High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Regular season wraps up tonight

    The regular season for football wraps up with a pair of games involving local teams, and a few minor playoff details to sort out.

    Three-way ties came into play in the Class 1A District 2 and Class 4A District 3 races, and while local teams have a good idea who they’ll be facing for next week’s first round of the playoffs, some changes could occur.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Green rallies to beat Bethlehem in 5

    CECILIA — Bethlehem’s first trip to the 5th Region volleyball finals since 2009 ended in disappointment Thursday, as Green County rallied from two sets to ome down to win it in five.

    The Banshees (29-4) fell 25-16, 23-25, 21-25, 25-13, 15-12 in their second loss of the season to the Dragons (33-7), the defending region champs. Green County beat Bethlehem in straight sets in early September to grab the All A Classic 5th Region title, but the Banshees bounced back in early October for a five-set win at home.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees plow into finals

    CECILIA — The Bethlehem Banshees weren’t deterred by an uncharacteristically sloppy first set Wednesday night.

    Instead, it seemed to focus them even more as they got back to their normal game over the final three sets.

    The Banshees did a 180 against Central Hardin, coming out flat but rebounding for a 17-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14 victory over Bruins in the 5th Region volleyball semifinals at Bruin Gym.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Green puts down Nelson in 4



    CECILIA — Nelson County was unable to crack the code of the Green County defense Tuesday, falling in four sets to the defending champion Dragons in the 5th Region volleyball quarterfinals.

    “They’re a tough team,” Nelson County coach Curt Scifres said. “Green County’s had everybody’s number for four years in a row. They’re a tough team.”





    Bardstown, 40, Shawnee, 8

    Bethlehem 20, Holy Cross 19

    Nelson Co. 29, Moore 8

    DeSales 49, Thomas Nelson 13


    Girls’ Soccer


    5th Region Championship

    at John Hardin

    Elizabethtown 5, Nelson Co. 0




    19th District Championship

    at Nelson Co.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Locals score top-5 finishes in CKMOC

    Saturday’s Central Kentucky Meet of Champions at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Glendale saw Nelson County place three runners in the top six of their respective races.

    Cardinals senior Will Ballard enjoyed the best day, placing second in the boys’ race behind Cumberland County’s Levi Owens, who covered the course in a winning time of 17:26. Ballard, who ran the race in just under 17:52, was also joined in the top 10 by junior teammate Jonathon Long, who placed sixth. Thomas Nelson’s Tyler Bradley was 12th.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees down Hawks to advance to SFs

    CECILIA — There haven’t been too many nights when the Bethlehem Banshees haven’t been on top of their game this season.

    During those rare occasions, however, they are perfectly comfortable adapting their game and playing smart, like they did Monday night in the 5th Region volleyball quarterfinals.

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers rout Shawnee

    The host Bardstown Tigers blew by Shawnee 40-8 Friday, led by a monster stat-stuffer game by Keanu Young on his Senior Night.

    Bardstown (7-2) led 21-0 at the half and watched their lead grow as the second half progressed.

    “We were excited about going out on Garnis Martin Field one last time for these seniors,” Tigers coach David Clark said. “It was a big win, and we put together a pretty sleek game against Shawnee tonight. We have secured our spot in the playoffs, and this gives us some momentum as well.”

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles stun No. 9 Cougars

    The saying goes, one giant leap for mankind — and the host Bethlehem Eagles took a colossal football jump on Friday night, and muddied the Class 1A Region 1 playoff scenarios by shocking No. 9 Holy Cross, 20-19.

    “There’s not many victories that are going to be better or sweeter than this,” Eagles coach Ron Koontz said. “Yeah, we struggled the first half. We had some mental breakdowns, but we corrected them at halftime.”

  • VOLLEYBALL: Region draws announced

    The 5th Region volleyball draw was held Saturday morning at Central Hardin, and the first round finds 19th District champ Bethlehem opening the tournament Monday against the only team in the draw with a losing record, while Nelson County will be taking on the defending region champ on Tuesday.

    The Banshees (27-3) kick off the regions at 6 p.m. Monday, opening against 18th District runner-up LaRue County (14-17), the team that knocked Bethlehem out of the postseason last year. The Hawks and Banshees did not play during the 2014 regular season.