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High School Sports

  • Nelson wins own tournament in nail-biter

    Host Nelson County and George Rogers Clark were both unbeaten and ranked in the top 20 in the state entering their game Thursday night for the championship of the Franklin Family Chevrolet Holiday Jam.

    And the two Cardinal squads slugged in out in a battle fit for two teams who will be contenders in their respective regions.

    When the dust had settled it was Nelson County that prevailed 54-52 after the visitors had knotted the score at 50 with just a couple of minutes left in the contest, rallying from 12 points behind.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 12-23

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    Taylor Co. 98, Thomas Nelson 41

     

    Glenn Koger State Farm/Wilson and Muir Bank Classic

    at Bardstown

    Butler 60, Bardstown 58 OT

    Sparkman, Ala. 55, Bardstown 54

     

    Twin Lakes Classic at Clinton Co.

    South Warren 56, Nelson Co. 52

     

    Tuesday

    Bethlehem 79, Glasgow 75 2OT

     

    Twin Lakes Classic at Clinton Co.

  • HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Nelson County girls march into finals of their home tournament

    Nelson County, ranked No. 19 in the state in girls’ basketball, advanced to the finals of its own Franklin Family Chevrolet Holiday Jam with a 66-52 win over Rockcastle County on Wednesday.

    The Cardinals scored the game’s opening basket and never trailed in rolling to their ninth win in as many tries. They led by as many as 20 points in the contest.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles rally in 2OT to stay undefeated

    It took two extra sessions and some senior guard heroics on Tuesday to keep the Bethlehem Eagles’ perfect regular season start intact, as they improved to 8-0 by rallying back for a 79-75 double-overtime win against Glasgow.

    Bethlehem senior guard Matthew Hagan racked up back-to-back steals and layups in the final minute of the second extra frame as he finished the contest with a game-high 30 points, nailing a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to ice the game.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 12-21

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Friday

    Bardstown 85, Thomas Nelson 52

    Bethlehem 63, Washington Co. 55

    Bullitt Central 56, Nelson Co. 49

     

    Saturday

    Green Co. 59, Thomas Nelson 47

     

    Monday

    Taylor Co. 98, Thomas Nelson 41

     

    Glenn Koger State Farm/Wilson and Muir Bank Classic

    at Bardstown

    Butler 60, Bardstown 58 OT

    Sparkman, Ala. 55, Bardstown 54

     

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Christmas tourneys fill local hoops schedule

    School’s out for the holidays, and area teams are in action around the state and locally trying to pick up some momentum before heading back into district play following New Year’s.

    Over at Bardstown High School, the Tigers are playing host to the Glenn Koger State Farm/Wilson & Muir Bank Classic, featuring boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tigers shake off slow start to top Generals

    Senior guards Kel Livers and Santrel Farmer combined for 57 points on Friday as Bardstown claimed its first district win on the year, defeating host Thomas Nelson 85-52.

    Livers (30 points) tossed in six three-pointers, including back-to-back trey shots in the first quarter to erase an early 11-6 deficit, aiding the Tigers (4-1, 1-0 dist.) in shaking off a slow start.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles again golden in 4th

    SPRINGFIELD — If Bethlehem basketball coach Artie Braden didn’t already have shiny gray hair, it would be today after he’s had to watch his team overcome double-digit deficits twice in a three-day span to remain unbeaten after seven games.

    The Eagles trailed Washington County by 10 points in the second quarter on Friday before escaping Springfield with a 63-55 win.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: TNHS rallies in 4thQ to trip B’town

    After trailing for three quarters, Thomas Nelson managed to take the lead just moments into the fourth quarter on Friday when freshman forward Bailey Stiles banked in a long three-pointer off the left wing, giving the Generals a 29-28 advantage.

    Freshman Kenleigh Fritz then iced the game late for Thomas Nelson (2-7, 2-2 dist.), draining a pair of free throws as the Generals knocked off the visiting Bardstown Tigers, 44-38.

    “I was just trying not to worry about the crowd,” Fritz said. “This is a really big district win for this team.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Banshees roll in 4th

    SPRINGFIELD — Bethlehem scored the first nine points of the game and seemed on its way to an easy win over homestanding Washington County on Friday.

    That’s when the Banshee offense went cold for two quarters before they went on a 17-5 run in the fourth quarter en route to a 59-41 19th District win.

    It was a Washington County team that is as young as Bethlehem, with only one junior on the squad. The Commanders have struggled this season, dropping seven of their first nine contests.