Today's Sports

  • Eagles fade in second

    HORSE CAVE - A 9-0 Bethlehem run to open the game proved fool’s gold Monday, as Caverna’s big men controlled the interior to score a 69-49 win.

    “We just let their big guys dominate inside and that killed us,” Bethlehem coach Mike Ayersman said. “Our big kids did not step up.”

    The Eagles (4-11) looked for a time like they would be the team getting the runaway win. Bethlehem forced numerous turnovers in the first half, resulting in multiple fast break opportunities and early leads of 9-0 and 12-3.

  • Bardstown scores easy win over...

    Bardstown jumped out to a 13-0 lead to start the game and never looked back in a 57-37 home district win Friday over Bethlehem.

    Tigers coach Paul Stone said before the game he wanted his team to be able to dictate tempo and negate the Bethlehem height advantage. To do that, his club slapped a nasty full-court press on the Banshees, building a 13-0 lead after the first six minutes of the game and taking a 29-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.

    The hot start had the Tigers (10-4) playing with a lot of energy.

  • Tigers slip by Eagles

    Rashaun Phillips scored seven points in the fourth quarter, including a key turnaround jumper with 1:20 to play, helping Bardstown hold off a spirited Bethlehem comeback, 55-53.

    “All week long in practice we’ve been working on getting tough, and it paid off,” Phillips said.

    Bardstown improved to 9-3 overall with the win, and 1-0 in district play. It was the first of four consecutive district games for the Tigers; they host Washington County Tuesday. The Eagles drop to 4-10 overall and 0-3 in district play.

  • Cards rip Commanders

    Nelson County sprinted out to a 21-8 lead in the first quarter Friday on its way to an easy 69-49 win over Washington County.

    The Cardinals nailed four three-pointers in the quarter — two by Nick Mudd and one each by Eric Thompson and Daniel Drake — to go with nine points from Jesse Beavers and never looked back

    “We knocked down four threes against their zone and that gave us a little confidence,” Nelson County coach Minor Harmon said of his team’s quick start, “Then we maintained the lead the rest of the way.”

  • Drake drops in 43

    BSamantha Drake outscored Washington County on her own Friday, pouring in 43 points to lead the Nelson County girls to an 80-32 win and a season sweep of the Commanders.

    The Cardinals led 11-2 midway through the first quarter and slowly stretched the lead out to 25-8 by the time the buzzer sounded. With a definite size advantage, the Cards went inside early and often.

    “We try not to be one-dimensional, but it was there tonight and we took advantage,” Nelson County coach Kelly Wood said.

  • Sports Notes

    Girls basketball camp Youth wrestling signups

    The Cobra Wrestling Club (formally B.N.C.C) is having signups at the Bardstown Primary School Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., for the first three weeks in January.

    This club is for K-8 and is designed to teach the basics of folkstyle wrestling. Practices will start the day of signups and run every Monday and Wednesday until the end of March.

  • Nelson County Special Olympics...

    In just a few short months, the Nelson County Special Olympics has seen astronomical growth.

    “It’s surprised me,” said Randy Sweazy, who heads up the Nelson County chapter of the Special Olympics. “I had no anticipation we would grow this fast.”

    The group started out in August with four athletes participating in the fall bowling league and subsequent state tournament. Three of the four were gold medal winners at the state Special Olympics games, and the group has since grown five-fold.

  • Sports Notes

    Girls basketball camp

    Bethlehem girls basketball coach Terry Janes will host a one-day camp for girls in grades 3-7. The camp will cover individual fundamentals and drills, as well as team activities.

    The camp will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem High School. Cost is $25 per participant and lunch and a camp T-shirt are provided.

    For more information, call 460-6782 or 460-1074, or call the school at 348-8594.

    Youth wrestling signups

  • Key district games on tap tonight

    Hoops fans will get an after-Christmas present, as all four 19th District schools will be in action in town tonight in critical district games.

    Bardstown hosts Bethlehem and Nelson County hosts Washington County in a pair of boys-girls doubleheaders. In both cases, the boys’ game kicks off the doubleheader at 6 p.m., with the girls’ game to follow at about 7:30.

  • Safety critical in ice fishing

    Below freezing nights last week brought thoughts of ice fishing — something that is rare in Central Kentucky.

    Every couple of years, there is enough cold weather in January or early February for an ice fishing trip or two, but it doesn’t happen often. But when conditions are right for safe ice, fishing can be fun and productive.

    In this area, we are fortunate if there are three or four good ice fishing days a year. Some years there are none, and the current long-range forecast doesn’t look promising