High School Sports

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tiger girls pull homecoming shocker on No. 6 E’town

    Don’t look now, but the Bardstown girls are finally shaping into the region contender their fans had hoped they would be, and just at the right time with one week before the start of the 19th District tournament.
    The Tigers came up with second-half magic yet again on Friday, rallying from 15 points down at halftime to stun No. 6 Elizabethtown, 66-58, recording one of the biggest wins in program history.
    “Great team effort,” Bardstown coach Amber Courtney said. “(Our) three seniors stepped up big defensively and rebounding.”

  • GIRLS’ SOCCER: Banshees’ Nelson inks with Morehead

    Bethlehem’s emergence as the dominant team in the 5th Region has a lot to do with the player who’s at the center — center-midfield, to be exact — of it all.

    Four-year starter Haley Nelson signed her letter-of-intent Wednesday to continue her soccer career at Morehead State University, achieving a lifelong dream for the Banshees’ leader.

  • BOWLING: NC girls get to state QFs


    LOUISVILLE — Nelson County improved its standing from a year ago in the girls’ state team bowling championship Friday at Executive Strike and Spare.

    The Cardinals were seeded 14th in the 16-team field after qualifying, but advanced to the quarterfinals with an upset of third-seeded Fleming County in the opening match in the bracket round.

    They fell to eventual state runner-up Corbin in their second contest.

    Coach Chuck Hall and his squad were quite satisfied with their finish.

  • SWIMMING: Local schools strong at Friday’s regionals

    ELIZABETHTOWN — It was a happy and excited group of swimmers from Nelson County, Thomas Nelson and Bethlehem who made bus trips back to Bardstown after the first day of qualifying in the regional meet in Elizabethtown.

    All three schools sent several swimmers back for the second day of competition on Saturday after press time for this edition. The top eight in each event will medal, with the top two advancing on to the state meet.

    Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding was extremely pleased with the performance of her four swimmers.

  • WRESTLING: Six locals advance to Saturday’s region semifinals

    OWENSBORO — Six of the seven local wrestlers seeded in the top four at the Region 2 championships at Owensboro High School made it through to Saturday’s semifinals, with four from Bardstown and two more from Nelson County needing wins to get into the finals.

    The top four placers at the regions advance to next week’s state championships at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, with fifth-place finishers having a chance to draw in as alternates.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Green Co. 54, Bethlehem 52

    North Bullitt 79, Thomas Nelson 42



    Nelson Co. 69, Western Hills 55

    Caverna 92, Thomas Nelson 72



    John Hardin 93, Bardstown 65

    LaRue Co. 84, Nelson Co. 44

    Hart Co. 55, Thomas Nelson 45



    Fort Knox 85, Thomas Nelson 47


  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: NC, B’town boys take it on the chin

    Local teams got a look Tuesday at the top two boys’ teams in the 5th Region standings, and things didn’t go so well, as Bardstown and Nelson County each suffered blowout losses.

    In John Hardin’s 93-65 home win over Bardstown, the Bulldogs forced 16 first-half turnovers and built a 15-point lead at the break, and the Tigers never recovered. The loss snapped a five-game Bardstown win streak in the series dating back to 2014.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tigers’ Koger heading to D-I Tennessee Tech

    Bardstown has had more than its fair share of talented female athletes walk the halls over the years, and senior Haylee Koger surely has to be counted among the most prolific athletes to wear the Tiger uniform.

    When you look at what she’s accomplished in her high school career, it is easy to discern why.

    She has lettered in track for five years and has qualified for the state meet for the past three years. She helped the Tigers finish second in the region in 2017.

  • WRESTLING: Regionals start tonight in Owensboro

    Seven local wrestlers are seeded in the top four of their respective weight classes for this weekend’s Region 2 wrestling meet, which starts tonight at Owensboro High School.

    But their coaches know that even with their wrestlers healthy, prepared and focused on their tasks, a little luck can still go a long way.

  • SWIMMING: Area teams look to make big splash at regions

    The two local swim coaches harbor high hopes they will have athletes survive the first day of qualifying when the regional meet gets underway on Friday at T.K. Stone Elementary in Elizabethtown.

    Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding is quite pleased with the progress of her four swimmers.

    Michael Todd finished second in the 50 freestyle recently in Elizabethtown while achieving a personal best time in the 100 free, good enough for a fifth-place finish.