High School Sports

  • ON THE RECORD WITH: TNHS' Maggie Parrish

    Thomas Nelson track and cross country standout Maggie Parrish is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete Of The Week.

    Parrish posted a top-100 time in Saturday’s rugged St. X Tiger Run in Louisville, and carries a 3.979 GPA while being involved in FCA, Beta Club and the G-Nation TNHS Pep Club.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Maggie to better get to know her.


  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Cardinals could be poised for big year

    With a number of experienced runners returning to Nelson County’s boys’ and girls’ cross country squads, the Cardinals could be poised for a big year.

    “Potentially, I think it could have been and still can be,” coach Dan Bradley said. “We are not as deep as I would like us to be.”

    The top of the roster has several standouts, though, and it gives Bradley something to build upon.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: TNHS boys rebuilding after graduation losses

    If Thomas Nelson is to return to the state Class 2A competition, coach Matt Hoyes will need a different road map to take them there.

    That’s because the Generals lost their outstanding runners Jarrett Mattingly and Tyler Bradley to graduation, as both athletes now run in the Ohio Valley Conference.

    Mattingly finished sixth and Bradley was 21st in the state meet, catapulting the Generals to a ninth-place finish in the team competition. Mattingly now competes for Morehead State, while Bradley opted for Murray State.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Tigers looking for return to glory


    Contributing Writer

    It’s been a few years since Bardstown fielded a top-level state runner, but the Tigers are hoping to turn that around this season.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2016 CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Collins looks for repeat at region

    It’s no secret that Bethlehem Cross Country will be built around returning Class 1A Region 3 champ Caroline Collins.

  • Scores and Schedules: Aug. 28, 2016




    Bethlehem 14, Thomas Nelson 13

    Spencer Co. 55, Nelson Co. 12


    Boys’ Soccer


    Thomas Nelson 2, Bethlehem 0



    Marion Co. 2, Bardstown 2

    Spencer Co. 4, Bethlehem 0



    Thomas Nelson 2, Bardstown 0

    Bethlehem 5, North Bullitt 3

    Nelson Co. 4, Shelby Co. 1



  • TNHS tops Tigers to stay unblemished



    Thomas Nelson moved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in district play Thursday to grab an early lead in the district seeding race, topping Bardstown 2-0 in a rematch of last year’s district title match.

    The Generals got a goal from Jeremy Watkins in the first five minutes of the match, then got an Ethan Lamar goal in the second half for insurance to account for the scoring. Carlos Mejia had an assist, and Jarret Stiles got his second straight shutout in goal, both coming in district matches.

  • Bears whip Cardinals

    For the second time in as many games, Nelson County found itself with a daunting task — trying to dig out from an early deficit.

    Spencer County rolled out quickly on offense and grabbed its first win of the year on Friday by winning at Nelson County 55-12.

  • Eagles rally in 4th to stun Generals

    Held scoreless for seven quarters to open the season, Jameson Hinkebein grabbed a pair of leaping touchdown catches in the fourth to lift Bethlehem to a stunning 14-13 win Friday at Thomas Nelson.

    “It was the night of my life. I just knew I had to come up big for the team,” said the 6-3, 205-pound Eagle senior. “I had to concentrate on catching the ball — I knew I would be mad at myself if I dropped those.”

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees rally from behind for win

    Bethlehem extended its win streak over its 19th District girls’ soccer rivals to six matches Tuesday night, but the Banshees had to come from behind to do it.

    Host Thomas Nelson grabbed the lead off Shay Hartman’s goal off a Haleigh Reiter assist, putting the defending region champs on their heels.

    But the Banshees rallied from behind with Abigail Proctor’s goal in the 53rd minute to knot the score at 1-1. Then, with 15 minutes left, Proctor fed Maddie Sparks, who put in the eventual game-winner.