High School Sports

  • RIVER RAT: Bardstown basketball made the leap

    When you go to the Sweet 16 like I do every year to photograph the event, you end up with a lot of down time in between games and quarters.

    Most of that time, for me anyway, is filled up by visiting with old friends from my travels across the commonwealth, as well as chatting with whomever might be nearby in the press room and on press row, and while strolling through the stands and concourses and lobbies and streets around downtown Lexington, soaking up the environment.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Tigers hope to reload, not rebuild

    When you’ve lost six seniors from a team that set a school record for most wins in a season and you’re competing in a district that features two of the best teams in the region, it’s difficult to believe that a coach would be optimistic entering the 2014 baseball season.

    But Glenn Koger believes he has the pieces to the puzzle and it’s his job to put them in place if his Bardstown Tigers are to build on the 18-16 season from a year ago.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Generals already outpacing last year

    Although the first varsity campaign from a year ago rendered only one win, Thomas Nelson is running the bases with high emotions and expectations, as the diamond looks to shine bright on the Generals baseball team this season.

    Thomas Nelson (3-4) has already tripled its overall wins from last season, and the Generals began this year by winning three out of their first four contests.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: NC looks to build on 2013 postseason run

    Mired in a three-game losing streak and entering the 2013 baseball postseason with a lackluster 18-17 record, Nelson County was not on anyone’s short list of teams favored to win the 5th Region.

    Buoyed by strong pitching, the Cardinals posted shutout wins over Bardstown (8-0), Campbellsville (10-0) and North Hardin (7-0) before falling to Central Hardin in the regional championship game.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Eagles ramp up schedule

    Before the season, Roger Robinson felt like he had a pretty good Bethlehem team returning after losing just two seniors from last year’s club, which won 29 games and got to the region semifinals, where they put a brief scare into eventual region champ Central Hardin.

    “We’re really pleased with the caliber of kids we’ve got returning,” the Eagles’ coach said. “But I told the kids we wouldn’t be 29-11 this year.”

  • Police investigating shooting on Atlantic Court

    Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred on Atlantic Court off Susannah Avenue Monday that they suspect was a result of a drug deal gone bad.

    After searching the home, police found around 400 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $40,000, scales, a 9 mm handgun and approximately $29,000 in cash.

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Bardstown's run ends in state QFs

    LEXINGTON — The Bardstown Tiger dream ride came to an end in Rupp Arena Friday night, but not without a fight.

    One night after winning the first state tournament game in school history, the 5th Region champions battled Covington Catholic (31-2) to the final minutes before falling 61-54 in a quarterfinal game.

    The loss put an end to the most successful season in school history.

    Seivon Schooling, the 5th Region’s co-Player of the Year, reflected on Bardstown’s magical ride.

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Fans bask in tourney glory

    The Sweet Sixteen.

    It’s the one Kentucky sporting event that creates memories of a lifetime for generations of the state’s residents who have a passion for the game.

    And for several Bardstown High School fans, the Tigers’ trip to Rupp Arena Thursday night brought back memories for some and created a lasting impression for others.


    LONGTIME BARDSTOWN EDUCATOR BEN BURR WAS nine years old in 1955 when the Adair County Indians advanced to the championship game against Hazard in Lexington.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16

    at Rupp Arena, Lexington

    Hopkinsville 83, South Oldham 62

    Trinity 55, Owensboro 41

    Scott Co. 77, Fleming Co. 66

    Johnson Cent. 58, Campbell Co. 56



    Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16

    at Rupp Arena, Lexington

    McCracken Co. 81, Wayne Co. 74

    Bowling Green 65, Knott Co. Cent. 58

    Bardstown 75, PRP 70

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: NC's Tabler signs with Spalding

    Baylee Tabler used her tools to become a feared scorer for Nelson County during her three-year varsity run.

    Those skills impressed college coaches, resulting in several scholarship offers. Tabler elected to go with NCAA Division II Spalding, saying she got a good feel for the Golden Eagles’ program.

    “I’m excited,” she said. “I was hoping for (a chance to play in college). I just liked Spalding because of the girls and the location.”