High School Sports

  • Tiger girls dominate in home meet win

    Bardstown’s girls captured 13 events and the Tiger boys grabbed wins in eight more as the host school won its home opener meet Thursday.

    Caprisha Green (shot put, discus), Ciera Allen (100m, 200m dash) and Marina Culver (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles) individually accounted for six of the Tiger girls’ wins Thursday, and Allen also played a part in relay wins in the 4x100 and 4x200 as Bardstown runners dominated the day.

  • BASEBALL: Cardinals erupt against Eagles

    Nelson County stuck its foot in the door with five second-inning runs Friday night, then kicked the door wide open with 10 more in the sixth to whip Bethlehem, 16-2.

    The win was just the third this season for the Cardinals (3-8), who have already weathered a seven-game skid in the early part of the schedule. However, Nelson improves to 1-0 in 19th District play and gets a leg up on Bethlehem in the district race with the road win. Nelson gets a visit from Bardstown Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem's Brandon Ray

    Bethlehem junior baseball player Brandon Ray is this week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week, coming in off a 1-0 shutout win on the mound over Bardstown Tuesday.

    Ray carries a 3.8 GPA, and while undecided on where he wants to go to college, he does plan to study engineering.

    Ray also plays basketball in the winter for the Eagles, and is a member of Teen Leadership Club, Interact Club and National Honor Society at Bethlehem.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Ray for a few questions.


  • TENNIS: Nelson boys, girls top Bethlehem

    Nelson County picked up match wins Wednesday over visiting Bethlehem, as the Cardinal boys topped the Eagles 5-0 and the girls beat the Banshees 4-1.

    Ryan Stallings got the win in No. 1 singles over Bethlehem’s Barrett Greenwell, 6-1, 6-4, while Cardinal No. 2 Jackson Thompson had a tougher time with the Eagles’ Riley Coots, needing three sets to score the 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 win.

    Derek Roby edged past Ezra Surtees 6-4 to give Nelson the No. 3 singles win.

  • BASEBALL: Ray's 2-hitter halts Eagles' skid

    Brandon Ray stopped a five-game Bethlehem losing streak Tuesday as the junior tossed a two-hit complete-game shutout to lift the Eagles to a 1-0 district win over Bardstown.

    Ray carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning; the gem was broken up by the Tigers’ Devin Riffe, who flared a single into right field to lead off the inning. In all, Ray struck out six Tiger batters and walked two as his team improved to 5-8 overall and 1-0 in 19th District play.

  • Mudd to pursue soccer at college level

    Daniel Mudd garnered plenty of attention from his Nelson County schoolmates over the years for his exploits with the Cardinal football and basketball teams. His new college schoolmates will know him as an athlete of a completely different stripe, however.

    “The spring and summer I play in Lexington with FC Premier,” Mudd said of his first love, soccer. “I’ve played up there for four or five years — this is my fifth year now — met a lot of new people and had a whole lot of fun.”

  • BHS' Canales signs with SCC

    The cliché “offense sells tickets but defense wins championships” suits Nick Canales well, and that’s the mindset the Bardstown senior took with him out to the pitch for every soccer match.

    “I’m a strong defensive player,” he said. “To me, defense carries your offense.”

    Now, Canales’ defense will carry him to school after his recent signing with St. Catharine College to continue his soccer career.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Tiger girls hope to build upon early success

    Sure, the high school track season is in its infancy, but if early results are an indicator, the 2011 season for the Bardstown girls figures to be the best in history.

    The Tiger girls already have one big feather in their cap in the form of the first girls’ team state championship of any kind when they rounded up the indoor track season with the Class A Mason Dixon Games crown to open the month of March.

  • NC coach leads by example

    For Dan Bradley, sweat equity adds up.

    The cross country and track head coach at Nelson County High School subjected himself to a relentless schedule of training and racing last year. He endured more than 1,000 training miles, managed periods of pain, and ran his way through injury and grueling repetition toward a hard to pronounce goal that few runners ever achieve.

  • TENNIS: Nelson girls stay undefeated

    The Nelson County girls’ tennis squad extended its season-opening streak to three matches with a 3-2 win Thursday over a tough John Hardin squad.

    The Cardinals’ No. 1 doubles squad of Rachel Derting and Shelby Perry remained unblemished this season, winning their third straight-sets match without dropping a game with a 6-0, 6-0 win over the Bulldogs’ Brenda Parker and Rachel Boswell.

    The No. 2 doubles squad of Danielle Vincent and Ying Chan dominated their match as well, winning 6-0, 6-0 over Amanda Casone and Alicia Bibelhauser.