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High School Sports

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers look to turn the corner

    Only in her second season as the Tigers head coach, Shawn Boggs is still working on implementing her own twist into the program.

    “We are making strides, and it started last season,” Boggs said. “The girls have been working a lot of repetitions, the sense of fielding, and fundamentals. In this system, they are learning to accept new roles, whether fielding or hitting, they have accepted the challenges.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Cards hope for return to prominence

    Nelson County softball has experienced a bit of a swoon in recent years, having been hit hard in the numbers game by the school split with Thomas Nelson, which opened the door for Bethlehem to finally wrest away the Cardinals’ longtime control of the 19th District.

    Now, after experiencing a dip in the number of kids coming out for softball, Nelson coach Chris Mattingly says things are starting to turn around, and he’s got a lot of young talent to build upon.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-22

    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

     

    Friday

    Whitefield Acad. 5, Bethlehem 3

    Thomas Nelson 12, Western 0

  • RIVER RAT: Sweet and sentimental 16

    Each year, I look forward to the boys’ Sweet 16 state basketball tournament as a bit of a family/class reunion of sorts, a chance to catch up with old friends I’ve made along my travels around the state over the years.

    Lately though, I’ve been thinking a lot about who was there, rather than who is.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Whitefield downs Eagles in 7th

    Whitefield Academy strung together two singles, an error, a hit batsman and a fielder’s choice Friday to produce two runs in the top of the seventh on the way to a 5-3 win.

    The Eagles (2-2) loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh in response, but couldn’t get any runs across. Bethlehem tied it at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh on Corey Robinson’s RBI double after Jameson Hinkebein’s single. Jake Yates had two of Bethlehem’s six hits and drove in a run.

  • 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.”