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    When she first started getting regular varsity playing time as an eighth-grader, Marly Walls barely eclipsed five feet tall.

    The Nelson County senior has grown up now, to a healthy 5-8, but some online sources are still listing her as though she never hit a growth spurt.

    “Coming in freshman year, I think I was like 5-4, 5-3,” Walls said. “And the funny thing is, in the ‘Cat’s Pause’ (basketball preview), it still had me at 5-4.”

  • BOWLING: Bardstown makes its...

    Bardstown’s decision to add bowling to its array of extracurricular activities has been met with overwhelming approval by its students.

    That’s much different than a few years ago when a Bardstown teacher tried to get a bowling club started.

    “At the time, we all thought it was a great idea, but it never got any traction and didn’t get off of the ground,” coach Aaron Boggs said. “Then last spring, Shawn (Boggs) got her Key Club involved in a bowling league and it has taken off from there.”

  • BOWLING: Cards hoping for return...

    With the bulk of his girls returning from a team that qualified for the state bowling tournament for the first time in school history, you would think Nelson County coach Chuck Hall is anxiously eyeing a return trip this season.

    But then you don’t know Chuck Hall every well.

    While he admits his team has the talent to once again reach the big stage, he will not lose any sleep worrying about their chances.

  • BOWLING: TNHS young, improving

    Thomas Nelson’s bowling teams may have lost their season-opening matches against visiting John Hardin, but their performances did not disappoint coaches Kris Cecil (boys) and Thomas Hamilton (girls).

    The boys fell 4-3, but the coach was especially pleased with their comeback after losing the opening game by 116 pins.

    “We bowled pretty well after that and ended up losing the overall by 49 pins,” he said.

    Cecil is replacing seven seniors from last year’s squad and was impressed by how his inexperienced team handled itself.


    Viewers on social media were treated to an up-close exhibition of the accuracy and strength of the right hand of Nelson County baseball star Benton McGill on a Valentine’s Day video that went viral.

    With his basketball team trailing North Bullitt by two points and only seconds remaining in the game, McGill took an inbounds pass, threw the ball three-quarters of the length of the court and into the basket for a one-point win.

    Of course, baseball teams in the area were already cognizant of the Cardinal pitcher’s abilities.

  • On the record with: Bardstown’s...

    Bardstown senior Maggie Downs is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Maggie carries a 4.0 GPA and is involved in a slew of activities on the Bardstown campus, participating in track and volleyball, as well as National Honor Society, Pep Club and many others. She was also a participant in the Nelson County Distinguished Young Women program.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Maggie to better get to know her.


  • SPORTS NOTES: 11-15

    Meet the Lady Generals

    Thomas Nelson’s girls’ basketball team is hosting its fourth annual Meet the Lady Generals chili/soup supper on Saturday, Nov. 18. Food is served at 5 p.m., and the intrasquad scrimmage will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, alumni recognition and participation. Cost is $10 per person, but kids 4 years old and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased from a current player or coach, or by calling/texting (502) 827-0624.


    Lady Tigers skills camp


    MARION — Bethlehem’s mastery of Crittenden County in the Class 1A playoffs came crashing to an end Friday, as the Rockets shut down the Eagles offense to pull away from a tied game at halftime for a 41-20 win.

    After enjoying success on offense in the first half, Bethlehem (4-8) was held to just 31 total yards after the break. Meanwhile, Crittenden County (8-4) junior running back Devon Nesbitt ran wild, carrying the ball 41 times for 255 yards and four touchdowns to bring an end to the Eagles’ season.

  • GOLF: Cardinals’ Berry signs on...

    Midway University is well-known for its highly acclaimed equestrian program.

    It is well known among Nelson County senior Allie Berry’s closest friends that she has a passion for horses and golf.

    So it comes as no surprise that Berry did not hesitate to accept an offer from Midway golf coach to further her athletic career there.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Successful...

    After the weekend of Oct. 21-22, we experienced a change in the weather. With rain moving in for Monday, Oct. 23, we were between the new moon and the first quarter moon, and the end of October was drawing near.

    The rain was supposed to stop Monday afternoon. There was a light drizzle still falling, and it was windy. The drizzle stopped, and Eric waited patiently until dusk, but did not see a deer.

    On Tuesday morning, Eric left his house at 6 a.m., and by 7 was in the same stand he hunted the night before.