High School Sports

  • Unbreakable

    Some 15 years ago, a Bardstown soccer player etched her name into the state and national record book, and it’s remained there ever since, a truly unassailable milestone.

    But you wouldn’t have known it by skimming through the sports pages of The Kentucky Standard around the time. There wasn’t a single mention of it, and the achievement slipped under most people’s radar — even the person who set the record.

    “At the time, I had (only) found out it was a state record,” Jennifer Brelage said of the night of Sept. 18, 2002.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Senior stalwarts made Tigers a power

    No matter the outcome of Tuesday’s 5th Region volleyball quarterfinals, the seven seniors at the core of the Bardstown Tigers will finish their careers with the knowledge that they’ve made history where none existed before.

    “We always knew that we were going to get this far, because we put in the hard work, and we believed,” Sherelle Smith said.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 10-22




    Central 66, Bardstown 0

    Campbellsville 50, Bethlehem 21

    Oldham Co. 42, Nelson Co. 7

    Waggener 27, Thomas Nelson 25


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown

    Nelson Co. 3, Marion Co. 0

    North Hardin 3, Taylor Co. 0



    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown

  • FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Class 3A playoff picture complicated

    Despite district games finishing up Friday, things are still not settled for the playoff berths in Class 3A District 3, as Henry County, Thomas Nelson and Bardstown ended up in a three-way tie for the final two seeds.

    The Wildcats, Generals and Tigers all completed district play with a 1-3 record, with Bardstown (3-6) beating Thomas Nelson (2-7) head-to-head, and the Generals won over Henry County (4-5), who beat the Tigers.

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem clinches home playoff game



    Contributing Writer

    Coming on the heels of a tough district road loss to Campbellsville, Bethlehem was able to right the ship and lock up the two seed for the playoffs with a 42-24 home victory over Fort Knox Friday night.

    Bethlehem (3-6) coach Jesse Cantrall was pleased with the way his team handled the game.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Region draw announced

    Bardstown will make its second-ever trip to the 5th Region tournament this week, opening play Tuesday against the same team the Tigers beat in last year’s first round on the way to a surprising region runner-up finish.

    Elizabethtown (28-9) is the opponent for the Tigers (27-3) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson County High School, one of just three teams to beat Bardstown all season long. The 17th District runner-up Panthers got a 3-1 win at home over the Tigers on Aug. 22. Bardstown took a four-set win from Elizabethtown in last year’s region quarterfinals.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Banshees make it a three-peat

    Three straight, 31 in a row.

    Bethlehem reasserted its ownership of the 5th Region girls’ soccer landscape Thursday, turning back Bardstown for the fourth time this season, 1-0, to capture a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    If you asked Banshees’ coach Danny Rossoll five years ago if he envisioned this possibility, he might have laughed at you.

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Cards, Eagles shut out by 17th District

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The first trip to the 5th Region boys’ soccer tournament for Bethlehem and Nelson County since 2014 ended in Wednesday night’s semifinals, both by shutout at the hands of a 17th District rival.

    Nelson County (12-7-1) was up first, facing off with a Central Hardin team that had scored a 5-0 win over the Cardinals just two weeks ago during the regular season. The Bruins (14-7-1) went one better this time, eliminating the Cardinals from the postseason by a 6-0 count.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Bardstown tops WC for school's first title

    The glass ceiling has finally been shattered.

    Bardstown captured its first-ever district volleyball championship with an impressive 3-1 win (25-11, 25-19, 20-25, 25-8) over Washington County on Wednesday in the Tigers’ own gymnasium.

    They did it in stunning fashion, scoring the final 19 points of the fourth set as the home crowd yelled their approval.

    Senior Maggie Downs served the final 18 points.

  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS: Commanders rally to stop Banshees' title streak at 6

    Bethlehem’s six-year reign as volleyball champions of the 19th District has come to an end.

    The Banshees fell to Washington County last night in the tournament semifinals (25-19, 21-25, 25-16, 20-25, 9-15), losing a 2-1 lead in the process.

    The loss also means Bethlehem will not advance to the regional tournament for the first time since 2008. Ironically, Washington County also played the role of spoiler that year when they beat the Banshees in the opening round of the district tournament.