High School Sports





    Cal Ripken Experience

    at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Lawrence Co. 13, Bethlehem 12


    Fort Walton Beach Bash

    Allen Co.-Scottsville 5, Nelson Co. 4

    Rutherford, Fla. 11, Nelson Co. 1



    Doss 19, Thomas Nelson 6


    Cal Ripken Experience

    at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Bethlehem 12, Greenwood 10


    Fort Walton Beach Bash

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees come back to win wild one over LaRue

    Bethlehem’s softball squad was able to rally from as many as six runs down Monday at LaRue County, avenging an earlier loss with a 15-13 decision.

    The Banshees (6-9) found themselves down 9-4 after one inning and 12-6 after two, but slowly chipped away until delivering a decisive five-run sixth inning to take the lead for good.

  • On the record with: Nelson Co. senior Dominic Lawson

    Nelson County senior Dominic Lawson is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Dominic is a standout pitcher and hitter for the Cardinals in baseball, leading the team last year with seven home runs, and has already signed to continue his career at Kentucky State University in the fall. He carries a 3.67 GPA.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Dominic in order to get to know him better.


  • Spring break trips not always kind to area teams

    Bethlehem split its first two games last week at the Cal Ripken Experience baseball tournament at Myrtle Beach, S.C., picking up a Friday win over Greenwood out of the 4th Region, and falling in a nine-inning thriller Thursday to Lawrence County out of the 15th Region.

    On Friday, the Eagles overcame an early 6-2 deficit to Greenwood, pulling ahead for good with a six-run fifth inning and holding off a late comeback to win 12-10.

  • Bethlehem archer has many talents

    Bethlehem senior Kristen Sedlatschek is not unlike many other high school students.

    She’s busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities, not to mention her extraordinary singing talents that helped her garner a Performing Arts Scholarship to Centre College.

  • TENNIS: Generals' Kaissieh hopes to take new partner to state

    Thomas Nelson tennis coach Curt Merrifield has a luxury that most area coaches would die for.

    The Generals have a plethora of experienced girls who give the coach high hopes as several of them will be seeded in the regional tournament with a chance to advance to state competition.

  • TENNIS: New Nelson Co. coach has several key players returning

    Just a few weeks into his initial season as the Nelson County tennis coach, Dan Duncan is quite pleased with what he has seen.

    And the coach knows good tennis when he sees it.

    Duncan was an outstanding player in high school before injuries cut his career short. He has coached at Mercer County and Logan County, sending three different doubles teams to the state tournament at the latter.

    His Nelson County boys split their first six matches, not a bad start for a team that Duncan has had to manage like a jigsaw puzzle.

  • TENNIS: Spencer back to lead Tiger girls; boys will be young

    Selena Spencer has been a stalwart at No. 1 singles Bardstown since she was a middle-schooler, and the junior is looking to not put too much pressure on herself this time around as she has in the past.

    “Every year, basically, I’ve been saying I want to make it to the state,” she said. “But this year, I just want to have fun. So that’s really my goal this year is to have fun in what I’m doing.”

    If that happens, Spencer said, the postseason success will take care of itself.

  • TENNIS: Bethlehem has depth and experience all over

    Bethlehem’s combination of experience, depth and versatility has posed coach Lynn Hamilton with some problems to solve.

    But they’re the kind of problems most coaches would be envious to have.

    “I didn’t lose any seniors last year — they were all juniors,” Hamilton said.

    The Banshees and Eagles have tons of experience across the board, with multi-year starters all across the girls’ and boys’ lineups.

  • On the record with: Bardstown junior Haylee Koger

    Bardstown junior Haylee Koger is this week’s nominee for the Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.