High School Sports

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: McGill golden in pitching Cards to the title

    Nelson County came into the postseason as the No. 4 seed in the 19th District, but the Cardinals played like they were the favorites all along, shutting out three straight opponents to win the school’s first district title since 2010.

    Dominic Lawson, one of 10 seniors on the Cardinals’ squad, said it was a sweet win to savor.

    “It’s amazing. … None of us has ever played in a district championship,” he said. “Words can’t describe it. It’s great. It’s unbelievable.”

  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Revised tournament schedule

    Because of rains and wet field conditions Wednesday and Thursday, the 19th District softball semifinals have been moved to Friday.

    Bethlehem will take on Thomas Nelson at noon Friday, with the Washington County v. Nelson County game set for 2 p.m. Friday.

    The 19th District softball championship will be played either Friday or Saturday, depending on who wins in Friday’s semifinals. If Bethlehem and Washington County both win, the finals will be played at approximately 4 p.m. Friday.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tigers’ Walls yet another local Brescia signee

    Bardstown senior TreJan Walls knows what it is like to be surrounded by close friends on the basketball court.

    He was one of six seniors on a Tiger team that finished the season 22-8 and won its fourth consecutive district championship.

    Walls says he is going to miss the guys with whom he won a regional title and made it to the finals on two other occasions.

    But he takes solace in knowing that he will be joining two other Bardstown friends when he continues his playing career at Brescia University next season.

  • On the record with: Thomas Nelson junior Kendall Roller

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

    Kendall carries a 4.5 weighted GPA and is involved in several clubs at TNHS, in addition to being treasurer for the Student Organization Council, a house steward and an officer with the Beta Club. He is also the captain of the Generals’ baseball team.

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






    19th District tournament

    at Bardstown

    Nelson Co. 6, Thomas Nelson 0



    19th District tournament

    at Bardstown

    Bardstown 7, Washington Co. 5

    Nelson Co. 4, Bethlehem 0



    19th District Championship

    at Bardstown

    Nelson Co. 5, Bardstown 0




  • 19th DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: NC's shocking rally from six runs down ends Bardstown's season

    With only one win coming into Tuesday’s 19th District first-round matchup with host Bardstown, Nelson County hasn’t had much to cheer about all season.

    That is, until the youthful Cardinals pieced together a stunning eight-run top of the seventh to rally from 8-2 down to beat the Tigers, 10-8, and advance to Wednesday’s district semifinals.

    “We were ready to come out to play,” said Adrianna Maldonado, Nelson County’s lone senior. “This was the third time we’ve played them, and we were set on beating them.”

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL SEMIFINALS: Tigers hold off WC to get to first district finals since 2009

    Washington County couldn’t keep Santrel Farmer and Reece Puckett off the basepaths Tuesday. Bardstown senior cleanup hitter Thomas Bowling made the Commanders pay, driving in four runs in a 7-5 win Tuesday to put the Tigers into the 19th District championship for the first time since 2009.

    “My very first year,” Bardstown coach Glenn Koger said. “It’s very satisfying. The group of kids I have have worked hard.”

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL SEMIFINALS: Lawson shuts down Bethlehem to put NC into finals

    Dominic Lawson pitched Nelson County back into the 19th District championship for the first time since 2014, striking out 11 in a masterful six-hit shutout to take down top-seeded Bethlehem in Tuesday’s semifinals, 4-0.

    “I can’t put into words the performance he put in,” Nelson County coach David Sparrow said. “He comes up with huge pitches” when the Cardinals needed them most.

    Bethlehem coach Roger Robinson was awed by Lawson’s effort in keeping the Eagles in check.

  • 19th DISTRICT BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Cards move past Generals with 6-0 win



    Special To The Standard

    Nelson County, led by a two-hit shutout performance by pitcher Collin Runner, advances to the 19th District semifinals after topping Thomas Nelson 6-0.

    Runner suffered from some control issues through the game, walking five batters, but his 12 strikeouts allowed him to get out of any jams he worked himself into.


    Bethlehem failed to score in boys’ or girls’ competition on Saturday in the Class 1A state track and field championships at the University of Kentucky.

    The Banshees’ 4x100 relay squad came the closest, missing out on an eighth-place finish by five one-thousandths of a second behind Fulton City. Bethlehem’s time in the event was 52.720, just behind Fulton City’s 52.715. The Banshees’ time was a full second faster than their region seed time in the event.


    Class 1A State Results