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High School Sports

  • 2016 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cards have pitching, but can they get — and stay — healthy?

    The past two years, Nelson County came into the baseball season with high hopes of a district championship and a deep region run, but injuries left coach Kelly Wood’s team depleted by the time the postseason came around.

    Fortunately for Wood, the cast of characters hasn’t changed much from last year, giving him a strong, youthful base and some solid arms to build upon. Unfortunately, however, injuries have worked their way into the script again.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Goodin leads Taylor past Bardstown

    The voting is already over, but Quentin Goodin played Tuesday like he still had people to convince in the Mr. Basketball race as the Taylor County guard netted 33 points to lift his team to the 5th Region championship over Bardstown, 69-53.

    The loss marked the second straight season the Tigers fell short to the Cardinals in the region title game. Bardstown has advanced to the 5th Region championship game in five of coach James “Boo” Brewer’s six seasons, winning the crown in 2011 and 2014.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-9

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    5th Region Quarterfinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Bardstown 80, Marion Co. 49

    Central Hardin 72, Caverna 71

     

    Monday

    5th Region Semifinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Taylor Co. 69, North Hardin 49

    Bardstown 74, Cent. Hardin 60 OT

     

    Tuesday

    5th Region Championship

    at Nelson Co.

    Taylor Co. 69, Bardstown 53

     

  • BOYS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Tigers stun Bruins in OT to advance to finals

    You can stretch the imagination all you want, but Kel Livers will never be mistaken as the biggest player on the Bardstown basketball team.

    But the 5-10, 150-pound guard put his Tiger teammates on his back and carried them to the 5th Region championship game with a splendid performance in the fourth quarter and overtime as Bardstown outlasted Central Hardin 74-60 in Monday’s semifinal game at Nelson County.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Top-ranked E'town turns back NC

    MUNFORDVILLE — For a little more than two quarters of play on Friday, the Nelson County Cardinals were defying the odds and bidding for an upset over the state’s No. 1-ranked team during the semifinals of the girls’ 5th Region tournament at Hart County.

    But, as the game faded toward its end, so did the Cardinals’ hopes of reaching the regional finals for a second straight year, as Elizabethtown finished the game on a 32-13 run to close out a 59-36 victory.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION QUARTERFINALS: Bardstown advances with QF rout of Marion Co.

    Time stood still — or so it seemed — for the Bardstown basketball team during the first half of its 80-49 win over Marion County in the opening round of the 5th Region basketball tournament Thursday at Nelson County High School.

    A malfunctioning clock during the first half kept the Tigers as concerned about the time and score as they were about their performance.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-6

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Nelson Co. 69

     

    Wednesday

    5th Region Quarterfinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Taylor Co. 84, Nelson Co. 50

    North Hardin 68, Green Co. 53

     

    Thursday

    5th Region Quarterfinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Bardstown 80, Marion Co. 49

    Central Hardin 72, Caverna 71

     

  • BOYS' 5th REGION QUARTERFINALS: Taylor routs Nelson

    Nelson County did something you never want to do as a host of any postseason event on Wednesday: Be the first one to exit the party early.

    Taylor County (22-8) — the defending regional champs one of the favorites to revisit Rupp Arena this year —played like a heavyweight in the opening round of the boys’ 5th Region tournament, dealing Nelson County an 84-50 defeat, but not before both teams relished some early blows.

    Each squad was hit with technical fouls within the first 10 minutes of the game for some dicey moves on both ends of the floor.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: NC rolls past Caverna

    Nelson County faces a daunting task tonight in the girls’ 5th Region basketball semifinals after dispatching Caverna 74-51 in opening-round play on Tuesday.

    The Cardinals will face the state’s top-ranked team, the Elizabethtown Panthers (27-4), at 8 p.m. at Hart County. Elizabethtown crushed Marion County 75-14 in Tuesday’s early quarterfinal game.

    On Tuesday, Nelson County (25-5) scored the first eight points of the game and appeared to have things well in hand.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 3-2

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Washington Co. 51

    Nelson Co. 72, Bethlehem 43

     

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Nelson Co. 69

     

    Wednesday

    5th Region Quarterfinals

    at Nelson Co.