High School Sports

  • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: NC dominance continues

    Nelson County extended its winning streak against district opponents to 38 games on Friday night when they whipped visiting Bardstown, 63-34.

    Not since Daizah Kimberland led the Tigers to a 50-42 triumph on Jan. 9, 2010, has a 19th District foe been able to knock off the Cardinals.

    Nelson coach Kelly Wood’s team was able to pick up its 17th win against only five losses with the same blueprint for success that has been used all season.

  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Tiger boys rout Cardinals

    Keanu Young scored 15 of his game-high 16 points in the first half to lead his Bardstown Tigers to a 76-50 win over homestanding Nelson County is a battle of 19th District foes.

    The winners scored the game’s first eight points, including one of three treys in the half by Young, before a pair of three-pointers by Austin Ellis cut the gap to 10-6. Bardstown scored seven straight points before leading 21-12 at the first break.

  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Eagles, Generals light up scoreboard

    So far this season, Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson have delivered a pair of classics, beginning with a one-point Generals win in December, with that one being topped by Friday’s high-scoring 91-84 home win by the Eagles.

    Senior Shane Beisler, who scored 30 to lead Bethlehem, said the teams’ third meeting later this month in the 19th District tournament figures to be a grudge match.

    “I don’t know” if we can top Friday, he said. “That was a bunch of offense.”

  • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Banshees rally late to stun Generals

    Down 11 midway through the fourth quarter, Bethlehem dug deep and came up with a furious 15-3 run to close the game Friday and stun visiting Thomas Nelson, 48-46.

    “We just knew this was a game we needed,” said Banshees senior MacKenzie Hagan, who got all 15 of her points after halftime. “We had to do whatever it took.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Trinity 51, Bardstown 37



    Thomas Nelson 71, Nelson Co. 51


    Girls’ Basketball


    Bardstown 52, Knox Central 47

    East Jessamine 60, Thomas Nelson 49



    Bethlehem 62, Bardstown 51



    Boys’ Basketball


  • RIVER RAT: Weather cancellations, reschedules keep ADs scrambling

    Were you to check my computer’s browser history, I’m pretty sure the Weather Channel’s site has moved into my top three. And I’m not alone.

    Athletic directors at area high schools have to do a lot more prognosticating than they would like as they try to get as many ballgames in during an increasingly closing weather window.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Banshees roll past Tigers in district tilt

    Icy conditions outside were in stark contrast to the hot shooting going on inside Bethlehem’s gym Wednesday as the Banshees pulled away from Bardstown in the third quarter to score a 62-51 win.

    “It’s all coming together,” Bethlehem coach Chris Taylor said of his team’s third straight win, all by double digits. “The girls are buying in.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Thomas Nelson 68, Fort Knox 57



    North Bullitt 58, Bethlehem 51

    Marion Co. 71, Nelson Co. 66


    King Of The Bluegrass Showcase

    at Fairdale

    Doss 79, Thomas Nelson 58



    Trinity 51, Bardstown 37



    Thomas Nelson 71, Nelson Co. 51



  • HOOPS ROUNDUP: Generals rain 3s, stop Cardinals

    Thomas Nelson erupted for 13 three-pointers Monday, then used its defense to pull away from Nelson County down the stretch in a key 71-51 district win.

    “It was really important for us to make a statement,” said Generals senior Austin Willett, who poured in five threes and 19 points. “This puts us in the upper hand to get the No. 2 seed in the district, and we really wanted the No. 2 or 3 seed.”

  • HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Latest weather cancellations/schedule changes

    Tuesday night’s wintry weather led to more cancellations to Wednesday’s slate of high school sports activities, but the rescheduled Bardstown at Bethlehem girls’ basketball game is tentatively on for 6:30 p.m. tonight.

    The Bethlehem-Bardstown girls’ game is varsity only. Bethlehem athletic director Tom Brown said they would be monitoring the weather throughout the day and make a decision sometime after 4 p.m.