Today's Sports

  • Two NCHS coaches step down

    After a pair of unexpected resignations earlier this week, Nelson County is scrambling to find a new softball and football coach.

    Kelsey Brooks stepped down from the head coaching post of the softball program on Monday after just one season. The Cardinals went 2-28 last year.

    Nelson County athletic director Bill Broaddus said Brooks is making “a career change” and plans to join the military. Brooks was not able to be reached for comment.


    Bardstown and Bethlehem’s boys met up Tuesday, with the winner still holding some hope at a shot at the top seed in the district, as both teams came in with one loss.

    But after leading most of the game, and by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, Bethlehem couldn’t withstand Bardstown’s late rally in falling, 57-53.

    “Team play — everybody was feeding in,” said Bardstown junior Trey Riney. “We got our mindset right and kept going, and kept going at them.”


    SPRINGFIELD — With a schedule sprinkled with several of the top teams in the state, there have not been many relaxing moments for the Nelson County basketball team when they’ve stepped onto the floor.

    That’s why Tuesday night coaches David Simpson and Jamie Hodges, subbing for head coach Troy Lee Thomas, who was ill, wanted the girls to go out and have fun against a 3-10 Washington County team they had smashed 71-14 earlier in the season.

    And have fun they did.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Bowhunting the...

    After missing a doe on New Year’s Eve, I was a little frustrated with myself for rushing the shot, and I really wasn’t every excited about bowhunting the evening of Jan. 1, especially since the temperature was going to be colder than the previous two days.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 57, Bethlehem 54

    Washington Co. 62, Nelson Co. 47


    Girls’ Basketball


    Barren Co. 64, Thomas Nelson 34



    Bardstown 56, Bethlehem 39

    Nelson Co. 65, Washington Co. 22

    Thomas Nelson 51, LaRue Co. 42



  • Remembering Bobby Brockman



    Campbellsville University

    The Campbellsville community lost a dear friend on Sunday morning. Bobby Brockman, the longtime sports editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, passed away in his sleep at the age of 61.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem...

    Bethlehem senior Kirsten Crepps is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Kirsten is a longtime starter on the Banshees’ softball team and returned to basketball for her senior season this year after a few years away from the sport. In addition, she tried out cross country for the first time this year, and ended up being one of the top girl runners in the area, landing a scholarship to Lindsey Wilson.


    Thomas Nelson saw its three-game win streak snapped on the road Monday, falling 64-34 at Barren County, one of the better teams in the 4th Region.

    The Trojans jumped on the Generals right out of the gate, outscoring them 20-7 in the first frame, and Thomas Nelson was never able to recover.

    Bailey Stiles led the Generals with 12 points and seven rebounds, and Kenleigh Fritz added 10 points to the cause.

    On Saturday at home, the Generals jumped out to a 15-3 lead after a quarter and rolled from there to beat Collegiate, 60-27.


    The much-anticipated matchup of Nelson County and Bardstown, the two favorites for the 19th District title, started out like a barn-burner Friday.

    That only lasted for about nine minutes, however, before Nelson County used a 17-6 run to close out the first half on the way to a 61-51 win, the Cardinals’ 26th straight over district rivals.


    On Tuesday night, Bardstown saw its four-year winning streak over district rivals end.

    On Friday night, the Tigers got started on a new win streak, scoring the first eight points of the game and cruising to a 74-48 home decision over Nelson County.

    “That motivated us a lot,” senior Dsamuel Butler said of having the streak stopped. “Losing to a team in the district, you can’t do that.”