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High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Central wallops Thomas Nelson

    LOUISVILLE — Riddled with injuries, a shorthanded Thomas Nelson team stumbled in its visit to Class 3A No. 6 Central on Friday, falling 50-0 in district action.

    “It was our first time traveling up there and I think our guys were in a little bit of shock from the get-go, seeing all those state championship banners hanging up,” Thomas Nelson coach Kyle Boblitt said. “They have a quality program, plus we were missing some key guys. That’s not an excuse, as I am still happy with how our guys continued to fight.”

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers stay undefeated thanks to Railley’s late INT

    Montrez Railley’s critical interception with two minutes left Friday helped Bardstown seal a 35-28 win over a comeback-minded Moore squad to remain undefeated and squarely in the hunt for the top seed in Class 3A District 3.

    “Coach just told me to shake the last play off,” Railley said of getting burned on an earlier touchdown by Moore. “So I did. I had to come out and play hard and forget about the past, and make a big play when we needed it.”

  • FOOTBALL: Cards no match for N. Bullitt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Although Nelson County rallied for 20 second half points and rushed for over 200 yards on Friday, the Cardinals fell to North Bullitt on the road, 41-20.

    “They hit us early, but we found our legs in the second half, and I am really proud of this team,” Nelson County coach Kenneth Thornsberry said. “Our defense played really well after halftime and shut them out.”

    Junior running back Nick Boone broke loose and carried the ball 19 times for 100 yards, including two touchdowns.

  • FOOTBALL: Eagles rout Caverna

    HORSE CAVE — What a difference a week can make.

    Just seven days after being shut out at home by Class 2A top-10 Covington Holy Cross, Bethlehem, with starting seniors Matthew Hagan and Hunter Downs returning from injuries, erupted for 11 touchdowns claiming a 75-36 win at Caverna to open the Eagles’ Class 1A District 2 slate.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 10-7

    Scores

    Football

    Friday

    Bardstown 40, Waggener 17

    Cov. Holy Cross 26, Bethlehem 0

    South Oldham 56, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 14, Henry Co. 13

     

    Boys’ Soccer

    Saturday

    Bardstown 4, LaRue Co. 2

    Marion Co. 1, Nelson Co. 1

     

    Tuesday

    Bardstown 4, Bethlehem 2

    Nelson Co. 7, Fort Knox 4

    John Hardin 2, Thomas Nelson 2

     

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Soccer districts get started next week

    Regular season schedules wrapped up for local girls’ soccer teams on Wednesday and Thursday, which means postseason time is just around the corner.

    The girls’ 19th District tournament begins Monday at Bardstown High School, with semifinal games starting at 6 and 8 p.m.

    Bethlehem (13-5), ranked No. 16 in the state and a state semifinalist last year, will look to extend its current win streak over district foes to 12 when the Banshees face off with No. 4 seed Nelson County (6-13) at 6 p.m. Monday.

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem opens district play at Caverna

    For the first time this season, all four area teams will be in district action, as Bethlehem makes its Class 1A District 2 debut this week on the road at Caverna.

    The Eagles (3-3) have had a rough go of it in recent weeks with numerous injuries to key players such as seniors Matthew Hagan, the quarterback, and Hunter Downs, Bethlehem’s top running back. Also complicating matters is the absence of head coach Ron Koontz, who has been sidelined with medical issues.

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Racing for glory

    Damon Sims lives a nomadic lifestyle on the weekends, and could be forgiven if he and his family’s favorite song is Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again.”

    It’s not a song choice — or a lifestyle — typical of most 9-year-olds. But Damon is chasing after something big, and on the road again is the only way to get it.

    A New Haven native who is a fifth-grader at St. Joe, the third-generation racer was born with it in his blood, like his father, Kurt, and his grandfather before them.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULE 10-5

    Scores

    Football

    Friday

    Bardstown 40, Waggener 17

    Cov. Holy Cross 26, Bethlehem 0

    South Oldham 56, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 14, Henry Co. 13

     

    Boys’ Soccer

    Thursday

    Nelson Co. 2, Bullitt East 0

    Thomas Nelson 5, Spencer Co. 2

     

    Saturday

    Bardstown 4, LaRue Co. 2

    Marion Co. 1, Nelson Co. 1

     

    Tuesday

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Nelson Co. VB wins Madison So. tournament

    The 2016 season has been a rough one for Nelson County, but the Cardinals found themselves some momentum in tournament play at the Madison Southern Eagle Invitational over the weekend.

    Nelson County (12-16) picked up wins over Anderson County (2-0), Rockcastle County (2-1), George Rogers Clark (2-1) and Western Hills (2-1) in advancing to the finals, and the Cardinals then beat Western Hills again in the championship, 24-22, 22-20.