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High School Sports

  • TENNIS: Tigers place 3 doubles squads in quarterfinals

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Local squads found themselves up against the wall in the opening rounds of the 5th Region tennis tournament as just four doubles squads stayed alive to advance to quarterfinal play Tuesday.

    With three entrants remaining, Bardstown was in the best position to get a qualifier into next week’s state tennis championships in Lexington as of press time Tuesday morning. The Tigers had both girls’ doubles entrants and a boys’ doubles squad still alive after Monday’s second round.

  • TENNIS: Day 1 results mixed for locals

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The first day of the 5th Region tennis tournament brought local teams some wins and some losses, but more importantly, uninterrupted play despite rainshowers earlier Friday.

    First-round play in the girls’ draws from the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College courts saw Nelson County advance three of four entrants into Monday’s second round (matches begin at 4:30 p.m.), including both doubles squads.

  • TRACK: Class A Region 3 meet Tuesday

    Tuesday is showdown day for the Bardstown and Bethlehem track squads as local athletes will be in search of state qualifying berths at the Class A Region 3 meet.

    The meet gets under way at 5:30 p.m. Nelson County must wait until 9 a.m. Saturday for the Class 3A Region 3 meet at St. Xavier.

    Bardstown is trying to extend its streak of region dominance. The Tiger boys and girls have won the past two Region 3 crowns, and the Tiger girls won the 2008 title in the old Region 2. The Tiger boys have won the past seven region titles. Both squads are expected to repeat.

  • TENNIS: Region tourney begins today at ECC

    As usual, the 5th Region tennis draws find the seeds dominated by Elizabethtown-area schools, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some possibilities for local players to make deep runs.

  • Goal: Achieved

    Senior seasons are supposed to end in storybook fashion.

    Daizah Kimberland’s final year on the basketball court started out that way, with a slew of 30-point games and the Bardstown career scoring record already in her back pocket before folks even had a chance to take down their Christmas lights.

    Then, before she could even find her mid-season groove, it all came screeching to a halt when Kimberland’s left knee buckled on Nelson County’s gym floor, ending her high school career.

  • Burr adds to Hall of Fame legacy

    A lot of times, it takes teachers a few stops on the career path before they figure out their destination.

    Libby Burr, on the other hand, found her place on the first try and never looked back, becoming a successful and decorated coach along the way while guiding hundreds of Bardstown High School kids during a 30-year career that saw the Pike County native amass numerous awards, most recently being named as one of the newest members of the Dawahare’s/Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

  • Photo: Softball
  • Tennis: Tiger duo wins 4th straight conference doubles title

    Bardstown extended its streak of dominance in the Midland Conference boys’ doubles championship, as Clayton Brooks and John Stone made it four in a row for the school and two straight titles as a team.

    For Brooks, a junior, it was the third straight title. He teamed with David Conway two years ago to win it.

    The Tiger boys won the overall team competition with seven points, while Nelson County had five, Bethlehem finished with two and Washington County with one.

  • Photos: Bardstown Invitational

    Bardstown High School played host Thursday to the Bardstown Invitational, leaving only a handful of meets left before regional competition begins in less than two weeks.

  • TENNIS: Singular surprises

    Some surprising finalists emerged from the early rounds of the Midland Conference girls’ singles draw, as the top two seeds were knocked out Wednesday.

    Thursday’s finals occurred after press time for this edition.

    In the top half of the girls’ singles draw, top-seeded Moe Muto of Bardstown got a walkover win in the first round, but suffered her first match loss of the year in the semifinals later Wednesday against Nelson County’s Savanna Wimsatt, who topped Muto 6-3, 6-1.