High School Sports

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Thomas Nelson girls rout Washington Co. to grab season’s first win

    Freshman Kenleigh Fritz came off of the bench and scored a game-high 18 points to lead her Thomas Nelson team to 60-31 win over visiting Washington County on Friday.

    It was the team’s first win of the season.

    “I think the first win is always the hardest to get,” coach Patty Rouse said. “Now we have a district win and I think it will help with the girls’ confidence.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: NC rolls to 4-0

    Nelson County placed four players in double figures on Friday in rolling to its second district win of the season, thrashing host Bethlehem 76-39.

    “We were a little sluggish tonight,” Cardinals coach Kelly Wood said. “We made some mistakes and had 20 turnovers, and that’s way too many. We missed a lot of layups, but were still able to get the win.”

    Senior guard Shyla Calbert (11 points and five steals) sparked the Cardinals offense to start the game when she glided to the basket.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles rout Cards in battle of unbeatens

    It was an early-season matchup of unbeatens, but with a display of a near flawless first half on Friday, Bethlehem seized its home court advantage and manhandled Nelson County, 63-29.

    “We preach all year about energy and effort and to set the tone of the game with defense and tonight we did that,” Eagles coach Artie Braden said. “This was the best we shot the ball in a long time, and a lot of that was where we got execution and our shot selection was good.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Butler Co. 66, Thomas Nelson 43



    Trinity 76, Bardstown 54

    Bethlehem 62, Thomas Nelson 24

    Nelson Co. 65, Butler Co. 58


    Girls’ Basketball


    Nelson Co. 83, Thomas Nelson 49



    Campbellsville 49, Bethlehem 25

    Woodford Co. 74, Thomas Nelson 43



  • BOWLING: NC falls to John, E’town

    Nelson County dropped a pair of matches Tuesday in bowling action, with the boys falling 5-2 to John Hardin and Elizabethtown, and with the girls dropping identical 5-2 decisions to the Bulldogs and Panthers.

    High games for the girls were Erin Hall with a 169 and Courtney Bullock with a 168. Nick Boone posted the boys’ top result with a 168.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Banshees top Generals behind Beam’s big game

    With just one year of varsity basketball under her belt, Bethlehem guard Carly Beam could hardly be described as a seasoned veteran.

    But the Banshee sophomore guard performed like one Tuesday night, scoring 12 of her game-high 20 points in the final period, including hitting 10 consecutive free throws to help her team to a 57-48 19th District win over Thomas Nelson.

    Bethlehem needed the strong performance after they squandered all but one point of a 32-18 lead.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles rout Generals to go 3-0

    Unbeaten Bethlehem put the defensive clamps on Thomas Nelson, limiting the Generals to only one first-half field goal en route to a 62-24 win on Tuesday night.

    The losers only managed four field goals for the entire contest.

    The Eagles (3-0, 1-0 dist.) scored the first 11 points of the game and cruised from there.

    Connor Beisler had a pair of field goals, Matthew Hagan hit a three-point basket while Jacob Taylor and Austin Monin also scored in the first five and a half minutes of the contest.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Trinity too much for Bardstown

    Trinity lived up to its No. 2 ranking on Tuesday night at Bardstown, using a 13-0 first quarter run to overtake the Tigers’ 4-0 start and coasted to a 76-54 win.

    The Tigers (1-1) got an early lead by the way of two technical foul shots to begin the contest after the Shamrocks (2-0) were penalized for dunking in the pregame warmups.

  • NCHS BASKETBALL: NC girls end E’town win streaks

    BARDSTOWN — Nelson County snapped a seven-game losing streak to Elizabethtown dating back to 2011, rallying from behind in the first half then holding on late for a 62-60 win over the No. 19 Panthers.

    The Cardinals also stopped Elizabethtown’s two-year, 46-game winning streak over 5th Region opponents.

  • WRESTLING: Young Tigers score meet win

    Thomas Nelson played host to a four-team match Wednesday night, and Bardstown proved the big winner, scoring team victories over the Generals, Nelson County and Fort Knox.

    “We did really good,” Tigers coach Jason Tilley said. “This is only our second year, so we’ve come a long way after our first. Having a full team helps a lot.”

    Bardstown bested Fort Knox 48-30, and scored a 54-24 win on Nelson County. The Tigers beat the host Generals 62-12.