High School Sports

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Taylor knocks out Nelson

    MUNFORDVILLE — Nelson County was no match for Taylor County, falling 16-1 in three innings Monday in opening round play in the 5th Region softball tournament at Hart County.

    Nelson County’s season wraps up at 9-17, while Taylor (30-7) advanced to Tuesday’s semifinals against Central Hardin (33-4) in a matchup of the two winningest teams in the region.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees get school's first region win

    MUNFORDVILLE — Bethlehem won its first-ever 5th Region tournament game Monday, as Alex Newton and Mollie Simms each homered to spark an 11-7 win over Adair County.

    The win punctuated a three-year run of 19th District tournament championships, as well as the first three trips to the region tournament in history for the softball program, all under coach Shaun Smith.

  • CLASS 1A STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Eagle vaulter places 4th

    LEXINGTON — Last year, nobody took up pole vaulting at Bethlehem.

    This year, a Bethlehem vaulter took home a state medal.

    Thomas Newcomb placed fourth Saturday in the Class 1A KHSAA State Track and Field Championships at the University of Kentucky, clearing 11 feet to grab the medal.

    “It was really exciting to get in there with people who have been jumping for four years and competing with them,” Newcomb said. “It’s just a great experience to just be up here.”

  • CLASS 2A STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Goldring, Harman finish careers strong

    LEXINGTON — A pair of local seniors went out with medal performances in multiple events in the final meet of their career in Friday’s KHSAA Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at the University of Kentucky.

    Bardstown senior Dallan Goldring medaled in three events — including a runner-up finish in the triple jump — to score 13 of the Tigers’ 30 total points in an eighth-place finish in the school’s first year after moving up from Class 1A.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Cards, Eagles begin play Monday v. 17th District foes

    Local teams found out their postseason opponents Thursday night with the drawing for the 5th Region baseball tournament, which starts Monday at Central Hardin.

    Injury-riddled Nelson County (18-14) — a surprise region finalist last season — gets things started at 11 a.m., opening the tournament against 17th District champion Elizabethtown (25-7). The Panthers beat the Cardinals in their lone meeting this season, a 4-3 decision in eight innings, and had to survive extra innings Thursday against four-time defending region champs Central Hardin to win the district.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: NC v. Taylor; Banshees-Indians in first round

    The pairings for the 5th Region softball tournament were released Thursday, with play to begin Monday at Hart County.

    Nelson County (9-16) opens the tournament at 11 a.m. eastern time against 20th District champion Taylor County (29-7). The teams did not meet in the regular season.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: State meets Friday, Saturday

    The KHSAA State Track Championships are this weekend at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and all four local schools have entrants in the meets.

    The Class 2A Region 2 meet is 4:30 today.

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Webb pitches Eagles to title

    Alan Webb tossed a four-hitter Wednesday to stymie Nelson County, lifting Bethlehem to a 9-0 win and the Eagles’ third straight 19th District championship.

    The senior right-hander cast a spell on a Cardinal squad weary from the previous night’s 10-inning win over Bardstown, allowing just one walk and striking out six over seven innings.

    “We’ve gotten good pitching from Alan all year,” Bethlehem coach Roger Robinson said. “I’ve been real pleased with our pitching the entire season, as well as our defense.”

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees go big for 3rd straight

    Bethlehem struck for four runs in the bottom of the first and never let up, besting Nelson County 15-0 in four innings to capture the Banshees’ third consecutive 19th District softball championship.

    “Our girls were ready,” Bethlehem coach Shaun Smith said. “That was a goal of theirs all year long.”

    Abi Duncan went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs, while leadoff hitter Megan Myers scored three times as the Banshees accumulated seven hits and 11 bases on balls.

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees cruise into finals

    The Bethlehem Banshees seized the moment, and a trip to the region tournament Tuesday by downing the Bardstown 11-1 in five innings, to advance to Wednesday’s 19th district softball championship.

    The defending district champs will play for their third straight title at 5 p.m. today when they host the No. 2-seeded Cardinals of Nelson County at St. Monica Field. The Cardinals earned their way into the title game with Monday’s 19-9 drubbing of Washington County.