High School Sports

  • SWIMMING: Hutchins hoping state title in play

    Will Hutchins makes his second appearance at the state swim meet today, and the junior feels like he has more than just a puncher’s chance of landing Nelson County’s first state championship in the sport.

    “I believe I have a chance to win,” Hutchins said. “I don’t know how big of a chance, but I’m going to try my hardest and have fun doing it.”

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers hit the century mark in rout of Generals

    In a dominating performance, the Bardstown Tigers proved why they are the No. 1 seed on Wednesday as they cruised into the boys’ 19th District title game, defeating Thomas Nelson 100-43.

    “It was a team concept tonight,” Tigers coach James “Boo” Brewer said. “Everybody just went out and played. I’ve got a lot of scorers, but they love to play defense. We came out and played with a lot of energy and were really focused.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Brewer's 33 leads Tigers past Banshees

    Voting for Mr. and Miss Basketball closes today, and Alexis Brewer delivered a big performance just in time Tuesday, scoring 33 points to lead Bardstown past Bethlehem, 56-38, and into tonight’s 19th District championship.

    “She was able to get to the rim,” Bardstown coach Amber Courtney said of her standout senior. “She handles the ball well, and she’s so strong off the penetration that she was able to get the rim and either score or get fouled.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Cards sprint away in third

    No. 2-seeded and tournament host Nelson County posted a 72-52 district semifinal win over Thomas Nelson Tuesday night, using an 18-0 third-quarter run to pull away from the Generals after a tight first half.

    “It was our pressure and the way we can press,” Nelson County coach Kelly Wood said. “You have to give Thomas Nelson credit, but we made some changes and we talked to our girls at halftime about making plays and getting some steals. We came up with some big steals, and were able to press without fouling.”

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Eagles rally late to knock out Cards

    Bethlehem’s Zach Coniff scored 21 points and hit a free throw with 3.8 seconds left Wednesday, helping the Eagles seal up a come-from-behind 53-52 win over host Nelson County in the boys’ 19th District semifinals.

    “We just kept working and never gave up,” Coniff said. “Our shooters hit their shots late. … It took us a while to get warmed up.”

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Eagles slip by Cards; B'town routs TNHS

    Bethlehem’s Zach Coniff scored 21 points and hit a free throw with 3.8 seconds left Wednesday, helping the Eagles seal up a come-from-behind 53-52 win over host Nelson County in the boys’ 19th District semifinals.

    The Eagles (17-10) will meet top-seeded Bardstown (18-10) in Saturday’s district championship at 7 p.m. The Tigers got through by way of a 100-43 rout of Thomas Nelson in Wednesday’s early semifinal.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cards-Tigers arrange Friday rematch in finals

    Bardstown and Nelson County each scored comfortable wins in the girls’ 19th District semifinals Tuesday, advancing to Friday’s championship game as well as next week’s 5th Region tournament in the process.

    Bardstown was first to punch its ticket, using a big second-quarter run to take command in a 56-38 win over Bethlehem in the first semifinal. The Tigers improved to 21-7 on the season with the win, while the Banshees’ season wrapped up at 5-19.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Holy Cross 62, Bethlehem 58

    Nelson Co. 62, Campbellsville 39

    Mercer Co. 67, Thomas Nelson 35



    19th District tournament

    at Nelson Co.

    Thomas Nelson 66, Washington Co. 55


    Girls’ Basketball


    Nelson Co. 57, Trimble Co. 53



    19th District tournament

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Generals take control early, turn back Commanders

    It’s no secret that wins have been hard to come by this season for Thomas Nelson, but when it mattered the most, the Generals prevailed by knocking off No. 5-seeded Washington County, 66-55, during Monday’s opening round of the 19th District Tournament at Nelson County.

    Thomas Nelson (3-25), the No. 4 seed, jolted out to 6-0 lead after junior forward Jake Clark drilled consecutive three-point baskets to start the game on his way to notching 13 first-half points. The Generals never trailed in beating the Commanders for the third time this year.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Long layoff no hindrance as Banshees roll

    After 10 days bottled up without a game, Bethlehem’s postseason cork popped and out poured its best offensive output of the year, eliminating Washington County 73-54 in Monday’s girls’ 19th District tournament opener.

    “I think we shot the ball really well, shared the ball, played together and got rebounds,” said junior Megan Spalding, who got eight of her 16 points in the first quarter to help the Banshees off to a hot start.