High School Sports

  • Basketball roundup: Tiger girls 3-0 after Kimberland's return

    The illness that was initially expected to keep Bardstown’s Daizah Kimberland parked on the bench for the next few weeks turned out to be not as severe as once thought, Tiger coach Paul Stone said.

  • Sports Desk

    Boys’ basketball

    Tigers winning easy

    The Tigers improved to 2-0 under new coach James “Boo” Brewer, and have done it with an exclamation point attached, routing Marion County by 17 on Friday and thrashing Anderson County by 30 in Bardstown’s home opener Monday.

    Brewer said he didn’t expect his squad to play so well this early.

    “Give credit to the kids — they really worked hard in practice,” he said.

  • Bardstown girls beat Bethlehem 44-22

    The Lady Tigers stepped up. That’s the way Coach Paul Stone described his team after a 44-22 district win over cross-town rival Bethlehem. 

  • Eagle boys, Tiger girls open season with wins


    Central Hardin 67, Nelson Co. 57

    Nelson County looked good early on in building a lead as large as 12 in the second quarter, but Central Hardin outscored the Cardinals 45-27 after the break to win the season opener for both schools Tuesday.

    Bryce Greer’s 21 points led Nelson County, and Quentin Brooks chipped in 16. Matt Nichols’ 24 points and 20 rebounds led the homestanding Bruins.

    Nelson County faces North Hardin at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the Campbellsville Tip-Off Classic.


  • On the record with: Bardstown junior Emalea Bischoff

    This week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week is Bardstown junior volleyball player Emalea Bischoff.

    Bischoff carries a 3.2 GPA and is involved in several clubs on the Bardstown High campus, including National Honor Society and FBLA, and also plays on the Tiger tennis squad. Now in the offseason, Bischoff is still doing her part in helping improve Tiger volleyball by organizing a club team for players interested in working on their game the rest of the year.

  • Veteran Tigers looking to bag a district title


    Contributing writer

    Bardstown returns a veteran group for the 2010-11 season, a cast of upperclassmen poised to make a run at the school’s first district championship since 2008.

  • Bardstown infused with new coach, players


    Contributing writer

    First-year Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer will demand a lot of his new players, because he does the same of himself, whether that’s as a player or as a coach.

    “I won’t ask anyone to work harder than I did,” said the Tiger legend. “There is only one thing that will take a player off the floor and that is lazy play and hanging their heads.”

  • Injuries may cause Nelson to be a late bloomer


    Contributing writer

    And they’re off!  No, not the horse races, but Nelson County Cardinal basketball as new head coach Doug Johnson will look to employ an up-tempo attack that won’t much resemble the more-methodical pace preferred by prior Cardinal coaches over the past few decades.

    Players are excited about the change, and ready to let loose the reins.

    “I can’t wait to get started,” senior Quentin Brooks said. “We are already having fun and the season hasn’t begun.”

  • Cardinals have major holes to fill


    Contributing writer

    For Nelson County, it’s 2010 AD: After Drake.

    Cardinal coach Kelly Wood will send his bunch out into the fray this year without the most decorated player in school history in Samantha Drake, who took her talents down the Bluegrass Parkway to the University of Kentucky, where she has been a starter for the 6-0 Wildcats.

    Wood says the look of the team this year will obviously be much different from previous years. In the past, there was no question who the No. 1 option for the Cardinals would be.

  • Eagles trying to absorb the Braden 'system'

    The script is a familiar one.

    Difficult first season. Show signs of turning the corner in year two, then arrive as a force in year three.

    “They’re still very hesitant,” Artie Braden says about his first Bethlehem team in his second stint at the school. “They haven’t grasped the concepts of the system.”