High School Sports

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Eagles win in extras

    Bethlehem is off to a 2-0 start after back-to-back wins to start the season.

    On Tuesday, the Eagles won a dramatic home opener, 7-6 over Marion County in eight innings.

    The Knights rallied for three in the top of the seventh to force extras, but the host Eagles played small-ball for the win in the eighth with Curtis Carrico singling to lead off the inning, making his way around to third and later scoring on Matthew Hagan’s single.

  • 2016 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Downs Generals’ 3rd coach in past 3 years

    Sometimes adjusting to a new coach takes time. But, for Thomas Nelson senior Trey Spalding, a three-year starter, so far it’s been an easy transition.

    “Yes, it can be difficult when you have a coaching change,” he said. “But, Coach Downs knows the game and I trust him.”

  • 2016 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Tigers have mix of youth, vets, speed

    With nearly all of the middle infield returning for head coach Glenn Koger, the Bardstown Tigers figure to be set for what could be their best season ever.

    “We have a good-looking ballclub this year,” Koger said. “We have a lot of returning starters and our pitching rotation looks to be pretty strong.”

    The Tigers seem to offer a well-rounded lineup card, and should be dangerous in the running game yet again.

  • 2016 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Eagles starting over from scratch yet again

    As he prepared his baseball team for the 2015 season, Bethlehem coach Roger Robinson had a tough task.

    He had to replace his entire starting lineup from the 2014 squad that won the 19th District and was defeated 1-0 by Elizabethtown in the regional championship game.

    Even with an inexperienced team, the Eagles did quite well last year, winning 24 games and advancing to the regional tournament after falling to Washington County in the district finals.

  • 2016 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cards have pitching, but can they get — and stay — healthy?

    The past two years, Nelson County came into the baseball season with high hopes of a district championship and a deep region run, but injuries left coach Kelly Wood’s team depleted by the time the postseason came around.

    Fortunately for Wood, the cast of characters hasn’t changed much from last year, giving him a strong, youthful base and some solid arms to build upon. Unfortunately, however, injuries have worked their way into the script again.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Goodin leads Taylor past Bardstown

    The voting is already over, but Quentin Goodin played Tuesday like he still had people to convince in the Mr. Basketball race as the Taylor County guard netted 33 points to lift his team to the 5th Region championship over Bardstown, 69-53.

    The loss marked the second straight season the Tigers fell short to the Cardinals in the region title game. Bardstown has advanced to the 5th Region championship game in five of coach James “Boo” Brewer’s six seasons, winning the crown in 2011 and 2014.



    Boys’ Basketball


    5th Region Quarterfinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Bardstown 80, Marion Co. 49

    Central Hardin 72, Caverna 71



    5th Region Semifinals

    at Nelson Co.

    Taylor Co. 69, North Hardin 49

    Bardstown 74, Cent. Hardin 60 OT



    5th Region Championship

    at Nelson Co.

    Taylor Co. 69, Bardstown 53


  • BOYS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Tigers stun Bruins in OT to advance to finals

    You can stretch the imagination all you want, but Kel Livers will never be mistaken as the biggest player on the Bardstown basketball team.

    But the 5-10, 150-pound guard put his Tiger teammates on his back and carried them to the 5th Region championship game with a splendid performance in the fourth quarter and overtime as Bardstown outlasted Central Hardin 74-60 in Monday’s semifinal game at Nelson County.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Top-ranked E'town turns back NC

    MUNFORDVILLE — For a little more than two quarters of play on Friday, the Nelson County Cardinals were defying the odds and bidding for an upset over the state’s No. 1-ranked team during the semifinals of the girls’ 5th Region tournament at Hart County.

    But, as the game faded toward its end, so did the Cardinals’ hopes of reaching the regional finals for a second straight year, as Elizabethtown finished the game on a 32-13 run to close out a 59-36 victory.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION QUARTERFINALS: Bardstown advances with QF rout of Marion Co.

    Time stood still — or so it seemed — for the Bardstown basketball team during the first half of its 80-49 win over Marion County in the opening round of the 5th Region basketball tournament Thursday at Nelson County High School.

    A malfunctioning clock during the first half kept the Tigers as concerned about the time and score as they were about their performance.