High School Sports

  • GOLF: Nelson expects improvement in 2011

    Nelson County golf is coming off a 2010 season that saw the boys’ team go winless and the girls’ team win just two head-to-head matches. However, boys’ coach Kelly Wood and girls’ coach Kevin Burkhead both have reasons to expect improvement in 2011.

    “We want to be more competitive and we’re getting a lot more of the younger kids and that’s going to help,” Wood said.

  • On the record with: BHS' Ben Beam

    Bardstown senior soccer player Ben Beam is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    In addition to being a starter on the soccer team, Beam also competes as a pole vaulter for the Tiger track squad, qualifying for state last year. He carries a 3.7 GPA and is involved in several clubs, including Pep Club.

    Beam has not decided on a major or a school, but would like to attend the University of Kentucky.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Cards improve to 3-0 in district with win over Banshees

    Nelson County started out the season dropping four in a row against a rugged early slate.

    Since then, the Cardinals have won three of four, including Wednesday night’s 5-1 win at Lally Field over host Bethlehem, handing the Banshees a fifth consecutive loss.

    “I think we possessed the ball really well and I think we worked together really well,” Cardinals head coach Mike Glass said.

    The loss drops Bethlehem to 5-5 and 1-1 in District 9 matches. Nelson County is 3-0 in district matches but 0-5 outside the district.

  • FOOTBALL: One streak must end tonight

    Each team has a streak they’d like to see come to an end tonight.

    For Bardstown, it’s a string of futility against Nelson County that is three seasons and running.

    For Nelson County, it’s a winless string to open the season.

    “We want to get a ‘W’ in the win column,” Nelson County coach Jamie Egli said. “The players have said getting our first win and beating Bardstown to do it — it wouldn’t get much better than that.”

  • SPORTS DESK: Eagles advance to title match of Purples Classic

    Bethlehem suffered a tough loss Friday, as host Bowling Green, ranked No. 2 in the most recent coaches’ poll, topped the No. 9 Eagles 2-1 in the pool play opener of the Purples’ Classic, handing them their first loss of the season.

    The Eagles had an opportunity to rebound, however, beating North Oldham (1-0) and South Warren (2-0) on Saturday in pool play before dueling the host Purples to a 1-1 draw in the championship match Sunday. Ben Rossoll got the lone goal for the Eagles off a penalty kick.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Cards blank Tigers

    Nelson County improved to 4-2 Thursday with a 7-0 win at Bardstown, dropping the Tigers to 2-5 on the year with five consecutive losses.

    The win was the Cardinals’ fourth in a row and completed a five-game road trip that saw them post a 4-1 record, including a win Tuesday over No. 10 Oldham County. Nelson County coach Lee Brothers said the road trip showed him a lot about his team.

  • FOOTBALL: Cards can't slow Knights' rushing attack

    Nelson County’s search for its first win continues.

    The Cardinals fell to 0-3 on the season Friday with a 37-27 loss to Marion County (2-1), which reeled off 322 yards on the ground.

    Cardinals quarterback Dylan Beasley went 12-for-36 for 180 yards and two scores and one interception. Running backs Derek Patterson and Khalil Bourn led the rushing attack for the Cardinals on their way to 206 yards on the ground.     

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles sink Pirates

    Bethlehem rolled up nearly 450 yards Friday and quarterback Jordan Cooper had a hand in all six of his team’s touchdowns as the Eagles picked up their first win of the season in a 40-28 decision at Berea.

  • NCHS pushes back football start time due to heat

    Nelson County High School has pushed back its start time for the football game tonight due to the expected high temperatures.

    The game will now start at 8 p.m. at the Nelson County football field.

    Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 101 F, with temperatures still soaring around 94 degrees at 8 p.m.

    The original start time for the game vs. Marion County was 7:30 p.m.

    Bethlehem High School, which plays Berea tonight at Berea, will play at its regular start time of 7:30 p.m.

  • On the record with: NCHS' Kim Kasama

    Nelson County golfer Kim Kasama is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    A senior, Kasama carries a 4.1 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, and plans to join FCA and the Pep Club this fall. Kasama is hoping to attend the University of Kentucky and possibly go into the medical field, and perhaps play college golf.

    Sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Kasama for some questions to better get to know her.