High School Sports

  • Area coaches comment on Friday's scrimmages

    All three local teams were involved in their sole preseason scrimmages Friday, giving their respective coaches their first look at their teams in a live contact situation.


    Bardstown at Central Hardin

    The Tigers had trouble at times up front against Bruins end Patrick Graffree, who is committed to Kentucky. “I don’t think we’ll see that many defensive linemen of his caliber this season,” Bardstown coach David Clark said.

  • Welcome to The Kentucky Standard's 2011 Football Preview

    Welcome to the 2011 Kentucky Standard Football Preview special section!

    In these pages you will find a variety of information and fun facts to help you get ready for a season on the gridiron with our local teams.

    We’ve got feature stories profiling all three teams, as well as rosters, team photos, schedules, key games to watch for, rankings and other news you can use.

  • Zubaty and Crew Sports Week returns to PLG

    The third season of Zubaty and Crew Sports Week returns this week to PLG-TV 13 with the show’s 2011 Football Preview special.

    There are some changes for the 2011-12 season, however, the most notable being the scheduled air times for the program.

    Instead of a free-standing half-hour show appearing on Thursdays and Fridays, the program will now be run as a nightly segment on the PLG-TV 13 news report, which runs every hour beginning at 6 p.m.

  • GOLF: Eagles have experience

    The Bethlehem Eagles golf team lost their top golfer, Louis Seeger, last season but this year’s version is a more experienced team. Plus, there’s a Banshee golf squad for the first time in some years.

    The senior on this year’s boys’ squad is Michael Hardin.

    Hardin leads this year’s more experienced team with his commitment to the sport.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Defense the Eagles' calling card

    Bethlehem suffered near double-digit graduation losses from last year’s 17-win club, including a stingy keeper who allowed less than a goal per game, as well as the Eagles’ offensive catalyst.

    A rebuilding year, perhaps?

    “I think we’ve got a chance to be really good,” said Eagles coach Tim Hurst about his 2011 squad.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: All A Volleyball schedule changed

    Some changes have been made with the local volleyball schedule after organizers of the All A Classic 5th Region tournament rescheduled the event for Monday.

    Green County plays host to the tournament at three sites.

    First-round action gets under way at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern), with Fort Knox facing Campbellsville at Green County High School, Caverna meeting Bardstown at Green County Intermediate School and Bethlehem hooking up with Washington County at Green County Middle School.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Banshees' Cecil draws praise from region opponents

    Beth Cecil can dupe her 5th Region volleyball opponents.

    At 5-foot-10, the Bethlehem High School senior doesn’t have the intimidating height for an outside hitter.

    Then, a return comes her way — and she’ll display her impressive leaping ability and one powerful spike.

    That’s what makes her one of the region’s most dangerous and feared players. Even Banshees coach Bill Smith admits he looks on in awe sometimes.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tigers have depth, experience

    Last year, Bardstown was inches away from a district championship repeat, and that disappointment of losing on a golden goal in overtime has become a motivator for 2011.

    “We’re extremely ready to play again,” senior defender Madison Heiskell said.     

    The Tigers graduated their goalkeeper and top scorer last season during a 17-8 campaign that included a trip to the All A Classic State Cup, but coach Martin Bodkin isn’t focusing on what the team lost last season.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Banshees banking on youth movement

    For the Bethlehem girls’ soccer team, 2011 will be a season of new faces, but one of raised expectations.

    The Banshees lost three of their four leading goal scorers from last year’s team — which finished 12-7-2 — to graduation. However, they welcome an influx of freshmen to this year’s squad and head coach Danny Rossoll doesn’t expect his team to miss a beat, despite their youth.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Banshees look to unseat Cardinals


    Contributing Writer

    Bethlehem volleyball comes off a season that saw it cruise through the 5th Region All A Classic, post a 3-2 record in the State All A Classic, finish runner-up in the 19th district tournament and reach the second round of the 5th Region tournament on its way to an 18-13 record.