High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Tough finish for young Tigers

    BOWLING GREEN — Preston Tarrence added considerably to his highlight clips Friday night against visiting Bardstown.

    The Warren East junior, making his first career varsity start at outside linebacker, ended up with a few more firsts by the end of the Raiders’ 36-6 victory.

    Tarrence had turned his first career interception into his first touchdown, then blocked his first punt before finishing off his night with his first career sack.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS: Panthers rally back to knock out Tigers

    It was a performance in an atmosphere more befitting of a regional championship bout rather than a first round matchup, with players diving onto the floor, fans cheering every shot, and coaches questioning calls.

    Top-20 teams Bardstown and Elizabethtown went toe-to-toe through four sets before the Panthers broke away in the tiebreaker for a 3-2 win (23-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23, 15-5) in a 5th Region quarterfinal volleyball match at Nelson County on Tuesday.

  • GIRLS' STATE SOCCER SECTIONALS: Bethlehem falls at No. 1 SHA

    LOUISVILLE — Sacred Heart, the state’s top-ranked team, wasted little time imposing its will on 23rd-ranked Bethlehem in Tuesday’s girls’ state soccer sectionals, scoring twice in the first 14 minutes on the way to a 4-0 decision.

    “We definitely had to play one of our best games, which we did not,” Bethlehem coach Danny Rossoll said. “I thought we came out a bit flat, which I was surprised because we showed so much energy in the pregame warmup.”

  • Unbreakable

    Some 15 years ago, a Bardstown soccer player etched her name into the state and national record book, and it’s remained there ever since, a truly unassailable milestone.

    But you wouldn’t have known it by skimming through the sports pages of The Kentucky Standard around the time. There wasn’t a single mention of it, and the achievement slipped under most people’s radar — even the person who set the record.

    “At the time, I had (only) found out it was a state record,” Jennifer Brelage said of the night of Sept. 18, 2002.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Senior stalwarts made Tigers a power

    No matter the outcome of Tuesday’s 5th Region volleyball quarterfinals, the seven seniors at the core of the Bardstown Tigers will finish their careers with the knowledge that they’ve made history where none existed before.

    “We always knew that we were going to get this far, because we put in the hard work, and we believed,” Sherelle Smith said.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 10-22




    Central 66, Bardstown 0

    Campbellsville 50, Bethlehem 21

    Oldham Co. 42, Nelson Co. 7

    Waggener 27, Thomas Nelson 25


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown

    Nelson Co. 3, Marion Co. 0

    North Hardin 3, Taylor Co. 0



    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown

  • FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Class 3A playoff picture complicated

    Despite district games finishing up Friday, things are still not settled for the playoff berths in Class 3A District 3, as Henry County, Thomas Nelson and Bardstown ended up in a three-way tie for the final two seeds.

    The Wildcats, Generals and Tigers all completed district play with a 1-3 record, with Bardstown (3-6) beating Thomas Nelson (2-7) head-to-head, and the Generals won over Henry County (4-5), who beat the Tigers.

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem clinches home playoff game



    Contributing Writer

    Coming on the heels of a tough district road loss to Campbellsville, Bethlehem was able to right the ship and lock up the two seed for the playoffs with a 42-24 home victory over Fort Knox Friday night.

    Bethlehem (3-6) coach Jesse Cantrall was pleased with the way his team handled the game.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Region draw announced

    Bardstown will make its second-ever trip to the 5th Region tournament this week, opening play Tuesday against the same team the Tigers beat in last year’s first round on the way to a surprising region runner-up finish.

    Elizabethtown (28-9) is the opponent for the Tigers (27-3) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson County High School, one of just three teams to beat Bardstown all season long. The 17th District runner-up Panthers got a 3-1 win at home over the Tigers on Aug. 22. Bardstown took a four-set win from Elizabethtown in last year’s region quarterfinals.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Banshees make it a three-peat

    Three straight, 31 in a row.

    Bethlehem reasserted its ownership of the 5th Region girls’ soccer landscape Thursday, turning back Bardstown for the fourth time this season, 1-0, to capture a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    If you asked Banshees’ coach Danny Rossoll five years ago if he envisioned this possibility, he might have laughed at you.