Today's Sports

  • Banshee sisters showing big-time...

    Bethlehem track coach Eddie Masterson has some serious raw talent on his hands.

    Sisters Angela and Flannery Musk — in only their first year of competitive running — came up with big races in the 1600-meter run in last weekend’s Class 1A Region 2 track meet, finishing one-two and qualifying for the state track meet.

    Angela, a junior, and Flannery, a freshman, were home-schooled last year. Masterson didn’t know what he had at first.

  • 2008 Region 2 Track
  • Sports Notes 5-25

    Cardinal football camp

    The Nelson County Cardinals football team will host a youth football camp Friday. The camp is for students in grades 3-8 and run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The cost is $20 per camper, and includes lunch and a T-shirt. The camp will stress football fundamentals and fun.

    Call coach Bart Bruner at (502) 905-0114 with questions. All checks should be made out to Nelson County Gridiron.

    NC Cardinals Gridiron Golf Scramble

    There will be a golf scramble June 7 at Cedar-Fil Golf Course to benefit NCHS football.

  • A life of dedication

    Back in the early 1970s, Dennis Wiley was a youthful Tae Kwon Do student at a studio in Jeffersonville, Ind., with a few years of practice in the ancient Korean martial art under his belt.

    He was 11 or 12 at the time — he can’t quite recall which — when his instructor didn’t make it to class on time, for whatever reason.

    It was a full class, mostly adults. Naturally, they looked to the most experienced member of the class to guide that day’s training, and that just so happened to be Dennis Wiley.

  • Region softball, baseball starts...

    Pairings were announced Saturday morning for Monday’s 5th Region softball and baseball tournaments.

    Nelson County (20-16), the 19th District champ, will open the 5th Region softball tournament Monday at Hart County. The Cardinals — the defending 5th Region champ, will face North Hardin (20-13), the 17th District runner-up.

    In the 5th Region baseball tournament, 19th District champ Nelson County (22-13) locks horns with Green County (11-22) at 4 p.m. at Marion County. The Cardinals whipped the Dragons 10-0 in their season opener.

    All times are Eastern.

  • Braden takes over at NCHS

    Artie Braden is returning home.

    Braden, a former assistant coach under Minor Harmon and Kenny Simpson, was introduced Friday as the head boys’ basketball coach at Nelson County High School.

    “I always had envisioned someday I’d be the head coach at Nelson County,” Braden said. “I just took a roundabout way of getting here.”

  • Cardinals make it two in a row



    Nelson County had to come from behind to do it, but a strong pitching performance by Eric Thompson and some timely hitting by Shawn Byrd led the Cardinals to the 19th District championship.

    Tuesday’s 7-3 win over Washington County was Nelson County’s second straight district crown, and it made Cardinal coach Brent Childress 2-for-2 in district championship games.

  • Nelson County claims No. 18 in a...

    Eighteen and counting.

    Scrappy, hard-hitting Washington County made sure Nelson County had to work to keep its string of 19th District domination alive, but the Cardinals got a pair of six-run innings to keep the Commanders at bay and come away with a 15-9 win Tuesday at Bardstown.

  • Catfish fun to catch, good to eat

    Catfish are not only fun to catch, they also are good to eat.

    A recent Outdoor Tales column contained catfishing tips from guide Jeff Williams, who also can cook the tasty fish.

    The following are some of Williams’ and my thoughts on cooking cats.

    From my perspective, flatheads are the best eating, followed by blue cats and channel cats. For fun catching, think big, but for eating, think small.

    According to Williams, if you intend to fry or bake the fish whole, with the skin on, fish in the three-quarters to pound-and-a-half range are best.

  • Day one tough on local players

    ELIZABETHTOWN - As a whole, Monday’s first day of play at the 2008 5th Region tennis tournament was as unkind as the lengthy delays between matches, owed to late-hour changes in the tournament location.

    “We didn’t get home until about midnight,” Bethlehem coach Jane Sims said of the late hour Monday her No. 1 doubles team of Nick Rogers and James Dawson got off the court.

    Play continued after press time Tuesday, and is expected to spill into today and Thursday.