High School Sports



    Boys’ Basketball


    Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    Bardstown 58, Campbellsville 57


    Louisville Collegiate Classic

    Whitesville Trinity 76, Thomas Nelson 63



    Washington Co. 55, Bardstown 49

    Spencer Co. 73, Nelson County 64 OT

    Caverna 89, Bethlehem 81



    Collegiate 64, Thomas Nelson 46



    Each year on the sports pages, a number of stories capture the fancy of local readers.

    At the end of each year, I take some time to reflect on just what it was we saw, and try my best to bring it all together in one list and bring context to it all.

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Tigers’ streak ends at WC

    The Tigers had won 42 straight over district competition — a streak dating back four years — but that streak fell last Tuesday in Springfield, where Washington County scored a 55-49 victory.

    In addition, the Commanders’ win ended more than a decade of futility against the Tigers, a 32-game Bardstown win streak dating back to the 2005-06 season.

    The last Washington County win was March 4, 2005, in the 19th District championship when coach Bam Carney and his Commanders beat Gary Goode’s Tigers 60-57.

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bardstown boys edge Campbellsville for tourney title

    With a high-stakes first-round game in the All A Classic regional looming in just a couple of weeks, Campbellsville coach Tim Davis and Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer were intent on playing things close to the vest when their teams met Saturday night in the championship game of the Campbellsville Holiday Classic.

    They might not have given away any of their strategies, but both teams played with such grind and determination that it might be worth the drive to Fort Knox on Jan. 15 to see the rematch.

  • SWIMMING: Bethlehem has quality, if not quantity



    Contributing Writer

    When the Bethlehem swim team hit the water this year, the squad generally isn’t the biggest, but the squad won’t let that get in the way of them being the most competitive. Fran Spaulding is back as the head coach of the swim team, and she expects her kids to have another great season.

  • SWIMMING: Outlook good for NC, TNHS swimming squads

    Carmen O’Neill is all smiles when she talks about the upcoming season for her swimmers from Thomas Nelson and Nelson County.

    Not only has she returned several of her swimmers from Nelson County who qualified for the second day of last year’s regional competition, but she also has a record number of athletes on her team from Thomas Nelson.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Nelson Co. Classic

    Caverna 66, Nelson Co. 48


    NAS Tournament at Carroll Co.

    Bethlehem 52, Carroll Co. 45


    Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    Bardstown 65, Lincoln Co. 61 OT


    Louisville Collegiate Classic

    Thomas Nelson 56, Eminence 54



    Nelson Co. Classic

    Nelson Co. 74, Marion Co. 61


  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Nelson boys upset Marion Co. Knights

    Marion County may have won the Nelson County Classic round-robin, but the Knights were not able to get the best of the host team.

    Coach Zach Allender’s squad jumped out to 41-14 halftime lead and then held off a hard-charging Marion County rally to capture its fourth win of the year, 74-61.

    Benton McGill scored 11 of his team high 21 points in the final quarter when Marion County erupted for 31 points, one more than they scored in the first three periods.

  • Area teams go three-for-four in holiday tournament play

    Taylor’s double-double propels Bethlehem

    Jacob Taylor scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Bethlehem to a 66-52 win over St. Francis in the NAS Tournament at Carroll County.

    He scored 10 of those points in the second quarter when Bethlehem outscored the Wyverns 18-7 to pull away to a 31-16 halftime lead.

  • Orr hits milestone Saturday in Thomas Nelson win

    Saturday night was a special one for Thomas Nelson senior Bethany Orr.

    Not only did her team defeat Breckinridge County 65-58 to claim third place in the LaRue County Lady Hawks Holiday Classic, but Orr joined Madison Fritz in the school’s second member of the 1,000 Point Club when she scored 13 in the win. She also pulled down 11 rebounds.

    Bailey Stiles led the Generals in scoring with 23 points, while Kenleigh Fritz added 11.

    Thomas Nelson (5-6) will be idle until Jan. 4 when Louisville Collegiate visits.