High School Sports

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: E'town takes down Nelson Co. to win the title

    RADCLIFF — Nelson County’s first trip to the 5th Region championship since 2010 was a painful experience for the Cardinals, in more ways than one.

    Elizabethtown (16-8-1) captured its third straight region title, dealing Nelson County a 5-0 defeat in Thursday’s finals at John Hardin. It was the fourth straight year the Panthers have knocked the Cardinals out of the postseason.

    “We just did not have our best game tonight,” Nelson County coach Mike Glass said.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Nelson tops Taylor, punches ticket to finals

    RADCLIFF — Nelson County marched past Taylor County 5-0 Wednesday, getting back to the 5th Region championship match for the first time since 2010 in the process.

    “It means a lot,” senior Bailey Martinez said. “We’re finally in the championship, and that’s awesome. I love it.”





    Bardstown 40, Washington Co. 7

    KCD 42, Bethlehem 21

    Fairdale 14, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 28, Fort Knox 6


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region quarterfinals

    at Thomas Nelson

    Nelson Co. 2, LaRue Co. 0

    Central Hardin 5, Taylor Co. 0



    5th Region semifinals

    at Thomas Nelson

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Cards, Eagles fall in semifinals

    Nelson County and Bethlehem each saw their seasons come to an end in Tuesday’s 5th Region semifinals, with the local squads falling victim to rivals from the 17th District.

    The Cardinals (15-6) faced off with John Hardin in the first semifinal, hoping to avenge an earlier 8-1 loss to the No. 25 Bulldogs (21-3). And for a while, that looked like a possibility as Nelson County’s Joey Muncy got the Cardinals on the board in the fourth minute of the match on an assist by Jacob Hardin.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Cards, Banshees score semifinal wins

    Bethlehem and Nelson County will meet for the sixth straight season with the district title on the line in Thursday’s 19th District volleyball championship after both teams advanced with four-set wins in Tuesday’s semifinals.

    The Banshees (26-3) are seeking their fourth straight district crown following a 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 25-18 win over Thomas Nelson (6-26), while the Cardinals (29-5) bested Washington County (21-10) 25-22, 25-27, 25-15, 25-22 in the late semifinal.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Generals take down Tigers in 4 sets

    The 19th District volleyball tournament kicked off with a bang, and with an upset on Monday at Nelson County, as No. 5-seeded Thomas Nelson knocked out Bardstown, the No.4 seed, in four sets, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23.

    The Tigers had won both regular season meetings, but couldn’t muster a comeback as postseason play started.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Cardinals upend Bruins to advance to SFs

    RADCLIFF — Caitlin Hagan and Lakin Walls are expected to be two of the Nelson County Cardinals’ top performers on the basketball court this season. The duo showed Monday night at John Hardin that their cohesiveness when it comes to passing isn’t limited to just the hardwood.

    Both members of the tandem scored off assists from the other as the 19th District runners-up pulled away from the 17th District champion Central Hardin, 2-0 in the early quarterfinal of the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament.

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Nelson defense shuts down LaRue Co.

    LaRue County coach Derek Bell felt 19th District runner-up Nelson County was perhaps the only team in the boys’ 5th Region soccer tournament his 18th District runner-up Hawks could steal a win from this week at Thomas Nelson.

    Only Derrick Zielke and the Cardinals were locked down and stopping any threats of larceny or theft.

    “They were just able to keep the LaRue County guys in front of them,” Nelson County coach Lee Brothers said of his squad’s defensive effort.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: 5th Region tournament preview

    The team with the best record this year and the program with the most titles in the last 15 seasons might have fittingly lucked into the byes for the semifinals for the Boys’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament at Thomas Nelson.

    The three district tournament runner-ups — the Central Hardin Bruins (11-10-1) from the 17th, the LaRue County Hawks (12-10-1) from the 18th and the Nelson County Cardinals (14-5) from the 19th — were guaranteed to have to play Sunday in one of the two quarterfinals.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: 5th Region tournament preview

    Revealing that the reigning finalists would play back-to-back games on opening night and having two teams earn spots in the Girls’ 5th Region Soccer Tournament semifinals for the first time were the highlights of the tournament’s draw meeting Saturday morning at host John Hardin.