High School Sports

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Central Hardin stops Bethlehem’s postseason run in semis

    Bethlehem found some magic late in the season, winning five straight matches and seven of eight leading into Tuesday’s 5th Region semifinals at Thomas Nelson.

    The magic well ran dry against Central Hardin, however, who stopped Bethlehem’s run with a 3-1 decision.

    It was a tough ending, but Eagles coach Tim Hurst was able to reflect on a late-season run that saw his team return to its customary perch as the 19th District champion after missing out on the region tournament last year and getting off to a difficult start this year.

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Bulldogs deny Cards' upset bid

    Joey Muncy’s goal just four minutes into Nelson County’s 5th Region semifinal match Tuesday had the Cardinals thinking upset for the first 51 minutes against No. 25 John Hardin.

    The Bulldogs (21-3) had beaten the Cardinals 8-1 in the regular season, but Nelson County was able to nurse that 1-0 lead for the bulk of the match.

  • FOOTBALL: Playoff futures on the line tonight

    The playoff picture clears up tonight for local teams as they round out their district slates and jockey for position in the postseason.

    Nelson County is 2-7 overall and 1-3 in Class 4A District 4 play, and the Cardinals face a win-and-you’re-in situation tonight at Moore, who is also 1-3 in district and 3-6 overall.

    Fairdale, at 4-0, and Doss and Western, both 3-1, are already in, with just the seeding order yet to be settled between them. Nelson and Moore will duke it out for the final spot in 4AD4 in what is the Cardinals’ regular-season finale.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees score a four-peat

    Bethlehem and Nelson County returned to familiar ground on Thursday night, clashing in the 19th District volleyball championship for the sixth straight season.

    The match proved anticlimactic, however, as the Banshees (27-3) claimed their fourth consecutive crown by downing the Cardinals (29-6) in three straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-16.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: E'town takes down Nelson Co. to win the title

    RADCLIFF — Nelson County’s first trip to the 5th Region championship since 2010 was a painful experience for the Cardinals, in more ways than one.

    Elizabethtown (16-8-1) captured its third straight region title, dealing Nelson County a 5-0 defeat in Thursday’s finals at John Hardin. It was the fourth straight year the Panthers have knocked the Cardinals out of the postseason.

    “We just did not have our best game tonight,” Nelson County coach Mike Glass said.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Nelson tops Taylor, punches ticket to finals

    RADCLIFF — Nelson County marched past Taylor County 5-0 Wednesday, getting back to the 5th Region championship match for the first time since 2010 in the process.

    “It means a lot,” senior Bailey Martinez said. “We’re finally in the championship, and that’s awesome. I love it.”





    Bardstown 40, Washington Co. 7

    KCD 42, Bethlehem 21

    Fairdale 14, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 28, Fort Knox 6


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region quarterfinals

    at Thomas Nelson

    Nelson Co. 2, LaRue Co. 0

    Central Hardin 5, Taylor Co. 0



    5th Region semifinals

    at Thomas Nelson

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Cards, Eagles fall in semifinals

    Nelson County and Bethlehem each saw their seasons come to an end in Tuesday’s 5th Region semifinals, with the local squads falling victim to rivals from the 17th District.

    The Cardinals (15-6) faced off with John Hardin in the first semifinal, hoping to avenge an earlier 8-1 loss to the No. 25 Bulldogs (21-3). And for a while, that looked like a possibility as Nelson County’s Joey Muncy got the Cardinals on the board in the fourth minute of the match on an assist by Jacob Hardin.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Cards, Banshees score semifinal wins

    Bethlehem and Nelson County will meet for the sixth straight season with the district title on the line in Thursday’s 19th District volleyball championship after both teams advanced with four-set wins in Tuesday’s semifinals.

    The Banshees (26-3) are seeking their fourth straight district crown following a 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 25-18 win over Thomas Nelson (6-26), while the Cardinals (29-5) bested Washington County (21-10) 25-22, 25-27, 25-15, 25-22 in the late semifinal.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Generals take down Tigers in 4 sets

    The 19th District volleyball tournament kicked off with a bang, and with an upset on Monday at Nelson County, as No. 5-seeded Thomas Nelson knocked out Bardstown, the No.4 seed, in four sets, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23.

    The Tigers had won both regular season meetings, but couldn’t muster a comeback as postseason play started.