Today's Sports

  • Sports Notes - December 9

    Pool leagues forming

    Paradise Billiards, an alcohol-free and smoke-free pool hall in Bardstown, will host winter pool leagues.

    There are no age limits. Players will be matched with leagues according to age, ability and experience. Leagues are for beginners and advanced players.

    Paradise Billiards is at 102 Flamingo Road; call (502) 428-9638 for more information.

    Soccer tryouts coming

    The Nelson Elite Thunder and Reign U10 boys team will hold tryouts 2-3:30 p.m. today at Dean Watts Park.

  • Tiger defense shuts down...

    Bardstown stayed ahead of the curve in the 19th District seeding race Friday with a 52-35 home win over Washington County.

    The win pushed Bardstown’s record to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in district play.

    “It’s huge — it’s a good start,” Bardstown coach Paul Stone said.

  • Cards fall on buzzer-beater

    BUCKNER — Oldham County’s Eric Dunlap tipped in his own miss at the final buzzer Tuesday, lifting the Colonels to a 62-60 win over Nelson County.

    While disappointed with the loss, in which the Cardinals led most of the game, Nelson coach Minor Harmon said it shouldn’t have come down to that play.

    “You play the ‘if-ing’ game,” he said. “If we hit the free throws we missed ee if we block out better ee if we meet our passes better ee if we play better weak-side defense.”

  • Bardstown goes to 3-0 with OT win

    Bardstown used a strong defensive effort and solid rebounding to overcome a tough shooting night to take down John Hardin in overtime, 48-42.

    “We had good looks but couldn’t put them in, we played great defense to stay in the game,” Bardstown coach Paul Stone said.

  • Strong field Saturday at NC Duals

    Several of the state’s top squads will come to town Saturday for the Nelson County Duals, with six teams ranked in the top 50 among the 10-team field.

    Christian County, ranked No. 20 by KentuckyWrestling.com, highlights a strong field.

    Also included are No. 31 St. Xavier, No. 35 North Oldham, No. 37 Bullitt Central, No. 39 Tates Creek and host Nelson County, ranked No. 41. Bryan Station, Franklin County, Meade County and Paducah Tilghman round out the field.

  • Nelson blisters LaRue County

    HODGENVILLE — Nelson County had four players score in double figures Tuesday in an easy 80-21 win at LaRue County.

    “We played pretty good man-to-man defense (and) turned them over, “ Cardinal coach Kelly Wood said. “Then we got hot.”

    Nelson County (3-0) blistered the nets from long range in a big way, canning 11 three-pointers.

    Brittany Weakley led the way, scoring 15 points on five threes.

    “She’s an excellent shooter,” Wood said of the senior. “She really can fill it up if she has time.”

  • Round-up time

    Haven’t done this in a bit, so it’s time for a roundup ee

    • They’re still undefeated, but the New England Patriots have been getting it done by the skin of their teeth in three of their last four wins, dating back to the win over the Colts.

    Truthfully, I don’t know what to make of it. New England has gotten a ton of well-timed breaks and the Colts, Eagles and Old Browns have all gift-wrapped things for the Pats, letting Brady and Co. off the mat when they were down for the count.

  • Tigers open with a win

    Bardstown started its season off with a bang, winning over Anderson County 64-54. The Tigers played a solid team game on both ends of the floor on their way to the win.

    “We came out and played as a team,” senior guard Corey Hall said. “Everybody played their role and it was a great team win.”

    Hall led the Tigers with 22 points on the night, including 8-of-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help hold off a Bearcat comeback.

  • Nelson rolls past Eastern

    LOUISVILLE — Nelson County picked up its second win of the season Saturday, using a strong second half to put away Eastern, 59-33.

    Samantha Drake led the charge, as the sophomore posted a 17-point, six-rebound, five-steal, four-block performance.

    “She’s tough to handle,” Nelson coach Kelly Wood told The Courier-Journal. “If we get her the ball in the right spot, it takes three or four to stop her.”

  • Cards play team ball

    CECILIA — Nelson County opened its season with a win Saturday, playing poised down the stretch to hold off pesky Greenwood, 54-48.

    “It was a good win over a solid basketball program,” Nelson County coach Minor Harmon said. “They do play good team defense.”

    Greenwood (1-2) was the 4th Region runner-up last year. The game was part of the Central Hardin Bruins Classic showcase.