High School Sports

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees meet Dragons Monday

    Thursday’s 5th Region tournament softball draw resulted in Bethlehem matching up with a familiar region thwart in the form of Green County.

    The Banshees (23-12) take on the 18th District champ Dragons (16-13) at 6 p.m. Monday at LaRue County High School, closing out the day’s schedule of quarterfinal games. Bethlehem beat Green County 7-5 on March 18.

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: WC's Graves shuts out Banshees; stops streak at 35

    Coming into Tuesday’s district championship, Bethlehem was riding a streak of four straight district crowns and 35 consecutive wins over district rivals in the regular season and postseason.

    Washington County, on the other hand, had never won a district title, and hadn’t beaten the Banshees since 2012. But with all that history against them, the Commanders made some of their own, stunning Bethlehem 3-0

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Walkoff hit by WC steals title away from Bethlehem

    In Monday’s 19th District semifinal win over Nelson County, Bethlehem was the hard-charging, come-from-behind team that just kept on coming all game, finally tasting victory with a dramatic seventh-inning rally.

    In Tuesday’s championship at Thomas Nelson High School, it was the Eagles falling apart in the seventh, squandering leads of 4-0, 7-4 and finally 7-6 going into the seventh, with Washington County’s Thomas Bartley delivering a dramatic walkoff single as the Commanders stole an 8-7 win.





    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 11, Thomas Nelson 1



    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Washington Co. 9, Bardstown 2

    Bethlehem 13, Nelson Co. 12



    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Commanders’ bats too much for host Generals

    Washington County only needed five innings to dispose of host Thomas Nelson on Monday, winning 12-2 in the 19th District softball semifinals to advance to Tuesday’s championship.

    The Commanders (16-11) faced top-seeded Bethlehem after press time for this edition.

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Commanders end Tigers' season

    Washington County may have entered the 19th District baseball tournament as the No. 1 seed, but the Commanders did not enter postseason play with the momentum that coach Adam Blair would have liked.

    His team lost its final four games to finish the regular season with 17-16 record, and Blair said he spent the 48 hours leading up to Monday’s game against Bardstown trying to decide if he should start his ace pitcher ,Trae Coulter, or hold him out for the district championship game, should they get past the Tigers.

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Banshees rout Cards

    Sometimes a last-minute decision for a head coach can be baffling, but for Bethlehem coach Shaun Smith, his gametime choice of who to start in the pitching circle proved to be the right one.

    Jordan Thomas was set to take her regular spot in center field, but instead got the late call to start in the circle in a postseason elimination game, and did she deliver a gem.

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Eagles' rally stuns Cards

    Nelson County coach Kelly Wood was concerned a six-run lead going into the seventh wouldn’t be enough. Not in a postseason elimination game.

    His fears became reality Monday, as Bethlehem rallied for seven runs in its final at-bat, stunning the Cardinals 13-12 to advance to Tuesday’s 19th District championship.

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Walkoff hit lifts Cards past Tigers

    The third time looked like it might be a charm in the opening round of the 19th District softball tournament at Thomas Nelson, as Bardstown rallied for seven runs in the top of the seventh against Nelson County to tie it at 10-10 in the teams’ third meeting of the year.

    But the Cardinals had the last at-bat, and the final say, as Hannah Butler’s walkoff single to left field scored pinch runner Lexi Moore to give Nelson County the 11-10 win, their fourth victory of the season and third of the year over the Tigers.

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: B'town tops TNHS in first round

    Bardstown took full advantage of eight Thomas Nelson errors in scoring an 11-1 win over the host Generals on Sunday to open the 19th District baseball tournament, and it ended up being a history-making victory.

    It was the fourth win of the season by the Tigers over the Generals, as well as Bardstown’s 20th win of the year against 15 defeats, setting the school record for most wins in a season.