High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles in a youth movement

    Bethlehem graduated 11 players from last year’s 7-5 squad, many of those departed players occupying starting positions for as much as four years.

    “That’s experience you can’t replace that easily,” Eagles coach Ron Koontz said. “We can’t replace it.”

    Trying to fill that void are just three holdover starters from last season, only one of whom is a senior, and a 36-man roster featuring 21 juniors and sophomores, making this a rebuilding year.

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers' experience key to postseason hopes

    Bardstown struggled through injuries and a tough schedule in 2010 on its way to a 3-8 record. However, expectations are raised in 2011 for a team that returns 16 players who started games last season.

    Senior Jordan Brewer will be back under center, along with senior wide receiver Anthony Myrks who had a school-record 49 receptions last season. The receiving corps also returns seniors Blake Warren and C.J. Jackson and gets junior Marcus Cosby back from injury; the veteran group should provide Brewer with plenty of weapons this season.

  • Games to watch for 2011

    Each year, the calendar features a number of key games for our local teams; games that are important for a variety of reasons, and ones for which I’ve got my camera marked. Here are a few of note to check out this season …


    Aug. 19

  • 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.