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High School Sports

  • ROAD TO RUPP: Bullitt East nearby, but unfamiliar

    Thursday’s PNC Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 first-round matchup pitting 6th Region champion Bullitt East and 5th Region champ Bardstown is a flashback to the past, and nearly ended up being a glimpse of the future.

    Bardstown (24-4) and Bullitt East (28-5) tip off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Chargers coach Troy Barr said several people allegedly in the know told him it was a “done deal” that Bullitt East would be shifting south to the 5th Region in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s region realignment plan for 2011-12.

  • ROAD TO RUPP: 'Unfinished Business'

    Most Bardstown players have never played in a gym half as big as 23,000-seat Rupp Arena. Tiger senior Chance Grundy has never even been to the site of the PNC Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16, but he doesn’t think he’ll be nervous.

    “I’m real excited about Thursday,” Grundy said of the Tigers’ first-round game against Bullitt East, which tips off at 6:30 p.m. “The more fans for me, the better.”

  • Discounted Sweet 16 tickets sell out

    Bardstown’s initial allotment of 800 discounted presale tickets for Thursday’s Sweet 16 game against Bullitt East at Rupp Arena in Lexington have sold out, school officials say.

    “We were sold out by lunch today,” Bardstown athletic director David Clark said Monday.

  • SPORTS DESK: Tiger girls win indoor state

    Bardstown won its first girls’ state championship of any kind over the weekend, edging out 20 other schools to win the Class A team competition at the Mason Dixon Games, which serves as Kentucky’s indoor track and field state championships.

    The Tiger girls grabbed first-place honors in three events and tallied 63 total points to edge runner-up St. Henry (59.5). Bardstown’s boys were second overall, winning two events but being outpaced in the team competition by Bishop Brossart, 78-66.

  • Sweet 16 tix on sale Monday

    Bardstown High School will have presale tickets available for the Tigers’ first-round Sweet 16 game starting Monday.

    Bardstown, the 5th Region champ, takes on 6th Region champ Bullitt East at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Presale tickets are $8 and will be sold in the BHS main lobby Monday-Wednesday from 7:45-8:30 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 3:45-5 p.m. Cost at the gate is $11.

    Tickets can also be ordered directly through the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s website at www.khsaa.org.

  • GOLF: BHS' Hagan signs with Asbury

    Sarah Hagan visited Asbury University a while back with thoughts of playing college soccer. After all, her play at goalkeeper was a big reason for Bardstown holding opponents to one goal or less in 17 of 25 outings.

    Hagan will get to continue her athletic career in college, but on a different type of playing field, however, after signing with the small college in Jessamine County to play golf last week.

  • Tigers capture 5th Region crown

    GREENSBURG — Cody Edelen opened the game with a steal and a slam, then slammed the door on Elizabethtown with a rebound and a free throw as Bardstown led from start to finish Tuesday in capturing the 2011 5th Region championship at Green County High School.

    “It feels amazing,” said junior point guard Anthony Myrks, the tournament’s most outstanding player. “I’m just so happy.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles fall to Panthers in region SFs

    GREENSBURG — Bethlehem's first foray into the 5th Region semifinals in 13 years had a ring of familiarity to it Monday, only the location was different, as the young, undersized Eagles couldn't knock down enough shots in falling 59-44 to Elizabethtown at Green County High School.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tigers whip Knights to advance to title game

    GREENSBURG — For almost 20 minutes of the game Monday, Bardstown's drive to get back to the 5th Region championship game for the first time since 2008 was stuck in the slow lane.

    “We weren't pushing the ball … we weren't shooting with confidence,” Tiger senior Treston Grundy said.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tigers into finals; Eagles fall

    GREENSBURG — One local school is just one step away from its first trip to Rupp Arena and the Sweet 16 since 2008, while another saw its surprising postseason run end Monday at the 5th Region semifinals at Green County.

    Bardstown walloped Marion County 59-31 in the first game as the Tigers improved to 23-4 overall, sweeping the three games this season with the Knights (16-13) by a combined 70 points.