High School Sports

  • HOOPS ROUNDUP: TNHS girls top Spencer, stop skid

    Thomas Nelson’s girls stopped a three-game skid Monday, paced by Madison Fritz’s 24-point outing to beat Spencer County, 64-44.

    The Generals got off to a fast start against the Bears (6-11), building a double-digit lead in the first half and cruising from there to improve to 5-8 overall headed into Tuesday’s road matchup after press time at Shelby County (12-3). Thomas Nelson is back in district play Friday at home against Bardstown (9-5) in a matchup of teams with one loss apiece in 19th District play.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: NC tops Bardstown

    Although both teams struggled on offense, Nelson County managed to play well enough to pick up a home district win on Friday, topping Bardstown 41-29.

    The Cardinals (8-4, 4-0 dist.) snapped the Tigers’ six-game winning streak, on their way to victory, taking advantage of the absence of Bardstown standout Alexis Brewer, who was sidelined with an illness.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Banshees rout Commanders

    Bethlehem turned the tables on Washington County after dropping a 10-point decision to the Commanders last month, using a strong press to score a bounce-back 57-38 win and stop a three-game skid.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Third-quarter eruption lifts Tigers past Cardinals

    Bardstown exploited a 28-9 third quarter run keyed by its suffocating defensive effort to smother Nelson County on Friday and stay undefeated in district competition by downing the Cards, 70-43.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles blitz past WC

    Washington County opened the game Friday at Bethlehem by scoring off the opening tip.

    That was the last hurrah for the Commanders, however, as the Eagles responded with an 11-0 run and never trailed again on the way to a 69-53 win, improving to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in 19th District games.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Hurst steps down from Bethlehem post

    When Tim Hurst took over the Bethlehem boys’ soccer coaching post six years ago, he had the unenviable task of replacing Dzevad Kreso and trying to maintain the groundwork Kreso laid during a highly-successful run.

    Now, Hurst is the one whose big shoes will have to be filled after he vacated the post on Thursday.

    “When I started, you just want to try to maintain what’s already there,” Hurst said. “The program’s still going to be in good shape.”

  • WRESTLING: No. 1 Ackley scores 3 wins

    Local wrestling squads returned to action after the break Wednesday, as Nelson County welcomed Boyle County, Danville and Thomas Nelson in for a four-way match.

    Nelson County’s Andrew Ackley highlighted the meet by going 3-0 against his competitors. Ackley is the top-ranked 152-pounder in Kentucky coming off last year’s third-place finish at state. Heavyweight Josh Hayes also was 3-0 on the night.

    Thomas Nelson had its own highlights as well, as freshman Justin Stallings won his first career match, then won two more.

  • HOOPS ROUNDUP: Tigers sweep Commanders

    Bardstown pulled a sweep in its boys and girls openers Tuesday, with each squad pulling away from close games in the first half to score blowout wins over Washington County.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 78, Washington Co. 40

    Bethlehem 75, Caverna 67

    Spencer Co. 52, Nelson Co. 43

    Marion Co. 86, Thomas Nelson 50



    PRP 105, Thomas Nelson 30



    Bardstown 70, Nelson Co. 43

    Bethlehem 69, Washington Co. 53



    Spencer Co. 58, Thomas Nelson 44


  • RIVER RAT: District races heating up in January

    Over the course of the next few weeks, everybody in the 19th District, boys and girls, plays each other, which should bring a great deal of clarity to the respective tournament seeding races.

    Today, we’re going to do a bit of a mid-season profile, looking at where the local teams have been and what they have on their plates coming up, and how I think things will turn out.



    Bardstown Tigers (5-8 overall, 0-0 dist.)