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High School Sports

  • BOYS' 5th REGION QUARTERFINALS: Taylor sprints away from Bethlehem in 2nd half

    GREENSBURG — With Taylor County the odds-on favorite to capture the 5th Region basketball tournament, a large number of Cardinal fans have already made hotel reservations in Lexington to follow their team to Rupp Arena.

    And after the Cardinals’ performance against Bethlehem on Saturday at Green County in the quarterfinals, there may be even more Campbellsville residents booking rooms.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION QUARTERFINALS: Bardstown bench comes up big in rout of Adair

    GREENSBURG — Good bench play comes in handy in the postseason, and Bardstown’s reserves delivered Saturday, scoring 35 points in a 59-38 win over Adair County in the boys’ 5th Region quarterfinals.

    “The future’s bright at Bardstown, because most of those guys are sophomores,” Tiger coach James “Boo” Brewer said. “It’s a great luxury (to have such a deep bench). … They took a step forward.”

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Cards one step away

    RADCLIFF — Shyla Calbert tallied two buckets and two assists during a critical fourth-quarter run Friday, lifting Nelson County past Green County and into the 5th Region championship for the first time since 2005 with a 57-51 win.

    “It’s great,” said sophomore LeLe Linton, who tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and two steals to lead an undersized Nelson County interior attack against long-armed Green County center Whitney Perrian. “Years and years, we didn’t come this far. It’s great that we’ve come this far.”

  • WRESTLING: State meet starts Tuesday

    The rescheduled KHSAA State Wrestling Championships are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington. The meet was originally set for two weeks ago, but was snowed out. Finals are set for Wednesday.

    Nelson County junior Andrew Ackley (27-0), the No. 2-ranked 152-pounder in Kentucky, faces off with McCreary Central’s Ryan Strunk (29-11) in the first round.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: NC puts away Green to punch ticket to finals

    RADCLIFF — Shyla Calbert tallied two buckets and two assists during a critical fourth-quarter run Friday, lifting Nelson County past Green County and into the 5th Region championship for the first time since 2005 with a 57-51 win.

    “It’s great,” said sophomore LeLe Linton, who tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and two steals to lead an undersized Nelson County interior attack against long-armed Green County center Whitney Perrian. “Years and years, we didn’t come this far. It’s great that we’ve come this far.”

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-6

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Nelson Co.

    Bardstown 56, Bethlehem 52

     

    Girls’ Basketball

    Sunday

    5th Region tournament

    at North Hardin

    Elizabethtown 64, Bardstown 27

    Adair Co. 56, Caverna 45

     

    Tuesday

    5th Region tournament

    at North Hardin

    Green Co. 60, Marion Co. 50

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Quarterfinal play starts Saturday

    The snow has been cleared off the roads, and the 5th Region tournament will finally get underway with a quadrupleheader Saturday at Green County

    Quarterfinal games in the top half of the bracket feature 17th District Tournament runner-up Elizabethtown (17-9) against the 18th District champion Caverna (21-5) at 11 a.m. Eastern time. That will be followed by 19th District champion Bardstown (19-10) against the 20th District runner-up Adair County (12-18) at 1 p.m.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Cards put away Trojans with big 4th

    RADCLIFF — Caitlin Hagan hit a pair of threes during a personal 8-0 fourth-quarter run Tuesday, helping Nelson County break North Hardin’s back and pull away for a 62-43 win in the 5th Region quarterfinals.

    “We had a lot of heart,” Nelson coach Kelly Wood said. “Caitlin Hagan came in with some big threes.”

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: No. 1 E'town too much for Bardstown

    RADCLIFF — Of the 128 girls’ high school basketball teams who advanced past the district-tournament level, arguably none had as difficult of a task as the Bardstown Tigers faced Sunday evening.

    Less than 20 hours after losing to Nelson County on Friday night in the 19th District Tournament final, the Tigers learned they would have to deal with top-ranked Elizabethtown in the first round of the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Bethlehem gets top-10 Taylor

    Bethlehem got the short end of the stick in Sunday’s boys’ 5th Region tournament draw at Green County, pitting the Eagles in a quarterfinal matchup with top-10 Taylor County.

    The 19th District runner-up Eagles (17-11) and 20th District champion Cardinals (25-4) will face off in the 6 p.m. game Thursday (all times Eastern), but it’s not the first meeting between the teams.