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High School Sports

  • On the record with: Bardstown senior Lucas Downs

    Bardstown senior Lucas Downs is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Lucas was a region champion last year in the pole vault, went on to place fourth in the state in Class 2A in the event last spring, and figures to be a major contender for a state championship this year.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Cardinals claim first region title since 1990

    LEBANON — Nelson County is heading to the Sweet Sixteen.

    The Cardinals overcame the turmoil of a midseason coaching change and ended Elizabethtown’s three-year reign as 5th Region champions with a 69-56 win over the Panthers on Saturday at Marion County.

    The Cardinals (30-3) will now advance to the state tournament for the first time since 1990 and the fifth time in school history.

    The win didn’t come without some anxious moments.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 3-8

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    5th Region tournament

    at Central Hardin

    LaRue Co. 51, North Hardin 44

    Taylor Co. 64, Bardstown 61

     

    Girls’ Basketball

    Friday

    5th Region Semifinals

    at Marion Co.

    Elizabethtown 65, Marion Co. 46

    Nelson Co. 65, John Hardin 45

     

    Saturday

    5th Region Championship

    at Marion Co.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Cards rout Bulldogs to move on to the finals

    LEBANON — Nelson County is back in the 5th Region championship for the second time in the past three years after a 65-45 win over John Hardin in Friday’s semifinals at Marion County, and the Cardinals go into Saturday’s finals with a wave of momentum.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Taylor Co. rallies late to stun Bardstown

    CECILIA — Taylor County rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to upset Bardstown 64-61 Thursday night in the 5th Region quarterfinals at Central Hardin, the third straight season the Cardinals have knocked the Tigers out of the postseason.

    The Cardinals advanced to the past two state tournaments with wins over the Tigers in the 5th Region finals.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 3-3

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Bardstown

    Bardstown 77, Nelson Co. 48

     

    Wednesday

    5th Region tournament

    at Central Hardin

    John Hardin 69, Nelson Co. 51

    Adair Co. 100, Caverna 86

     

    Thursday

    5th Region tournament

    at Central Hardin

    LaRue Co. 51, North Hardin 44

    Taylor Co. 64, Bardstown 61

     

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Bulldogs knock out Cardinals

    CECILIA — John Hardin put Nelson County on its heels with a devastating 20-0 first-half run, but while the Cardinals were able to whittle a good chunk of that deficit away in the third quarter, they couldn’t hit enough shots down the stretch to avoid being eliminated from the 5th Region tournament, falling 69-51 Wednesday at Central Hardin.

    The loss brought an end to the careers of a 10-man senior class that took Nelson County to the past two region tournaments, breaking a five-year drought for the school.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Nelson marches on with rout of Adair

    LEBANON — Nelson County’s second trip of the season to the Roby Dome at Marion County High School resulted in a much better performance than the first.

    And the Cardinals hope they will be able to play two more games there with continued improvement.

    They trailed Marion County by nine points on Jan. 26 before escaping with a 63-58 in their third game under interim coach Jacqueline Coleman.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 3-1

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    19th District tournament

    at Bardstown

    Bardstown 81, Washington Co. 55

     

    Saturday

    19th District Championship

    at Bardstown

    Bardstown 77, Nelson Co. 48

     

    Girls’ Basketball

    Thursday

    19th District tournament

    at Bardstown

    Nelson Co. 79, Bethlehem 62

     

    Friday

  • On the record with: TNHS senior Alexis Malone

    Thomas Nelson senior Alexis Malone is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Alexis carries a 4.0 GPA and is active in FCA, as well as participating on the Generals’ cross country and track and field teams. She’s a member of the Kentucky Elite Track Club, and picked up a pair of medals in last year’s Class 2A state track championships, placing sixth in the 400 and eighth in the 200.