High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Generals bounce back with road win

    Although Thomas Nelson’s playoff hopes are dim, they are still in the mix, and improving, soaring past host Fort Knox 28-6 on Friday.

    The Generals (5-4, 2-3 dist.) gave the Eagles all they wanted with a mixed bag of offensive schemes and led 21-0 by the end of the third period.

    “I am really proud of the guys, they came out really focused,” Generals coach Kyle Boblitt said. “Drew (Hurst) gave a huge effort, but we had a lot of people who performed well and I don’t think we have played our best football yet.”

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers rout Commanders

    SPRINGFIELD — Bardstown saw its playoff picture come into focus on Friday night, as they used a diverse offensive scoring attack and took care of business on the road, blowing past Washington County, 40-7.

    The win clinched the No. 3 seed in the district for the Tigers, with a playoff visit to the loser of next week’s Class 2A District 3 matchup featuring Glasgow (6-2) at Metcalfe County (3-5) for the first round of the Region 2 playoffs.





    Bardstown 47, Thomas Nelson 0

    Bethlehem 42, Caverna 20

    Nelson Co. 61, Valley 22


    Boys’ Soccer


    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. 3, Thomas Nelson 1

    Bethlehem 3, Bardstown 2



    19th District Championship

    at Bethlehem

    Bethlehem 3, Nelson Co. 2 OT


  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Cards net 2 goals in one-minute span to seize control

    Nelson County came back from a 1-0 deficit early Tuesday, rallying to top Thomas Nelson 3-1 to advance to the 19th District championship.

    The Cardinals were looking for their first district title since 2004’s state tournament team. Since that win, longtime coach Lee Brothers’ club has come up short seven times in the district finals, six of those times to Bethlehem. Thomas Nelson denied Nelson County in last year’s district championship.

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Eagles rally to top Tigers in dramatic fashion

    Bethlehem rallied behind a pair of J.T. Mattingly goals in the final 11 minutes Tuesday to stun Bardstown, 3-2, and return to the 19th District championship match after a one-year absence.

    “Our guys fought hard and we never gave up,” the senior said. “We knew we could come out and win this game if we came out and played Bethlehem soccer.”

  • BASEBALL: Generals tab Blakely as new coach



    Nelson County Schools

    Thomas Nelson principal Wes Bradley announced this week that Troy Blakely will assume the head baseball position at Thomas Nelson.

    “We continue to be impressed by Blakely’s sense of commitment to developing young men with character and integrity. Additionally, we were impressed with Coach Blakely’s sense of purpose and ideals of service to our local community,” Bradley said.

  • FOOTBALL: Area teams face key district road tests

    Tonight’s football schedule finds all four local teams on the road in district battles searching for key wins to firm up their playoff standings.

    Bethlehem (4-3, 1-0 dist.) visits Kentucky Country Day (3-4, 0-1) in a matchup of Class 1A District 2 teams, with the Eagles looking to clinch a home playoff game and to stay alive in their quest to repeat as district champs.

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Seeger's golden goal returns the title to Bethlehem

    It was one for the ages — a Lally Field overtime thriller and a classic matchup, as Bethlehem returned after a one-year absence to win 19th District soccer championship on Thursday night, knocking off top-seeded Nelson County, 3-2.

    Senior striker Sloan Seeger sealed the win with a golden goal in the 83nd minute, punching the ball in the net with a sturdy kick from the right side that Cardinals keeper Derrick Zielke was unable to handle, putting an end to the see-saw affair.

  • 19th DISTRICT GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Generals rout Cards in the rain, 5-1

    Host Thomas Nelson shook off a rainy, muddy field Wednesday to claim its first-ever 19th District girls’ soccer championship, dispatching Nelson County, 5-1.

    “We stayed focused and we stayed hungry,” first-year Generals head coach Alex Martin said. “That’s been our story all season — to stay hungry, and we have. I am so proud of this team and what they have accomplished, but we are not done.”

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: NC, Bethlehem to meet in Thursday's finals

    Thursday’s 19th District boys’ soccer championship is going to be just like old times.

    Bethlehem missed out on the region tournament last season, stopping a string of five straight seasons where the Eagles met and beat Nelson County in the district finals.

    And with Bethlehem and Nelson County each scoring semifinal wins Tuesday night, they’ll meet again with the title on the line, this time on the Eagles’ Lally Field.