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High School Sports

  • Cardinal girls play well in PRP tourney

    Nelson County picked up a pair of wins over the weekend on the way to a fourth-place finish in the Lady Panther Winter Classic at Pleasure Ridge Park, an encouraging sign for the growth of coach Kelly Wood’s young team.

    “I was very pleasantly surprised and happy for our girls,” the Cardinal coach said. “It was a good way to get some experience for our young kids.”

  • BCA enjoys solid 2010 finish

    After a late start to their first cross country season, Bluegrass Christian Academy had a strong finish in their final meet at Bernheim Forest in late-October.

    In addition, at the Home Run 5K at Bernheim, BCA runners performed dual roles, volunteering for cleanup duty after running the race.

    During the race, team members and coaches performed near the top of their respective age groups.

  • Weather alters hoops schedule

    In addition to cancelling school, this week’s inclement weather wreaked havoc upon the high school sports schedule, forcing postponements of games Thursday and Friday.

    Bardstown’s Thursday visit to Central Hardin for a boys’ game was postponed until after the New Year.

    Bethlehem’s district doubleheader scheduled for Friday at Washington County was postponed until a later date, as was Bardstown’s girls’ basketball home game with Frankfort.

  • Cards sweep Commander boys, girls

    Boys Basketball

    Nelson Co. 36, Washington Co. 32

    Nelson County improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in 19th District play following Tuesday’s 36-32 win at Washington County.

    Points were at a premium in the first half, as the Commanders (1-3, 0-1 dist.) ended the first quarter with a 2-0 lead and went into the break with a 9-7 lead as the Cardinals — playing without top scorer Bryce Greer, who’s out with an ankle injury — struggled to find the hole.

  • Tiger coach ejected

    Saturday’s road trip to western Kentucky proved hazardous and strange for Bardstown as its boys’ basketball game at Logan County was called short with 12 seconds to play.

    In a news release by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called out to Logan County High School’s gymnasium because of an unruly crowd. The game was stopped with Logan leading 71-65, and the gym was cleared.

  • Tiger boys, girls fall to Bulldogs

    Bardstown faced John Hardin in boys and girls action Friday — albeit at separate locations — with the Tigers suffering their first loss of the season in both instances.

    In the boys’ game at Bardstown, the Tigers rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit, but a game-tying attempt with less than seven seconds remaining misfired.

    The Bulldogs’ 1-2 combo of Blake Bonner (30 points) and Malcolm Foster (20) were too much to overcome. The Tigers got 16 points apiece from Cody Edelen and Jordan Brewer.

  • Drake's big second half lifts Cardinals

    Cierra Drake shook off a foul-filled first half by scoring 15 of her game-high 17 after the break to help Nelson County put away Bethlehem, 63-35, Friday.

    The sophomore said she had to get her mind into the game after collecting three personal fouls — one of them after reacting to an official’s call after she was whistled for a foul going after a rebound — during a first half where she saw just three minutes of court time.

  • Cardinals slip away with win over Eagles

    Bethlehem rallied all the way back from a 21-point deficit to take a lead late against visiting Nelson County, but the Cardinals held the Eagles to just three points and forced three turnovers during the final 2:35 to escape with a 53-51 win.

    A relieved Cardinal coach Doug Johnson said his team showed a lot of heart down the stretch in getting their sea legs back underneath them after squandering the big lead.

  • 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.