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High School Sports

  • STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tough first-round matches trip up locals

    Four area wrestlers made it into Friday’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships. Unfortunately, however, all four fell in the first round to higher-ranked opponents and saw their tournament runs end on the first day.

    At 126 pounds, Nelson County junior Michael Donaway was taken down twice in the first period in his opening match against Calloway County’s Nick Dickerson, ranked No. 12 in Kentucky.

    He was unable to recover, and eventually was pinned with four seconds left in the second period.

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Tiger girls pick up their 19th win

    Bardstown’s girls won for the 11th time in 14 games since the calendar turned to 2017, beating Spencer County 51-33 on Monday to improve to 19-8 on the season.

    Bardstown was able to overcome a six-point halftime deficit on the road by holding the Bears to just 11 points in the second half. Allie Walsh led the attack for the Tigers, scoring 14 of her game-high 17 in the second half. Haylee Koger had nine points and 13 boards.

    The Tigers visited Adair County on Tuesday night, and finish up the regular season on the road Friday at North Hardin.

  • REGION 3 SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Area swimmers grab six medals

    Area swimmers claimed six medals from the championship heats at Saturday’s region swimming championships at Russell County, one of the better performances in history for local squads.

    Bethlehem’s girls placed eighth in the team competition, while Nelson County’s girls were ninth.

    “I am really proud of our team,” Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding said. “As a whole, everyone had a great meet. If you’re going to have a best time, you definitely want to have it at regions and everyone was able to cut time.”

  • On the record with: NCHS senior Riley Pineiroa

    Nelson County senior Riley Pineiroa is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Riley plays basketball and baseball for the Cardinals, and is also active in Pep Club and Beta Club on the NCHS campus. He carries a 4.0 GPA.

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

     

    PZ: Do you know where you would like to go to college? What do you plan to study and why?

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 2-15

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    Thomas Nelson 53, Fort Knox 51

     

    Friday

    Bardstown 70, Elizabethtown 55

    Campbellsville 77, Bethlehem 68

     

    Saturday

    Garrard Co. 68, Nelson Co. 53

     

    Hancock Co. Classic

    Bethlehem 65, Edmonson Co. 63

    Hancock Co. 56, Bethlehem 54

     

    Monday

    Trimble Co. 69, Thomas Nelson 42

     

    Tuesday

  • REGION 2 WRESTLING: Four locals grab state berths

    RADCLIFF — After Saturday’s place matches, four local wrestlers at the Region 2 meet at North Hardin had reserved spots in the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

    Bardstown sophomore Keldon Tilley took third at 145 pounds, making it his second straight appearance at state. In just their second year as a varsity program, the Tigers advanced three wrestlers to state, as sophomores Andrew Chambers (195) and Alex Chesser (285) grabbed fourth-place finishes.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 2-12

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    Bethlehem 62, Collegiate 34

    Caverna 69, Thomas Nelson 48

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown 73, John Hardin 66

    LaRue Co. 69, Nelson Co. 65

    Hart Co. 74, Thomas Nelson 2OT

     

    Thursday

    Thomas Nelson 53, Fort Knox 51

     

    Friday

    Bardstown 70, Elizabethtown 55

    Campbellsville 77, Bethlehem 68

     

    Saturday

  • BOWLING: NC girls knocked out in state opening round

    Nelson County finished 12th out of 16 teams in qualifying during Friday’s state team bowling championships and fell 3-0 to Boone County in their opening baker’s match at Collins Eastland Bowl in Lexington.

    Nevertheless, it was a successful trip for coach Chuck Hall’s young team of freshmen and an eighth-grader as Nelson County qualified for the state tournament for the first time.

    “They had a good time because they didn’t know what to expect,” Hall said. “They’re more prepared for next year.”

  • REGION 2 SWIMMING: Local squads get several into Saturday’s finals

    It may rank as one of the great quotes to be found on a shirt at a sporting event.

    “Do you think your sport is hard? Try holding your breath!”

    That’s what swimmers must do to post low times.

    “We tell our kids not to breathe, because that slows you down,” Thomas Nelson/Nelson County coach Carmen O’Neill said.

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tigers top Panthers

    Bardstown picked up its 20th win of the season on Friday and claimed its fifth straight victory overall as the visiting Tigers knocked off Elizabethtown, 70-55, to move to 12-0 this season against 5th Region rivals.

    Bardstown led 25-18 after one stanza behind a strong performance by senior guard Daydrian Allen, who drilled four three-point field goals and ended his night with 18 points. The Tigers hit six of their first nine attempts from three to get an early lead, with Allen nailing all four of his during that stretch.