High School Sports

  • Bardstown to induct five into Hall of Fame Friday

    Bardstown is hosting its rescheduled Athletic Hall Of Fame night during Friday’s home game against Waggener. Five new inductees will be introduced during halftime of the game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m., and there will be a reception in the fieldhouse following the game.

    • Joseph Blackmon, Class of 2002, was a standout in basketball and track, as well as in football, where he was a key member of the Tigers’ 2001 Class 2A State Championship team and a member of the Kentucky All-Star team.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Tiger girls 4th in Hillbilly Run

    More than 40 teams were participating in Saturday’s 19th annual Hillbilly Run at Thomas Nelson High School, with Nelson County’s Jackson Boone posting the best overall finish of any local runner, placing eighth out of 101 participants.

    Boone’s time of 17:19 was a little more than a minute back of the winning pace set by Sair Salgado of Fern Creek.

    Bethlehem’s Carl Loohuis (17:53) was 13th, while Bardstown’s Caleb Flanagan (17:56) ran 14th. Nelson County’s Nathan Fell and Bethlehem’s Nico McCann also placed in the top 20.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees top Cards, go 1-1 in All A

    Bethlehem went 1-1 in All A Classic play over the weekend, advancing to the tournament semifinals, then returned Monday with a 5-2 home win over Nelson County to stay ahead of the pack in the 19th District girls’ soccer standings.

    Bethlehem is 5-0 in district matches this year, and the No. 20 Banshees (10-4-1) have a chance to take the top spot for the third straight year if they can beat Bardstown (10-4, 4-1 dist.) tonight at Lally Field.

  • On the record with: Thomas Nelson’s Riane Clark

    Thomas Nelson junior Riane Clark is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Riane carries a 4.0 GPA while competing for the Generals in golf and softball, and she’s also involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school’s Student Organization Council.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Riane to better get to know her.


  • REGION 4 BOYS' GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Local golfers come up short on state berths

    Junior Cooper Parks fired an 8-under par 64 to lead Taylor County to a 13-shot win in the Region 4 Golf Championships held Monday at his home course at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    Parks, who has committed to the University of Kentucky, capped his round off with a hole-in-one on the 120-yard par-3 finishing hole.

    Parks’ team tallied a 293 total, well ahead of crosstown rival Campbellsville. Both of those teams will advance to next week’s state tournament in Bowling Green.





    Bardstown 20, Thomas Nelson 14

    Bullitt East 65, Nelson Co. 12


    Boys’ Soccer


    Nelson Co. 4, Bethlehem 0

    Thomas Nelson 11, LaRue Co. 1



    Bardstown 5, Thomas Nelson 1



    Bardstown 3, Nelson Co. 0

    Boyle Co. 10, Bethlehem 0

    Taylor Co. 11, Thomas Nelson 1


  • FOOTBALL: Chargers too much for Cards to handle

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It was a beautiful homecoming evening.

    But when Kenneth Thornsberry returned to Mike Egan Field on the Bullitt East campus, the former Charger assistant coach didn’t get a warm homecoming welcome.

    Bullitt East enjoyed the homecoming festivities with a 65-12 victory over Thornsberry’s Nelson County Cardinals.

    Thornsberry said it’s always emotional for him against his alma mater.

    “To me, the biggest thing is those are kids I coached before,” he said of the Charger players.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees keep firm hold on district’s top seed

    Thomas Nelson has struggled much of the season with graduation losses and injuries, but for a time in Thursday’s girls’ soccer match at No. 13 Bethlehem, the Generals actually had the early advantage.

    Rachel Rosario’s goal gave the Generals a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the match, but the host Banshees had too much firepower in an 8-2 win.

    Abigail Proctor answered about two minutes after Rosario with the first of her two goals, and the Bethlehem junior also had two assists in the win.

  • FOOTBALL: Rogers’ monster day lifts Tigers past Generals

    With Thomas Nelson’s defense keying on Bardstown’s senior playmakers in the offense, the Tigers had to dip into their well of youthful talent to hold off a Generals team eyeing their first-ever win in the series.

    Bardstown found an emerging star in Elijah Rogers, who had two long first-half touchdown catches during a 201-yard receiving night, and the sophomore came up big late with three first-down conversions in the final four minutes to help the Tigers kill the clock and escape with a 20-14 win Friday.





    KCD 47, Bethlehem 0

    W. Jessamine 41, Nelson Co. 19

    E’town 42, Thomas Nelson 7


    Boys’ Soccer


    Elizabethtown 8, Bardstown 2



    Bethlehem 2, Spencer Co. 2



    Meade Co. 2, Bardstown 0

    Nelson Co. 4, Thomas Nelson 1