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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Local coaches, players to be...

    Two area coaches and two area players were honored as tops in their respective districts, as voted on by the respective district coaches.

    Bethlehem head coach Stan Torzewski was named Class 1A District 2 Coach of the Year.

    With 13 seniors graduating from the 2006 Eagles off the 22-man roster, expectations were low for Bethlehem this year.

  • Pile finishes first; Nelson...

    Nelson County’s Jamie Pile pinned all four of his opponents Saturday, helping the Cardinals to a fifth-place finish in the Bullitt Central Invitational.

    “We had a good tournament,” Cardinal coach Jason Detre said. “We are a young team, (but) we have a lot of room for improvement.”

  • Second half struggles doom Eagles

    Bethlehem stumbled hard Friday, as Glasgow put up a big second-half push to win going away, 72-43.

    The Eagles (1-1) got off to an early 7-0 lead, but couldn’t maintain the intensity as the Scotties responded with a 13-0 run of their own, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

    Glasgow coach John Tinsley said playing at home was a plus.

    “I thought we had a good crowd — we had the crowd going. It really helps the kids and hopefully more people will come out to watch us play, because this bunch plays hard.”

  • Tiger pressure shuts down...

    Bardstown used solid defense and a big game by Shanissa Douglas to down crosstown rival Bethlehem on the road, 55-39.

    Douglas poured in 22 points to lead all scorers.

    “I just felt it, felt it in my mind I needed to help my team and shooting really worked tonight,” the junior guard said.

    Douglas not only provided the offense but kept up the pressure on the ball on defense, making it difficult for the Banshees to get into their offense. She had two steals on the night and had a hand in several forced turnovers; Bethlehem coughed up 17 on the night.

  • Bardstown's Moschetti runs...

    Bardstown runner Phillip Moschetti signed a letter-of-intent Thursday to attend Brescia College in Owensboro on a cross country scholarship.

    “It means a lot, because I didn’t really have the chance to participate much in high school,” the senior said. “It’s a great honor to do this and further my education as well.”

    Moschetti picked up cross country late in the game, opting instead for soccer and football earlier in his high school career. He switched his focus to cross country after his sophomore year.

  • Sports Notes - December 2

    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

  • Bardstown depth keeps...

    Bardstown has enjoyed a strong recent run of success, scoring back-to-back 20-win seasons and region semifinal appearances, as well as an “All-A” Classic championship and runner-up appearance.

    “We’ve set the goals high — we always want to get back there” to the “All-A” Classic, senior Corey Hall said. “We know what it takes, we just have to do it.”

    The Tigers lost three starters from last year’s 21-10 squad, but there are plenty of experienced veterans returning.

  • Centre places 14 on SCAC All-...

    After posting a 6-4 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) play, the Centre College football team has placed 14 players on the 2007 SCAC All-Conference football team as voted by the league’s head coaches.

    The Colonels had two first-team defense selections and the lone first-team punter, along with two second-team offense selections, three second-team defense picks and a second-team kicker. Centre also had five players earn an honorable mention, including three on defense and two on offense.