High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Big-play Bardstown takes it to Spencer Co.

    In last year’s Bardstown-Nelson County Bowl, Spencer County played the role of bully spoiler, routing Bardstown in the bowl’s first season.

    The Tigers got their revenge this year, however, scoring on the game’s first play of scrimmage and never looking back in whipping the Bears — ranked No. 6 in the preseason in Class 4A — handily, 29-13.

  • FOOTBALL: Marion thrashes Nelson in B-NC Bowl nightcap

    The records will show that a flash of lightning early in the second quarter stopped the Marion County-Nelson County football game.

    However, lightning actually struck much earlier — the game’s first play from scrimmage — when the Knights’ Trey Downs took a hand-off from Mason Sullivan and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown.

    It was one of his five first-half touchdowns as Marion County blasted the Cardinals 54-21 in the nightcap of the second annual Bardstown-Nelson County Bowl.

  • Scores and Schedule 8-19


    Boys’ Soccer


    Taylor Co. 6, Bardstown 3

    Meade Co. 2, Nelson Co. 0

    Thomas Nelson 2, Shelby Co. 1



    Bardstown at South Oldham

    East Jessamine at Bethlehem

    Spencer Co. at Nelson Co.

    Thomas Nelson at KCD


    Girls’ Soccer


    Bardstown 7, LaRue Co. 3

    Bethlehem 3, Greenwood 0

    Danville 1, Nelson Co. 0


    Bethlehem, last year’s surprise region champion in girls’ soccer, opened its 2016 campaign with a bang, shutting out a tough Greenwood team on Monday then routing Fort Knox on Tuesday.

    On Monday, Banshees junior goalkeeper Abby Elder recorded an opening-night 3-0 shutout.

    Sophomore Abigail Proctor netted two goals, while classmate Maddie Sparks scored the other. Haley Nelson and Baeli Young each had assists.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers experienced with 18 seniors



    Contributing Writer

    After graduating nine seniors at the end of last year, three of whom are now collegiate athletes, the Bardstown Tigers’ biggest challenge for this season will be focused on establishing their identity.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bethlehem looks to repeat title run

    How do you top a trip to the regional championship game from a year ago? Making sure you’re in a position to get back there.

    The defending Class A District 2 champ and Region 1 runner-up Bethlehem Eagles are gearing up for what could be another banner year, but may have to hurdle a couple of underlying obstacles.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: New coach, new players, new attack for NC

    Big changes are on hand at Nelson County High School.

    After seven years as head coach, Jamie Egli has moved on to Montgomery County, taking with him the high-octane, pass-happy offense that put the Cardinals in the state record book.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Generals bigger, stronger, one year older

    Thomas Nelson opens the 2016 football campaign Friday night with a visit from Fort Knox, and coach Kyle Boblitt hopes his team can replicate the success they had in his first year as coach two years ago.

    The Generals had lost all 10 of their games under coach Greg Brohm in 2013 by a combined score of 520-60, the school’s first season as a varsity program.

  • RIVER RAT: HS FB is here!

    Welcome to the 2016 high school football season, and our special coverage of it.

    Of course, today’s issue of The Kentucky Standard features an old favorite, the football preview section, where we profile the teams that will be hitting the gridiron under the lights on Friday nights for the next few months.

    In addition, I hope you’ve been watching our companion coverage on PLG-TV 13, where this week we launched Season 8 (!) of Zubaty and Crew Sports Week with individual segments focusing on each of our local varsity football teams.

  • Football season begins