High School Sports

  • CLASS 1A REGION 1 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Eagles rout Pilots with offense, defense

    For the fifth straight year Bethlehem started the Class 1A football playoffs in the friendly confines of Lally Field.

    Just like in the past, the Eagles were able to easily defeat their first-round opponent, this year being a 48-0 decision over Fulton County. The Eagles got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, posting a 34-0 lead after the first quarter, and the defense was stout all night, shutting out the Pilots and garnering two takeaways.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Big day for local runners at state meet

    LEXINGTON — Bardstown’s girls team logged an 11th-place result in the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships Saturday, while three local boys’ 2A runners notched top-30 finishes to highlight the meet at Kentucky Horse Park.

    Nelson County sophomore Jackson Boone backed up a strong performance at last week’s regional meet by racing 27th in the boys’ Class 2A race, with Thomas Nelson senior Marcus Bowling just behind him in 28th in the final cross country race of his high school career.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: State meet Saturday

    After one of the best days in local cross country history in last weekend’s regionals, as many as 14 runners from area schools are projected to place in the top 100 at Saturday’s Class 1A and 2A state cross country meet.

    Saturday’s state championships are at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    After a third-place result by the boys and fourth-place for the girls, Bethlehem has qualified both its teams for the state meet for the first time.

  • FOOTBALL: TNHS draws top-ranked Belfry in 1st round

    When Thomas Nelson coach Kyle Boblitt comes out on the field in Pond Creek tonight for the school’s first-ever playoff game, he’ll be meeting one of the legends of Kentucky High School football.

    “It’s exciting,” Boblitt said of taking on longtime Belfry head coach Phillip Haywood, now in his 43rd year and owner of the most wins by any coach in Kentucky history.

  • On the record with: TNHS senior Kolton Cissell

    Thomas Nelson senior Kolton Cissell is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Kolton carries a 4.0 GPA and is a lineman for the Generals’ football team, as well participating on the school’s bass fishing team.

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


    PZ: Do you know where you would like to go to college? What do you plan to study and why?

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Bethlehem gets first-ever team qualifiers

    GREENSBURG — It didn’t take long for new coach Jimi Burress to make a big impact on Bethlehem’s cross country program, as both the Banshees and Eagles squads qualified for the state meet for the first time after big results in Saturday’s Class 1A Region 2 meet at Green County.

    The Bethlehem girls placed fourth in the region to grab the final team qualifier spot Saturday, and the Bethlehem boys followed that up by racing third later in the day. Previously, the school had only been able to send individual qualifiers to state.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: B’town girls, TNHS boys region runners-up

    GREENSBURG — Nelson County-area schools enjoyed one of the best days in local cross country history at Saturday’s Class 2A Region 2 championships, with five of a possible six squads qualifying for this weekend’s state meet.

    Bardstown backed up its runner-up result from last year’s girls’ Class 2A Region 2 meet by placing second again and grabbing a trophy. Lily King continued her outstanding season by running sixth with a 20:40.80 time to lead the Tigers, who had six runners place in the top 20.

  • REGION 2 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: B'town girls, TNHS boys runners-up

    GREENSBURG — Nelson County-area schools enjoyed one of the best days in local cross country history at Saturday’s Region 2 championships, with seven of a possible eight squads qualifying for next week’s state meet.

    Bethlehem got the day started by making its own school history at the Green County High School course. Led by top-five finishers Kirsten Crepps and Hope Miller, the Banshees scored a third-place result to snare the girls’ first-ever team state berth.

  • FOOTBALL: TNHS tops Bethlehem, grabs 1st playoff berth

    CHAZ HALL, Contributing Writer

    With a chance to make it to the postseason for the first time in the school’s history, Thomas Nelson used a strong defense and ground attack to muscle past Bethlehem 26-0 on a cold and rainy Friday night and clinch a playoff berth.

  • FOOTBALL: Cards stop losing streak at 20

    Marion County scored on just its second offensive play of the game Friday, a common thread throughout Nelson County’s two-year, 20-game losing streak.

    On Friday, however, the script changed and the Cardinals were able to shake off an early deficit by dominating both sides of the ball on the way to a 26-6 decision, giving coach Kenneth Thornsberry his first-ever victory as a varsity head coach.

    “What makes it the sweetest is it’s on Senior Night,” Thornsberry said. “Our kids have worked so hard. They wanted this one.”