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Today's Sports

  • Bethlehem swim team progressing

    In the second year of the program, Bethlehem’s swim team is a small one, like the school. But coach Fran Spaulding’s building job is going well.

    “We competed well last year for having a first-year team,” she said. “It takes years to build up a swimmer” because of the intense conditioning required for swimming.

    The team has nine swimmers on the roster, with eight of them girls. That makes it tough for the team at meets, where individual swimmers are permitted to participate in only two events per meet.

  • Tigers hold off Eagle comeback

    Bardstown withstood a late fourth quarter run by Bethlehem to advance to the semifinals of the Region 5 “All A” Classic.

    The Eagles fell behind by 16 in the first half but made it close with a 17-8 run in the game’s final four minutes. The Tigers made their free throws down the stretch, however, to win 66-59.

  • Nelson overcomes poor shooting...

    PETER W. ZUBATY

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Samantha Drake sparked a 6-2 Nelson County run to end the game Friday, helping the Cardinals hold off upset-minded Bethlehem 44-40.

    Nelson County improved to 11-9 overall and 4-1 in 19th District play. Cardinal coach Kelly Wood said the demanding schedule his team has played this season helped the Cards overcome a stubborn Banshee team.

    “We’ve been through the wars — I think it showed tonight,” he said. “Had we not, I think it might have been different.”

  • Tigers escape with win

    BILL NORRIS

    SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD

    SPRINGFIELD — Bardstown used a solid bench performance and a big third quarter to come away with a hard-fought win at Washington County. It was in doubt until senior guard Corey Hall made two free throws with 14 seconds left to give the Tigers a 50-44 win.

    Bardstown sprinted out to a 19-12 lead after the first quarter, but less than a minute into the second quarter four starters were on the bench because of foul trouble.

  • Bardstown has all the answers...

    BILL NORRIS

    SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD

    Bardstown used a balanced scoring attack and pressed Washington County all over the floor Friday on its way to a dominating 58-30 win.

    The Tigers pushed the tempo from the start with their press and did not let up when Washington County crossed the midcourt stripe, using a trapping 2-2-1 defense to keep them off balance throughout the contest.

    “That’s what’s been carrying us is defense,” Bardstown Coach Paul Stone said. “We did a good job of knowing where their shooters were.”

  • Eagles close out Cardinals

    PETER W. ZUBATY

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Bethlehem held Nelson County scoreless over the final 3:30 of the game Friday as the Eagles claimed their first district win of the season, 49-45.

  • Cards rebound, blast Commanders

    SPRINGFIELD - Nelson County recovered well from its first district loss in three years, plowing past Washington County, 69-40.

    Key to the win was Nelson County’s ability to take care of the basketball, coach Kelly Wood said, as the Cardinals committed only three miscues the entire game to the Commanders’ 16 turnovers.

    “That’s just remarkable,” he said. “That’s one thing about our team that’s been lacking.”

  • 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 one of the in-person signups Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m., and Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Bardstown Recreational Department.

  • Cards fall; Eagles snap skid

    SPRINGFIELD - Washington County outscored Nelson County 17-10 over the game’s final five minutes Tuesday to pull off a 50-47 upset.

    “Even though we certainly didn’t have one of our best efforts of the year, we still were in a position down the stretch to win the ball game,” Nelson coach Minor Harmon said. “The shots just didn’t fall.”

  • 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 one of the in-person signups Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m., and Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Bardstown Recreational Department.