutchins in finals

    LOUISVILLE — A hopeful day ended in disappointment for Nelson County’s Will Hutchins at the state swim meet, as the junior was disqualified from the 100-yard breaststroke finals for an improper swim cap.

    Hutchins was saving his lucky cap that he uses in AAU competition for the championship final, wearing it under one of his regular caps, Nelson County coach Margie Kjera said. A meet official spotted it and assessed an “unsportsmanlike conduct” penalty as he was finishing up his race in the 100 breaststroke in 59.61 seconds.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Tigers hold off Eagles' comeback

     Quindon Litsey got a steal then drained a pair of clutch free throws with 1.9 seconds left Friday, sealing up a 56-52 victory over Bethlehem to give Bardstown a second straight 19th District crown and fourth in the past five years.

    The Tigers (19-10) led by as many as 11 in the first half and eight in the second half, but the Eagles (17-11) managed to rally back and take the lead on two separate occasions in the second half.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Tigers draw No. 1 Panthers

    RADCLIFF — Bardstown got the most unenviable draw in Saturday’s 5th Region tournament pairings meeting, and the Tigers’ fate is to open against No. 1 Elizabethtown.

    The Panthers — state runners-up a year ago and the top-rated team in the state all this year — are 28-2 overall and have not lost to a team from Kentucky all season. Elizabethtown blasted North Hardin, 76-26, in Friday’s 17th District championship.

  • STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC's Hutchins outpaces expectations in prelims

    LOUISVILLE — Nelson County’s Will Hutchins unleashed his top times of the season in Friday’s state swimming preliminaries, earning a spot in Saturday’s championship heat in the 100-yard breaststroke.

    “I felt really good about it,” he said. “I’m really excited to see my best times on the board, and really excited to come back (Saturday) in the finals and have a chance to win. … I think I can go faster.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Cards find 7th Heaven

    The streak rolls on.

    Nelson County continued its district supremacy on Friday night by scripting a complete and well-rounded game, knocking off Bardstown, 61-41, to claim its seventh straight girls’ 19th District title.

    “This may have been the most special district championship win we’ve had,” Cardinals coach Kelly Wood said. “We really had to earn it against Bardstown. They have a really nice club, and Alexis Brewer is one of the best. I have never seen a girl use her body and get fouled and get to the rim like she does.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    19th District tournament

    at Nelson Co.

    Thomas Nelson 66, Washington Co. 55



    19th District tournament

    at Nelson Co.

    Bardstown 100, Thomas Nelson 43

    Bethlehem 53, Nelson Co. 52



    19th District Championship

    at Nelson Co.

    Bardstown 56, Bethlehem 52


  • SWIMMING: Hutchins hoping state title in play

    Will Hutchins makes his second appearance at the state swim meet today, and the junior feels like he has more than just a puncher’s chance of landing Nelson County’s first state championship in the sport.

    “I believe I have a chance to win,” Hutchins said. “I don’t know how big of a chance, but I’m going to try my hardest and have fun doing it.”

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers hit the century mark in rout of Generals

    In a dominating performance, the Bardstown Tigers proved why they are the No. 1 seed on Wednesday as they cruised into the boys’ 19th District title game, defeating Thomas Nelson 100-43.

    “It was a team concept tonight,” Tigers coach James “Boo” Brewer said. “Everybody just went out and played. I’ve got a lot of scorers, but they love to play defense. We came out and played with a lot of energy and were really focused.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Brewer's 33 leads Tigers past Banshees

    Voting for Mr. and Miss Basketball closes today, and Alexis Brewer delivered a big performance just in time Tuesday, scoring 33 points to lead Bardstown past Bethlehem, 56-38, and into tonight’s 19th District championship.

    “She was able to get to the rim,” Bardstown coach Amber Courtney said of her standout senior. “She handles the ball well, and she’s so strong off the penetration that she was able to get the rim and either score or get fouled.”