High School Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles rout Commanders

    Bethlehem got out front early on Friday night against district foe Washington County and the Eagles never looked back, putting an exclamation point on a 64-24 win by holding the Commanders to just six second-half points.

    The Eagles (4-1) grabbed an 11-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game and never trailed while moving to 2-0 to start district play.

    “Anytime you win a district game, it affects the seeding,” Bethlehem coach Artie Braden said. “We’re thankful for it, and hopefully we can build on it down the road.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Banshees top Washington County for first win

    Bethlehem picked up its first win of the season Friday in dramatic fashion, dodging a three-point bullet at the buzzer to top Washington County, 39-37.

    “It’s huge because it’s a district game, because we hadn’t won a district game in two years,” Banshees coach Chris Taylor said.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Myrks tames Mustangs

    If Bardstown were making a demand for respect, coming from behind to upset top-five Louisville Moore in the Mustangs’ own back yard on one of the state’s biggest basketball stages would be a good way of going about it.

    “It’s big — they’re No. 4!” said Anthony Myrks, the player of the game in Bardstown’s 74-69 win in Friday’s first round of the Canfield Development King Of The Bluegrass at Fairdale.

  • STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Bethlehem's Rebekah Smith

    Bethlehem senior cheerleader Rebekah Smith is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Smith is captain of the Bethlehem squad, and carries a 4.0 GPA while staying active in several extracurricular ventures at the school, including Pro-Life Club, National Honor Society, Spirit Club and Student Council.

    She plans to attend Vanderbilt University in the fall and study pre-med with an eye toward becoming a pediatric anesthesiologist.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Wimsett's treys key NC win

    Nelson County’s hopes for a highly successful season depends on the Cardinals getting production from a variety of sources.

    The latest source for the Cardinals is senior Ashley Wimsett, who has knocked down 11 three-pointers the past two games, helping Nelson County improve to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in 19th District play.

    “I just don’t think about the shot,” Wimsett said after a 6-for-10 night from behind the three-point line helped her team to a 56-35 home win Tuesday over Washington County. “I just shoot it.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: White lifts Cards to big district win

    After sputtering on offense for nearly three quarters, Nelson County found its mojo at just the right time Tuesday to come from behind for a 57-44 win over visiting Washington County in a key 19th District contest.

    The Cardinals improved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in district competition.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Bardstown tops C'ville, falls to John Hardin

    Bardstown improved to 2-3 on the season Saturday, easily topping visiting Campbellsville 61-19.

    Keonna Stone led the way for the Tigers, scoring a game-high 15. Fellow senior Abbie Parrish added 10 in a game that saw Bardstown score more points in the third quarter (23) than Campbellsville did the entire game.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cards break long drought with upset of No. 11 E'town

    Nelson County exorcised a 12-year demon Thursday, weathering a 9-0 fourth-quarter run from visiting No. 11 Elizabethtown to hang on for a 46-44 win.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Nelson girls top Bethlehem


    Contributing Writer

    After an emotional win over regional powerhouse Elizabethtown on Thursday, it would have been quite easy for the Nelson County to suffer an emotional letdown against Bethlehem on Friday.

    That wasn’t the case though as Ashley Wimsett’s five three-pointers, including four in the opening period, led the homestanding Cardinals to a 57-23 win.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tigers top Bulldogs

    The Bardstown Tigers had a hard time Friday night in Radcliff with John Hardin’s new big Greene monster.

    The visiting Tigers countered with a big game from one of their smallest players.

    Senior point guard Anthony Myrks’ old-fashioned three-point play with 7:10 left in the game gave Bardstown the lead for good as the reigning 5th Region Tournament champion Tigers pulled away from the Bulldogs, 55-48.