High School Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Brewer chooses Moutaineers

    Alexis Brewer only played for Bardstown for a year, but the West Virginia-bound senior made an impression on the Tiger program that coach Amber Courtney hopes will last for years.

    “It has been an honor to coach a player like Alexis Brewer,” Courtney said. “In the 10 years I have been coaching basketball, Alexis puts in more time on her own than any other player I have seen. Alexis brought many things to the Bardstown Lady Tiger program, but the thing that sticks out to me the most is how contagious her work ethic was.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD TENNIS PREVIEW: Bethlehem has experience

    Week one of the 2015 tennis season at Bethlehem High School passed and nary a ball was struck.

    Week two of the 2015 tennis season at Bethlehem High School passed and nary a ball was struck.

    And in week three, coach Lynn Hamilton was able to get her netters inside the gym where, alas, they finally were able to get some practice.

    “The weather was so bad early that we were not able to get outside and play,” she said. “I think the first time we were played outdoors was a scrimmage against Bardstown.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD TENNIS PREVIEW: Tiger girls should be solid

    The new season for Bardstown tennis welcomes new coach Hart Hagan, and a young up-and-comer in freshman Selena Spencer looking to climb the singles’ ladder in the region.

    Hagan takes over for longtime coach Bryan Kellem, and so far the adjustment has been fairly smooth as players and coach get to know each other.

    “That’s been my biggest focus right now is just developing relationships,” Hagan said. “Getting the kids to trust me and feel like they can listen and take my guidance to heart.”

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD TENNIS PREVIEW: Cards have new coach

    As a new season gets into its groove for the Nelson County tennis teams, so does an emerging assortment of experience and youth for first year head coach Melissa Locklear, who says she is happy with the early returns.

    “I am very pleased with our efforts,” she said. “Although we have only had two practices on the courts prior to our first match, I am very proud of these girls and boys.”

    The boys’ team is off to a 4-1 start, with their only defeat coming at the hands of John Hardin.

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD TENNIS PREVIEW: Kaissieh twins lead Generals’ charge

    Thomas Nelson’s third year as a program sees the Generals off to a hot start and hoping to use its experience to reach even new heights.

    Head coach Rhonda Horn has a wealth of returning players, including twins Timothy and Nathan Kaissieh, doubles partners who claimed the school’s first-ever berth in the state tennis tournament just last year.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Banshees' Hoehler signs with Spalding

    Cayla Hoehler signed on with Spalding University last week, putting a cap on a standout four-year career that coincided with Bethlehem’s rise to prominence as one of the top volleyball powers in the 5th Region.

    “I’m just really excited,” she said. “It’s an honor, and I’m excited to get a chance to play for somebody else.”

    Hoehler joins a Spalding squad that went 18-16 last season in NCAA Division III, falling in the second round of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.





    Thomas Nelson 20, Doss 5


    All A Classic 5th Region

    Bethlehem 13, Fort Knox 3



    All A Classic 5th Region Championship

    Bethlehem 4, Campbellsville 0



    Campbellsville 10, Bardstown 0

    Nelson Co. 9, Marion Co. 6

    LaRue Co. 19, Thomas Nelson 1



    Bethlehem 11, Hart Co. 1

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Bardstown's boys win first meet of season

    Bardstown’s boys grabbed the win in the local track season-opener at Tuesday’s Nelson County Icebreaker meet.

    The Tigers tallied 147 points after dominating in the field and relay events. Bardstown won all three sprint relays and got big points by claiming four firsts, three seconds and two thirds in the field events. Julian Rogers won both the shot put (40-07 1/2) and discus (117-08).

    In the girls’ team competition, Bullitt East got the nod, 115-87 over Bardstown.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bardstown suffers hard-luck loss

    Bardstown dropped a game in the most heartbreaking of fashions Wednesday at Marion County, 2-1 in eight innings, despite the heroic efforts on the mound by Tiger starter Michael McCormick.

    The Bardstown sophomore was dazzling, tossing seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball. Problem was, Marion County starter Satchel Spalding was just as good, matching McCormick with seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball.

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Banshees gunning for another district title

    Graduation time is a special one for high school seniors, but May could also be a highlight for the softball careers of two Bethlehem softball players.

    Abi Duncan and Mollie Simms are hoping to win the 19th District championship for the fourth time in as many years.

    Coach Shaun Smith believes his lone seniors have the ability to lead his young team to another championship.

    “These girls have been key components for our three district titles,” he said. “They are great leaders.”