High School Sports

  • 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.

  • PURPLE MADNESS: Bardstown teams hold intra-squad scrimmages

    Bardstown held its Purple Madness season kickoff Thursday, featuring intra-squad scrimmages for the girls’ and boys’ teams. The Tiger boys open their season Dec. 3 against East Jessamine in the Whitaker Bank 12th Region Showcase at Mercer County. The Tiger girls’ season begins Nov. 29 with a visit to North Bullitt. Look for The Kentucky Standard’s 2011-12 Basketball Preview special section in the Nov. 30 issue.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Soccer districts may change

    Soccer districts may change

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is considering a proposal to change the state’s alignment of its soccer districts to more closely reflect the current district set-up in basketball, according to a press release issued Friday.

  • On the record with: Nelson County's Caleb Goff

    Nelson County senior cross country runner Caleb Goff is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Goff carries a 2.9 GPA and is involved in several other activities around the NCHS campus, including track and field in the spring, as well as Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Pep Club. He hasn’t made a decision on college yet, but plans to study business and marketing, accounting and is also considering studying to be a physical therapist.

  • STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Tiger duo notches top-25 finish

    Bardstown boys Josh Ceasar and Brandon Price outran their expectations by several spots in Saturday’s Class 1A State Cross Country Championships, logging top-25 finishes for their efforts.

    Tiger coach Dylan Mays said Bardstown only occasionally gets one runner in the top 25, and he doesn’t recall the squad ever having more than one runner place in the top 25.

    “We’re still trying to learn to run with a little bit of a chip on our shoulder,” Mays said.

  • Tigers fall short in defensive slugfest

    GLASGOW — Bardstown stretched No. 2 Glasgow to the limit in Friday’s Class 2A Region 2 second-round matchup, but the Tigers could only answer one of a pair of fourth-quarter Scottie touchdowns in falling 15-9.

    “I’m proud of the way the defense played and proud of how the kids never gave up and fought back,” Tiger coach David Clark said. “All the way around, a really valiant effort.”

  • On the record with: Bethlehem's Drew Pomerleau

    Bethlehem senior cross country runner Drew Pomerleau is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Pomerleau keeps busy with plenty of activities at Bethlehem, carrying a 3.58 GPA while also participating in track, National Honor Society and 4-H.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Pomerleau to better get to know him.


    PZ: Do you know where you would like to go to college? What do you plan to study and why?

  • STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Bardstown boys, four local girls in Saturday's state meet

    If projections hold up in Saturday’s Class 1A boys’ state cross country championships, Bardstown runners Brandon Price and Josh Ceasar figure to finish in the top 20 percent out of the 220 entrants.

    Based on regional times, Price, a sophomore, is projected to place 32nd, while Ceasar, a senior, is slotted at 39th. The duo generally run side-by-side in most races, with Price generally playing second banana to Ceasar, who has four race wins this season, including the conference championship, where Price was runner-up.

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers try to take down Scotties

    The last time Bardstown and Glasgow met in the playoffs was 2001, a 21-0 Tiger victory on the way to the school’s fourth state championship.

    But the two teams — both ranked in the top 10 in Class 2A — have met more recently than that. Some 14 months ago, a very good Scotties team traveled to Bardstown and put a 34-0 beating on an injury-riddled Tiger squad, with then-senior Tavion Parrish gouging the Tiger defense for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.