High School Sports

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Cards outlast Tigers in 10-inning thriller

    For the second time in four days, Nelson County got extra-inning heroics from the bottom of the batting order, as Trey Gillis delivered a bases-loaded walkoff single in the 10th to beat Bardstown, 3-2.

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Commanders knock out Generals

    Thomas Nelson is still seeking its first win in the 19th District baseball tournament, as Washington County put an end to the Generals’ season Monday behind Trae Coulter’s complete-game seven-hitter.

    The Generals went 12-20 this season, a dramatic improvement over their 1-33 debut campaign.

    “We worked hard in the offseason,” Thomas Nelson coach Brian Coffman said. “We had several guys who really put the time in during the offseason — that’s how you get better, you know? … We came together as a team.”

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Cards slug into region

    The fourth-seeded Bardstown Tigers used a late clutch hit by their designated player, senior Suzanne Taylor, in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday to unlock a 1-1 tie and advance to the semifinals of the 19th District softball tournament by defeating Thomas Nelson, 2-1.

    The Tigers (4-16) were in action after press time Tuesday against top seed Bethlehem (23-7) with a berth to next week’s 5th Region tournament on the line, as well as a spot in Wednesday’s district championship at 5 p.m.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: State meet qualifiers by school



    Ian Allen 12**

    Thomas Newcomb 11




    Caresha Allen 11

    Emily Bowling 12

    Sydney Disponnett 08

    Mercedes Elder 11

    Lakein Festervan 07

    Andrea Hayden 08

    Mariam Haydon 09

    Haley Koger 08

    Loreal Lydian 11

    Halay Shrewsbury 12**

    Anna Villarreal 12

    Lexie Welther 08



  • BASEBALL: Nelson County’s Briney inks with Cumberlands

    A swirl of freak injuries have decimated the Nelson County starting rotation, leaving steady anchor Alex Briney behind to pick up the pieces and lead his team into this week’s postseason.

    “I’m going to have to step up,” Briney said. “You need the pressure situations to make you better.”

  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Ndahiro’s travels take him to Stetson

    Kevin Ndahiro grew up in a rough part of Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, after migrating from his native Rwanda as a child. He has traveled many miles and endured just as many struggles in pursuit of his basketball career.

    His current stop, at least for a few more weeks until graduation, is Thomas Nelson High School. The next destination for the athletic 6-9 forward is Division I Stetson University in Florida, and one step closer to realizing his goals.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Generals debut new coach Monday

    Thomas Nelson will introduce new girls’ soccer coach Alex Martin on Monday at a ceremony at the school cafeteria.

    Martin takes over for Paul Brooks, who rolled up a 26-11-2 mark in the Generals’ first two seasons as a program.

    “We are thrilled to have Coach Alex Martin as our new head girls’ soccer coach of the Lady Generals,” Thomas Nelson athletic director Sara Thurmond said. “He is taking over an extremely talented program and will continue to build what Coach Paul Brooks began over two years ago.”

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Bardstown boys win region title

    Bardstown’s boys fought through a long Class 2A Region 2 meet Tuesday that was punctuated with weather delays, finally emerging after midnight with the team region crown in their first year since moving up from 1A.





    Nelson Co. 1, Bethlehem 1 (susp.)

    Male 7, Thomas Nelson 0



    Bardstown 13, Burgin 5

    Tates Creek 7, Bethlehem 3

    St. Xavier 7, Nelson Co. 0

    Holy Cross 8, Thomas Nelson 6



    Bardstown at John Hardin

    Garrard Co. at Bethlehem

    Henry Co. at Nelson Co.




  • BOYS' BAKSETBALL: Tigers’ Schooling signs with Illinois juco

    Just moments after signing his name to paperwork to play basketball at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Bardstown basketball star Seivon Schooling slowly stood up from his chair, his 6-6 frame gradually coming into full view of the hundreds of classmates who had gathered in the school auditorium to witness the occasion.

    The 5th Region Co-Player of the Year waved his arms while asking his teammates to come to the stage.