High School Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Nelson County boys grab first win

    Nelson County seized the moment and the game on Friday to claim its first win of the season. It all came down to junior Bradley Watson, who toed the foul line and clicked on five consecutive free throws to help seal the victory over North Bullitt, 69-64.

    “I thought we played a good first half, and we finished strong during the last four minutes,” Cardinals head coach Bev Hart said. “We lost some energy in the third, but we never folded and we did what it took to win the game.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 86, Marion Co. 81

    Bethlehem 65, Hart Co. 56

    Central Hardin 64, Nelson Co. 48

    Bullitt Cent. 60, Thomas Nelson 36


    Girls’ Basketball


    Marion Co. 44, Bardstown 43



    John Hardin 59, Bardstown 46

    Bethlehem 51, Hart Co. 34

    Nelson Co. 73, Central Hardin 29

    Bullitt Cent. 55, Thomas Nelson 43

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiger boys snare comeback win

    Bardstown rallied from double digits down going into the fourth quarter in its season opener Tuesday, getting nine points apiece from L.J. Cowherd and JuQuintus Mason in the final frame to score a thrilling 86-81 win.

    Things didn’t look good for the defending 5th Region champs, as the Knights finished the third quarter on a 14-2 tear, most of that coming from Chase Lancaster, who scored 13 of his 20 points in the frame, including a buzzer-beating three that made it 63-52 going into the fourth.



    Bardstown Tigers

    12/1 Marion Co. 44, Bardstown 43

    12/2 John Hardin 59, Bardstown 46

    12/9 @Central Hardin 7:30

    12/13 Campbellsville* 1:45

    12/15 Glasgow 6:30

    12/18 Moore& 6

    12/22 PRP 2:30

    12/29 Presentation& 3

    1/2 East Jessamine 7:30

    1/6 Washington Co. 6

    1/9 @Nelson Co. 6

    1/13 @Bethlehem 6

    1/14 @Bullitt Central 7:30

    1/16 @Thomas Nelson 7:30

  • 2014-15 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASKETBALL PREVIEW: TNHS turns the page and finds many new faces

    Even Thomas Nelson fans will need a program to know the players on their squad after graduations and transfers took away all five starters from a team that finished 16-13 and lost a 60-59 heartbreaker to Taylor County in the opening round of the 5th Region Tournament.

    Austin Willett and Kevin Ndahiro have moved on to the collegiate level while A.J.Youngman and his dad — former Generals coach Jim Youngman — took their show to Illinois. And in an unexpected move, point guard Cameron Morgeson is now playing for Taylor County.

  • 2014-15 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Whitehouse likes Generals’ mix of height and athleticism

    Thomas Nelson enjoyed a big turnaround last year, improving from four wins in its first varsity season in 2012-13 to 17 victories under coach Dwayne Hogan.

    Hogan had to step down because of business concerns, but new coach Joshua Whitehouse inherits the bulk of last year’s squad, as well as the hopes of continuing that success in the program’s third varsity season. He’s been spending a lot of time getting to know his team personally, as well as figuring out the players’ strengths and weaknesses on the court, and how best to implement those skills.

  • 2014-15 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASKETBALL PREVIEW: NC trying to extend district dominance

    Nelson County is coming off its sixth straight 19th district title, and the Cardinals have their sights set on yet another stellar run this year.

    However, this season may start unlike any other, as a rash of injuries have set in during the offseason.

    “We have a lot of players who are banged-up,” Cardinals head coach Kelly Wood said. “We have lost a number of kids to start the season, and that’s never a good thing. But I would rather lose them now than a week before district play.”

  • 2014-15 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Cards looking for big turnaround

    With a team that lost five seniors to graduation, you might think it could be a rebuilding season, but for the Nelson County Cardinals and head coach Bev Hart, he says this year’s squad has a vast array of talent.

    “I think we will definitely be improved,” he said. “We haven’t got things done as we wanted to in the past, as the schools split, but I’m looking for a good year.”

  • 2014-15 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Eagles need big senior group to step up

    The good news for Bethlehem coach Artie Braden entering the 2014-2015 season is that he only has to replace one player from last year’s 10-14 squad.

    The bad news for Braden is that one player was one of his most dependable scorers, as well as top rebounder, best field goal shooter, and top assist man.

    But the veteran coach says that it will be replacement by committee to take over the load left behind by Shane Beisler.

  • 2014-15 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Banshees hope to build on last season’s finish

    A more balanced 19th District and a roster that is as large as he’s had in any of his previous five seasons has Bethlehem coach Chris Taylor excited about this year’s campaign.

    Despite losing three starters from last year’s team — the first Bethlehem squad to make it to the region since 2007 — Taylor says his team has the chance to be special.