High School Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Walls nets 28 to lead Nelson past Bethlehem

    It’s a date that Jason Clark has had circled on his calendar since being named Bethlehem’s coach, but it’s not a game that he was looking forward to playing.

    The longtime Nelson County assistant coach found himself sitting on the visitors’ bench against the Cardinals, but the result was the same it has been for 36 straight games.

    Despite a strong defensive effort, Bethlehem could not muster enough offense and suffered its first loss of the season, a 51-35 setback on Friday at Nelson County.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eagles finally put away Cards in 2OT

    By all rights, Bethlehem senior guard Chase Allen should be way too young to have short-term memory loss.

    Fortunately for his Eagle team, Allen was able to shake off two missed charity tosses with five seconds left in the first overtime and recover quickly enough to score five points in the second extra period to help Bethlehem defeat Nelson County 74-72 on Friday.

    Those two misses were his only ones on a night he scored 33 points and made 14 free throws.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Butler Co. 81, Thomas Nelson 36


    Kentucky Bank Classic

    Paris 80, Nelson Co. 58



    DeSales 60, Bardstown 46

    Bethlehem 58, Thomas Nelson 54 OT

    Butler Co. 77, Nelson Co. 67


    Girls’ Basketball


    Woodford Co. 60, Thomas Nelson 47


    St. Patrick Catholic Classic

  • On the record with: TNHS’ Danielle Ulery

    Thomas Nelson senior cheerleader Danielle Ulery is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Danielle carries a 4.0 GPA while also participating in the school’s Student Organization Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as running track and serving on the prom committee.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Danielle to better get to know her.


  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Late run lifts Banshees past TNHS

    Bethlehem’s hot streak continued to 5-0 to start the season after winning 63-56 at Thomas Nelson Tuesday in their district opener.

    The start is the best for Bethlehem since the 2004-05 season, when the Banshees began the season at 5-0.

    “It’s been a pretty good ride so far,” first-year head coach Jason Clark said. “Like I told the girls though, it’s going to get tougher, and it starts Friday night.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eagles rally, clip Generals in OT

    Bethlehem had been off to a rocky start to its basketball season, dropping a pair of games in the first week. But the Eagles bounced back Tuesday at Thomas Nelson, rallying from six points down to force overtime and win, 58-54.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees 4-0, off to best start in 13 years

    Bethlehem’s girls are 4-0 for the first time since 2004, following a pair of wins over the weekend in the Maysville St. Patrick Catholic Classic.

    Bethlehem scored a 63-31 decision over host St. Patrick in the first game, and the Banshees did it by spreading the love around the scorebook, as 10 different players scored in the game, led by Ellie Taylor’s 13 points.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Marion Co. 94, Bardstown 86 OT

    Hart Co. 80, Bethlehem 57

    Central Hardin 62, Nelson Co. 25

    Bullitt Central 68, Thomas Nelson 39



    North Bullitt 54, Bardstown 40

    Bullitt Central 77, Bethlehem 56

    Nelson Co. 73, Thomas Nelson 52



    Thomas Nelson at Butler Co.


    Kentucky Bank Classic

    Nelson Co. at Paris

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: NCHS girls still in charge

    Maybe, just maybe, it might not be so easy to dethrone Nelson County from its perch atop the 19th District.

    The Cardinals, winners of eight consecutive crowns, used a stifling defense, holding homestanding Thomas Nelson scoreless for nearly six minutes, and rolled to a surprisingly easy 79-45 win on Friday.

    After a Bethany Orr basket enabled Thomas Nelson to tie the score at 8-8, the Cardinals scored the game’s next 17 points to break the game wide open.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Cards rout Generals, grab early district lead

    There was a lot of excitement on the Nelson County bench when sophomore Barrett McGill drained a three-point shot midway through the second quarter of his team’s game Friday night against Thomas Nelson.

    And for a good reason.

    Not only did it help the Cardinals surpass their point total for the entire game in a 62-25 loss to Central Hardin on Tuesday, but it also gave them some breathing room after they had squandered an eight-point first-quarter lead.

    So how did McGill celebrate?