High School Sports

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Collins, Mattingly snare region titles

    Local runners enjoyed a standout day at the Class 1A and 2A region meets, with Bethlehem’s Caroline Collins and Thomas Nelson’s Jarrett Mattingly each capturing individual region crowns to make history for their respective schools.

    Collins, a junior and the lone representative of the Banshee squad, covered the Seneca Park course at Louisville’s Class 1A Region 3 championships in 20:32.55 on Saturday morning to snare the first-ever region title in Bethlehem history.

  • FOOTBALL: Taylor County takes down Thomas Nelson

    Thomas Nelson had no response for the potent Taylor County rushing attack Friday, falling 55-20 to the visiting Cardinals to close out the regular season.

    “They’re very physical up front,” Generals coach Kyle Boblitt said. “They’re disciplined and well-coached, and that’s not where we’re at right now.”

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers lose season ender to Patriots

    Bardstown dropped its regular-season finale Friday as visiting Allen County-Scottsville dealt the Tigers a 26-15 defeat.

    The Patriots (5-5) were able to pull away from a tight game by piecing together a long, clock-killing drive and finishing with a touchdown to put the game out of reach.

    “I told the kids it was a great game for (preparing for the) playoffs,” Bardstown coach David Clark said. “They play playoff-atmosphere football.”

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles fall to Paris in second quarter

    PARIS — If you’re going to knock off an undefeated top-10 team on the road, it requires a complete game.

    Bethlehem, however, could only win three of the four quarters Friday at Paris, and that wasn’t enough as the Class 1A No. 5 Greyhounds scored all of their points in the second quarter on the way to a 28-14 win to close out the regular season.

    “We outplayed them for three quarters,” Bethlehem coach Ron Koontz said. “Unfortunately, they outplayed us in the second and scored four times. That was the game right there.”

  • FOOTBALL: Regular season ends tonight

    The regular season wraps up tonight, but only two local teams will be forging ahead on the playoff road beyond this week.

    Bethlehem (7-2) heads to Class 1A No. 5 Paris (9-0) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in what figures to be a good prep for the Eagles before entering the Class 1A Region 1 playoffs next week.

    Two local squads have home contests tonight.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Bethlehem comeback stopped short in epic 5th set

    GREENSBURG — After a massive comeback from two sets down, Bethlehem had the finish line in sight with just two points left to claim a second straight berth in the 5th Region championship.

    Until it wasn’t.

    A stunned Elizabethtown stunned Bethlehem right back in Wednesday’s 5th Region volleyball semifinals at Green County, regaining momentum just in time to win three straight points to take the deciding fifth set by two points, and the match, three sets to two (25-20, 25-23, 26-28, 20-25, 15-13).

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Generals can't keep momentum in 1st region appearance

    GREENSBURG — Thomas Nelson put an early scare into the defending region champs Tuesday, taking the first set in their 5th Region quarterfinal matchup 27-25.

    But the host Dragons rallied back to take the next three — 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 — and put an end to the Generals’ deepest postseason foray in school history.

    “My seniors deserved this,” first-year coach Darren Morris said. “I couldn’t be more happy with how the season turned out.”





    Bardstown 36, Thomas Nelson 7

    Bethlehem 62, Fort Knox 0

    Bullitt Central 28, Nelson Co. 8


    Girls’ Soccer


    State Sectional

    Bethlehem 3, Mercy 2




    5th Region tournament

    at Green Co.

    Bethlehem 3, LaRue Co. 0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-18)

  • GIRLS' STATE SOCCER SECTIONALS: Banshees take Mercy and march on to QFs

    LOUISVILLE — Bethlehem fought through a driving rainstorm, then held off host Mercy’s second-half comeback in Tuesday’s girls’ state soccer sectionals to win 3-2 and advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals.

    “I’m so pumped,” said Bethlehem freshman Maddie Sparks, who scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 74th minute. “We’ve never gone this far. It’s awesome. We’re making history.”

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees blitz Hawks in straight sets



    The News-Enterprise

    GREENSBURG — The LaRue County volleyball team had already gotten one taste of Bethlehem’s ability back in the season-opener, when the Banshees defeated the Hawks in four sets.

    But Coach Ben Schell’s club isn’t the same one the Banshees saw in August. The Hawks found their identity in the second half of the season, cruising to a top district seed and eventually a spot in the 5th Region Tournament at Green County.