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High School Sports

  • SOFTBALL: WC trips up NC

    SPRINGFIELD — Washington County put itself back in the mix in the 19th District softball race Monday, defeating Nelson County 5-2.

    The win kept the Commanders (6-12 overall, 2-2 dist.) in the chase for the top seed in the district tournament, and the team knew the importance of the game going into the contest.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: TNHS gets historic SB win over NC

    Tragedy hit the Thomas Nelson softball family earlier in the week, and the Generals were able to channel that emotion into the school’s first-ever softball win over Nelson County in a 7-5 decision Tuesday.

    Generals coach Ed Phelps fought through the pain brought about by the death of his wife, Lena, on Monday, continuing to guide the team through what assistant coach Jeff Hill said turned out to be a very focused, very emotional week of practice.

  • FOOTBALL: Schools on the move in latest realignment

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association earlier this week tentatively approved a realignment plan that will lead to some major shakeups in the local football scene beginning in the 2015 season.

    While some changes to the landscape were expected — such as growing enrollment forcing Bardstown and Thomas Nelson to move up from Class 2A to 3A — others were not. Chief among these was Nelson County petitioning to “play up” in 5A instead of remaining in Class 4A.

    Final approval is expected in the May KHSAA Board of Control meeting.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 4-18

    Scores

    Baseball

    Saturday

    Nelson Co. 2, Mercer Co. 1

    Central Hardin 16, Nelson Co. 3

     

    5th Region All A Classic

    Semifinals

    Bethlehem 7, Fort Knox 2

     

    Championship

    Bethlehem 2, Campbellsville 1

     

    Monday

    Green Co. 10, Bardstown 7

    Bethlehem 11, North Hardin 3

     

    Wednesday

    Bardstown 7, Washington Co. 5

    DeSales 11, Bethlehem 1

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Banshees best Commanders in softball

    Bethlehem has lived up to its expectations as the 19th District softball favorites so far in a 4-0 start, including Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Washington County.

    Overall, the Banshees are 13-7, and they’ve outscored district opponents by a combined 55-5 margin in wins over the Washington County, Nelson County, Bardstown and Thomas Nelson.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Hogan steps down at TNHS

    Thomas Nelson is searching to fill openings in four coaching positions, with the most recent vacancy coming late last week with the resignation of girls’ basketball coach Dwayne Hogan.

    “My job is demanding more of my time,” said Hogan, who started the program in 2012-13. A paraprofessional, Hogan said business at his job tripled recently and it would make it difficult to maintain the commitment necessary to head up a varsity program, made even more difficult with the departure of one of his assistants.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Generals built for distance

    It’s often said that a team tends to take on the personality of its coach.

    That’s the case this year at Thomas Nelson High School, where the track team has an array of long distance runners, reflecting the strength of coach Matt Hoyes, a running and adventure sport enthusiast.

    “That is definitely going to be our bread and butter,” Hoyes said. “Our top two runners are both very strong and they complement one another very well.”

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Bethlehem hopes to grow numbers

    With a limited number of students available to run track, Bethlehem coach Chris Cassady’s team must make the most of its opportunities to qualify for the state meet.

    The nucleus is in place for the Eagles to make a second straight appearance in the 4x400 relay.

    “We’re very strong in that event,” Cassady said.

    Seniors Ian Allen and William Kelley and junior Wyatt Hagan are joined by first-year runner sophomore John Collins in the 4x400.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Cards rebuilding

    The Nelson County track and field teams will be in the rebuilding mode this season, as the girls and boys are reloading after a couple of record-setting events from last year.

    “We are young, and only have a handful of seniors,” Nelson coach Dan Bradley said. “I think we will really feel the effect, for the first time, after splitting our numbers with Thomas Nelson. We have reloaded with a lot of lesser-experienced athletes, but the kids we do have are very coachable.”

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Tiger boys may have the pieces

    Bardstown takes the class hike from 1A to 2A this season, but the goals never change for the boys’ squad — win region and be in the hunt for a state title.

    To make a big splash at state, however, it requires a team that can score points in a variety of ways, with athletes able to pick up big points in multiple events. The Tigers have that look, with a veteran core to lean on.