Today's Sports

  • BOWLING: NC girls get to state...


    LOUISVILLE — Nelson County improved its standing from a year ago in the girls’ state team bowling championship Friday at Executive Strike and Spare.

    The Cardinals were seeded 14th in the 16-team field after qualifying, but advanced to the quarterfinals with an upset of third-seeded Fleming County in the opening match in the bracket round.

    They fell to eventual state runner-up Corbin in their second contest.

    Coach Chuck Hall and his squad were quite satisfied with their finish.

  • SWIMMING: Local schools strong...

    ELIZABETHTOWN — It was a happy and excited group of swimmers from Nelson County, Thomas Nelson and Bethlehem who made bus trips back to Bardstown after the first day of qualifying in the regional meet in Elizabethtown.

    All three schools sent several swimmers back for the second day of competition on Saturday after press time for this edition. The top eight in each event will medal, with the top two advancing on to the state meet.

    Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding was extremely pleased with the performance of her four swimmers.

  • WRESTLING: Six locals advance to...

    OWENSBORO — Six of the seven local wrestlers seeded in the top four at the Region 2 championships at Owensboro High School made it through to Saturday’s semifinals, with four from Bardstown and two more from Nelson County needing wins to get into the finals.

    The top four placers at the regions advance to next week’s state championships at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, with fifth-place finishers having a chance to draw in as alternates.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Green Co. 54, Bethlehem 52

    North Bullitt 79, Thomas Nelson 42



    Nelson Co. 69, Western Hills 55

    Caverna 92, Thomas Nelson 72



    John Hardin 93, Bardstown 65

    LaRue Co. 84, Nelson Co. 44

    Hart Co. 55, Thomas Nelson 45



    Fort Knox 85, Thomas Nelson 47



    Local teams got a look Tuesday at the top two boys’ teams in the 5th Region standings, and things didn’t go so well, as Bardstown and Nelson County each suffered blowout losses.

    In John Hardin’s 93-65 home win over Bardstown, the Bulldogs forced 16 first-half turnovers and built a 15-point lead at the break, and the Tigers never recovered. The loss snapped a five-game Bardstown win streak in the series dating back to 2014.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tigers’...

    Bardstown has had more than its fair share of talented female athletes walk the halls over the years, and senior Haylee Koger surely has to be counted among the most prolific athletes to wear the Tiger uniform.

    When you look at what she’s accomplished in her high school career, it is easy to discern why.

    She has lettered in track for five years and has qualified for the state meet for the past three years. She helped the Tigers finish second in the region in 2017.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Preparing for...

    Last Saturday Eric and I met at 6:30 a.m., loaded my truck and headed for Hart County to check and loosen the chains on some of our treestands, freshen our Trophy Rock mineral licks and to broadcast Bio Logic clover seeds on about four acres of food plots. We had a long, cold day ahead of us.

    The temperature varied from 19 degrees when we left to 17 when we got to the first farm. As we neared the gate two does crossed the road, probably headed for their bedding area. We had to use a lighter to thaw out the lock on the gate.

  • WRESTLING: Regionals start...

    Seven local wrestlers are seeded in the top four of their respective weight classes for this weekend’s Region 2 wrestling meet, which starts tonight at Owensboro High School.

    But their coaches know that even with their wrestlers healthy, prepared and focused on their tasks, a little luck can still go a long way.

  • SWIMMING: Area teams look to...

    The two local swim coaches harbor high hopes they will have athletes survive the first day of qualifying when the regional meet gets underway on Friday at T.K. Stone Elementary in Elizabethtown.

    Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding is quite pleased with the progress of her four swimmers.

    Michael Todd finished second in the 50 freestyle recently in Elizabethtown while achieving a personal best time in the 100 free, good enough for a fifth-place finish.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees...

    Nelson County’s boys started hot and finished strong Monday on the road at Western Hills, rolling to a 69-55 win.

    Cory Green hit for his only buckets of the game, a pair of threes, in the first quarter as the Cardinals jumped out to a 17-6 lead. Eli Shewmaker didn’t get into the act until the second half, but he scored all 16 of his points after the break as Nelson County outscored Western Hills 44-29 to close out the win.