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High School Sports

  • CLASS 1A REGION 1 PLAYOFFS: Eagles wary of Rockets’ explosiveness

    For the third straight year, Bethlehem will lock horns with Crittenden County from District 1 in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.

    And after the Eagles erased a 29-point fourth-quarter deficit in last year’s second round to beat the Rockets 43-36 at Lally Field, Bethlehem will need to guard against a team that figures to be revenge-minded when meeting up with Crittenden County tonight.

  • On the record with: NC’s Kate Hayden

    Nelson County senior Kate Hayden is this week’s nominee for the Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Kate played forward and midfield for the Cardinal soccer team in the fall, and also ran for Nelson County in the state cross country championships this past weekend. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club and Student Council.

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

     

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Eagles run 15th, Banshees 18th in first state trip

    With the boys’ and girls’ teams qualifying for the first time, Saturday’s Class 1A State Cross Country Championships took on more of a Bethlehem flair than ever before.

    In addition, the strong team and individual performances the Banshees and Eagles displayed give the school hope for the future in a sport where Bethlehem has experienced limited success in the past.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Bardstown girls 11th, NC boys place 15th in 2A

    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, and freshman Dakota Brady was just behind in 30th, helping the Cardinals place 15th in the boys’ team competition, the fourth straight top-15 finish for the Nelson boys.

  • CLASS 3A REGION 3 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: TNHS fights tough, but top-ranked Belfry proves too much

     

    RANDY WHITE

    Appalachian News-Express

    BELFRY — Making its first playoff appearance in school history, Thomas Nelson traded punches with the No. 1 team in Class 3A for a time, but Belfry’s depth proved a difficult obstacle as the Pirates pulled away for a 63-26 win in the first round of the Region 3 playoffs.

    “I couldn’t be more proud of the way the guys came out and fought,” Thomas Nelson coach Kyle Boblitt said.

  • An honor richly deserved

    Not much gets by Bill Broaddus. But the longtime Nelson County athletic director admits his fellow school administrators dealt him a big shock before the Cardinals’ final football game of the regular season.

    “It was a complete surprise to me,” said the man affectionately known as “Mr. B” in response to school officials renaming the football field after him. “I had no way of knowing. If I was observant, I’d have noticed they had something covering up the sign up there” on the front of the stadium’s pressbox.

  • 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.