High School Sports

  • STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Four first-timers hit the mat today at state

    For four of the five wrestlers from local schools participating in this weekend’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships, it will be an altogether new experience, one unlike anything they’ve ever been a part of.

    Bardstown junior Keldon Tilley is making his third trip to the state, leading a group of three other Tiger first-timers to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, site of the state meet. He’s tried to help coach up his teammates to prepare them for the biggest meet of their lives thus far.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Fort Knox 85, Thomas Nelson 47



    Elizabethtown 79, Bardstown 70

    Bethlehem 82, Campbellsville 74 OT



    Valley 85, Bardstown 59

    Marion Co. 63, Bethlehem 54

    Nelson Co. 71, Garrard Co. 62

    Iroquois 68, Thomas Nelson 38



    Oldham Co. 86, Bardstown 69 

    Spencer Co. 70, Bethlehem 51

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bardstown girls grab third straight win

    Bardstown’s girls used a balanced scoring effort Monday to score their third straight win, topping visiting Spencer County 60-52.

    Freshman MaTija Yocum led the Tigers with 13 points, while senior Haylee Koger and eighth grader Jaileyah Cotton had 11 apiece. Koger hit all but one of her six free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter.

    Bardstown (16-9) was attempting its fourth straight win Tuesday after press time for this edition at home against Adair County, and they will finish the regular season at home Friday against North Hardin.


  • On the record with: Bethlehem senior Jacob Taylor

    Bethlehem senior basketball player Jacob Taylor is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Jacob carries a 3.5 GPA and is involved in the Interact and Pro-Life clubs at Bethlehem, and he was also a member of the Eagles’ golf team in the fall.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Jacob 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?

  • SWIMMING: No state qualifiers, but still a strong Saturday for local teams

    You won’t find any swimmers from the area competing in the state meet that takes place in Louisville in 10 days, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t come home as winners after the final day of the regional meet held Saturday at T.K. Stone School in Elizabethtown.

    The Thomas Nelson 400 freestyle relay team received a medal for their seventh-place position, finishing with a time of 4:58:60. That is two seconds slower than their time from Friday’s qualifying round, but still better than their previous best time of 5:06:57 mark entering the regionals.

  • REGION 2 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC's Lanham is 170 region runner-up

    OWENSBORO — Nelson County’s Ben Lanham pinned John Hardin’s Jaylin Springs with seven seconds left in the first round of his 170-pound semifinal match Saturday morning, advancing to the finals of the Region 2 championships at Owensboro High School.

  • 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.