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High School Sports

  • VOLLEYBALL: Banshees' Hoehler signs with Spalding

    Cayla Hoehler signed on with Spalding University last week, putting a cap on a standout four-year career that coincided with Bethlehem’s rise to prominence as one of the top volleyball powers in the 5th Region.

    “I’m just really excited,” she said. “It’s an honor, and I’m excited to get a chance to play for somebody else.”

    Hoehler joins a Spalding squad that went 18-16 last season in NCAA Division III, falling in the second round of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-27

    Scores

    Baseball

    Saturday

    Thomas Nelson 6, Valley 4

     

    Sayre Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament

    Bardstown 16, Buckhorn 4

    Simon Kenton 12, Bardstown 5

     

    Monday

    Woodford Co. 4, Bethlehem 0

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown 16, Eminence 4

    Bethlehem 8, Thomas Nelson 1

    Washington Co. 4, Nelson Co. 3 (8 inn.)

     

    Wednesday

    Marion Co. 2, Bardstown 1 (8 inn.)

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Bardstown's boys win first meet of season

    Bardstown’s boys grabbed the win in the local track season-opener at Tuesday’s Nelson County Icebreaker meet.

    The Tigers tallied 147 points after dominating in the field and relay events. Bardstown won all three sprint relays and got big points by claiming four firsts, three seconds and two thirds in the field events. Julian Rogers won both the shot put (40-07 1/2) and discus (117-08).

    In the girls’ team competition, Bullitt East got the nod, 115-87 over Bardstown.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bardstown suffers hard-luck loss

    Bardstown dropped a game in the most heartbreaking of fashions Wednesday at Marion County, 2-1 in eight innings, despite the heroic efforts on the mound by Tiger starter Michael McCormick.

    The Bardstown sophomore was dazzling, tossing seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball. Problem was, Marion County starter Satchel Spalding was just as good, matching McCormick with seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball.

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Banshees gunning for another district title

    Graduation time is a special one for high school seniors, but May could also be a highlight for the softball careers of two Bethlehem softball players.

    Abi Duncan and Mollie Simms are hoping to win the 19th District championship for the fourth time in as many years.

    Coach Shaun Smith believes his lone seniors have the ability to lead his young team to another championship.

    “These girls have been key components for our three district titles,” he said. “They are great leaders.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Generals taking off with new coach

    If family ties are meant to bind, then the upcoming campaign for the Thomas Nelson softball squad shows a great deal of promise.

    “I am really excited about the season,” first-year head coach Ryan Knight said. “These girls are really coming along as a family. It’s more than a game to them, it’s about standing up and taking pride with dedication to this program.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers look to turn the corner

    Only in her second season as the Tigers head coach, Shawn Boggs is still working on implementing her own twist into the program.

    “We are making strides, and it started last season,” Boggs said. “The girls have been working a lot of repetitions, the sense of fielding, and fundamentals. In this system, they are learning to accept new roles, whether fielding or hitting, they have accepted the challenges.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Cards hope for return to prominence

    Nelson County softball has experienced a bit of a swoon in recent years, having been hit hard in the numbers game by the school split with Thomas Nelson, which opened the door for Bethlehem to finally wrest away the Cardinals’ longtime control of the 19th District.

    Now, after experiencing a dip in the number of kids coming out for softball, Nelson coach Chris Mattingly says things are starting to turn around, and he’s got a lot of young talent to build upon.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-22

    Scores

    Baseball

    Monday

    Bethlehem 4, John Hardin 0

    Fairdale 6, Nelson Co. 3

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown 10, Bullitt Cent. 7

    Marion Co. 8, Bethlehem 5

    Trinity 11, Thomas Nelson 1

     

    Wednesday

    Hart Co. 18, Bardstown 7

    Bullitt Cent. 5, Thomas Nelson 1

    Bethlehem 9, LaRue Co. 6

     

    Friday

    Whitefield Acad. 5, Bethlehem 3

    Thomas Nelson 12, Western 0

  • RIVER RAT: Sweet and sentimental 16

    Each year, I look forward to the boys’ Sweet 16 state basketball tournament as a bit of a family/class reunion of sorts, a chance to catch up with old friends I’ve made along my travels around the state over the years.

    Lately though, I’ve been thinking a lot about who was there, rather than who is.