High School Sports

  • 5th REGION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Local players crash out

    ELIZABETHTOWN — No area players emerged from Tuesday’s 5th Region tennis quarterfinals to claim a state berth, as the Hardin County schools again froze out their counterparts here in Nelson County.

    Region semifinalists earn automatic state qualifier berths.

  • CLASS 2A REGION 2 TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: B’town boys champs, Tiger girls second

    Home was good to Bardstown Tuesday, as the Tiger boys captured the Class 2A Region 2 championship on their home track, and the Tiger girls scored a surprising runner-up finish.

    “The girls stepped up across the board,” Bardstown coach Jeremy Dale said. “We had some really good performances.”





    Bardstown 5, Nelson Co. 4



    Marion Co. 6, Bethlehem 0

    North Hardin 3, Nelson Co. 2

    Thomas Nelson 9, Western 7



    DeSales 4, Bardstown 0

    Washington Co. 13, Bethlehem 4

    Thomas Nelson at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. 2, Green Co. 0




    Bardstown 18, Burgin 2

  • 5th REGION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Five local entries advance to QFs

    ELIZABETHTOWN — All four local seeded entries made it through the first two rounds of play in the 5th Region tennis tournament Monday, and one surprise upset made it four with a chance to advance to the state tournament in Tuesday’s quarterfinal rounds after press time for this edition.

  • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Tigers move into first

    Bardstown held off a late Nelson County rally on Sunday to take Game 2 of their three-game series and move into first place in the 19th District baseball standings with one to play.

    Game 3 has been rescheduled for Thursday at Nelson County as part of a doubleheader, with the Cardinals also playing Marion County that night at 5:30 and the game with the Tigers to follow.

  • On the record with: Nelson County senior Kelsey Hughes

    Nelson County senior track and cross country runner Kelsey Hughes is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

  • Parrish continuing to run at Campbellsville University

    Maggie Parrish is the longtime leader of Thomas Nelson’s girls’ distance runners, and her coach, Matt Hoyes, thinks the senior can be utilized in any number of ways by her college coaches when she gets to Campbellsville University.

    “She’s going to be a tremendous contributor at multiple distances,” Hoyes said. “She’s super-versatile and a crazy-hard worker. She’ll be invaluable to them.”

    Parrish is looking forward to her next step after signing with the Tigers recently.

  • Mattingly signs to run for Lindsey Wilson

    Nelson County senior Austin Mattingly is just the latest in a long line of strong distance runners for coach Dan Bradley.

    And while it’s bittersweet for a coach to see a longtime stalwart like Mattingly and those before him graduate and move on to bigger things, the Cardinals’ coach couldn’t be more proud.

    “It’s a weird feeling, but to turn an athlete over to a new coach, it’s gratifying,” Bradley said of Mattingly, who signed recently to continue his running career at Lindsey Wilson.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: WC takes over 1st in softball district

    Washington County scored wins over Bethlehem and Bardstown to all but clinch the top seed in the 19th District standings.

    The Commanders’ 5-2 win Tuesday over the Banshees gave Washington County (11-12 overall, 6-1 dist.) the tiebreaker advantage over Bethlehem (12-11, 5-2) and pushed them into first, and an 11-0 win at Bardstown Wednesday clinched at least a tie for first by the defending district champions.





    All A Classic Sectional

    Holy Cross 7, Bethlehem 1



    Nelson Co. 16, Green Co. 12

    Valley 14, Thomas Nelson 0



    Bardstown 4, Nelson Co. 3

    Bethlehem 12, Washington Co. 2



    Washington Co. 8, Bethlehem 1

    Atherton 12, Thomas Nelson 2



    Nelson Co. at Bardstown