High School Sports

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees roll over Pres in All A soccer sectional

    Bethlehem got little resistance from Presentation in Friday’s All A Classic girls’ soccer sectional, rolling to a 10-0 win to advance to the statewide small-school tournament later this month.

    The Banshees’ opponent at the state All A Classic in Elizabethtown on Sept. 26 will be the survivor of the Region 3/4 sectional pitting No. 2 Owensboro Catholic against Glasgow.

  • FOOTBALL: Bardstown 'D' stymies Cardinals

    Bardstown played the role of spoiler for Nelson County’s home opener, throttling the Cardinals’ offense in a 27-0 shutout Friday.

    “We just played as a team, and when we play as a team, we do good things,” Bardstown junior lineman Jalen Smalley said. “It was a relief getting that (shutout).”

    It was a stark turnaround from the Tigers’ season-opening performance against Spencer County, where they allowed 390 rushing yards and 517 total yards. Bardstown (2-1) held Nelson County to 239 yards, with 120 coming on the ground.





    Bardstown 43, Marion Co. 6

    Bethlehem 73, Berea 6

    Nelson Co. 34, Thomas Nelson 0


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bethlehem 8, Campbellsville 0



    Taylor Co. 4, Bethlehem 1

    Thomas Nelson 1, Nelson Co. 0



    Bardstown at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. at Spencer Co.


  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: TNHS girls stun Bardstown on the pitch

    Thomas Nelson snapped a two-match skid Wednesday with a come-from-behind win at Bardstown, rallying for two goals in the final 18 minutes to win 3-2.

    Bardstown (4-5-3) built a 2-1 halftime advantage behind goals from Lakin Festervan and Haylee Koger. But the Generals’ Ashley Ritchie connected for her second and third goals of the game in the final 18 minutes to stun the Tigers, who fell to 0-2 in district matches.

    Thomas Nelson (5-3) had dropped three of its past four matches heading into Wednesday’s game and improved to 1-1 in district play.

  • FOOTBALL: Cards, Tigers lock horns in 'The Big Game'

    There’s always plenty of emotion to spare when Bardstown and Nelson County meet up in the local version of The Big Game.

    This year, there’s even more hoopla surrounding it, with the host Cardinals also celebrating the inaugural Nelson County High School Athletic Hall of Fame night, inducting the first class of 10 tonight. There will be a reception in the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m., with the induction ceremonies taking place on the field starting at 7:10.

  • NC D, ground game dominates TNHS

    Nelson County’s defense authored a dominant performance Friday, holding host Thomas Nelson to just 107 total yards and forcing a pair of turnovers in a 34-0 shutout.

    “We’re playing great,” Nelson County coach Jamie Egli said. “We talked all the time (that) if we get lined up right, read our keys and play really hard, we’re going to be pretty good on defense. If we continue to build every week on that, we’re going to be hard to beat.”

  • Tigers trounce Knights as Farmer has monster game

    Junior quarterback Santrel Farmer threw for four touchdowns and collected his first career pick-six as Bardstown pounced on Marion County 43-6 Friday at Garnis Martin Field.

    “We were very proud and excited of the energy the kids played with tonight,” Tigers coach David Clark said. “That was what we were looking for, was that energy and enthusiasm, and we thought they met that challenge pretty well.”

  • Eagles thrash Pirates to remain undefeated

    BEREA — Although Bethlehem rolled into town a little late on Friday, the bus delay obviously never hurt their offensive tone, as the Eagles romped the host Berea Pirates 73-6.

    “I really didn’t expect anything like this,” Bethlehem coach Ron Koontz said. “We played a nice game, and our offense was clicking tonight.”

    Bethlehem (3-0), which debuted at No. 10 in Class 1A in the BluegrassPreps.com rankings last week, doesn’t figure to lose any love with the voters after scoring on all nine of its offensive possessions.

  • Banshees clinch top seed in girls’ soccer



    Bethlehem coach Danny Rossoll thought before the season his team had a chance to be pretty good.

    So far, they’ve made believers out of the rest of the 19th District, as the Banshees completed a regular-season sweep of their district rivals with Thursday’s 2-0 win over visiting Nelson County.

    Freshman Abigail Proctor scored midway through the first half to make it 1-0, then got the insurance goal with 11 minutes to go.





    Bethlehem 28, Thomas Nelson 14

    Spencer Co. 55, Nelson Co. 26


    Boys’ Soccer


    John Hardin 5, Nelson Co. 2

    Cent. Hardin 5, Thomas Nelson 0


    5th Region All A Classic

    Bethlehem 7, Fort Knox 0



    Bardstown 2, LaRue Co. 1

    Elizabethtown 3, Nelson Co. 0

    Thomas Nelson 2, DeSales 0