High School Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Tigers top Bethlehem on the courts

    Bardstown got the better hand on Bethlehem on the hardcourts Monday, winning both the girls’ and boys’ matches by a 4-1 score.

    Jack Surtees got the lone boys’ win for the Eagles in No. 1 singles, outlasting the Tigers’ Nico DeVillalobos 3-6, 6-3, 10-2. Camille Dant got the lone girls’ win for the Banshees in No. 1 singles.

  • OUTDOORS: Bass fishing catching on at HS level

    The high school sport of fishing is making waves throughout Kentucky, including at Nelson County and Thomas Nelson.

    “This has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had fishing with these young guys,” first year coach Dan Knoll said. “I have been lucky enough to do a lot of fishing, and this is kind of a give-back thing for me. It’s promising to see how much these guys are conservation-minded and environmental friendly, and respectful.”

  • SOFTBALL: WC trips up NC

    SPRINGFIELD — Washington County put itself back in the mix in the 19th District softball race Monday, defeating Nelson County 5-2.

    The win kept the Commanders (6-12 overall, 2-2 dist.) in the chase for the top seed in the district tournament, and the team knew the importance of the game going into the contest.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: TNHS gets historic SB win over NC

    Tragedy hit the Thomas Nelson softball family earlier in the week, and the Generals were able to channel that emotion into the school’s first-ever softball win over Nelson County in a 7-5 decision Tuesday.

    Generals coach Ed Phelps fought through the pain brought about by the death of his wife, Lena, on Monday, continuing to guide the team through what assistant coach Jeff Hill said turned out to be a very focused, very emotional week of practice.

  • FOOTBALL: Schools on the move in latest realignment

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association earlier this week tentatively approved a realignment plan that will lead to some major shakeups in the local football scene beginning in the 2015 season.

    While some changes to the landscape were expected — such as growing enrollment forcing Bardstown and Thomas Nelson to move up from Class 2A to 3A — others were not. Chief among these was Nelson County petitioning to “play up” in 5A instead of remaining in Class 4A.

    Final approval is expected in the May KHSAA Board of Control meeting.





    Nelson Co. 2, Mercer Co. 1

    Central Hardin 16, Nelson Co. 3


    5th Region All A Classic


    Bethlehem 7, Fort Knox 2



    Bethlehem 2, Campbellsville 1



    Green Co. 10, Bardstown 7

    Bethlehem 11, North Hardin 3



    Bardstown 7, Washington Co. 5

    DeSales 11, Bethlehem 1

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Banshees best Commanders in softball

    Bethlehem has lived up to its expectations as the 19th District softball favorites so far in a 4-0 start, including Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Washington County.

    Overall, the Banshees are 13-7, and they’ve outscored district opponents by a combined 55-5 margin in wins over the Washington County, Nelson County, Bardstown and Thomas Nelson.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Hogan steps down at TNHS

    Thomas Nelson is searching to fill openings in four coaching positions, with the most recent vacancy coming late last week with the resignation of girls’ basketball coach Dwayne Hogan.

    “My job is demanding more of my time,” said Hogan, who started the program in 2012-13. A paraprofessional, Hogan said business at his job tripled recently and it would make it difficult to maintain the commitment necessary to head up a varsity program, made even more difficult with the departure of one of his assistants.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Generals built for distance

    It’s often said that a team tends to take on the personality of its coach.

    That’s the case this year at Thomas Nelson High School, where the track team has an array of long distance runners, reflecting the strength of coach Matt Hoyes, a running and adventure sport enthusiast.

    “That is definitely going to be our bread and butter,” Hoyes said. “Our top two runners are both very strong and they complement one another very well.”

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Bethlehem hopes to grow numbers

    With a limited number of students available to run track, Bethlehem coach Chris Cassady’s team must make the most of its opportunities to qualify for the state meet.

    The nucleus is in place for the Eagles to make a second straight appearance in the 4x400 relay.

    “We’re very strong in that event,” Cassady said.

    Seniors Ian Allen and William Kelley and junior Wyatt Hagan are joined by first-year runner sophomore John Collins in the 4x400.