High School Sports

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Bardstown Tiger boys win home invite

    Despite a delay that pushed back the start of the meet two hours, Bardstown’s boys captured their home invitational Thursday night, topping runner-up Fern Creek in the 16-team meet, 125-91.

    Julian Rogers was the top performer for the Tigers, placing first in the shot put and the discus. Rogers’ 45-10 shot put bested Bardstown teammate Luke Cecil, the runner-up, whose toss was 42-07. Rogers won the discus with a 126-05 throw, topping the Tigers’ Jason Amburgey’s runner-up toss of 118-07.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Banshees clinch SB top seed

    Bethlehem played to the tune of a twinbill on Friday, and dominated in both performances to stay perfect in district play and secure the top seed for the 19th District tournament.

    The Banshees (15-7, 7-0 dist.) began their outing at home and knocked off Bardstown 15-0 in four innings, and then traveled across town and slammed Nelson County 12-0 in five innings.

    Freshman Lexi Morris threw a no-hitter and teammate Mollie Simms connected for a three-run homer as the Banshees blasted Bardstown (2-17, 0-6 dist.) in the first of the two district games.

  • GOLF: NC golfer Cox signs with Thomas More

    What started as a hobby for Nelson County golfer Lauren Cox has now led to a college scholarship. The senior signed her official letter of intent on Tuesday to attend Thomas More College in northern Kentucky.

    “I wanted to attend a school I could relate to,” Cox said. “Thomas More really offered what I was looking for. It means a lot to me to have this opportunity to play golf for them.”

  • TRACK and FIELD: Locals win Border Battle

    Monday saw Nelson County High School host the annual Border Battle track meet pitting local schools against their Bullitt County counterparts.

    The local squads — Bardstown, Nelson County and Thomas Nelson — swept the meet over Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and North Bullitt.

    The local boys grabbed 351-189 victory, while things were tighter in the girls’ competition, with the locals winning 272-256. Points are combined for all three teams on each side.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Conference tennis finals postponed

    The top seeds mostly held according to form in the Midland Conference Tennis Tournament this week, with three of the four No. 1 seeds advancing to the finals.

    Thursday’s finals were postponed because of weather, and tournament organizer Lynn Hamilton, the Bethlehem coach, said they would attempt to play the conference finals after the completion of the 5th Region tournament, which starts today and continues through next week at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.





    Bethlehem 6, Marion Co. 1

    Jeffersontown 5, Nelson Co. 2

    Southern 15, Thomas Nelson 12



    Washington Co. 7, Bardstown 4

    Nelson Co. 9, John Hardin 4

    Thomas Nelson 9, Valley 4



    Bullitt Central 7, Bardstown 6

    Bethlehem 3, Central 0

    North Bullitt 21, Thomas Nelson 2



    Bethlehem 9, LaRue Co. 4

  • VOLLEYBALL: Banshees’ defensive whiz signs with TMC

    Ever since she was a youngster, Leanne Dant loved to play sports, and hoped that someday she’d have a chance to be a college athlete.

    “It was just a goal of mine to shoot for, and thankfully I’ve been blessed to be able to play in college,” the Bethlehem senior said Friday after signing with NCAA Division III Thomas More College to continue her volleyball career.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Nelson softball gets on a roll

    Four-fifths of the 19th District softball teams were facing off with one another Monday, with Washington County and Nelson County each scoring runaway wins.

    The Cardinals won for the fourth time in the past five games and beat Thomas Nelson for the second time in five days with an 11-1 home decision in five innings.

    The win moved the Cardinals to 6-14 on the season and 4-2 in district play.





    Bardstown 6, Thomas Nelson 4

    Nelson Co. 3, Bethlehem 2



    Bethlehem 5, Washington Co. 4



    Green Co. 11, Bardstown 7

    Waggener 3, Thomas Nelson 1


    All A Classic Sectional

    Bethlehem 6, Holy Cross 2



    Bethlehem 1, Thomas Nelson 0


    Bardstown Wood Bat Blast

  • FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Eagles nip Generals in pitcher’s duel

    Bethlehem capped off a big week on the baseball diamond by pushing across a lone run in the bottom of the first, and the Eagles made it stand up Friday in a 1-0 district decision over Thomas Nelson.

    “First off, I want to say coach (Troy) Blakely has done an outstanding job at Thomas Nelson,” Eagles coach Roger Robinson said. “It was a shame anybody had to lose this one. It was hard to get runs, but our defense made the plays and the score held up.”