High School Sports

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Hughes, Ballard to lead strong NC squads

    The Nelson County cross country squads are looking to continue on a path of success during the 2014 season.

    The girls’ squad qualified for the state meet for the second year in a row, while the boys are returning all of their varsity runners, and have high expectations of landing a spot in the state competitions later this fall.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Tigers learning under new coach

    Bardstown opens its 2014 cross country season with a new coach on board, but without one of the top runners in school history.

    But coach Josh Hartlage is hoping his team can move on from the departure of Brandon Price — now running for St. Catharine College’s squad — and possibly find the next great runner to emerge from the ranks.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: TNHS boys seeking third straight state trip

    Thomas Nelson’s boys’ squad has qualified for the state cross country meet in its first two years of existence, and with a strong top three returning, the Generals are hoping to make it three in a row.

    Building depth in the ranks is the biggest challenge coach Matt Hoyes faces.

  • FOOTBALL: Bardstown offense too much for Campbellsville

    The Young cousins put on quite a show Sunday night in the Forcht Bank Bowl.

    Keanu Young of Bardstown rushed for 135 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as Bardstown toppled Campbellsville 43-27 Sunday night at Campbellsville University.

    The game was postponed on Saturday because of lightning and storms, and the Tigers had to sit through a 40-minute weather delay on Sunday.

    Young’s cousin, Kendon Young of Campbellsville, scored a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 202 yards.

  • FOOTBALL: NC wins weather-shortened game

    Sometimes, you take ’em however you can get ’em.

    On Saturday — a day after the game was originally scheduled — Nelson County picked up a weather-shortened 19-7 win at Woodford County, with the Cardinals getting the momentum swing at just the right time.





    Spencer Co. 7, Thomas Nelson 0



    Nelson Co. 19, Woodford Co. 7



    Bardstown at Campbellsville


    Boys’ Soccer


    Lafayette 4, Bardstown 0

    KCD 1, Thomas Nelson 0



    North Hardin 3, Bethlehem 1



    Thomas Nelson v. Bishop Brossart

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Generals split 2 on the pitch; Banshees hot in VB

    Alex Martin got his first head-coaching win Friday in the Lady Generals Classic, as Thomas Nelson routed North Bullitt in girls’ soccer, 8-3.

    Martin’s second match didn’t go quite as well, with the Generals falling 3-2 to Pendleton County on Saturday morning as Thomas Nelson had to play without the state’s two-time goal-scoring champ, Ashley Ritchie, who was injured against North Bullitt. The Generals’ match Saturday evening against Ryle was too late for this edition of The Kentucky Standard.



    Boys’ Soccer


    Mustang Classic at North Oldham

    Oldham Co. 7, Thomas Nelson 2



    Bardstown 7, Bullitt Central 0

    Collegiate 2, Bethlehem 0

    Nelson Co. 2, Taylor Co. 1

    Thomas Nelson 2, LaRue Co. 1



    Lafayette 4, Bardstown 0

    Mustang Classic at North Oldham

    KCD 1, Thomas Nelson 0



  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Banshees top Generals in VB

    Bethlehem opened its defense of the 19th District volleyball crown Tuesday at home with a straight-set win over Thomas Nelson, then followed that up Wednesday with a straight-set road win over Campbellsville.

    On Tuesday, the Banshees grabbed a 25-9, 25-12, 25-22 win over the Generals (0-3) behind senior Cayla Hoehler’s 15 kills and 11 digs. Mollie Simms pitched in eight kills and 14 digs in the winning effort. Setters Mary Wimsett and Shelby Beyerle combined for 25 assists.

    On Wednesday, Bethlehem cruised to a 25-9, 25-11 win at Campbellsville.

  • PREP GOLF: Eagles snag All A region title

    Bethlehem grabbed the top three individual spots on the way to dominating the All A Classic region tournament Wednesday at Maywood, outpacing runner-up Campbellsville 323-357.

    “I am really proud with how our guys played,” coach Christi Medley said. “They have been working hard on improving their game and it paid off with the win.”

    Daniel Steele grabbed first with an 18-hole 75, and Corey Robinson wasn’t far behind with a 79. Jonathan Smith posted an 81 to take third place.