High School Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Eagle vaulters headed to state

    Used to be, Bardstown was the only local school fielding pole vaulting squads.

    This year, however, the bug has spread to the other area schools, with Bethlehem, Nelson County and Thomas Nelson being represented at local meets.

    Now, Bethlehem has taken it one step further, as Ian Allen and Thomas Newcomb took the top two spots at the Class 1A Region 3 meet at Green County Saturday, both clearing 11-06.

  • BASEBALL: Time the winner as Eagles-Cards game suspended in 14th inning

    Monday’s Bethlehem-Nelson County baseball game at Dean Watts Park didn’t really have much on the line, with matchups already set for next week’s district tournament.

    Turns out, however, pride was more important than all that stuff, as the Eagles and Cardinals locked horns for four hours and 14 innings, with neither team budging an inch in a titanic pitching struggle that was suspended with the game tied 1-1.

  • TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY: Price signs with SCC

    It’s not often that a college coach will find anything positive about having to take his team 20 miles from campus to practice.

    But you won’t be getting any complaints from St. Catharine cross county and track coach Blake Jones about the Springfield school not having facilities for his sport.

    Because the Patriots use Bardstown High School’s track, Jones has had a front row seat to watch Tiger star Brandon Price in action.

  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Johnson dribbles to Brescia

    This year’s 5th Region champions, the Bardstown Tigers, had a bit of an edge to them, a toughness that carried them to the first state tournament win in school history.

    A good deal of that toughness came from one of the smallest players on the court, Tavon Johnson.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Tigers’ Muto throttles Generals

    Shunta Muto was dazzling on Friday, tossing a one-hitter to beat Thomas Nelson 3-0 and guarantee the Tigers no worse than the No. 3 seed in next week’s 19th District baseball tournament.

    “He was dominant on the mound,” Bardstown coach Glenn Koger said.

    Koger said Muto didn’t have his best stuff in a 3-1 loss at Thomas Nelson on Monday, but brought the whole package Friday.

    “He was motivated after Monday,” Koger said. “He threw strikes and made them put it in play, and we played good defense behind him.”

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Tigers honor Ellis on unis

    The one-year anniversary of the murder of Jason Ellis is rapidly approaching, and one local team has accessorized their new uniforms to honor the slain Bardstown Police Officer.

    The Bardstown baseball team’s new digs are embroidered on the left sleeve with “Officer Ellis 139,” which signifies Ellis’ badge number.

    “It’s more for him and his memory,” Tiger baseball coach Glenn Koger said.

  • 5TH REGION TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Kaissieh brothers land first-ever state berth for TNHS

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Thomas Nelson’s twin doubles combo of Timothy and Nathan Kaissieh claimed the school’s first berth in the state tennis tournament, upending the No. 2 seed in the boys’ region doubles draw on Tuesday.

    “We’re very fortunate, very excited,” Nathan Kaissieh said. “We’ve worked hard all season to get this far.”





    Touchstone Energy All A Classic

    at Whitaker Bank Park, Lexington

    Danville, 1, Bethlehem, 0



    Thomas Nelson 3, Bardstown 1

    Elizabethtown 4, Nelson Co. 3 (8 innings)



    Bethlehem 12, Bardstown 0

    Nelson Co. 5, Spencer Co. 3

    Thomas Nelson 4, Washington Co. 3



    Bethlehem 7, Bardstown 0


  • 5TH REGION TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Three locals advance to QFs

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Nico DeVillalobos knocked out the top two seeds in last week’s conference championships. Don’t look now, but he’s doing it again.

    Elizabethtown’s Faizan Movania was the latest upset victim for DeVillalobos, the Bardstown senior and native Spaniard, who on Monday at Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake Park courts took down the No. 4 seed in the boys’ 5th Region singles draw second round, 6-2, 6-1.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Generals top Tigers, 3-1

    Thomas Nelson continued its hot play of late on the baseball diamond, winning their fourth straight Monday.

    Bardstown was the Generals’ latest victim, 3-1, behind Eli Clark’s complete-game six-hittter. Clark struck out three and walked two over seven innings of work.

    The Tigers (8-11, 3-2 dist.) got their lone run in the top of the first, when Shunta Muto singled, stole second and scored on Trey Heiskell’s sacrifice fly to right.