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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Tiger boys, girls 2nd in E'town Inv.

    Bardstown and Nelson County got the most demanding challenge of the track season to date Friday at the Panther Twilight Invitational, with the Tiger boys and girls squads grabbing second place overall.

    Host Elizabethtown captured the girls’ competition, outpacing Bardstown 137-116. Nelson County was 10th overall with 27 points.

    The boys’ team competition was much closer, with Central Hardin edging Bardstown 115-112. Nelson County tallied 51 points to finish seventh.

    Local teams are in action next at Thursday’s Bardstown Invitational.

  • TENNIS: Tigers have 3 of top 4 seeds in Midland Conference tourney

    Bardstown’s top doubles squads — both undefeated on the season — come into Monday’s Midland Conference tennis tournament with targets on their backs.

    Play begins Monday at about 4 p.m., with the boys playing at Nelson County and girls at Bardstown. Finals are scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m.

  • SOCCER: SCC signs NC's 'Energizer Bunny'

    Spotting Porshia Clark on the soccer pitch is easy to do. She’s always one of the fastest players out there, with a gas tank that never runs dry.

    “Porshia has speed, but on top of that she has endurance, and when you combine both of those, it’s a crucial mix for any soccer program,” Nelson County coach Mike Glass said. “She’s our little Energizer Bunny. She would go and go and go until she couldn’t go anymore, and then she’d go some more.”