High School Sports

  • 2015 KENTUCKY STANDARD VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Is a return to the top in the Cards?

    Nelson County powered to a 29-win campaign last season, dropping just seven matches.

    Problem was, five of those setbacks came at the hands of district rival Bethlehem and eventual region champ Green County, the last of them coming to the Dragons in the opening round of the 5th Region tournament.

    However, it was that small taste of the postseason dessert that has left this year’s squad with an even bigger appetite. But if the Cardinals are looking to make a run, they will do it with some new faces and a new head coach.

  • NCHS inducts 10 into inuagural HOF class

    When Shelly Hendricks took over as principal at Nelson County High School a couple years ago, she noticed a glaring, 45-year-old hole that needed filling.

    “I quickly realized that there was not a system — a process — in place for recognizing the rich athletic tradition here at the school,” she said. “We started investigating ways to take care of that.”



    Bardstown Tigers

    8/22 Spencer Co. *

    9/4 Marion Co.

    9/11 @Nelson Co.

    9/18 @Elizabethtown

    9/25 Henry Co.

    10/2 Waggener

    10/9 @Moore

    10/16 @Central

    10/23 Thomas Nelson

    10/30 Allen Co.-Scottsville

    * - Bowl game at Bardstown HS


    Bethlehem Eagles

    8/21 @Nicholas Co.

    8/28 Thomas Nelson

    9/4 @Berea

    9/18 KCD

    9/25 Bellevue

  • PHOTOS: Girls' Soccer
  • PHOTOS: Girls' Soccer
  • Four golf courses in area, but something’s missing

     There aren’t many communities the size of Bardstown that can boast of having four golf courses.

    And while they all compete for the same golfing dollar, each of the courses here has something different to offer local golfers.

  • PHOTO: Drills get prep sports off to a sweaty start

    Bethlehem players wrap up Friday’s football practice with conditioning drills. The 2015-16 prep sports season officially got underway Friday when fall sports teams were permitted to begin practicing.

  • GUEST COLUMN: It's time to move on, but I'm taking my memories with me




    Lexington Herald-Leader

    After 41 years in the newspaper business, 41 years as a sportswriter, 41 years dictated by deadlines, it’s time to shake up my life.

    After I filed my story on the state high school baseball championship, I left Whitaker Bank Ballpark as an old retired guy.

    Yikes! I don’t like the sound of that.

    A rewrite:

  • BASKETBALL: Brewer leads Ky. All-Stars

    The Kentucky All-Stars had a rough time this past weekend in the annual series with Indiana, as the Hoosier State counterparts swept both girls’ and boys’ games Friday and Saturday.

    The local area was represented on the girls’ squad by Miss Basketball finalist Alexis Brewer, a consensus first-team all-state performer at Bardstown High School.

  • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Bardstown standouts sign with Lindsey Wilson

    When you’re a high school senior, you’re always striving to build a resume that will propel you to the next platform, where you can engage your aspirations and dreams with a desire to succeed.

    This is the case for Bardstown seniors Loreal Lydian and Caresha Allen, who are putting their future into a shining perspective.

    Both student-athletes recently signed and committed to attend Lindsey Wilson College this fall.

    Lydian will be continuing her skills on the hardwood for the Blue Raiders as she inked her letter to play basketball.