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High School Sports

  • HOOPS ROUNDUP: Cardinal girls grab 20th win of the season

    Nelson County placed 10 different players in the scoring column Tuesday night on its way to the team’s 20th victory of the season with a 74-34 rout of Taylor County.

    “We played a well balanced game tonight,” Cardinal head coach Kelly Wood said. “This game was dedicated to our seniors, and they are both destined for great things in life.”

    It was a sweet send off for the seniors, as well as for a fellow teammate, junior Caitlin Hagan.

    The guard collected 13 points for the game, including her 1,000th career point.

  • STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC grapplers hope to stay unblemished

    There are seven undefeated wrestlers in the field among the 14 weight divisions that will be contested this weekend at the state meet, and Nelson County has two of them.

    Sophomore Andrew Ackley, who won the Region 2 title at 152 pounds, enters the fray at 32-0 on the season, while teammate Zac Lawson, a senior who picked up a second straight heavyweight region title on Saturday, goes into the tournament at 28-0.

  • ARCHERY: Evans region runner-up

    Bethlehem’s Kylie Evans placed second in Wednesday’s region archery tournament at Central Hardin, just missing out on the individual championship by three points.

    Evans, a sophomore, tallied 283 points and was edged by Bullitt East’s Grace Wibbels’ 286 total. The top five individual scorers qualify for the state tournament next month in Louisville. Evans’ teammate, Bethlehem senior Taylor Yarborough placed sixth, just one point from qualifying.

  • BASKETBALL: Tigers share top region honors

    PETER W. ZUBATY

    pzubaty@kystandard.com

    Bardstown has enjoyed a strong season, improving to 20-6 going into the boys’ 19th District tournament as the clear favorite and as one of the top contenders for the 5th Region title.

    Teams like that tend to land a number of representatives on postseason superlative lists, and that was the case with the Tigers, who get to share both the player and coach of the year honors. Teams are voted on by the 5th Region Basketball Coaches Association.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 2-19

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Thursday

    Nelson Co. 74, Whitefield Acad. 73

     

    Friday

    Elizabethtown 77, Bardstown 76

    Bethlehem 55, Campbellsville 39

     

    Saturday

    Bardstown 71, Male 60

    John Hardin 88, Nelson Co. 28

     

    Monday

    Bardstown 81, Bullitt East 78 2OT

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown at Adair Co.

    Spencer Co. at Bethlehem

  • SWIMMING: NC's Hutchins qualifies for state meet

    Nelson County’s Will Hutchins made history by drawing at-large berths into two events for the state swimming championships later this month on the basis of a pair of top-five performances at Saturday’s region meet.

    “It’s a really great honor to do that for my school and my team,” said Hutchins, who became the first Nelson County swimmer to ever qualify for the state meet.

    The KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships are Feb. 28 – March 1 at the Ralph Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville.

  • HOOPS ROUNDUP: Tigers top Chargers in 2OTs

    PETER W. ZUBATY

    pzubaty@kystandard.com

    Bardstown hit three free throws in the final seconds of an 81-78 double-overtime win over visiting Bullitt East Monday, giving the Tigers a big win over a top-20 team to propel them into the postseason.

  • REGION 2 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nance gets first TNHS state berth

    Austin Nance won three matches at the Region 2 wrestling meet over the weekend, placing third in his weight division and capturing the first-ever state berth for a Thomas Nelson wrestler.

    “It means so much to me, just getting there” to state, the sophomore said of making school history for the Generals’ second-year wrestling program.

  • REGION 2 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC's Lawson, Ackley win titles

    Both undefeated coming in, Nelson County wrestlers Zac Lawson and Andrew Ackley lived up to their hype by winning their respective weight classes at the Region 2 championships Saturday at LaRue County.

    “That was just an awesome day we had,” Nelson County coach Nick Ackley said. “We took it one match at a time, and man, what a great ride we had.”

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 2-16

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    Thomas Nelson 92, Hart Co. 66

    Bardstown 76, Holy Cross 69

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown 52, Bethlehem 39

    LaRue Co. 73, Nelson Co. 41

    John Hardin 77, Thos. Nelson 67

     

    Thursday

    Nelson Co. 74, Whitefield Acad. 73

     

    Friday

    Elizabethtown 77, Bardstown 76

    Bethlehem 55, Campbellsville 39

     

    Saturday