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Today's Sports

  • Turkeys flourishing at Land...

    Turkeys at Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes will get a boost from the National Wild Turkey Federation thanks to a new agreement with the U.S. Forest Service.

    As the wild turkey began its comeback in Kentucky, Land Between the Lakes (LBL) was one of the first places where the birds began to flourish and develop huntable populations.

  • Tigers among contenders

    Bardstown is making its third consecutive trip to the Touchstone “All A” Classic girls state tournament in Richmond, and if computer rankings are to be trusted, the Tigers are one of the top contenders.

    Defending “All A” and overall Sweet 16 champs Lexington Christian is the favorite again this year, having been ranking in the top 10 in the state all season in every poll.

  • Tiger boys looking for third...

    Bardstown’s last two trips to the boys’ “All A” Classic in Richmond have been wildly successful, with a championship two years ago and a runner-up finish last year.

    Matching that success won’t be easy for the Tigers (14-4).

    “There’s a lot of good competition down there,” junior Jordan Hickman said. Hickman leads the Tigers in scoring at 13 points a game and is the team’s leading rebounder as well.

    Bardstown is the fifth-best team in the tournament according to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Cantrall Ratings.

  • Sports Notes

    Nelson County Youth Soccer signups coming

    NCYSA player and coaches signups for the spring soccer season began Jan. 1. New to this spring season is online registration, parents can access the online registration option by going to http:/www.eg40004.com/soccer/.

    If unable to do online registration you still have the option of mailing in the registration form along with payment to NCYSA or attend the in-person signup Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Bardstown Recreational Department.

  • Banshee win gets team back on...

    Bethlehem raised its record to 6-10 on the season Saturday with a 44-30 win over visiting Deming.

    The Banshees were able to shut down Deming’s 2,000-point scorer, Erin Carmack, holding her to six points.

    “We realize we are nearing the end of the season and we need to keep improving — especially defensively and rebounding,” Bethlehem coach Terry Janes said.

    The Banshees were led by Beka Cecil with 13 points. Cecil had knee troubles earlier in the year that limited her practice time, but Janes said the 6-0 junior is playing herself into shape.

  • Nelson squeaks by Adair

    STAFF REPORT

    Sarah Beth Gillis canned a trio of three-pointers Friday on the way to a game-high 20 points, leading homestanding Nelson County past Adair County, 47-39.

    The win was the Cardinals’ third straight, raising their record to 12-9 on the season. Adair County dropped to 7-10.

    Sophomore Carli Burton had 19 to lead the Indians.

    Samantha Drake pitched in 10 for the Cardinals, and Lacy Hagan hit three three-pointers to score nine.

  • Second half unkind to Cards

    STAFF REPORT

    Defending 5th Region champ Adair County outscored Nelson County 13-6 in the fourth quarter Friday to hold off a Cardinal upset bid, 44-35.

    The Cardinals (9-8) held a 19-16 lead at halftime and were down by two going into the third quarter. Nelson coach Minor Harmon said the shots just didn’t fall for his club in the fourth quarter, and a strong effort on the boards by the Indians proved too much to overcome.

    “We gave up some offensive rebounds (and putbacks) to them that just killed us,” he said.

  • Three-peat!

    BILL NORRIS

    SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD

    It was close for a quarter, but Bardstown took over after that to win going away over Campbellsville, 86-67, to win the Tigers’ third straight “All A” Classic 5th Region title and advance to the “All A” state tournament Thursday in Richmond.

    “The kids put four good quarters together,” Bardstown coach Gary Goode said. “We needed them to hold them off.”

  • Three-peat!

    BILL NORRIS

    SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD

    Bardstown weathered a furious comeback Friday by Green County to win 66-61, capturing its third consecutive “All A” Classic 5th Region title, punching a ticket to Richmond and the “All A” state tournament in the process.

    “We’ve been looking forward to this tournament all year and wanted to get back to Richmond, and we did it,” Bardstown coach Paul Stone said. “The girls are real excited.”

  • Cards find silver lining

    Year Three of the Nelson County wrestling program has been a trying one at times, as injuries have kept would-be starters off the mat and on the sideline most of the year.

    But the Cardinals got some good news recently, with three JV wrestlers and one middle school grappler qualifying for their respective state tournaments.

    “It’s always encouraging when you have good wrestlers coming up through the program,” Cardinal coach Jason Detre said.