High School Sports

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bardstown win settles girls’ soccer seeds

    Bardstown clinched no worse than the No. 3 seed in the 19th District girls’ soccer tournament, grabbing a crucial 2-0 win at Nelson County Wednesday night.

    Juniors Haylee Koger and Lexie Welther fed each other for both second-half goals, with Koger striking in the 58th minute, then returning the favor to Welther 10 minutes later. Gabby Woods got her second shutout of the season in goal for the Tigers, who improve to 7-5 overall and 2-3 in district matches with only a home date next Wednesday with 14th-ranked Bethlehem remaining on their district slate.

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Senior Olympian keeps getting better with age

    While most people slow down as they age, Don Kirkpatrick just gets faster.

    The Bardstown resident and former meteorologist with the National Weather Service is a classic late-bloomer, positioning himself as one of the fastest Senior Olympian sprinters in the country and the world.

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles' coach Koontz sidelined

    When Bethlehem heads to the northernmost part of Kentucky tonight for a game at Bellevue, Eagles head coach Ron Koontz won’t be making the trip with the team.

    Koontz, a longtime assistant at North Hardin, Central Hardin and Bardstown who is in his seventh season as Bethlehem’s head coach, has been ordered off the field by doctors and will be stepping aside at the end of the season. He said he had a flare-up about two weeks ago that led to a hospital stay, and some soul-searching.

  • Scores and Schedule 9-21




    Bardstown 27, Elizabethtown 13

    KCD 48, Bethlehem 28

    Woodford Co. 29, Nelson Co. 0


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bardstown 2, Central Hardin 2

    Nelson Co. 5, Bethlehem 2

    North Hardin 6, Thomas Nelson 0



    Nelson Co. 1, Thomas Nelson 0



    Meade Co. at Bardstown

    LaRue Co. at Nelson Co.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem senior Kristen Sedlatschek

    Bethlehem senior Kristen Sedlatschek is this week’s nominee for the Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Cards muddy up district soccer race with win at TNHS

    With a strong 4-0 start to the district season, Thomas Nelson looked like it was going to run away with 19th District boys’ soccer seeding race.

    Nelson County had something to say about that Monday, however, as the Cardinals visited the Generals’ home pitch and came away with a 1-0 win that interjected a little more drama into the stretch run of the regular season.

  • Cards top Eagles in key boys’ soccer district clash

    Jeron Brown had two goals and an assist Thursday to lift Nelson County to a 5-2 win at Bethlehem, leaving the Cardinals all alone in second place in the 19th District standings.

    Thomas Nelson (8-3) stands at 4-0 in district matches and has the early lead in the seeding race, but Nelson County will have a chance to knock the Generals down a peg if the Cardinals can pick up a road win when the two teams meet Monday. Bethlehem (5-5) falls to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in district play, while Bardstown (1-7-3) is in fourth with an 0-3 mark in district competiton.

  • Eagles, Cards suffer road setbacks

    Bethlehem jumped out early on offense, scoring on their first series of downs, but it was the defense which struggled on the road Friday, giving up three scores in a row and falling at former district rival Kentucky Country Day, 48-28.

    “Defensively, we had an off night,” Bethlehem coach Ron Koontz said. “Sometimes it is expected, and tonight it was where we made mistakes that cost us, and it ran the whole spectrum. We had coaches’ mistakes, players’ mistakes, and it was just one of those games.”

  • Armour runs roughshod on E’town

    By Grant Wieman

    The News-Enterprise

    The Bardstown Tigers ran all over the visiting Elizabethtown Panthers on Friday, cruising to a 27-13 win in which they outgained the Panthers by more than 400 yards.

    Senior Tariq Armour had 241 yards on the ground and all four touchdowns for the Tigers, battering his way through Elizabethtown up the middle and racing around them on the outside.





    Bardstown 48, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 27, Washington Co. 22


    Boys’ Soccer


    All A Classic Sectionals

    Holy Cross 2, Bethlehem 1 (PKs)



    John Hardin 4, Bardstown 2

    Thomas Nelson 2, Bethlehem 1

    Central Hardin 6, Nelson Co. 0



    Central Hardin at Bardstown