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High School Sports

  • SWIMMING: Campbellsville lands NCHS swimmer Runner

    KATIE SIMPSON
    intern@plgtv.com
    Mikayla Runner has spent a good portion of her life in the pool. Since she was 5 years old, she has been swimming.
    That dedication to the water has taken her a long way, and will take the recent Nelson County High School graduate even further after signing with Campbellsville University.
    “I’ve always been on swim teams,” Runner said. “I’ve been swimming my whole life.”
    In high school she would push herself to be better, even if it was an “easy day at practice,” Nelson County coach Margie Kjera said.

  • RIVER RAT: Big year for college signings

    Just out of curiosity, I did some investigating of the sports pages over the course of the 2015-16 school year, and that research found that this has been a banner year for local kids landing athletic scholarships at the next level.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Bruins' big innings bombard Banshees

    HODGENVILLE — The first big inning Central Hardin came up with in Tuesday’s 5th Region softball semifinals staggered Bethlehem.

    The second one proved the knockout blow as the Bruins used a four-run top of the first and an 11-run fourth inning to blast the Banshees, 16-1.

    “Our kids were ready to play and our energy was there throughout the game,” Bethlehem coach Shaun Smith said. “We just ran into a buzzsaw. We gave them opportunities and they jumped on them.”

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 6-1

    Scores

    Baseball

    Monday

    5th Region tournament

    at Hart Co.

    LaRue Co. 4, Bethlehem 0

    Central Hardin 3, Marion Co. 2

    Elizabethtown 4, Washington Co. 3

    Green Co. 6, Taylor Co. 5

     

    Softball

    Monday

    5th Region tournament

    at LaRue Co.

    Washington Co. 11, North Hardin 3

    Hart Co. 11, Marion Co. 1

    Central Hardin 5, Taylor Co. 2

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Big 5th inning propels Bethlehem to semis

    HODGENVILLE — Bethlehem batted around in the fifth inning of Monday’s 5th Region softball quarterfinal, blowing open an 11-4 win over Green County to advance to the semifinals for the third straight year.

    The performance by Bethlehem was a strong bounce-back following last week’s disappointing 3-0 setback to Washington County in the 19th District championship, snapping a Banshee streak of four straight titles and 35 consecutive wins over district rivals in the regular season and postseason.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Ex-Eagle Goode enough to shut down Bethlehem

    MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County junior Derek Goode and the Hawks didn’t get off to the best start Monday, but that was understandable considering the stakes.

    Goode, who was facing his former Bethlehem teammates, hit leadoff hitter Taylor Ferry and then allowed a single to junior D.J. Mattingly. Goode, though, struck out the next hitter before getting consecutive groundouts to get out of the jam.

  • CLASS 1A STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Bethlehem's Hopper grabs PV medal

    LEXINGTON—Bethlehem junior Katie Hopper climbed the ladder in her second trip to state, placing seventh in the pole vault at Saturday’s KHSAA Class 1A State Track and Field Championships.

    Hopper finished ninth last year in her debut appearance, but moved up into the medal round by clearing 8-00 on her first attempt Saturday. The junior hit on her first try on her first five jumps after coming in at 6-00. She came up short in three tries at 8-06.

  • CLASS 2A STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mattingly, Harman grab runner-up medals

    LEXINGTON — In their final meet as Thomas Nelson teammates before heading off to become OVC rivals next year in college, seniors Jarrett Mattingly and Tyler Bradley wrapped up their careers with a bang, snaring three medals apiece.

    “I’ll take it,” Mattingly said. “That was a good end.”

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL/SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: Diamond regions start Monday

    BANSHEES

    Thursday’s 5th Region tournament softball draw resulted in Bethlehem matching up with a familiar region thwart in the form of Green County.

    The Banshees (23-12) take on the 18th District champ Dragons (16-13) at 6 p.m. Monday at LaRue County High School, closing out the day’s schedule of quarterfinal games. Bethlehem beat Green County 7-5 on March 18.

  • CLASS 2A STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mattingly (TNHS) and Harman (NC) score state runner-up results

    LEXINGTON — In their final meet as Thomas Nelson teammates before heading off to become OVC rivals next year in college, seniors Jarrett Mattingly and Tyler Bradley wrapped up their careers with a bang, snaring three medals apiece.