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Today's Sports

  • Cards, Tigers pick up solid wins

    STAFF REPORT

    Nelson County extended its current win streak to three games Tuesday on the strength of a 43-42 come-from-behind victory at LaRue County. T.J. Hagan’s bucket with three seconds left in the game proved the difference.

    The Cardinals have won four of five to raise their record to 13-10 on the season.

    Nelson County wasn’t sharp early on, falling behind by double digits in the second quarter to LaRue County (16-6).

  • Nelson boys, Bethlehem girls...

    Nelson County’s boys followed up an overtime win Friday over Bardstown with a 49-36 road win Saturday over Caverna.

    The Cardinals (12-10) were a bit sluggish in the first half, holding only a 21-18 halftime lead over the Colonels (4-18).

    “We were probably a bit flat after the big win Friday against Bardstown,” Nelson County coach Minor Harmon said. “To the kids’ credit, they found a way to win.”

  • NC's Pile grabs region crown

    After Jamie Pile pinned John Hardin’s Max Malito in the second period to earn a berth into the 145-pound Region 2 finals, the Nelson County wrestler had to grapple with a pretty heavy opponent - the clock.

    “I had to sit out for about five hours to wait for the championship,” Pile said. “I had to concentrate.”

    The long wait didn’t take the edge off Pile at all. The junior kept his focus and kept to task, whipping LaRue County’s Shaquille Cox 16-0 by way of a technical fall to become Nelson County’s first-ever region champion.

  • Successful lure named for old...

    My friend Gerald Savage stopped by and asked me to go bass fishing with him. He said, “Just bring a couple of rods. You don’t need to bring any lures.”

    “OK,” I said. It’s always a treat to fish with Gerald. He’s an outstanding bass fisherman, and I always learn something new. The retired postmaster and tournament fisherman probably fishes 300 days a year.

    “We’ll probably fish with Rat-L-Traps, and maybe a few plastic worms,” he said.

  • Sports Notes

    NENYSL signups

    The Northeast Nelson Youth Soccer League is now taking registrations for players for the 2008 Spring league.

    There will be a U6 combined boys and girls team. Players must be at least 3 years old by Aug. 1, 2007, but not yet 6 years old on July 31, 2007.

    There will be a U8 boys and U8 girls team. Players must be at least 6 years old on Aug. 1, 2007, but not 8 years old on July 31, 2007.

    There will be a U10 boys and U 10 girls team. Players must be at least 8 years old on Aug. 1, 2007, and not yet 10 years old on July 31, 2007.

  • CARDINALS SWEEP TIGERS

    BILL NORRIS

    SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD

    Nelson County outscored Bardstown 9-3 in overtime Friday to sweep the season series and claim the top seed in the district tournament in front of a packed Nelson County gym.

    “Great crowd and atmosphere just added to the excitement,” Nelson County coach Minor Harmon said. “Both crowds were into it and contributed to the kids working so hard on both sides.”

    Neither team disappointed the fans as the two teams battled toe to toe all night.

  • Tigers swipe it away in overtime

    PETER W. ZUBATY

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Shanissa Douglas got a steal and hit a layup with 6.1 seconds left Friday to lift Bardstown to a 54-52 overtime win at Nelson County.

    Douglas said she was able to read Nelson County’s Samantha Drake’s eyes, and that helped her make the big play.

    “I like to anticipate the pass and make them think,” Douglas said.

    But it wasn’t a gimme after she made the steal. Douglas missed the first layup attempt, but claimed the offensive rebound and made the stickback.

  • Bulldogs nip Banshees

    BILL NORRIS

    SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD

    Bethlehem struggled Thursday to find offensive rhythm, falling 51-40 to visiting John Hardin.

    Bethlehem coach Terry Janes declined comment after the game.

    The Banshees (7-13) led 11-8 after a quarter, but things slowly unraveled from there.

  • Florida fishing good way to get...

    Some competitive crappie anglers who can’t wait till spring head south to fish tournaments such as the Crappie Masters events in Florida. It’s a good way to tune up for spring and enjoy warmer weather at the same time.

    Crappie Masters has been hosting winter Florida tournaments since 2004, and this year the Sunshine state will host the Classic on the Harris Chain of Lakes in October. While fall fishing will have different fishing patterns, the spring tournaments still provide qualifying anglers valuable information for the championship.

  • Locals show up well at region...

    Nelson County’s and Bethlehem’s up-and-coming swim teams finished Nos. 14 and 15, respectively, in the girls’ team standings at last weekend’s Region Three swim meet.

    “It was a good competition,” Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding said. “For a second-year team, Bethlehem performed very well.”

    There are 25 teams in Region Three, with more than 700 swimmers competing at the meet at Woodford County High School.

    Local teams had several swimmers post top-10 finishes, but none made it to the state meet, which begins today.