High School Sports

  • WRESTLING: Six locals advance to Saturday’s region semifinals

    OWENSBORO — Six of the seven local wrestlers seeded in the top four at the Region 2 championships at Owensboro High School made it through to Saturday’s semifinals, with four from Bardstown and two more from Nelson County needing wins to get into the finals.

    The top four placers at the regions advance to next week’s state championships at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, with fifth-place finishers having a chance to draw in as alternates.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Green Co. 54, Bethlehem 52

    North Bullitt 79, Thomas Nelson 42



    Nelson Co. 69, Western Hills 55

    Caverna 92, Thomas Nelson 72



    John Hardin 93, Bardstown 65

    LaRue Co. 84, Nelson Co. 44

    Hart Co. 55, Thomas Nelson 45



    Fort Knox 85, Thomas Nelson 47


  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: NC, B’town boys take it on the chin

    Local teams got a look Tuesday at the top two boys’ teams in the 5th Region standings, and things didn’t go so well, as Bardstown and Nelson County each suffered blowout losses.

    In John Hardin’s 93-65 home win over Bardstown, the Bulldogs forced 16 first-half turnovers and built a 15-point lead at the break, and the Tigers never recovered. The loss snapped a five-game Bardstown win streak in the series dating back to 2014.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tigers’ Koger heading to D-I Tennessee Tech

    Bardstown has had more than its fair share of talented female athletes walk the halls over the years, and senior Haylee Koger surely has to be counted among the most prolific athletes to wear the Tiger uniform.

    When you look at what she’s accomplished in her high school career, it is easy to discern why.

    She has lettered in track for five years and has qualified for the state meet for the past three years. She helped the Tigers finish second in the region in 2017.

  • WRESTLING: Regionals start tonight in Owensboro

    Seven local wrestlers are seeded in the top four of their respective weight classes for this weekend’s Region 2 wrestling meet, which starts tonight at Owensboro High School.

    But their coaches know that even with their wrestlers healthy, prepared and focused on their tasks, a little luck can still go a long way.

  • SWIMMING: Area teams look to make big splash at regions

    The two local swim coaches harbor high hopes they will have athletes survive the first day of qualifying when the regional meet gets underway on Friday at T.K. Stone Elementary in Elizabethtown.

    Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding is quite pleased with the progress of her four swimmers.

    Michael Todd finished second in the 50 freestyle recently in Elizabethtown while achieving a personal best time in the 100 free, good enough for a fifth-place finish.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees notch most wins in a decade

    Nelson County’s boys started hot and finished strong Monday on the road at Western Hills, rolling to a 69-55 win.

    Cory Green hit for his only buckets of the game, a pair of threes, in the first quarter as the Cardinals jumped out to a 17-6 lead. Eli Shewmaker didn’t get into the act until the second half, but he scored all 16 of his points after the break as Nelson County outscored Western Hills 44-29 to close out the win.

  • On the record with: Bardstown senior Evan Newsome

    Bardstown senior basketball player Evan Newsome is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Evan carries a 3.9 GPA and is the local chapter president and Kentucky state vice-president for Future Business Leaders of America, and is involved with a number of other clubs and organizations at Bardstown, including the Y-Club Judicial Program, Pep Club and National Honor Society.

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




    Boys’ Basketball


    Nelson Co. 73, Thomas Nelson 43



    Bardstown 65, Bethlehem 54

    Green Co. 71, Nelson Co. 51

    Washington Co. 66, Thomas Nelson 53



    Bardstown 78, Nelson Co. 68

    Bethlehem 65, Thomas Nelson 58



    Bethlehem at Green Co.

    Thomas Nelson at North Bullitt


  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles hold off Generals at the FT line, 65-58

    Behind Jacob Taylor’s 22-point, 15-rebound effort Friday, Bethlehem was able to hold off Thomas Nelson’s upset bid with a 65-58 win and lock up the No. 3 seed in the 19th District tournament, which starts in two weeks.