High School Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Nelson's region upset bid falls short at Marion, 53-47

    LEBANON — Nelson County stretched the No. 7 team in the state to the limit in Friday's girls' 5th Region semifinals, holding the Knights to a frigid 34 percent shooting on their home floor before succumbing, 53-47.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Defense the key as Bethlehem tops Taylor Co.

    GREENSBURG — For some, 13 is an unlucky number.

    For Bethlehem, however, 13 was the jackpot as it marked the year when Artie Braden returned to the sidelines as the Eagles' coach. And just like the last time Braden was in charge of the program, the Eagles (11-13) are in the 5th Region semifinals after holding Taylor County to just four second-half field goals during a 56-49 Bethlehem win Thursday in the first round at Green County.

  • On the record with: Bardstown senior Haylee Dennison

    This week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week is Bardstown senior Haylee Dennison.

    Dennison, a four-year varsity cheerleader with a 3.14 GPA, is the captain of the Bardstown squad and plans on going to Western Kentucky University and trying out for the Hilltoppers’ cheer team. Dennison also is a pole vaulter for the Tiger track team, and is involved in several clubs on the Bardstown campus.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Dennison to ask a few questions.


  • NC's Brooks signs with Morehead State

    Most kids need a little time to decompress and lick their wounds after having their senior season end prematurely on the basketball court before moving on to another sport.

    Not Quentin Brooks, however.

    The paint hadn’t even finished drying on Nelson County’s district semifinal loss to Bethlehem last week before Brooks, the Cardinals’ all-time leading rusher, was back in the weight room preparing for football in the fall.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bardstown advances with thrilling win over John Hardin

    GREENSBURG—Bardstown hit seven free throws in the final 1:05 Wednesday to hold off John Hardin, 62-57, and reserve a spot in Monday's 5th Region semifinals at Green County.

    With the win, the Tigers improved to 22-4 on the season, plus avenged their only regular-season loss to another 5th Region team. The Bulldogs (22-4) won 69-67 at Bardstown in January.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Nelson whips Hart to advance to region SFs

    LEBANON — Nelson County avenged one of its worst defeats of the season Monday, throttling Hart County 67-56 in the first round of the 5th Region tournament at Marion County.

    “We’re peaking at the right time,” said Cardinal coach Kelly Wood, whose team will face the host Knights in Friday’s semifinals at 6:30 p.m. “Give the girls credit — they’ve hung in there, taken some adversity early (and) people counted them out. Don’t ever count them out.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: 5th Region draw set

    Saturday's quadruple-overtime win by Elizabethtown over John Hardin in the 17th District championship set up a first-round showdown with Bardstown in the 5th Region tournament Wednesday, a matchup many fans anticipated would occur in the region title game.

    Pairings were announced Sunday at Green County High School, host site of the tourney, and 19th District champion Bardstown (21-4) will face John Hardin (22-3) in Wednesday's first round at 8 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

  • Tigers hold off Eagles for district crown

    Bardstown hit all six of its free throw attempts in the final minute Saturday and Anthony Myrks scored seven of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Tigers held off an upset-minded Bethlehem squad to win the 19th District championship at Nelson County High School, 65-54.

    “I’m on cloud nine,” said first-year Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer. “The good Lord has blessed us all season.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Region draw announced

    Draws for the girls’ 5th Region tournament were announced Saturday morning, and Nelson County found itself in the rugged top half of the bracket .

    The Cardinals’ first-round opponent is 18th District runner-up Hart County (20-9) at 8 p.m. Monday at Marion County High School. The Raiders won the teams’ regular-season meeting in Munfordville in January, 66-40.

  • Cardinals make it 3 in a row

    Nelson County started out sluggish Friday, but finished with a fury in a 68-49 win over Washington County to claim its third straight 19th District championship.

    Both teams advance to the 5th Region tournament, which starts Monday at Marion County (see sidebar).

    “I’m so proud of us coming back and playing so well in the second half,” said Cardinal sophomore A.J. Lewis, who posted a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds.