High School Sports

  • On the record with: Bethlehem sophomore Carson Blevins

    Bethlehem sophomore swimmer Carson Blevins is this week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Blevins carries a 4.0 GPA, and is involved in several activities on the Bethlehem campus, including choir and the academic team, and he will also soon be inducted into the Spanish Honors Society. He hopes to study psychology in college, but is not sure where he wants to go — St. Catharine and UK are possibilities.

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


  • NC girls slip past Bardstown

    Nelson County held off a comeback-minded Bardstown squad Tuesday when the Cardinals’ Caitlin Hagan dropped in a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left to seal a 52-48 win and go undefeated in 19th District games.

    The Cardinals improved to 12-11 overall and 6-0 in district play. Nelson County clinched the top seed in the 19th District tournament Sunday with a win over Washington County.

    Bardstown fell to 10-11 overall and 3-3 in district games, and has lost four straight since a Jan. 24 win over North Hardin.

  • Swimming, wrestling regionals this weekend

    The postseason begins this weekend for two winter sports with the swimming regions getting started today and the wrestling regions on tap for Saturday.

    The Region 3 swim meet gets started at 12:30 p.m. today at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Bethlehem and Nelson County are among the 33 teams from the Central Kentucky area that will compete in preliminary heats, with the top times advancing to Saturday’s finals, which start at 2 p.m.

  • NC girls grab top seed

    Nelson County didn’t leave anything up to chance Sunday, using a frenzied press to seize the top spot in the upcoming girls’ 19th District tournament with an emphatic 79-31 win over visiting Washington County.

    Nelson County improves to 11-11 overall and 5-0 in district play. The Cardinals will face Bethlehem in the first round of the district tournament. The Banshees are 2-14 overall and 0-6 in district games.

  • NC's Brussell signes with Morehead St.

    Brent Brussell said it was something of a surprise that he’s going to have the opportunity to continue his football career at Morehead State, but his high school coach didn’t share in that shock.

    “He’s been a huge part of turning this thing around,” Nelson County coach Jamie Egli said of Brussell, who joined the Cardinals’ starting offensive line late in his freshman year and never left, drawing 34 career starts in a stalwart career.

    “That’s pretty darned good,” Egli said of his two-time captain.

  • Bethlehem's Culver signs with LWC

    In the offseason, players can sometimes get a bit lax about staying in shape. Especially after their senior season.

    Jarren Culver is not one of those, however. Bethlehem coach Ron Koontz said Culver is still one of his most dedicated guys in the weight room, and that dedication has a lot to do with why the senior signed last week to play at Lindsey Wilson.

    “Jarren is the type of kid who, when he sets his mind to something, he’s going to accomplish that goal,” Koontz said. “He was constantly working to improve himself.”

  • Banshees notch second win

    Bethlehem picked up just its second win of the season Tuesday, going on the road to top Brown, 48-39.

    The Banshees (2-13) fell behind by five at halftime, but outscored the Bears (8-8) 34-20 after the break. Bethlehem was led in scoring by sophomore Shawn Zellers, who contributed 11 as the Banshees had five players score six points or more.

    Bethlehem is back in action tonight on the road in the 12th Region at Burgin (7-9).

  • On the record with: Bethlehem's Melissa Crepps

    Bethlehem senior Melissa Crepps is this week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week. Melissa is captain of the cheerleading squad, and carries a 3.97 GPA while also being involved in nearly a dozen other clubs and school activities.

    She hasn’t decided where she wants to go to college yet, but she’s leaning toward Bellarmine to study pre-pharmacy.

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


  • Tigers lose tight one to DeSales

    RICHMOND — Bardstown’s stay in the Touchstone Energy All A Classic proved a short one, as the Tigers fell to a hot-shooting DeSales squad Thursday, 56-53.

    “I really feel down that we lost,” said Tiger senior Nathan Hall, the team’s lone holdover from Bardstown’s 2009 All A Classic runner-up squad.

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