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High School Sports

  • BOYS' 5th REGION QUARTERFINALS: Taylor routs Nelson

    Nelson County did something you never want to do as a host of any postseason event on Wednesday: Be the first one to exit the party early.

    Taylor County (22-8) — the defending regional champs one of the favorites to revisit Rupp Arena this year —played like a heavyweight in the opening round of the boys’ 5th Region tournament, dealing Nelson County an 84-50 defeat, but not before both teams relished some early blows.

    Each squad was hit with technical fouls within the first 10 minutes of the game for some dicey moves on both ends of the floor.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: NC rolls past Caverna

    Nelson County faces a daunting task tonight in the girls’ 5th Region basketball semifinals after dispatching Caverna 74-51 in opening-round play on Tuesday.

    The Cardinals will face the state’s top-ranked team, the Elizabethtown Panthers (27-4), at 8 p.m. at Hart County. Elizabethtown crushed Marion County 75-14 in Tuesday’s early quarterfinal game.

    On Tuesday, Nelson County (25-5) scored the first eight points of the game and appeared to have things well in hand.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-2

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Washington Co. 51

    Nelson Co. 72, Bethlehem 43

     

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Nelson Co. 69

     

    Wednesday

    5th Region Quarterfinals

    at Nelson Co.

  • STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Hutchins rounds out career with a medal

    It wasn’t quite the result that he had hoped for, but Nelson County swimmer Will Hutchins nevertheless accomplished what no one from his school had done.

    He received a medal for his sixth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Dragons slay Tigers' upset bid

    MUNFORDVILLE — Bardstown put a scare into Green County in Sunday’s girls’ 5th Region tournament quarterfinal at Hart County, leading the highly rated Dragons for nearly three quarters.

    But in the end it was the Green County defense, keyed by Mya Schrembs’ nine steals that led to either buckets or free throws on the way to a 29-point night for the junior guard as the Dragons rallied in the second half to eliminate Bardstown, 63-51.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers hold off Cards for 3rd straight title

    Bardstown made all the big plays at all the right times to keep Nelson County at arm’s length in Saturday’s 19th District championship, prevailing 79-69 at Thomas Nelson High School to capture a third straight crown.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 2-28

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Washington Co. 53, Thomas Nelson 31

     

    Thursday

    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Washington Co. 51

    Nelson Co. 72, Bethlehem 43

     

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Nelson Co. 69

     

  • 5th REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Girls' region starts today

    In the boys’ 5th Region tournament, games begin Wednesday at Nelson County High School beginning with the 6 p.m. matchup pitting the 20th District winner against the 19th District runner-up. Defending region champ Taylor County (20-8) met Marion County (9-21) in Saturday’s 20th District championship, and Bardstown (23-7) and Nelson County (15-11) faced off in the 19th District championship. Both games were after press time for this edition. Go to kystandard.com for pairings.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Nelson offense too potent

    Nelson County coach Bev Hart mixed together the right formula on Thursday, and blended it with a balanced dose of offense as his Cardinals glided past Bethlehem 72-43 in the boys’ 19th district tournament and into the title game for the first time since 2010.

    “I thought we played really well this evening,” Hart said. “We balanced everything out and all our players made a solid contribution. It was just one of those nights where everything went out way.”

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers run away in 3rdQ

    The toughest game in the postseason for high school basketball teams is their first game of the district tournament.

    One stubbed toe and it’s over.

    It’s win and advance, or go home.

    So it’s understandable if Bardstown players and fans were feeling some pressure when pesky Washington County battled back from an early eight-point deficit to tie the score at 34 early in the third quarter of Thursday’s boys’ 19th District semifinals.