http://www.kystandard.com/sports/rss.xml en BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tigers pull away from Cards late http://www.kystandard.com/content/boys-19th-district-tournament-tigers-pull-away-cards-late <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bhs_nc_bbdist1_0.jpg" alt="Bardstown&amp;#039;s Montrez Railley drives the lane against Nelson County in the Tigers&amp;#039; 55-46 win in Wednesday&amp;#039;s 19th District semifinals." title="Bardstown&amp;#039;s Montrez Railley drives the lane against Nelson County in the Tigers&amp;#039; 55-46 win in Wednesday&amp;#039;s 19th District semifinals." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SPRINGFIELD &mdash; The basketball scores that draw the most attention during postseason play are those rare occasions when a four or five seed pulls the upset of a top seeded team.</p> <p> As he prepared his team to face top-seeded Bardstown in the semifinals of the 19th District tournament at Washington County High School, Nelson County coach Zach Allender left some not so subtle messages for his players on the board in their dressing room.</p> <p> &ldquo;Shock the world.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Do the improbable.&rdquo;</p> GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cards roll Generals on the hunt for No. 10 http://www.kystandard.com/content/girls-19th-district-tournament-cards-roll-generals-hunt-no-10 <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nc_tnhs_gbdist2.jpg" alt="Nelson County&amp;#039;s Marly Walls, left, and Amelia Hodges, right, try to tap the ball away from Thomas Nelson&amp;#039;s Caroline Middleton in the Cardinals&amp;#039; 66-48 win in Wednesday&amp;#039;s 19th District semifinals at Washington County." title="Nelson County&amp;#039;s Marly Walls, left, and Amelia Hodges, right, try to tap the ball away from Thomas Nelson&amp;#039;s Caroline Middleton in the Cardinals&amp;#039; 66-48 win in Wednesday&amp;#039;s 19th District semifinals at Washington County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SPRINGFIELD &mdash; If there was a time for Thomas Nelson to upset Nelson County, Wednesday night&rsquo;s game in the opening round of the 19<sup>th</sup> District Tournament might have been it.</p> <p> The defending 5<sup>th</sup> Region champions struggled in the first two quarters, managing to connect on only 11 of their field goal tries.</p> BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Eagles top WC to punch region ticket http://www.kystandard.com/content/boys-19th-district-tournament-eagles-top-wc-punch-region-ticket <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/beth_wc_bbdist1.jpg" alt="Bethlehem&amp;#039;s bench and fans erupt after the Eagles&amp;#039; 59-56 win over host Washington County in Tuesday&amp;#039;s boys&amp;#039; 19th District semifinals, securing the school&amp;#039;s first trip to the championship in three years." title="Bethlehem&amp;#039;s bench and fans erupt after the Eagles&amp;#039; 59-56 win over host Washington County in Tuesday&amp;#039;s boys&amp;#039; 19th District semifinals, securing the school&amp;#039;s first trip to the championship in three years." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SPRINGFIELD &mdash; Despite being faced with its top scorer out with an injury, and two other starters saddled with foul trouble, as well as a full-throated Washington County home crowd, Bethlehem came up with just enough big plays down the stretch to advance to Saturday&rsquo;s boys&#39; 19<sup>th</sup> District championship with a 59-56 win.</p> GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tigers' defense clamps down on Banshees http://www.kystandard.com/content/girls-19th-district-tournament-tigers-defense-clamps-down-banshees <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bhs_beth_gbdist1.jpg" alt="Bardstown&amp;#039;s Destanie Love gets inside the Bethlehem defense for two during the Tigers&amp;#039; 51-33 win in Tuesday&amp;#039;s girls&amp;#039; 19th District semifinals. The Tigers are making a fourth straight trip to the district title game." title="Bardstown&amp;#039;s Destanie Love gets inside the Bethlehem defense for two during the Tigers&amp;#039; 51-33 win in Tuesday&amp;#039;s girls&amp;#039; 19th District semifinals. The Tigers are making a fourth straight trip to the district title game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SPRINGFIELD &mdash; Bardstown has carved out a recent reputation as a dangerous second-half team, with a win over top-10 Elizabethtown not two weeks ago coming by that method.</p> <p> But even when the Tigers aren&rsquo;t shooting well, they always bring the defense, and that constant coupled with a big second half lifted Bardstown past Bethlehem with a 51-33 victory Tuesday and into Friday&rsquo;s girls&rsquo; 19<sup>th</sup> District championship.</p> STRAIGHT ARROW: Plan now for a successful Western fall hunt http://www.kystandard.com/content/straight-arrow-plan-now-successful-western-fall-hunt <p> If you have any thoughts of doing a bowhunt in one of our Western states, now is a good time to start planning for these hunts, because locating a place to hunt and the procedure of buying or applying for a permit all take research and time.</p> <p> First, is there a particular big-game species that you would like to hunt? Once you decide on the species, talk to anyone you know who has hunted that species in the past, and get any pointers they can give you about where to go and even how to bowhunt that species.</p> SCORES and SCHEDULES 2-23 http://www.kystandard.com/content/scores-and-schedules-2-23-0 <p> <strong>Scores</strong></p> <p> <strong>Boys&rsquo; Basketball</strong></p> <p> Saturday</p> <p> Frankfort 45, Thomas Nelson 40</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Monday</p> <p> 19th District tournament</p> <p> at Washington Co.</p> <p> Nelson Co. 65, Thomas Nelson 39</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Tuesday</p> <p> 19th District tournament</p> <p> at Washington Co.</p> <p> Bethlehem 59, Washington Co. 56</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Wednesday</p> <p> 19th District tournament</p> <p> at Washington Co.</p> <p> Bardstown 55, Nelson Co. 46</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Stiles lifts TNHS past WC http://www.kystandard.com/content/girls-19th-district-tournament-stiles-lifts-tnhs-past-wc <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tnhs_wc_gb3.jpg" alt="Thomas Nelson&amp;#039;s Bailey Stiles finishes off the fast break after a steal during her 22-point, 13-rebound night to lead the Generals past Washington County with a 49-41 win in Monday&amp;#039;s 19th District tournament first round." title="Thomas Nelson&amp;#039;s Bailey Stiles finishes off the fast break after a steal during her 22-point, 13-rebound night to lead the Generals past Washington County with a 49-41 win in Monday&amp;#039;s 19th District tournament first round." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SPRINGFIELD &mdash; It was one of those games that Thomas Nelson could have easily overlooked.</p> <p> The Generals in Monday&rsquo;s 19th District tournament opener faced a 9-20 Washington County team that did not win a district game this season, including a 48-43 loss to Thomas Nelson on Dec. 8 and a 62-32 setback on Jan. 30.</p> <p> Coach Patty Rouse&rsquo;s team got off to a quick start, then withstood a Washington County rally before capturing a 49-41 win Monday night on the Commanders&rsquo; home floor.</p> BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cards blast Generals to move on http://www.kystandard.com/content/boys-19th-district-tournament-cards-blast-generals-move <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nc_tnhs_bb_dist1.jpg" alt="Nelson County&amp;#039;s Colson Cooper stretches out to save the ball from going out of bounds under the Thomas Nelson basket in the Cardinals&amp;#039; 65-39 win in Monday&amp;#039;s 19th District tournament first round. Nelson County faces top-seeded Bardstown in Wednesday&#039;s district semifinals at 8 p.m. at Washington County High School." title="Nelson County&amp;#039;s Colson Cooper stretches out to save the ball from going out of bounds under the Thomas Nelson basket in the Cardinals&amp;#039; 65-39 win in Monday&amp;#039;s 19th District tournament first round. Nelson County faces top-seeded Bardstown in Wednesday&#039;s district semifinals at 8 p.m. at Washington County High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SPRINGFIELD &mdash; Nelson County limited Thomas Nelson to only a single basket in the second quarter while connecting on four three-pointers and cruised to a 65-39 win in the play-in game of the 19th District on Monday at Washington County.</p> <p> The Generals missed their final nine attempts of the quarter after Jerry Wimsett&rsquo;s shot in the lane at the 6:51 mark.</p> <p> Thomas Nelson settled for several shots behind the arc, missing all seven of their three-point attempts.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not what coach Chris Tolliver had in mind when he drew up his game plan.</p>