High School Sports

  • Tigers to honor new HOF class during BHS-Beth game

    Halftime ceremonies at Friday’s Bardstown-Bethlehem game at Garnis Martin Field features the induction of the Bardstown Tiger Hall Of Fame Class of 2011. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

    Joining the Hall Of Fame as Class of 2011 are:

    Sam Liberatore — Four-sport standout, part of region champion baseball team in 1988 and state champion Tiger track squad in 1986-87, and won individual state titles in high jump and 110-meter hurdles in 1988.

  • GOLF: Tigers have new coach, mix of youth and experience

    Josh Thomas enters his first year as head coach of the Bardstown boys’ and girls’ golf teams after spending the past two seasons as an assistant to Ed Hardin and heading the middle school golf program.

    Thomas has relished the opportunity and despite losing several key players from last year — especially on the boys’ side — he says the transition to head coach has gone smoothly.

  • SPORTS ROUNDUP: Cardinals win Boyle VB tourney

    Nelson County rebounded from a 1-3 start to the season with a strong weekend Saturday at the Boyle County Invitational at Centre College, going 4-1 on the day.

    The Cardinals picked up wins in preliminary play over Rockcastle County (21-19, 13-21, 15-3), Burgin (26-24, 25-11) and Boyle County (21-9, 21-8), but suffered a loss to Pulaski County (25-20, 22-25, 15-11) along the way. That loss was avenged in the championship match with a 21-19, 3-21, 17-15 win over the Maroons.

    The Cardinals host Bethlehem tonight in a key district match.


  • FOOTBALL: Franklin Co. flies away from Nelson

    FRANKFORT — Nelson County ran into a buzzsaw in the Capitol City for its season-opener, surrendering 35 unanswered points at one point in dropping a 63-35 decision at Franklin County.

    “Offensively, we were pretty productive,” Cardinal coach Jamie Egli said. “Defensively, we were kind of like deer in the headlights for a while.”

  • FOOTBALL: Commanders ground Eagles

    Friday’s season-opener wasn’t much fun for the home folks at Lally Field as Washington County, ranked in the top 10 in Class 2A in some polls, handled Bethlehem, 40-0.

    “When we look at the film we’re going to look at mistakes we made as coaches and mistakes we made as a team,” Eagles coach Ron Koontz said. “The kids gave everything they could give. They were fighting to the very end.”

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers slam door in 2nd half

    Bardstown’s record over the past three seasons is 12-23, with the common theme in each of those campaigns a season-opening loss. On Friday, the Tigers took the first step toward reversing that trend, holding Spencer County scoreless over the game’s final 33 minutes on the way to a 27-7 win.

  • SOCCER: Eagles knock off No. 3 Collegiate

    Bethlehem announced itself to the state as a force to be reckoned with this season, going on the road for the season opener Tuesday and knocking off Collegiate, the No. 3 team in the preseason boys’ soccer rankings, 3-1.

    “It was a big win for us,” said Eagles coach Tim Hurst, whose squad is No. 24 in the preseason poll.

  • ALL A CLASSIC: Banshees win 3rd straight volleyball region; 2 locals qualify for golf state

    The Touchstone Energy All A Classic began regional play this week in golf and volleyball, and local schools made their mark by grabbing state berths.

    Bethlehem made it three trips in a row to the statewide small-school volleyball tournament Monday, knocking out Washington County (25-14, 26-24) and Bardstown (28-26, 25-15) in succession before rounding out the night with a thrilling three-set win over host Green County (21-25, 29-27, 28-26) to punch their ticket to Paducah.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Tigers score first-ever win over Cards

    My, how things change in a hurry.

    Just two seasons removed from an 0-21 campaign, the Bardstown volleyball program took a major step forward Tuesday by knocking off four-time defending district champ Nelson County for the first time in school history, and on the Cardinals’ home floor, no less.

    “It was really something our team needed,” said senior setter Emalea Bischoff.

  • FOOTBALL: Cards should have potent offense

    Nelson County football (6-5) enters 2011 coming off its first winning season in six years. The Cardinals only return two players who started every game last season, but with the talent they’ve developed at the skill positions their first back-to-back winning seasons since 2003-04 is not out of the question.