Today's Sports

  • Jason Wheatley wins 8th annual...

    BARDSTOWN, KY, July 26, 2008 - The Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series visited Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Kentucky Cooperage Modified track points leader Jason Wheatley of Loretto scored his first ever “BoB Mod Squad” series win and claimed a $1,500 payday. In other action, Jordan Bland of Campbellsville took his first career Super Late Model victory by winning the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model main event and Roger Cecil of Bardstown won his second WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman feature of the season.

  • New Haven School finds new...

    Some sharp points have been added to the curriculum at New Haven School.

    Physical education instructor Nick Cravens started an archery program last spring and plans to include it as a unit in the curriculum he covers.

    The ball started rolling (or, arrows began to fly) after Lincoln Trail Fish & Game Club stepped forward with a donation of all the necessary archery equipment.

  • Anglers pick top 10 fishing...

    Most of the fishing products that were innovations and made the sport more fun and productive are still around today in one form or another.

    According to a new survey from the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the 10 most influential products created over the past 75 years were picked by anglers. They included gear from rods to reels to electronics.

  • Doig takes reins of SCC athletics

    Much will be new at St. Catharine College when the first varsity contests start next month. The Patriot and Lady Patriot teams have shed their junior college status in favor of four-year athletics with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). With that comes the membership in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Gillis, Hickman play well in all...

    Nelson County’s Sarah Beth Gillis and Bardstown’s Jordan Hickman, both guards and seniors-to-be, enjoyed strong performances in Saturday’s East-West Junior All Star Game at Bellarmine.

    Gillis, the Cardinal point guard, came up with a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds to play, icing an 86-83 win by the West, featuring players from the 5th and 6th Regions.

    “She really did us good as a program,” said Nelson girls coach Kelly Wood. “I was very proud of her.”

  • Sports Notes 7-25

    St. Joe Men’s Club

    golf scramble

    The St. Joseph’s Men’s Club will host its annual golf scramble Aug. 10 at the Old Kentucky Home Golf Course in Bardstown. The entry fee is $75 per person, which includes country ham and biscuit, coffee and juice for breakfast, grilled pork chop lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

    Prizes will be awarded for top three teams. Handicap per team must total 60. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Call 348-2203 with questions.

    Bethlehem Banshee Panorama

  • Prince, Stith tops on Topless...

    It was fifth annual Topless Terror Night at Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday night, with the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Models and Kentucky Cooperage Modifieds racing with the roofs removed from the cars.

    Tim Prince, Heltonville, Ind., picked up his first ever 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature win at Bluegrass Speedway and Jeff Stith, Louisville, scored his first Kentucky Cooperage Modified feature victory. Other feature winners included Pat Hagan, New Haven, in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman action and Jason Priddy, Weaseltown, in Street Stock action.

    Super late models

  • Sport Notes

    NCYSA signups

    The final day for Nelson County Youth Soccer Association signups for players and coaches is Thursday.

    Parents can register their child online by going to http:/www.eg40004.com/soccer/. If unable to do online registration, you still have the option of mailing in the registration form along with payment to NCYSA or attend the in-person sign-up Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at the Dean Watts Park Soccer concession stand.

  • SCC softball camp starts July 21

    The St. Catharine College softball team will hold its annual summer fast-pitch camp from July 21-24 at the Salt River Electric Softball Field on the St. Catharine campus. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day. It is for players aged 8-18. For those who register before July 18 the cost is $70. Registration on the first day of camp is $75.

  • Wirth scores big tournament win

    Kevin Wirth scored a wire-to-wire win at Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee last week, taking home more than $100,000.

    For Wirth, a former Kentucky Derby jockey from Crestwood in Oldham County, it was his first major tournament win in 14 years. He has fished well in recent years and had good finishes, but the top spot had been eluding him. The win came at the ninth 2008 Bassmaster Classic Elite Series event of the season.