High School Sports

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Tigers knock Cards off the throne

    SPRINGFIELD — Bardstown finished the game with an 18-7 run to pull away from Nelson County Friday and win the school’s first girls’ 19th District championship since 2008.

    “I’m on cloud nine,” Bardstown senior Destanie Love said. “I was just bawling my eyes out. It’s surreal being able to do this senior year.”



    Boys’ Basketball


    Frankfort 45, Thomas Nelson 40



    19th District tournament

    at Washington Co.

    Nelson Co. 65, Thomas Nelson 39



    19th District tournament

    at Washington Co.

    Bethlehem 59, Washington Co. 56



    19th District tournament

    at Washington Co.

    Bardstown 55, Nelson Co. 46


  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tigers pull away from Cards late

    SPRINGFIELD — The basketball scores that draw the most attention during postseason play are those rare occasions when a four or five seed pulls the upset of a top seeded team.

    As he prepared his team to face top-seeded Bardstown in the semifinals of the 19th District tournament at Washington County High School, Nelson County coach Zach Allender left some not so subtle messages for his players on the board in their dressing room.

    “Shock the world.”

    “Do the improbable.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cards roll Generals on the hunt for No. 10

    SPRINGFIELD — If there was a time for Thomas Nelson to upset Nelson County, Wednesday night’s game in the opening round of the 19th District Tournament might have been it.

    The defending 5th Region champions struggled in the first two quarters, managing to connect on only 11 of their field goal tries.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tigers' defense clamps down on Banshees

    SPRINGFIELD — Bardstown has carved out a recent reputation as a dangerous second-half team, with a win over top-10 Elizabethtown not two weeks ago coming by that method.

    But even when the Tigers aren’t shooting well, they always bring the defense, and that constant coupled with a big second half lifted Bardstown past Bethlehem with a 51-33 victory Tuesday and into Friday’s girls’ 19th District championship.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Eagles top WC to punch region ticket

    SPRINGFIELD — Despite being faced with its top scorer out with an injury, and two other starters saddled with foul trouble, as well as a full-throated Washington County home crowd, Bethlehem came up with just enough big plays down the stretch to advance to Saturday’s boys' 19th District championship with a 59-56 win.

  • Not even cancer could keep Roby away from the games

    Jim Roby’s dedication to his alma mater runs deep, even deeper than his roots as a standout athlete at Bardstown back in the early 1960s.

    So deep, in fact, that the longtime football and boys’ basketball statistician’s wife thinks of game nights as “date nights.”

    So deep, in fact, that in 28 years of service to the Tigers’ athletic programs, you can count on one hand all the games he’s missed.

    So deep that not even a bout with cancer could keep him away.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Stiles lifts TNHS past WC

    SPRINGFIELD — It was one of those games that Thomas Nelson could have easily overlooked.

    The Generals in Monday’s 19th District tournament opener faced a 9-20 Washington County team that did not win a district game this season, including a 48-43 loss to Thomas Nelson on Dec. 8 and a 62-32 setback on Jan. 30.

    Coach Patty Rouse’s team got off to a quick start, then withstood a Washington County rally before capturing a 49-41 win Monday night on the Commanders’ home floor.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cards blast Generals to move on

    SPRINGFIELD — Nelson County limited Thomas Nelson to only a single basket in the second quarter while connecting on four three-pointers and cruised to a 65-39 win in the play-in game of the 19th District on Monday at Washington County.

    The Generals missed their final nine attempts of the quarter after Jerry Wimsett’s shot in the lane at the 6:51 mark.

    Thomas Nelson settled for several shots behind the arc, missing all seven of their three-point attempts.

    That’s not what coach Chris Tolliver had in mind when he drew up his game plan.

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Banshees notch biggest win total in more than a decade

    Bethlehem’s girls finished the regular season on a high note, limiting Holy Cross to eight second-half points and coming from behind Friday for a 51-32 win.

    “I told them at halftime to forget the scouting report and to get back on the court, toughen up, turn up the defense, drive to the basket and finish,” coach Jason Clark said. “They responded.”

    The Banshees trailed 24-22 at the half.