High School Sports

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD GIRLS' SOCCER PREVIEW: Generals hope defense catches up

    Former Nelson County and Georgetown College standout Alex Martin inherited an ideal scenario, taking over the top scoring team in the state when he was tabbed as Thomas Nelson’s girls’ soccer coach.

    And with essentially all of that production returning in the form of a three-headed monster of Claire Hicks, Hannah Medley and the state’s leading scorer the past two seasons, Ashley Ritchie, Martin knows that scoring is one thing he probably won’t have to worry about too much.





    Bardstown v. Thomas Nelson

    Bethlehem at Holy Cross

    Nelson Co. at Washington Co. (B)

    Nelson Co. v. Manual (G)



    Taylor Co. at Nelson Co. (B)

    Bardstown v. Thomas Nelson

    Thomas Nelson at Bullitt East



    Bethlehem at Marion Co.



    Bardstown at Washington Co.

    Bethlehem at Green Co.

  • GOLF NOTES: Smith, Steele lead Eagles past WC

    Bethlehem hosted Washington County at Maywood on Wednesday, with the boys posting a strong 160-187 win over the Commanders.

    Daniel Steele and J.T. Smith each posted sub-40 rounds, with Steele checking in with a 38 and Smith with a 39.

    Thomas Nelson’s Cody French shot a 71 Saturday to finish as runner-up in the Bullitt East Charger Invitational at Heritage Hills. He was two strokes off the lead. The Generals finished 12 out of 26 teams.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Generals trying to bounce back

    Thomas Nelson returns only two seniors from last year’s 4-25 volleyball team, but coach Kelli Spalding is hopeful that the Generals can take another step forward as the program continues to develop.

    Those two seniors each have four years of volleyball experience, including three on the varsity level at Thomas Nelson.

    Multi-sport athlete Evelyn Tichenor and Amanda Thurman are both big hitters and blockers.

    “Their leadership and volleyball knowledge will be very beneficial to the team’s success,” Spalding said.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Tigers want to take next step

    Now entering coach Felicia Sanchez’s sixth year in charge of the Bardstown volleyball program, the Tigers want this year to be the one where they take that next big step.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Veteran Cardinals poised for big year

    With six seniors back and a strong group of experienced underclassmen to join them, Nelson County hopes this is the year to regain control of the district and make a big postseason run.

    “Our goal is to win state,” said senior Kristen Curtsinger. “We have a lot of seniors. We’re all wanting to finish our last season strong.”

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Banshees hope to continue reign

    Coming off a third straight district championship, Bethlehem is looking to continue its successful trend when the new season begins.

    “We are very excited about this year, and our girls are really enthusiastic,” second-year head coach Erich Hoehler said. “We are fresh off our volleyball camp (at the University of Tennessee), and we played well down there, only coming up short in the camp finals.”

    Despite losing some key seniors last year, the Banshees are returning several starters from last season.

  • FOOTBALL: Reed Ky's top advocate for FB

    A Bardstown man sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD GOLF PREVIEW: Tigers rebuilding after graduation losses hit roster

    Although the Bardstown Tigers girls and boys golf teams will be young this season, they are still looking to chip in some very nice wins.

    “Oh, we’ll be young in spots on our boys side, but our girls have some senior leadership,” coach Josh Thomas said. “We lost a lot of seniors overall, but I think both squads will surprise some people.”

    The girls will be lead by Natalie Lenberger and Bailey Kellem. Both are returning starters and each will be called upon to lead their team on the links.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD GOLF PREVIEW: Nelson girls young; boys need cohesion

    Nelson County’s golf squads are faced with different challenges for the 2014 season, as the girls go into the campaign with a full-on youth movement underway, while the boys are searching for the cohesion necessary to compete for a region title.

    The Cardinal girls return just one senior, Lauren Cox, with the remainder of the roster freshmen or younger.

    “I’m just going to have to be there … to help them out, help the team out,” Cox said of assuming the team leader role.