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    Bethlehem’s hot streak continued to 5-0 to start the season after winning 63-56 at Thomas Nelson Tuesday in their district opener.

    The start is the best for Bethlehem since the 2004-05 season, when the Banshees began the season at 5-0.

    “It’s been a pretty good ride so far,” first-year head coach Jason Clark said. “Like I told the girls though, it’s going to get tougher, and it starts Friday night.”


    Bethlehem had been off to a rocky start to its basketball season, dropping a pair of games in the first week. But the Eagles bounced back Tuesday at Thomas Nelson, rallying from six points down to force overtime and win, 58-54.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees 4-...

    Bethlehem’s girls are 4-0 for the first time since 2004, following a pair of wins over the weekend in the Maysville St. Patrick Catholic Classic.

    Bethlehem scored a 63-31 decision over host St. Patrick in the first game, and the Banshees did it by spreading the love around the scorebook, as 10 different players scored in the game, led by Ellie Taylor’s 13 points.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Marion Co. 94, Bardstown 86 OT

    Hart Co. 80, Bethlehem 57

    Central Hardin 62, Nelson Co. 25

    Bullitt Central 68, Thomas Nelson 39



    North Bullitt 54, Bardstown 40

    Bullitt Central 77, Bethlehem 56

    Nelson Co. 73, Thomas Nelson 52



    Thomas Nelson at Butler Co.


    Kentucky Bank Classic

    Nelson Co. at Paris


    Maybe, just maybe, it might not be so easy to dethrone Nelson County from its perch atop the 19th District.

    The Cardinals, winners of eight consecutive crowns, used a stifling defense, holding homestanding Thomas Nelson scoreless for nearly six minutes, and rolled to a surprisingly easy 79-45 win on Friday.

    After a Bethany Orr basket enabled Thomas Nelson to tie the score at 8-8, the Cardinals scored the game’s next 17 points to break the game wide open.


    There was a lot of excitement on the Nelson County bench when sophomore Barrett McGill drained a three-point shot midway through the second quarter of his team’s game Friday night against Thomas Nelson.

    And for a good reason.

    Not only did it help the Cardinals surpass their point total for the entire game in a 62-25 loss to Central Hardin on Tuesday, but it also gave them some breathing room after they had squandered an eight-point first-quarter lead.

    So how did McGill celebrate?

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Hunting during...

    During the holidays I had time to bowhunt some, and Eric took Hannah out for several trips to the deer woods with her rifle.

    On Thanksgiving morning, when I left the truck with a star-filled sky overhead, the temperature was 20 degrees. After a half-mile hike and a 20-foot climb up to my stand, I rigged my safety harness and settled down to wait for daylight. I’d planned to stay put until about 10 a.m. when I would get down, head home, and Bonnie and I would go to her sister’s for her family’s Thanksgiving get-together.


    Area schools hoping to extract revenge on a young Bardstown team after suffering years of defeat at the hands of the Tigers might heed one message.

    If you’re going to beat coach James (Boo) Brewer’s young team, you’d better do it early in the season, because this could be a dangerous group by the time the postseason rolls around.


    Any win for an athletic team can be described as a good win.

    When it comes on the road in the season opener, it’s an even better win.

    Add to that, despite not one of their better efforts, a win over a Marion County team that Bardstown coach Amber Courtney and her players had never defeated, well, you can understand how the coach felt after their 53-51 win on Tuesday in Lebanon.

  • Bethlehem students raising funds...

    A senior Social Justice class at Bethlehem High School is hosting a volleyball tournament this evening for an Advent outreach project to benefit Puerto Rico.

    Katie Kiefer, who teaches the semester-long course at Bethlehem, said the students typically do two service projects a year, one for Lent and one for Advent.

    "Ultimately, we came up with the idea to help Puerto Rico because the devastation was so intense," she said, referencing how Puerto Rico was catastrophically affected when hit by Hurricane Maria earlier this year.