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High School Sports

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-20

    Scores

    Baseball

    Monday

    Bethlehem 4, John Hardin 0

    Fairdale 6, Nelson Co. 3

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown 10, Bullitt Cent. 7

    Marion Co. 8, Bethlehem 5

    Trinity 11, Thomas Nelson 1

     

    Wednesday

    Hart Co. 18, Bardstown 7

    Bullitt Cent. 5, Thomas Nelson 1

    Bethlehem 9, LaRue Co. 6

     

    Thursday

    Nelson Co. at Campbellsville

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Banshees open with 2 wins

    Bethlehem is off to a 2-0 start to the softball season, scoring a pair of run-rule wins earlier this week over Eminence and Danville.

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cards want to put last year’s bad luck behind them

    What a difference a year can make.

    Entering the 2014 baseball season, Nelson County had a senior-laden pitching staff anchored by University of Kentucky signee Jared Proctor.

    Fast-forward to 2015 and coach Kelly Wood will be depending on a young pitching staff with not a lot of innings pitched at the varsity level.

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Tigers trying to get over the hump

    Although Bardstown lost one of its top players to graduation last year in Shunta Muto, head coach Glenn Koger — who starts his seventh season as the Tigers’ mentor — says he feels his team will still be very strong and very competitive.

    “I am really excited about the season,” he said. “Shunta was our top pitcher and hitter a year ago, as he threw 61 innings and had the lowest ERA in school history at a 0.79. But we will look to replace him with a rotation of pitchers who will eat up the innings.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Generals looking to take off

    It’s the dawn of a new era at Thomas Nelson this season, coaching-wise anyway. First-year varsity head coach Troy Blakley takes over the helm for Brian Coffman, and has already started to infuse a focused trait on the diamond.

    “Thomas Nelson baseball is going to be fun to watch this year,” Blakely said. “We have a really strong group of seniors and were going to change some things up and have a lot of fun. We want to develop our kids and have them to play hard on every play.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Eagles hoping to build on last year

    If there’s one drawback to having the best season in school history, it’s this: What do you do for an encore?

    That’s the challenge coach Roger Robinson has with his Bethlehem Eagles, who have to find a way to replace eight starters, including his top three pitchers, from last year’s 5th Region runner-up squad.

    “We’re not going to be able to sneak up on anybody,” Robinson said.

  • STATE WRESTLNG CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nelson County's Ackley scores runner-up finish

    LEXINGTON — Nelson County’s Andrew Ackley made history at the state wrestling meet Wednesday, scoring a school-best state runner-up finish in the 152-pound division.

    “I came relaxed, and I was ready to wrestle,” said Ackley, who went 4-1 at the state championships and was 31-1 on the season. “I was on top of my game the whole time. I just felt like I was going to go out there and win it all.”

  • BOYS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Taylor pulls away in 4th to deny Bardstown repeat

    GREENSBURG — Bardstown’s bid for back-to-back 5th Region titles fell short Tuesday, as top-10 Taylor County held the Tigers without a field goal in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 58-39 win.

    “We were the underdogs,” Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer said. “Tonight, they were the better team. We didn’t execute. We didn’t do the things we needed to win, and that’s what happens.”

  • BOYS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Tigers back in title game

    GREENSBURG — The 5th Region tournament is starting to look like Bardstown’s personal playground.

    The Tigers stymied Elizabethtown on defense in Monday’s semifinals at Green County to win their fifth straight region tournament game, taking control with a 13-2 second-quarter run, then hitting their free throws down the stretch to advance to Tuesday’s championship game by way of a 62-48 win.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Calbert shines, but No. 1 E'town too much for NC

    RADCLIFF — Nelson County got off to an early lead on the state’s top-ranked team in Saturday’s 5th Region championship, but it proved to be fool’s gold as powerful Elizabethtown rolled to a 66-38 win to punch their ticket to the girls’ Sweet 16.

    “Our plan was to to take great shots, because we wanted our offense to be our defense,” Nelson County coach Kelly Wood said. “They got to running on us, and we couldn’t get back.”