High School Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Eagles into All A soccer sectionals

    Bethlehem sports had a busy weekend in All A Classic play.

    In the boys’ All A 5th Region soccer tournament, Bethlehem got three goals and an assist from Sloan Seeger to top Fort Knox, 6-1, on Sunday.

    The win puts the Eagles into the All A Classic sectionals, where both they and the Banshees will host a date to be determined with Holy Cross for the chance to go to the statewide small-school tournament, which is Sept. 27-28 at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Cardinals slip past Generals in PK shootout

    After dueling Thomas Nelson to a scoreless draw in regulation time Monday, Nelson County got a little more defense after that, as goalkeeper Derrick Zielke stopped a pair of the Generals’ penalty kick attempts to lift the Cardinals to a 4-1 shootout win.

    Nelson County, meanwhile, was able to find the net once they got into the shootout, connecting on four straight goals to win it.

    “We possessed the ball well, but TNHS played good defense and prevented us from finishing,” Nelson County coach Lee Brothers said. “Zielke played great.”





    Thomas Nelson 19, Nelson Co. 16

    Bardstown 45, Marion Co. 18

    Bethlehem 47, Berea 14


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region All A Classic

    Bethlehem 8, Campbellsville 0



    Mercer Co. 6, Bethlehem 3

    Elizabethtown 4, Nelson Co. 1



    Taylor Co. at Bardstown

    Marion Co. at Nelson Co.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Thomas Nelson wins 5th straight in girls’ soccer

    Thomas Nelson captured its fifth straight match win Friday, routing visiting Collins, 6-2.

    The Generals (6-2) got big games from juniors Ashley Ritchie (two goals, two assists) and Hannah Medley (two goals, one assist) in the win. Claire Hicks and Beth Simpson also had a goal apiece.

    Thomas Nelson will try to pick up its first district win on Wednesday when Bardstown (6-1) visits.


    Thursday’s results

    BOYS’ SOCCER: E’town stops NC; Eagles fall

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem bests Berea, Bardstown improves to 2-0

    Bethlehem and Bardstown capped off the third week of the season with road wins, as the Eagles blasted Berea 47-14 to capture their first win of the season, while Bardstown improved to 2-0 with a 45-18 rout at Marion County.

    Both teams return home this week, with Bethlehem hosting Ludlow at Lally Field Friday and Bardstown hosting Nelson County at Garnis Martin Field.


    Bethlehem 47, Berea 14

  • FOOTBALL: Thomas Nelson stuns Nelson Co. 19-16

    Eli Clark is quickly turning into Thomas Nelson’s Mr. Clutch.

    A week after the junior quarterback guided Thomas Nelson to its first win in school history, Clark shook off an injured hand and converted three fourth-down plays in the final minutes Friday, then hit Jake Clark for a 20-yard scoring pass with 44 seconds to go to lift the Generals to a 19-16 upset of Nelson County.





    Thomas Nelson 14, Bethlehem 13

    Bullitt East 39, Nelson Co. 25


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bardstown 6, Spencer Co. 3

    John Hardin 8, Nelson Co. 1

    Cent. Hardin 5, Thomas Nelson 1



    5th Region All A Classic

    Bethlehem 8, Campbellsville 0



    Mercer Co. at Bethlehem

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: NC defense shuts down Bethlehem in 2nd half

    Nelson County’s Caitlin Hagan scored the game-tying goal just seconds before halftime against visiting Bethlehem on Wednesday, pulling things even at 2-2.

    The Banshees — 1-0 winners in their district opener last week at Thomas Nelson — had built a 2-1 lead to that point on goals by Megan Spalding on a rebound and a penalty kick.

  • FOOTBALL: NC-TNHS highlights Friday's grid matchups

    Nelson County hosts Thomas Nelson in this week’s highlight game on the local schedule, with the Cardinals coming in off a loss to Bullitt East, but the Generals trending in the other direction after getting the first win in school history.

    It figured to be a big crowd anyway, but with Thomas Nelson buoyed by last week’s emotional 14-13 win over Bethlehem, look for this to be one of the best-attended local games this season.

    Thomas Nelson coach Kyle Boblitt, who got his first career win last week, did not return phone calls seeking comment Thursday.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: TNHS wins Lady Bulldog Classic

    Ashley Ritchie must have had a tough time dealing with being sidelined with a recent knee injury.

    The reigning two-time state goal-scoring champ unleashed those frustrations in a triumphant return over the weekend, scoring eight goals in three match wins to lift Thomas Nelson to the John Hardin Lady Bulldog Classic title.

    Ritchie scored three goals apiece in wins Saturday over Jeffersontown (11-1) and South Laurel (5-2). She came back Sunday with two more in a 3-1 decision over Lafayette in the championship match.