High School Sports

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Bodkin's goal in 79th puts Tigers into finals

    Despite dominating possession and shot attempts the entire game, Bardstown still found itself down 1-0 to Elizabethtown and facing elimination as the second half wore on.

    But eventually, some of those shot chances had to find the net. And they did, with Haylee Koger netting the equalizer in the 59th minute.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem’s Kelsey Greenwell

    Bethlehem senior volleyball player Kelsey Greenwell is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Kelsey carries a 3.95 GPA and also participates on the Banshees’ track and field squad, in addition to being involved in several clubs around campus, including National Honor Society and Interact Club, and is a participant in the Nelson County Distinguished Young Women program.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Kelsey to better get to know her.


  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: TNHS tops NC for record 20th win

    Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s semifinal match with top-seeded Bardstown, members of the Thomas Nelson volleyball team will be able to look back on their 2017 season with pride.

    The Generals’ 3-1 win over Nelson County in the 19th District play-in game (25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) was a school-record 20th win of the season.

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Cardinals roll Knights in region return

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Nelson County celebrated its return to the boys’ 5th Region soccer tournament Monday by eliminating Marion County, 3-0, to advance to a Wednesday semifinal match with 17th District champion Central Hardin.

    “It feels great,” Nelson County senior James Caisse said about moving forward in the region. “We work hard. We’ve been practicing for this for the whole season.”

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Tigers advance past Hawks



    Contributing Writer

    For the first time since 2013, the Bardstown Tigers made it to the 5th Region girls’ soccer tournament.

    Just like four years ago, the first round saw the Tigers matched up with LaRue County, and once again Bardstown came away with the win, following the 2013 campaign that saw Martin Bodkin’s squad fall in a region semifinal shootout to Central Hardin.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 10-17




    Central 66, Bardstown 0

    Campbellsville 50, Bethlehem 21

    Oldham Co. 42, Nelson Co. 7

    Waggener 27, Thomas Nelson 25


    Boys’ Soccer


    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bethlehem 1, Nelson Co. 0 (shootout)



    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown

    Nelson Co. 3, Marion Co. 0

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem falters at Campbellsville

    CAMPBELLSVILLE — Since football realignment took place in Kentucky five years ago, the Bethlehem-Campbellsville game has determined the champion of the Class 1A District 2.

    Campbellsville will be hoisting that trophy this year, as the homestanding Eagles scored 29 unanswered points and pulled away for a 50-14 victory, and both coaches pointed to the winners’ superior athleticism as the key.

  • FOOTBALL: Oldham too much for NC

    Nelson County may have lost its eighth straight game of the season on Friday, a 42-7 setback to Oldham County, but coach Kenneth Thornsberry saw a lot of good things to smile about when it was over.

    “We drove the ball real well in the first half, moving it down to their 21-yard line,” he said. “The drive kind of stalled and they went on down to score.”

    Lucas Jones scored on a 21-yard run after his team had converted on a 4th-and-3 situation.

  • FOOTBALL: TNHS upset bid comes up short late

    Thomas Nelson rallied back from three scores down in the fourth quarter Friday to pull within two points of Waggener following a Tyler Wimpsett touchdown with 42.8 seconds left. Get the two-point conversion, and the host Generals would have a chance to send it to overtime with an opportunity to clinch a home playoff game.

    It wasn’t to be, however, as the conversion came up short and Waggener escaped with a 27-25 win.

  • Region soccer draws announced

    The boys’ and girls’ 5th Region tournament gets started this week, with Bardstown’s girls up first when play begins at Nelson County on Sunday.

    The boys’ tournament begins Monday at Elizabethtown.

    Taylor County (6-12-2), the 18th District runner-up, faces off with 17th District runner-up Central Hardin (13-5-1) to open play in the girls’ tournament at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.