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High School Sports

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Tigers' newcomer on ride of his life

    Cultural exchanges often can be eye-opening affairs.

    For Spaniard Nicolas DeVillalobos, the introduction to high school basketball in Kentucky has been a season-long series of “Wow” moments, with the biggest one coming Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington as a starter for the Bardstown Tigers.

    (Editor’s note — Bardstown’s game against Pleasure Ridge Park in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 occurred after press time for this edition. Go to kystandard.com for photos and stories.)

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Tigers top PRP for historic win

    LEXINGTON — Bardstown’s eighth state tournament trip in school history proved to be its best ever, as the Tigers advanced Thursday with a 75-70 win over Pleasure Ridge Park.

    Bardstown (27-6) led by as many as 15 points in the second half, then fended off a late rally by 6th Region champ PRP (26-8) to move into the quarterfinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16. The Tigers will take on Covington Catholic (30-2) — 80-78 first-round winners over Clay County — at 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Arena.

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Garnis Martin to be honored Friday

    This year’s Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 provides Bardstown basketball fans a chance to celebrate the program’s brilliant current stretch, as well as reflect upon its rich history.

    Garnis Martin, the legendary football and track coach at the high school, will be inducted Friday in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor for his exploits during his 25-year run (1953-78) as the Tigers’ head coach.

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Veteran PRP presents challenge

    The Maalox needs to be handy and the stomach butterflies will be churning for many high school athletes when they step onto the floor of cavernous Rupp Arena for the first time to play in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16.

    However, Bardstown’s opening-round opponent, Pleasure Ridge Park, returns three starters from last year’s team that fell 65-60 to Covington Holmes in an opening round contest. And that experience should help the Panther cause on Thursday night.

  • WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS' SWEET 16: Can Bardstown break through?

    In seven previous trips to the Sweet 16, Bardstown has never made it past the first round.

    Could this be the year the Tigers break that drought? The magic 8-ball doesn’t necessarily say yes, but the signs do point to that possibility.

    Their first-round opponent Thursday at 6:30 p.m. is Pleasure Ridge Park, a veteran of 14 appearances including last year, when they fell 65-60 in the first round to Covington Holmes.

  • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Season gets under way

    Local teams enjoyed a short break from our winter cycle of bad weather, taking advantage of the sun and milder weather to kick off their baseball and softball seasons on Thursday and Friday.

    Weather forecasts indicate Monday figures to be cool, but temperatures are expected to be back into the 60s with small chances of rain daily.

    This week’s schedule features several key games on the softball and baseball diamond, including Nelson County softball with key home district games Tuesday against Washington County and Thursday against Bethlehem, both at 7 p.m.

  • ARCHERY: Locals in NASP state

    Although the archery season is winding down, the sport has vastly grown for each local high school.

    A few weeks ago, more than 650 archers from more than 20 schools were in town for the Bardstown Invitational.

    “Last year, Bardstown went to the nationals,” Tigers archery coach Lisa Hamilton said. “It is now a sanctioned high school sport, and we have 35 team members this year.”

    Hamilton is in her second year as the Bardstown head coach, and she says it is something she really enjoys to be a part of.

  • SPORTS BRIEF 3-16

    Sweet 16 tickets

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-14

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    5th Region semifinals

    at Marion Co.

    Elizabethtown 64, Taylor Co. 60

    Bardstown 68, John Hardin 52

     

    Tuesday

    5th Region Championship

    at Marion Co.

    Bardstown 61, Elizabethtown 44

     

    Girls’ Basketball

    Saturday

    5th Region Semifinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Elizabethtown 66, Nelson Co. 39

  • SPORTS BRIEFS 3-14

    Former Banshee coach honored

    Current Henry County coach and former Bethlehem Banshee head coach Todd Gilley will be inducted into the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches’ Court of Honor at the girls’ Sweet 16 today between the first session’s games. Gilley coached the Banshees from 1985-89, and also served as head coach at Oldham County.