High School Sports

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL SEMIFINALS: Marion's Spalding ends Bardstown's run

    LEBANON — Bardstown’s deepest run in the 5th Region tournament since 1988 was cut short in Tuesday’s semifinals, as host Marion County got a complete-game shutout from ace Andrew Spalding in a 9-0 win to advance.

    The Tigers (18-19) were unable to get anything done against Spalding all day, as the senior struck out seven and scattered four hits and four walks in the game.

  • BASEBALL: NC's Lawson voted 5th Region POY

    Nelson County senior Dominick Lawson was quite surprised to learn that he had been voted the Player of the Year in the 5th Region.

    But not for reasons that you might imagine.

    “I didn’t even know there was such an award until they told me about it,” he said. “I was kind of surprised because of all of the good players in the region.”

    None performed better this year than Lawson, who will play at Kentucky State University next year.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Nelson Co. survives C'ville to move on

    LEBANON — Benton McGill, pitching hero of Nelson County’s 19th District championship game win last week, ran into some trouble on Monday against Campbellsville after surrendering leads of 4-1 and 5-3 in the 5th Region quarterfinals at Marion County.

    After giving up three runs to the Tigers (14-17) in the top of the fifth to go down 6-5, McGill, a junior, made up for it in the bottom half of the frame, with a two-run double that put the Cardinals up for good at 7-6.

  • 5th REGION SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS: Opportunity knocks, but Bethlehem can't answer in loss to Hart Co.

    Bethlehem found itself stranded in Cecilia Monday.

    The Banshees left 10 runners on base and missed several key chances to get to Hart County freshman Katie Collins, who got out of all jams in shutting out Bethlehem 5-0 in the 5th Region quarterfinals at Central Hardin.

    “You leave (10) runners stranded and you don’t put anything on the board, that’s a back-breaker,” Bethlehem coach Shaun Smith said. “We fought it off and on all year. It’s a young group with a lot of promise.”

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: McCormick's 1-hit gem delivers Bardstown's 1st region win since 1988

    LEBANON — Michael McCormick showed Monday that you don’t have to have a blazing fastball to be an effective big-game pitcher.

    The Bardstown senior used great location, changes in speed and a devastating breaking ball to cast a spell on four-time defending champs Elizabethtown in the 5th Region quarterfinals at Marion County, beating the Panthers 5-0.





    19th District Championship

    Nelson Co. 5, Bardstown 0



    5th Region tournament

    at Marion Co.

    Bardstown 5, Elizabethtown 0

    Marion Co. 14, Hart Co. 4

    Nelson Co. 7, Campbellsville 6

    Central Hardin 8, LaRue Co. 6



    5th Region Semifinals

    at Marion Co.

    Marion Co. 9,  Bardstown 0

  • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Region pairings announced

    Bardstown will face Elizabethtown on Monday in the opening game of the 5th Region baseball tournament at Marion County High School.

    Game time is 11 a.m.

    The Tigers (17-18), who finished as the 19th District runner-up to Nelson County, and the 17th District champion Panthers, did not play in the regular season.

    Meanwhile, Nelson County (19-18) will play 20th District runner-up Campbellsville (13-15) at 4 p.m. The Cardinals beat the Eagles 10-1 on April 14.

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS: Commanders knock out Cardinals

    Nelson County was unable to carry over the momentum from its emotional comeback win over Bardstown in the 19th District tournament first round as top-seeded Washington County rolled to a three-inning 18-0 win in Friday’s semifinals.

    “It’s disappointing,” first-year Nelson County coach Kelsey Brooks said. “It’s never anything that you want.”

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS: Banshees hold off pesky Generals

    Bethlehem dug out of an early 2-0 hole against Thomas Nelson in Friday’s 19th District semifinal matchup at Bardstown, using a five-run second inning keyed by Kirsten Crepps’ bases-loaded triple on the way to a 12-8 win to earn a trip to Monday’s 5th Region tournament at Central Hardin.

    Kailee Miller, a two-year starter for the Banshees before joining the Generals for her freshman season, got Thomas Nelson (8-15) off to a good start in the top of the first by drilling a two-run homer to center off the Bardstown scoreboard to make it 2-0.

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: WC's big innings doom Bethlehem's title hopes

    Despite three different players homering in Friday’s 19th District softball championship, Bethlehem was unable to completely come back from a devastating six-run first inning by Washington County in falling 14-7.

    The win by the Commanders (15-14) marked the second straight over the Banshees (15-14) in the title game. Both teams advance to the 5th Region tournament at Central Hardin, which starts Monday. Draws were Saturday morning.

    Bethlehem coach Shaun Smith said it was a tough loss to take, but he likes that his team has at least one more game to play.