High School Sports

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Bardstown makes history, grabs school's 1st region berth

    With her team trailing Washington County 22-15 in the opening set of Wednesday’s district tournament semifinal match, Bardstown coach Felicia Sanchez had to wonder if her team could muster the wherewithal to overcome the deficit and rally from behind if they lost that opening set.

    You see, before the season started, Sanchez instituted drills that forced her team to practice coming from behind.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem senior Davis Downs

    Bethlehem senior Davis Downs is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Downs is one of the top guns for the Eagles’ tennis squad and also competes for the Academic team at Bethlehem, in addition to being president of Student Council and the Interact Club. He carries a 4.0 GPA.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Downs for a few questions to better get to know him.


  • BOYS' 5th REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Taylor Co. turns back Thomas Nelson

    CECILIA — Thomas Nelson rolled into the boys’ 5th Region soccer tournament with big momentum, winning four straight and riding a nine-match unbeaten streak in a bid to be the best team in school history.

    Unfortunately, all the Generals could do was match the achievements of the 2013 district champion team, falling 3-0 to Taylor County in Monday’s region quarterfinals at Central Hardin. Thomas Nelson (15-5-2) had just beaten Taylor County (13-3-2) nine days prior, 2-0, on the final day of the regular season.





    Central 21, Bardstown 19

    Bethlehem 22, Campbellsville 8

    Oldham Co. 48, Nelson Co. 6

    Waggener 55, Thomas Nelson 6


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region tournament

    at Central Hardin

    Taylor Co. 3, Thomas Nelson 0

    North Hardin 3, Bardstown 0


    Girls’ Soccer


    5th Region tournament

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Bethlehem routs Taylor to move into finals

    Sophomore Abigail Proctor scored three times and had an assist Tuesday, and three other Bethlehem players netted two goals apiece as the Banshees whipped Taylor County 11-1 to advance to the girls’ 5th Region soccer championship for the second straight year.

    “This group and their mindset is the only thing that will make us successful or not,” Bethlehem coach Danny Rossoll said. “Dealing with that success we had (last year), we’ve got to be hungry, and we’ve got to play hard all the time.”

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Panthers shut down Generals



    The News-Enterprise

    Thomas Nelson was unable to break through against the stingiest defensive team in Kentucky, falling 3-0 to Elizabethtown in the girls’ 5th Region soccer semifinals Tuesday at Nelson County.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Generals rally to beat Cards in 5

    It took a fifth-set tiebreaker to decide the opening round of the 19th District Volleyball tournament on Monday, but after losing the first set by nine points, Thomas Nelson clawed back, defeating Nelson County 15-11 in the final set to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Tigers close the gap, but Trojans still too much

    The North Hardin Trojans were playing right into the hands of Bardstown’s defense.

    After allowing eight goals to North Hardin on Sept. 27, Tigers coach Aaron Boggs opted to go with a more defensive-minded attack, keeping as many as eight players back on defense.

    And for the first 19 minutes in Monday’s boys’ 5th Region soccer tournament second quarterfinal, the plan worked. The Trojans were settling for long shots, unable to get inside the penalty area for easier looks at the goal.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT: TNHS blasts Hart Co., 10-0

    It was a display of pure dominance. In what was by far Thomas Nelson’s best performance of the season, the Generals rolled into Tuesday’s 5th Region semifinals against Elizabethtown by knocking off Hart County 10-0 for a mercy rule win Sunday afternoon.

    Forward Claire Hicks blasted five goals — four of which came in the first half —during the Generals’ opening-round win at Nelson County High School.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Banshees take first step toward title defense



    The News-Enterprise

    One hurdle down, two to go.

    Bethlehem scored three first-half goals, two by sophomore Maddie Sparks, en route to a 4-1 victory over Central Hardin in the girls’ 5th Region soccer tournament at Nelson County on Sunday.

    “Survive and advance,” Bethlehem coach Danny Rossoll said. “In the 5th Region, there are a lot of good teams.”

    Central Hardin wasn’t its usual dominant defensive self at Nelson County.