Today's Sports

  • A second helping

    We’re trying some new things with the Web site (www.kystandard.com) these days, and one of them is the new slide show feature.

    We had a slide show of 23 photos from the region track meets on the site until earlier this week, and on Friday, we’ll be adding a new one from the Class 1A State track meet.

    As a photographer at heart who longs for more space in the print version to show off my favorite pictures, this new feature is a welcome addition I hope our readers will flock to for additional content.

  • 2008 Class 1A State Track Meet
  • Reddick headed to Morehead St.

    For as long as he can remember, one of Crit Reddick’s biggest dreams was to play golf in college and beyond. With the recent Nelson County graduate’s signing with Morehead State University, he gets to fulfill at least part of that dream.

    “It’s what I’ve worked my whole life for,” he said. “It means so much.”

    Reddick has been a stalwart for Nelson County since joining the Cardinal varsity as a seventh-grader. He’s been one of the prominent faces of Nelson County golf ever since.

  • Sports Notes 6-8

    Swim team forming

    The Bardstown Barracudas, the youth swim team run through the Bardstown-Nelson County Recreation Department, is taking signups for swimmers age 5-18; the team’s first practice is Tuesday at the Bardstown-Nelson County Recreation Department pool.

    Practice times are 8:30-9:45 a.m. for age 10 and up; 9:30-10:15 a.m. for age 5-10.

    Cost is $50 per swimmer; the team will compete in regular meets during the summer.

    Call 348-9281 or 523-6385 for more information.

    NCHS football meeting

  • Tiger girls 9th; Hardin, Ringo...

    LOUISVILLE - Bardstown's girls finished ninth overall and Bethlehem athletes picked up three medals at the KHSAA Class 1A State Track and Field Championships, while Nelson County’s Thad Hardin medaled in the 800-meter run at the state Class 3A meet.

    The youthful Tiger girls improved dramatically upon last year’s 28th-place finish, scoring 23 points while picking up medals in five events.

  • Bruce has Redlegs moving

    “Catch a wave and you’ll be sitting on top of the world ee”— The Beach Boys

    Brian Wilson was talking about surfing when he wrote that catchy number some 40-odd years ago, but he could just as easily have been describing the excitement surrounding Jay Bruce’s arrival with the Cincinnati Reds.

    The guy’s been worth a thrill a minute since hitting the ground running with a 3-for-3 major league debut last week against the Pirates, injecting life into the sleepy Cincinnati franchise as part of a larger youth movement.

  • Bardstown 'rock-solid'

    LOUISVILLE - Tom Williams felt that if his Bardstown boys could be steady, consistent and avoid mistakes, the school’s ninth KHSAA Class 1A State Track and Field championship would be well within reach.

    “I gave each one of them a rock,” he said, symbolizing the type of performances he was looking for out of his athletes at the 2008 state meet.

    The Tigers bought into Williams’ motivation, running up to par during preliminaries of the running events Friday, and avoiding the false starts and fouls that can cost a team precious points during a meet.

  • Tigers dominate at state

    LOUISVILLE — Bardstown won its ninth boys KHSAA Class 1A State Track and Field championship Saturday and fourth in the past five years, blowing away second-place finishers St. Henry and Ballard Memorial by a staggering 119-59 margin.

    “Everybody stepped up,” said Tom Williams, who won his fifth title as Tiger coach. He said the 119 points was the most he can remember any Bardstown team scoring in state competition.

  • Tigers on the hunt for title

    Getting off to a good start will be key for Bardstown’s chances to bring home a boys’ state championship trophy from the Class 1A State Track Meet, which begins today at Owsley Park on the University of Louisville campus.

  • Hardin, Keesy look to cap off...

    Senior year is always special for high school kids, but Nelson County’s Thad Hardin and Gus Keesy get to add some extra icing onto their graduation cakes when they compete in the Class 3A state track meet this weekend at Owsley Park at the University of Louisville.

    “The fact that these guys are qualifying their senior year — it’s fantastic,” Nelson County coach Dan Bradley said. “Both of them have worked hard in their specific events.”

    Hardin’s event is the 800-meter run, while Keesy has excelled in the high jump.