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High School Sports

  • STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Generals' Mattingly medals again

    LEXINGTON — Jarrett Mattingly cut nearly 35 seconds from his region time in Saturday’s KHSAA State Cross Country Class 2A championship, rounding out his senior season with a second straight sixth-place result.

    “That was my goal coming in, just to get top 10 and give it my all, because it was my last race at the state meet,” the Thomas Nelson senior said. “I didn’t PR, which was my goal, because I knew the state course was faster this year. But I got my season best and I gave it my all, which is what matters.”

  • FOOTBALL: No. 3 Lexington Catholic shoots down Bardstown

    LEXINGTON — Lexington Catholic’s deep stable of weapons imposed its will on Bardstown early and often in Friday’s Class 3A Region 2 playoff opener, with the Knights rolling to a 55-13 win.

    “They’re a really good football team,” Bardstown coach David Clark said. “Offensively, they have so many weapons. They’re running three quarterbacks. That’s a tough, tough challenge.

  • CLASS 1A REGION 1 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Pilots run aground against high-powered Eagles

    It took Bethlehem only 18 seconds to score the game’s first touchdown as the Eagles scored early and often en route to a 69-6 win over winless Fulton County the opening round of the Class 1A Region 1 football playoffs.

    Senior lineman Grant Montgomery recovered a fumble in the end zone on the Pilots’ opening play from scrimmage.

    “It might have been (senior lineman) Robert Isaacs who got the ball but I snagged it and they called my name so I guess I’ll take it,” Montgomery said of the first touchdown of his high school career.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 11-6

    Scores

    Football

    Friday

    Allen Co.-Scottsville 26, Bardstown 15

    Paris 28, Bethlehem 14

    Taylor Co. 55, Thomas Nelson 20

     

    Girls’ Soccer

    Saturday

    State Semifinals

    Bethlehem 1, Henderson Co. 0

     

    Thursday

    State Semifinals

    at P.L. Dunbar HS, Lexington

    Sacred Heart 4, Bethlehem 0

     

    Bowling

    Saturday

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: A once-in-a-lifetime encounter

    On Oct. 29, Bonnie and I had to go almost to Evansville, Ind., to pick up a load of archery targets. When we left home at 6:30 a.m., we had no idea we would see something we had never seen before.

    Our trip started out in darkness, and we were on the alert for deer along the roadway. As the sun eased up on the eastern horizon, we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise, and as we crossed over the Ohio River at Brandenburg, the sky was absolutely gorgeous.

  • FOOTBALL: Playoff hunt underway for Tigers, Eagles

    The playoff road begins tonight for local teams, with Bardstown on the road to open the Class 3A playoffs, while Bethlehem is at home as a top seed in Class 1A Region 1.

    Bethlehem (7-3) — ranked No. 9 in Class 1A by the Associated Press — welcomes winless Fulton County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday at Lally Field. The Eagles come in off a tough 28-14 loss at 1A top-five Paris (10-0) last week.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Local runners hoping for state glory Saturday

    With two individual region champions and three full squads qualifying, this year marks one of the most encouraging state meets for local teams going into Saturday’s KHSAA State Cross Country Championships at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Bethlehem junior Caroline Collins and Thomas Nelson senior Jarrett Mattingly each go into Saturday’s meet projected in the top 10 of their respective races, with hopes of moving up the ladder and perhaps snaring a state title.

  • GIRLS' STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: No. 1 SHA ends Banshees' Cinderella run

    LEXINGTON — No. 1 Sacred Heart struck for three goals in a three-minute span in the second half Thursday, besting Bethlehem 4-0 and ending the Banshees’ improbable run to the girls’ state soccer semifinals at Paul Dunbar High School.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 11-4

    Scores

    Football

    Friday

    Allen Co.-Scottsville 26, Bardstown 15

    Paris 28, Bethlehem 14

    Taylor Co. 55, Thomas Nelson 20

     

    Girls’ Soccer

    Saturday

    State Semifinals

    Bethlehem 1, Henderson Co. 0

     

    Volleyball

    Thursday

    5th Region Championship

    Elizabethtown 3, Central Hardin 0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-19)

     

  • GIRLS' STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Banshees blank Hendo; advance to SFs

    LEXINGTON — Playing in a district that features the state’s all-time leading goal-scorer, Bethlehem’s girls’ soccer squad knows a thing or two about how to slow down a big-time shotmaker.

    The Banshees applied the lessons they learned battling Thomas Nelson’s Ashley Ritchie this season at Saturday’s state soccer quarterfinals at Henry Clay High School, limiting Henderson County’s 54-goal scorer Maddie Griggs to just one attempt in a 1-0 win to advance to Thursday’s state semifinals.