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High School Sports

  • 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.”

  • SWIMMING: Spaulding to miss that family feel

    Moving on won’t be easy for Kate Spaulding.

    One of the building blocks of Bethlehem swimming with numerous school records to her credit, Spaulding has played a big part in the Banshees becoming a family affair of a program, making up the core of the squad with her younger sisters, Hannah and Mary Beth, and mom/coach Fran.

    “I’m not going to know as many people” at Lindsey Wilson, where Kate Spaulding recently signed to continue her swimming career, “and I won’t get to swim with my sisters, which will be really different.”

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Tigers' Allen hopes to wrap up career in style

    Top-notch runners spoil their coaches.

    That’s what Ciera Allen has been doing to Bardstown coach Jeremy Dale for several years during a star-studded career that has seen the Tiger senior amass 10 state medals and a dozen region championships.

    Allen signed recently to continue her track career at Campbellsville University.

    “I’m excited, I’m really excited just to get a chance to run in college,” she said.

  • GOLF: Wild spring weather can help game

    Are you crazy!? Have you lost your mind!? This is nuts!

    I know you think I must be crazy, but hear me out. With temperatures on the rise during spring, chasing the golf ball can be a great deal of fun. With the proper gear and attitude, springtime golf can give you a boost and improve your game for the summer.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem's Flannery Musk

    Bethlehem senior Flannery Musk is this week’s nominee for Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Musk carries a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Bellarmine in the fall, ideally joining sister Angela on the Knights’ track and cross country squad. She is involved in several clubs at the Bethlehem campus, including Teen Leadership Club and National Honor Society.

  • SPORTS DESK: Eagles into All A finals; Banshees fall in championship

    Bethlehem used a big sixth inning Wednesday to score a 6-4 win over host Caverna in the 5th Region All A Classic semifinals, leaving the Eagles one win away from Applebee’s Park and the state small-school baseball tournament.

    Junior Andrew Clark tossed a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Eagles to the win and put them into Saturday’s All A Classic region championship against Washington County (12-5). The Commanders advanced with a 3-2 win Wednesday over Green County.

  • SOCCER: Stallings signs with Evansville

    Sometimes an athlete has to achieve a number of smaller goals to reach that big goal. In Ryan Stallings’ case, 106 of those smaller goals.

    Stallings wrapped up his soccer career in the fall as the all-time leading scorer in Nelson County history, his record-setting high school career and competitive-league play drawing the attention of several colleges before the Cardinal senior finally settled on Division I Evansville University as his destination.