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High School Sports

  • SPORTS BRIEFS 6-24

    Ky. Junior Am at Maywood, MOKH

    Prospect’s Mason Lenhart captured this week’s Kentucky Junior Amateur Championships, firing an even-par 76-68—144 after a scorching round at Maywood on Wednesday. Lenhart’s total bested Louisville’s Drew Doyle (72-73—145) by one stroke. Five others were tied at 2-over-par 146.

    Justin Culver of Boston (75-81—156), a Thomas Nelson High School standout, was in a four-way tie at 41st place at 12-over-par. More than 100 boys competed in the tournament.

  • ARCHERY: 'Other sport" takes Myers World-wide

    For the majority of just-graduated seniors, the last varsity competition of their high school athletic careers ended a month ago.

    Megan Myers, however, could still be found practicing at Bethlehem’s gym during that time, taking shot after shot, keeping that eye sharp.

    She’s not making some late baskets to try and land a hoops scholarship, though — Myers’ college future is already decided. She’ll be suiting up for the Brescia University softball team as a freshman next season.

  • Rogers chooses to continue track at Lindsey Wilson

    KATIE SIMPSON

    intern@plgtv.com

    Julian Rogers excelled at football and track and field while at Bardstown High. When it came time to graduate, he had to choose.

  • Banshees land two on softball All-State

    With 24 wins on the season, Bethlehem matched its school record for single-season victories. On Monday, two of the Banshees’ top players were recognized for their contributions to that effort by the Kentucky Softball Coaches’ Association.

    Senior first baseman Grason Gasser, who has signed with Georgia Tech, was voted first-team All-State for Class 1A-sized schools. While softball in Kentucky is organized as one class, for the purpose of the KSCA awards schools are broken up into three classes based on the KHSAA track and field alignment.

  • Livers, Dennison prove ‘Once a Tiger, always a Tiger’

    As the final seconds ticked off in Bardstown’s season-ending loss to Lexington Catholic in the football play-offs, senior Voshon Livers thought the horn also signaled the end of his football playing days.
    And he admits that he shed tears as he removed his jersey for what he thought would be the final time.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Versatile TNHS guard hoping to take off in college

    For the past four years, Lisa Jo Wygal has been a starter for the Thomas Nelson girls’ basketball squad, showing off her repertoire of skills that made it hard to find out what spot on the floor suited her best.

    At 5-10, she’s taller than a lot of high school post players, let alone point guard, where she found herself running the Generals’ offense more often than not.

  • SWIMMING: Campbellsville lands NCHS swimmer Runner

    KATIE SIMPSON
    intern@plgtv.com
    Mikayla Runner has spent a good portion of her life in the pool. Since she was 5 years old, she has been swimming.
    That dedication to the water has taken her a long way, and will take the recent Nelson County High School graduate even further after signing with Campbellsville University.
    “I’ve always been on swim teams,” Runner said. “I’ve been swimming my whole life.”
    In high school she would push herself to be better, even if it was an “easy day at practice,” Nelson County coach Margie Kjera said.

  • RIVER RAT: Big year for college signings

    Just out of curiosity, I did some investigating of the sports pages over the course of the 2015-16 school year, and that research found that this has been a banner year for local kids landing athletic scholarships at the next level.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Bruins' big innings bombard Banshees

    HODGENVILLE — The first big inning Central Hardin came up with in Tuesday’s 5th Region softball semifinals staggered Bethlehem.

    The second one proved the knockout blow as the Bruins used a four-run top of the first and an 11-run fourth inning to blast the Banshees, 16-1.

    “Our kids were ready to play and our energy was there throughout the game,” Bethlehem coach Shaun Smith said. “We just ran into a buzzsaw. We gave them opportunities and they jumped on them.”

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 6-1

    Scores

    Baseball

    Monday

    5th Region tournament

    at Hart Co.

    LaRue Co. 4, Bethlehem 0

    Central Hardin 3, Marion Co. 2

    Elizabethtown 4, Washington Co. 3

    Green Co. 6, Taylor Co. 5

     

    Softball

    Monday

    5th Region tournament

    at LaRue Co.

    Washington Co. 11, North Hardin 3

    Hart Co. 11, Marion Co. 1

    Central Hardin 5, Taylor Co. 2