High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Playoff hunt begins tonight

    Football’s “second season” begins tonight as a field of 192 schools will be whittled down over the next month as region championships and eventually state titles in all six classes will be determined.

    In that second season, some subtle things change in the way coaches do their job and prepare their teams for long postseason stays.

    “A little more film work; a little less banging,” Bardstown coach David Clark said. “At this point of the season you’re working more on the opponent than the physical aspect of the game.”

  • GOLF: SCC adds two local golfers

    Kids from the Nelson County area make up a large part of the student population at St. Catharine College, so it only makes sense that the Patriots’ sports teams adopt a local flavor as well.

    That’s the case with the Patriot golf squads, which in the past week added Bethlehem’s Michael Hardin and Nelson County’s Clarissa Haste to its ranks.

    “I’m just really excited to keep playing,” said Hardin, who was the Eagles’ lone senior.

  • Cards get first win in thrilling fashion

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Slugging through a winless season, adversity for Nelson County has been like that friend who always seems to get you in trouble.

    On Friday, however, the Cardinals stared adversity in the face and shot it straight down, coming back from a 21-0 first-half deficit at Bullitt East to rally for a thrilling 36-35 win, a victory punctuated by Dylan Beasley’s touchdown run with 28 seconds left followed by his conversion pass to John Land to win it.

  • Tigers finish regular season with a wild win

    Bardstown took a scene right out of Friday Night Lights with a 22-20 win Friday over North Oldham. Tigers’ defensive back Dee Yocum made a tackle at the Bardstown 1-yard line as time expired to give his team a 9-1 record to finish the regular season.

    “We work on angle tackling all the time in practice,” Yocum said, “so it paid off right there.”

  • Six turnovers doom Bethlehem’s chances at win

    Bethlehem got off to a fast start Friday, punching in a touchdown less than two minutes into its game with Gallatin County, but any early momentum the Eagles had quickly slipped away, along with the football, in a turnover-plagued 39-13 loss to the Wildcats.

    “Nobody can win when you have turnovers like that,” Bethlehem coach Ron Koontz said. “Those turnovers killed us.”

  • On the record with: Bardstown's Madison Correro

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

    Correro carries a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Transylvania University upon graduation. In addition to playing soccer, the senior also stays active at school with a variety of activities such as track and field, cross country, FBLA, FCA and National Honor Society, among others.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Correro for a few questions to better get to know her.


  • CROSS COUNTRY: Fallen coach keeps pushing

    The Bardstown cross country program came into 2011 with heavy hearts following the death of idolized coach Tom Williams the night before last year’s state meet.

    Dylan Mays was an assistant under Williams for five years and has stepped into the head coaching position with the challenge of helping his team move forward.

    “His loss in the tragic way that it happened I think has affected the kids quite a bit,” Mays said. “We have some kids that didn’t come back out because of the void that was left.”

  • FOOTBALL: Cardinals hope Chargers are first victim

    A lot of things can sag on a football team when it is saddled with an 0-9 record.

    Egos. Shoulders. Attitudes. And others.

    Even through a nightmare of a season, Jamie Egli said his winless Nelson County Cardinals have managed to stay upbeat.

    “I’m proud of our kids for their effort and attitude,” he said. “It’s been a long year, but they believe they can win.”

    Egli said the kids “play hard and practice hard,” and that his team is overdue for something good to happen to it.

  • BOYS' STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Eagles' magical run ends

    A stingy defensive team all season long, Bethlehem was unable to rebound after getting behind early Monday in the state sub-sectional at Lally Field, falling 3-0 to Collegiate.

    “We knew going in they were a very solid tactical team,” Eagles coach Tim Hurst said. “We made some mistakes and they made us pay.”

    Connor White struck for a goal just six minutes into the game to put Collegiate on top. Hurst said his team was able to settle down some after that and had a few scoring chances but were unable to convert.

  • Nelson County’s hot start fades fast




    Nelson County got out to an explosive start in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Central Hardin.

    The Cardinals ran for touchdowns on their first two drives. Senior Trust Upson scored on an 8-yard run and senior Derek Patterson had a 5-yard run with 4:12 left in the first quarter.

    But the lead wouldn’t last long with Central Hardin’s Justin Brangers being a thorn in Nelson County’s side.