High School Sports

  • RIVER RAT: Games to watch for 2014

    Each season finds a number of games dotting the schedule that catch the eye, for various reasons. District or hometown rivalries, the opportunity to see a special player, or a key chance at a big statement win all qualify.

    Here’s a few circle-the-date games that are intriguing for 2014.


    Aug. 22

    Nelson Co. at Woodford Co.

  • RIVER RAT: Off on another journey

    This year marks my eighth as sports editor of The Kentucky Standard. The first time I saw many of the kids’ names you see in these pages, they may not have even been playing tackle yet.

    Scary thought, really. Another big season on the horizon.

    But, when looked at from a big-picture stance, it, like high school sports in general, is all a big cycle.

    This year, around each of the local football programs there’s an air of optimism, even more so than usual. Sometimes the cycle is on an uptick, and this year seems like one of them.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Generals hope to put rough debut behind them

    Thomas Nelson’s initial foray into varsity football last season was a difficult one as the Generals lost their 10 games by an average margin of 52-6.

    As first-year coach Kyle Boblitt gets his team ready for Friday night’s season opener against Spencer County, he has set a different type of goal for his team.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Strong junior class could equal Cardinal success

    As a new high school football season peaks on the horizon, a new driver takes over the keys of the high-scoring offensive attack at Nelson County.

    The Cardinals averaged more than 40 points per game last year, and was guided by the diverse skills of the record-setting Jonathan Breeding at quarterback. Breeding followed another record-setter, Dylan Beasley.

    A new era begins this season, and junior Cameron Cornish takes his turn at the helm of coach Jamie Egli’s offense.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Eagles looking to repeat

    Bethlehem football fans could see a different style of play than they are used to as coach Ron Koontz gears his team up for the 2014 season, starting with an Aug. 29 game against Thomas Nelson.

    Riding the arm of graduated Connor Ballard, Bethlehem averaged more than 44 points per game en route to a 10-2 season and the school’s first district championship, with Ballard snaring the Class 1A District 2 Player of the Year honors.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers looking for deep playoff run in 2A

    It’s been said that in years when Bardstown gets good line play, success tends to follow.

    The Tigers have one of the biggest, most experienced lines they’ve had in the past decade, and combine that with a healthy chip on their shoulder over a lack of respect, and it could lead to great things.

  • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: LaRue’s Alexis Brewer comes to Bardstown

    When school began last week in LaRue County, one familiar face was missing from the halls of LaRue County High School.

    Alexis Brewer, the 16-year-old Hawks basketball standout, has enrolled in Bardstown High School, and will finish up her career as a Tiger, like her father and brothers before her.

    Brewer is one of the top-10 recruits in the state, and broke numerous records in her career at LaRue. A contender for Kentucky’s Miss Basketball, Brewer said, “I just want to have a good senior year, and enjoy the time with my dad.”

  • GOLF: Eagles top Green

    Bethlehem took to the road Thursday and grabbed a 174-185 win over the Dragons.

    The Eagles won it with consistency, with their foursome each scoring 45 or below, helping them overcome a strong individual low round by the Dragons’ Elijah Rattliff, who checked in with a 36.

    J.T. Smith’s 41 led Bethlehem, followed by Will Schlosser’s 43. Daniel Steele and Corey Robinson each shot a 45.

  • FOOTBALL: Scrimmages start the season


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bardstown at Bullitt Central

    Collegiate at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. at Taylor Co.

    LaRue Co. at Thomas Nelson



    Bardstown at Lafayette

    Mustang Classic at North Oldham

    Thomas Nelson v. KCD


    Girls’ Soccer


    Bardstown at Meade Co.

    Spencer Co. at Nelson Co.