High School Sports

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiger boys rout Cards

    Donovan Nance hit a trio of three-pointers in the first three minutes Friday, getting Bardstown off to a hot start on the way to a 94-62 win over Nelson County.

    “My teammates were able to find me in open, and I hit them,” Nance said.

    Nance ended up with 14 points and four threes, which helped loosen up the Nelson County defense for others to get into the action. Quindon Litsey and Santrel Farmer combined for 26 points off the bench, supplementing a big night by L.J. Cowherd, who led all scorers with 21 points to go with nine assists and four steals.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Tigers stop Cards’ district run at 48

    The streak has ended.

    Bardstown produced a 20-0 first-half run Friday to build a big lead, then had to hang on for dear life to stem a Nelson County comeback, ending the Cardinals’ five-year, 48-game win streak over 19th District opponents with a 63-55 win.

    “It means a lot to us, but we’re not satisfied,” Bardstown’s Alexis Brewer said. “We let it go in the second half. It was an ugly win, but I’ll take an ugly win over a loss.”

  • FOOTBALL: Six local players get the call on Natl. Signing Day

    Wednesday was National Signing Day for football, as high school gridiron standouts made their final college choices, and six local players joined the ceremony.

    Indiana State grabbed two local players, as the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA) Sycamores signed Thomas Nelson lineman Mason Flechler and Bardstown long-snapper Jeremy Ashworth.

    Campbellsville picked up three local players, with Bardstown’s Keanu Young and Thomas Nelson’s Ethan Fleming and Eli Clark continuing their careers with the NAIA Tigers.

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiger boys turn back Eagles

    Bardstown took control with a big third quarter Tuesday, then weathered a late Bethlehem comeback to score a 67-66 win and seal the Tigers’ hold on the top seed in the 19th District tournament.

    Keanu Young, who led Bardstown with 19 points, said it was a far cry different from the teams’ first meeting, a 64-34 rout on Bethlehem’s home court last month.

    “They hit us with the box-and-chaser, and at first I think it rattled us, because we haven’t seen that this year,” he said. “And Jude Hutchins, he was hot.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 56, Bullitt East 54

    North Bullitt 60, Bethlehem 55

    Marion Co. 58, Nelson Co. 47

    Campbellsville 74, Thomas Nelson 43



    Nelson Co. 66, Trimble Co. 54


    Nathan McCurry Classic at John Hardin

    Bardstown 65, Meade Co. 57



    North Bullitt 73, Thomas Nelson 54



  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Generals’ Nalley makes state

    Thomas Nelson’s Amber Nalley qualified for state tournament — the first-ever for the Generals — notching a 203 high game and an 840 five-game series to place fourth in the region.

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: No. 24 Cards winning games and having fun

    Newly-ranked Nelson County grabbed its 10th straight win Monday, grinding down visiting Meade County, 61-51.

    The win put the Cardinals at 17-4 overall heading into Tuesday’s home test with Green County (after press time for this edition), and was the first since their Monday debut at No. 24 in the state girls’ Cantrall Ratings in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    “We should be,” Nelson County coach Kelly Wood said. “I don’t put a lot of stock in the rankings, but our girls deserve that. They’ve beaten some good teams.”

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bardstown Tigers trip Bullitt East Chargers Friday

    Bardstown picked up a solid out-of-region road win Friday, leading throughout and hanging on late to beat Bullitt East, 56-54.

    The Tigers (12-9) never trailed and weathered the late storm by making key plays when it counted, including Keanu Young’s game-winning bucket with six seconds left.

    “It was a great win and great effort, on behalf of all my players,” Tigers coach James “Boo” Brewer said. “Our bench really contributed as well, and we played a great ballgame all around. It was a team effort and a team win.”

  • BASKETBALL: Nelson Co. Cards split DH with Knights

    It’s not often that a player will go scoreless but is described by the coach as the key to his team’s win.

    But that was the case Friday night as Nelson County’s girls overcame some sluggish moments in a 73-44 win over Marion County.

    Junior Lakin Walls came off the bench when her sister Marly got into foul trouble and put the defensive clamps on the Knights’ Haley Howard.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Male 68, Bardstown 55

    Bullitt East 94, Nelson Co. 62



    Bardstown 91, Washington Co. 60

    Nelson Co. 55, Hart Co. 54

    Central Hardin 73, Thomas Nelson 36



    Bethlehem 77, Walden 46


    Girls’ Basketball


    Bardstown 61, Central Hardin 35

    Taylor Co. 55, Bethlehem 42