High School Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: NC, BHS seeks wins, Bethlehem heats up

    A couple of local teams are looking to get back on track this week and another will be trying to extend their current winning streak.

    After taking a few days off for the holiday break, the Nelson County Cardinals and Bardstown Tigers will be back on the hardwood this week — and will be searching to find its pre-season identity.

    The Cards (3-5) are coming off a three game skid, after dropping three in a row, on the road in the Baptist Sports and Rehab Holiday Classic at Webster County.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Whitehouse, Generals stay focused through holiday break

    Although the season is still quite young, Thomas Nelson head coach Joshua Whitehouse wants his team to remain focused.

    “We want to stay positive and play with a lot of energy,” he said. “Playing with enthusiasm and staying focused is the key.”

    Whitehouse, in his first year as a varsity head coach, says the General’s girls program has already made some significant strides, even with a 3-3 record.

  • BOWLING: Nelson Co., TNHS making the pins count

    It’s a high school activity that is gaining popularity with every hook and swerve — and two local schools are making the most of the sport.

    The Cardinals of Nelson County have been knocking down pins for the past four years, and are gearing up for a regional run, again this season.

    Head coach Chuck Hall founded the recreation at NCHS, and has been leading his squads since its inception.

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Brewer, Tigers creates ‘Miracle’ win against PRP

    It could be deemed the ‘Miracle on 400, North Fifth Street’, as Bardstowns’ Alexis Brewer, knocked down the final shot of the game as time expired on Monday. The extraordinary bucket gave the host Tigers a 47-44 victory over PRP.

    What appeared to be an eternity of anticipation—her shot clipped the front of the rim, and trickled off the back brace, then came forward, teetering on the lip of the iron, until it was seemingly willed through the basket, as the horn sounded.

  • Scores & schedule: Dec. 24, 2014


    Boys’ Basketball


    Bethlehem 74, Washington Co. 50

    Edmonson 56, Thomas Nelson 53

    King of the Bluegrass

    at Fairdale

    Owensboro 71, Bardstown 43


    Baptist Health and Sports Rehab Holiday Classic at Webster Co.

    Nelson Co. 48, Clay Co., 80

    McDonald’s Hoopin’ It Up Classic

    at Adair Co.

    Bethlehem 66, Butler Co. 49


    King of the Bluegrass

    at Fairdale

  • Bardstown girls finish second in tournament


    Contributing writer

    Bardstown could not overcome serious trouble on Saturday and fell to Clinton County 45-36 in the finals of the Seneca Lady Redhawk Classic.

    Three starters went to the bench in the opening quarter with two fouls, including leading scorer Alexis Brewer.

    “We had some kids come off the bench and did a great job for us, “ coach Amber Courtney said. “We only trailed 18-17 at that point.

  • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Generals edged at home

    It was a tail of two halves Friday as host Thomas Nelson rallied from 14 down but stumbled late, falling 54-51 to Western Hills.

    The loss snapped the Generals’ (3-3) three game winning steak. Both teams struggled to find the basket early, but Western Hills (6-0), built an 18-12 margin by the end of the first quarter.

  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Tigers falter in KOB

    If nothing else, by the time Bardstown begins a four-game stretch of games against 19th District opponents on Jan. 6, there shouldn’t be anything the Tigers haven’t seen before.

    The current stretch of games they’re in will see Bardstown face no fewer than five ranked teams in a span of less than four weeks, and tournament play could raise that total even more.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Tiger girls get to finals

    After a rocky start to the season, Bardstown’s girls are turning the corner during holiday tournament time, winning games Thursday and Friday to advance to Saturday’s finals of the Lady Redhawk Classic at Seneca.

    The Tigers’ championship matchup with Clinton County (8-0) was too late for this edition of the Standard.



    Boys’ Basketball


    State Farm Shootout

    at Bardstown

    Trinity 58, Bardstown 38

    Bethlehem 59, Campbellsville 47

    Bullitt East 78, Thomas Nelson 36

    North Bullitt 67, Marion Co. 51



    Bardstown 91, Hart Co. 60

    Taylor Co. 77, Bethlehem 58

    Nelson Co. 56, Washington Co. 39

    Boyle Co. 76, Thomas Nelson 41


    Girls’ Basketball