High School Sports

  • Can Nelson break through in the 5th?

    2010-11 — 18-13 overall, 19th District champs, fell 53-47 at eventual region champ Marion County in the 5th Region semifinals

    Nelson County finished with a bang last season, winning 14 of its final 19 games with a senior-less squad that appears poised for a breakthrough in 2011-12.

  • Cards again adjusting to newness

    2010-11 — 9-20 overall, fell 60-41 to Bethlehem in the first round of the 19th District tournament

    Nelson County debuts its third coach in as many seasons in 2011-12, and it’s a familiar face to long-time basketball followers in the area.

    William “Bev” Hart, who enjoyed success at Bethlehem in the 1980s and ’90s, returns to the area after a stint at Webster County, this time as coach of the Cardinals.

  • Banshees still young, but should be better, more mature team

    2010-11 — 4-16 overall, fell 67-37 to Nelson County in 19th District semifinals

    Wins were hard to come by for Bethlehem last season, just four all year long.

    This year, however, coach Chris Taylor has reason for optimism with a team losing just one starter from last year and a roster double in size from a year ago. But while early-season practice and pre-season scrimmages have been positive, Taylor said the team hasn’t won anything yet.

  • Eagles look to build on last year's postseason success

    2010-11 — 11-14 overall, 19th District runner-up, fell 59-44 to Elizabethtown in the 5th Region semifinals

    As Bethlehem limped its way to a nine-win regular season, dropping its final four regular season games, there wasn’t much reason to believe the postseason would prove historic.

    “I thought we got better and better as the year went along, but we had so many areas to improve in,” Eagles coach Artie Braden said. “There’s always that uncertainty.”

  • B'town girls look to bounce back in 2011-12

    2010-11 — 10-17 overall, fell 56-30 to Washington County in the 19th District semifinals

    Bardstown suffered one cruel blow after another last season.

    Leading scorer Daizah Kimberland went down to a season-ending injury in the first week of January, but the Tigers managed to bounce back, making it all the way to the All A Classic region finals.

  • Tigers hoping for another special run

    2010-11 — 24-5 overall, 19th District and 5th Region champs, fell 53-44 in the Sweet 16 first round to eventual state semifinalist Bullitt East

    Bardstown’s first year under head coach James “Boo” Brewer was special beyond belief as the Tigers rode a stingy defense and a versatile offense to a 5th Region championship.

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  • THOMAS NELSON HIGH SCHOOL: Dugan, Thurman to be interim athletic directors

    Harold “Junior” Dugan and Sara Thurman have been tabbed as interim co-athletic directors for the new Thomas Nelson High School, principal Wes Bradley said Wednesday.

    “I am thrilled to get two people as thoughtful and dedicated as Sara and Harold,” Bradley said. “Together, they make a dynamic duo.”

  • THOMAS NELSON HIGH SCHOOL: School's logo design is local product, via NYC

    When Lance Parrish was busy giving his high school alma mater a hard time more than a decade ago, Thomas Nelson High School had not even been imagined.

    Fast-forward to the present day and the new high school is not only very much under construction, it is also fast taking shape in the minds of those who will attend and those who will send their sons and daughters there in the near future.

    And Parrish’s fingerprints are all over the canvas.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Bardstown's Cecil picks St. Catharine

    When Bardstown senior Hanna Cecil first joined the Tiger girls’ soccer team, coach Martin Bodkin liked her speed and felt her to be a natural striker-type, scoring many goals.

    But an injury to a teammate during Cecil’s sophomore season changed all that.

    “We had her play at the back one game, and she turned out to be very, very good,” Bodkin said.