High School Sports

  • 5th REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Girls' region starts today

    In the boys’ 5th Region tournament, games begin Wednesday at Nelson County High School beginning with the 6 p.m. matchup pitting the 20th District winner against the 19th District runner-up. Defending region champ Taylor County (20-8) met Marion County (9-21) in Saturday’s 20th District championship, and Bardstown (23-7) and Nelson County (15-11) faced off in the 19th District championship. Both games were after press time for this edition. Go to kystandard.com for pairings.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Nelson offense too potent

    Nelson County coach Bev Hart mixed together the right formula on Thursday, and blended it with a balanced dose of offense as his Cardinals glided past Bethlehem 72-43 in the boys’ 19th district tournament and into the title game for the first time since 2010.

    “I thought we played really well this evening,” Hart said. “We balanced everything out and all our players made a solid contribution. It was just one of those nights where everything went out way.”

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers run away in 3rdQ

    The toughest game in the postseason for high school basketball teams is their first game of the district tournament.

    One stubbed toe and it’s over.

    It’s win and advance, or go home.

    So it’s understandable if Bardstown players and fans were feeling some pressure when pesky Washington County battled back from an early eight-point deficit to tie the score at 34 early in the third quarter of Thursday’s boys’ 19th District semifinals.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Cards rout Tigers for No. 8

    Nelson County quickly drained the drama out of Friday’s girls’ 19th District championship.

    The top-seeded Cardinals scored the first seven points of the game on the way to discarding No. 3 seed Bardstown 89-51 to earn their eighth straight district banner.

  • STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC's Hutchins races 4th in breaststroke prelims

    LOUISVILLE — The long hours of training.

    The dark, early-morning rides to Louisville when a warm, comfortable bed would have been the preferred option for most people.

    The dietary sacrifices that teenagers tend to shy away from.

    Will Hutchins’ preparations paid off on Friday when the Nelson County swim star qualified for the final day of swimming in the KHSAA State Swimming Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers, Cards punch region tickets

     Bardstown and Nelson County set up the teams’ third meeting of the season after both schools secured blowout wins in Thursday’s boys’ 19th District semifinals at Thomas Nelson.

    Bardstown advanced to the district finals for the sixth straight time in the Boo Brewer era as the Tigers blasted Washington County 79-51 in Thursday’s early semifinal.



    Boys’ Basketball


    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Washington Co. 53, Thomas Nelson 31



    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Washington Co. 51

    Nelson Co. 72, Bethlehem 43


    Girls’ Basketball


    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson


    NC’s Hutchins tries for two medals at state swim meet

    Nelson County’s Will Hutchins will make his bid for a pair of medals at the KHSAA State Swimming Championships, which get underway at 10 a.m. today at the Ralph Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville.

    Hutchins qualified for state for the second year in a row after recording back-to-back region championships in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Cards have all the answers in dominating win

    With an unwavering offensive and defensive attack, top-seeded Nelson County thrashed Bethlehem on Wednesday in the girls’ 19th District semifinals at Thomas Nelson, steamrolling to an 82-30 victory.

    “The kids were ready to play,” Cardinals coach Kelly Wood said. “We had some time off to prepare, (and) we were really intense and focused tonight.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Tigers triumph over TNHS

    Bardstown sophomore center Destanie Love was a terror in the low post Wednesday, notching 11 of her 14 points in the second half, as the No. 3-seeded Tigers advanced to Saturday’s girls’ 19th District championship by ending Thomas Nelson’s best-ever season 56-39 in the semifinals.

    “We came out strong as we had something to prove,” Love said. “We played our game. We did have a couple of scoring droughts, but mainly we played well and got to the basket when we needed it.”