High School Sports

  • TNHS duo dribbling off to college

    With only two seasons of basketball under its belt, Thomas Nelson High School could hardly be described as a program with lots of tradition.

    Nevertheless, two members of its first graduating class have signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.

    One is going to a school close to home; the other is going to a school that “feels like home,” even though it is a few hundred miles away.

    Hannah Wolf will be attending St. Catharine College while teammate Kaylee Dickson has signed to play with Ohio Christian University.

  • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Proctor throws second no-hitter

    Nelson County is on a roll, having won five of its last seven, including Jared Proctor’s second no-hitter of the season on Tuesday and a one-hitter by Tyler Spalding on Wednesday in the Fort Walton Beach Bash in Florida.

    Proctor struck out 11 and walked two in six innings of hitless baseball, with 61 of his 89 pitches going for strikes in an 11-0 win over Bellbrook, Ohio.

  • BOYS' BAKSETBALL: Youngman resigns from TNHS post

    Thomas Nelson boys’ basketball program architect Jim Youngman resigned as head coach earlier this week to pursue other opportunities, he said Thursday.

    “We’re pretty close to pulling the trigger” on a destination, said Youngman, whose team rebounded from a 6-23 inaugural season in 2012-13 to go 16-13 this season, coming just a fraction of a second from advancing to the 5th Region semifinals.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers learning under new coach

    Shawn Boggs returned to coaching Bardstown softball this year, and the move already paid dividends when the Tigers opened the season with a win.

    It was the first time since 2003 — before Boggs’ previous tenure as Tiger coach — that Bardstown started the year with a win, and went a long way toward helping build a new culture around the long-struggling program.

    “We’ve hit a couple of rough games lately,” she said, “but we’re working hard. They have a ‘never-give-up’ attitude.”

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Young NC leans on veterans

    With the fast-pitch softball season underway, Nelson County is ramped up in hopes of getting to the region and beyond.

    Nelson County (3-4, 2-1 dist.) returns a young cast of players, but will look for leadership out of its two seniors.

    Catcher Katrina Boone and infielder Jessica Benbow will both be expected to step up during their final high school season and lead this squad on and off the field.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Generals building, improving

    The inaugural season of Thomas Nelson softball was cruising along better than expected a year ago when its top two pitchers went down with injuries with a month left in the season.

    For a program whose roster was filled with players who had never played varsity before, the loss of its hurlers was devastating.

    The Generals lost 12 of their final 14 games and finished the season with a 6-23 mark.

  • 2014 KENTUCKY STANDARD SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Banshees still hungry

    The early start to the softball season hasn’t adversely affected two-time defending district champ Bethlehem. The Banshees already have 10 wins under their belts, and they’re hoping this is the year their veteran team takes the next step as a program.

    “We do have a veteran team,” said coach Shaun Smith, now in his third season. Bethlehem relies on a strong core of juniors and seniors who have been instrumental in the school supplanting Nelson County as the team to beat in the 19th District.

  • GIRLS’ SOCCER: Nelson County Cardinals’ Weir off to Midway

    For Nelson County senior Ciara Weir, pursuing her soccer goal to become a college prospect came at an early age, and after a high school slate of hard work and dedication, she has now reached that goal.

    The midfielder and defensive specialist signed her letter of intent recently to play for Midway College.

    “I had a great visit with them and actually wanted to go to a smaller college,” Weir said. “I really fell in love with the campus and it suited my needs very well.”

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: NC dominant in back-to-back district wins

    Hunter Childress opened the third inning with a single Friday, then scored as Jared Proctor’s triple touched off a six-run frame on the way to a 10-0 Nelson County win at Thomas Nelson.

    It marked the second straight whitewash of a 19th District opponent following Thursday’s 11-0 win at Washington County, a game that saw Jared Proctor and Zech Maulden combine for a no-hitter.





    Shelby Co. 1, Thomas Nelson 0


    All Catholic Tournament

    at Trinity

    Bethlehem 3, Covington Catholic 2

    Trinity 15, Bethlehem 4



    Bullitt Cent. 14, Bardstown 4

    Nelson Co. 10, Campbellsville 0


    5th Region All A Classic

    Bethlehem 7, Green Co. 1



    Bethlehem 12, Thomas Nelson 0