High School Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: NC guards play big to top TNHS

    In a preseason look at his team, Nelson County coach Kelly Wood referred to his backcourt of Marly Walls and Shyla Calbert as “Batman and Robin.”

    The dynamic duo scored 21 points each Friday night as the Cardinals opened 19th District play with an 83-49 win over visiting Thomas Nelson.

    It was Walls who scored her team’s first seven points of the second quarter to help the winners extended their 19-17 first-period advantage.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Cards pull away from Generals in district opener

    To listen to the postgame comments of the two coaches, one would be hard pressed to know which team won Friday night’s game between the boys’ teams from Nelson County and Thomas Nelson.

    “I didn’t think we had any energy tonight for some reason,” Cardinals coach Bev Hart said. “I thought they got all of the hustle points and they got all of the long rebounds.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 80, Marion Co. 48

    Bethlehem 61, Hart Co. 56

    Nelson Co. 57, Central Hardin 55

    Beth Haven 74, Thomas Nelson 46


    Girls’ Basketball


    Marion Co. 60, Bardstown 45

    Bethlehem 61, Hart Co. 55

    Nelson Co. 74, Central Hardin 47

    Anderson Co. at Thomas Nelson



  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bethlehem, NC sweep road doubleheaders

    Tuesday saw the opening of the 2016-17 high school basketball season, with Bethlehem’s boys and girls going on the road to snare come-from-behind wins to start the season.

    In the girls’ opener at Hart County, the Banshees — a team featuring only freshmen and sophomores — found themselves down by six points at half. However, their youth proved no obstacle as Bethlehem played with veteran savvy down the stretch to rally for a 61-55 win.

  • On the record with: Bardstown junior Lauren Roby

    Bardstown junior Lauren Roby is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Roby carries a 4.0 GPA and runs cross country and track for the Tigers, as well as playing on the tennis team. The junior led her team to a region runner-up finish in cross country earlier this month, and she is also involved in several clubs on campus, including Key Club and FCA, and she is also active in her youth group at Bardstown United Methodist Church.



    Bardstown Tigers

    (26-8 in 2015/16, 19th District champs, 5th Region runners-up)


    11/29 Marion Co. 7:30 p.m.

    12/6 Trinity 7:30 p.m.

    12/9 @North Oldham 7:30 p.m.

    12/10 West Jessamine 7:15 p.m.*

    12/16 @Thomas Nelson 6 p.m.

    12/19 Butler 10:30 a.m.#

    12/19 Sparkman, Ala. 9 p.m.#

    12/21 TBA#

    12/27 Central 2:30 p.m.%

    12/27 Mayfield 6:30 p.m.%

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016-17 GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Rouse debuts as TNHS girls’ third coach in past five years

    High school basketball coaches typically like to use the summer season to install new offenses or defenses and maybe see how players react in situations without the players who graduated from the previous team.

    That’s not a luxury that Thomas Nelson girls’ basketball coach Patty Rouse enjoyed as she was hired to replace Joshua Whitehouse, who stepped aside to become the school’s athletics director. Rouse is also employed in the Hardin County Schools system and doesn’t get to Thomas Nelson until just before practice is set to begin.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016-17 BOYS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Generals more experienced this time

    Head coach Brandon Johnson enters his third season at Thomas Nelson and while posting only four victories during his first two campaigns — receiving their growing pain lumps along the way — this Generals team is ready to march to a new beat.

    “We will have some depth this season and some varsity experience returning,” Johnson said. “I expect us to compete and go hard in every game. I want them to give it all they got out there, and these guys are coming in hungry and want to win games.”

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016-17 GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Cards like their chances in wide-open 5th

    When the 2016-2017 basketball season tips off, you can rest assured that the Nelson County girls’ basketball team will be the favorite to win another 19th District title.

    The Cardinals have captured eight in a row and coach Kelly Wood has amassed an 85-4 record against district opponents in his 10 years on the bench.

    All of the losses have come from Bardstown, including a 50-42 defeat in the 2008 district finals, the last time the Cardinals failed to win the district title.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016-17 BOYS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: NC boys look to return to regions

    Nelson County returned to the 5th Region tournament last year to end a six-year drought, and with height and experience returning, the Cardinals are feeling like they won’t have to wait as long for the next trip.

    “We have some guys back who have played a major role with us,” Nelson County coach Bev Hart said. “We did lose a couple of nice players in Cameron Cornish and Bradley Watson, but this group looks really good so far.”