High School Sports

  • On the record with: Nelson Co. senior Paula Marie Gagne

    Nelson County senior Paula Marie Gagne is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Paula carries a 4.12 weighted GPA and was an ace defender for the Cardinals’ girls’ soccer team. She is involved in a number of clubs and activities on campus, including serving as president for NHS and Key Club, as well as serving as an officer for student council and FFA. She is also active in her youth group at St. Thomas Church.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Eagles win their third straight test

    Following a season-opening setback to Taylor County, Bethlehem has won three straight to get the 2017 off to a fast start.

    The latest victim was Spencer County, which was turned back Monday at Dean Watts Park by a 10-6 Eagle win.

    Spencer County pushed across four runs in the top of the first to grab an early lead, but by the second inning Bethlehem had tied it, and kept pouring it on from there, scoring in each of the first five innings to build a 10-4 lead.

  • BASEBALL: Expanded district series leads to more games, strategy

    Big changes have arrived to the 19th District baseball seeding race, starting this week.

    Coaches in the 19th District tournament voted last year to change the way the seeds are decided, abandoning the old home-and-home two-game series that often meant district teams would go sometimes as long as a month at a time before seeing their rival again.





    Bardstown 3, Campbellsville 2

    Taylor Co. 11, Bethlehem 7

    Marion Co. 11, Nelson Co. 3

    Thomas Nelson 18, Doss 16



    Bethlehem 3, Valley 2

    North Hardin 2, Nelson Co. 1 (8 inn.)


    Sayre Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament

    Sayre 11, Bardstown 0



    Bethlehem at KCD

    Nelson Co. at Fern Creek

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: NC falls to North Hardin in pitcher’s duel

    Nelson County and North Hardin locked up in a pitching duel Thursday, with just three total hits in the game, but the Trojans broke through in the top of the eighth with a walk, a hit batsman, a steal and a costly Cardinal balk to score the winning run in a 2-1 decision.

    Colin Runner, Dominic Lawson and Cam Lovvorn combined on the mound for the Cardinals, striking out nine batters, but Nelson County was unable to take advantage of seven Trojan errors.

  • BASEBALL: Cards have some new faces, and some old ones too

    Nelson County returns for the 2017 season with a mix of old and new players, and a new face heading up the program.

    David Sparrow steps back in for his second stint as head coach, moving up from assistant after Kelly Wood stepped down. Sparrow, who played at NCHS, said it was an “easy choice” to take over again after school administrators asked him.

    “It’s about the kids; it’s not about you,” he said. “I care about these kids and this program.”

  • BASEBALL: Tigers have plenty of arms

    Bardstown will not win many baseball games this season because of the ability to hit the long ball or because of overpowering pitching, but coach Glenn Koger’s team has the ingredients to improve on its 20-16 record of a year ago.

    “I have 12 pitchers who aren’t going to blow the ball by anyone, but they have the ability to get the ball over the plate,” he said. “They will throw strikes and not give away free baserunners.”

  • BASEBALL: Generals have more depth than before

    Although the season has only just begun, Thomas Nelson second-year head coach Chris Downs says his club is already ahead of the game.

    “We have numbers this year, and that can make a difference in any sport,” he said. “We only had about 15 kids a year ago, but this year we have 24, and that’s a great help.”

    The Generals roster is not the only thing that has expanded—their depth and playing experience on the field has as well.

  • BASEBALL: Eagles have depth, experience

    With eight of nine starters returning, Bethlehem enters this season as one of the most experienced teams in the 19th District, and the Eagles are hopeful that leads to a district title, and then some.

    “We feel good about the experience we’ve got,” said Roger Robinson, the dean of 19th District coaches. “We feel like our team in general is one of the stronger teams we’ve had.”





    Bardstown 7, North Hardin 2

    Hart Co. 12, Thomas Nelson 1



    Bardstown 20, Fort Knox 7

    Thomas Nelson 7, Eminence 4

    Barren Co. 5, Nelson Co. 1



    Bardstown 3, Campbellsville 2

    Taylor Co. 11, Bethlehem 7

    Marion Co. 11, Nelson Co. 3

    Doss 10, Thomas Nelson 3