Today's Sports

  • Tiger boys, Cardinal girls grab...

    Bardstown’s boys picked up two team wins and Nelson County’s girls won the Pleasure Ridge Park Invitational Saturday in track and field highlights in the past week.

    “We are pleased with the progressions of our athletes. We are starting to get some marks that are indicative of the direction that we want to go,” Bardstown coach Tom Williams said.

    The Tiger boys won eight of 18 events at Boyle to capture the team win over the host Rebels, while the Tiger girls finished third of seven teams.

  • New Nelson coach optimistic on...

    Don Campbell is in his first year at the reins of Nelson County’s tennis program, but he is not short on experience.

    Campbell coached high school tennis in Oklahoma for 15 years, but backed away from it when burnout began to set in. Now he’s back in the game, taking over for Molly Hazel, who took a maternity break.

    “I had several of the tennis players in class, and they asked me to coach,” Campbell said. “I thought about it and said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it.’”

  • Bardstown MS starts up baseball...



    The Bardstown Tigers have added another sports program to the middle school, deciding to field a baseball team for the first time in school history.

    Bardstown High coaches Cody Brown and Paul Stone discussed with Athletic Director David Clark the possibility of starting the program with an eye on developing young talent that will eventually join their team at the high school level.

  • Noteworthy gentlemen

    Spring’s certainly in the air — my itchy, watery eyes and scratchy throat tells me so just as well as the beautiful blooming dogwoods and redbuds. So I figured I’d do some spring cleaning.

    • I’m trying to work up a campaign to get St. Joe Prep grad Press Whelan into the Kentucky Athletic Hall Of Fame. I received a letter from his sister, Pat Murray Boone, a few weeks back recounting his athletic achievements over the years, and they are many.

    Two years the man went undefeated in the cross country arena, capturing state championships in 1954-55.

  • Janes named to prestigious ODP...



    Morgan Janes, a sixth-grader at Old Kentucky Home Middle School, was recently named to the Olympic Development Program soccer team for the state of Kentucky, marking her among the top players in her age group (those born in 1995).

    James Mason, who coached Janes for two years in youth leagues, said it’s not a surprise she has achieved at such a high level.

  • Nelson County splits with...

    Bethlehem and Nelson County split their match Friday, with the Bethlehem boys sweeping the singles to get the 3-2 win. Nelson County fared better on the girls’ side, winning four of five matches to claim the overall win.

    The Eagle boys won all three singles matches, with Caleb Watts setting the tone in No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Nelson’s Aaron Buchanan. In No. 2 singles, Logan Brody posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Cody McMillen and Kaemen Kannapel got an 8-0 pro-set win over Nelson County’s Trae Reed.

  • Banshees look to grow, improve



    Bethlehem’s softball team is working hard to build its program not only looking to this season but into the future.

    The team is young but willing to work hard.

    “It shows we want to get better and want the program to improve,” said Allyson Hamilton, the team’s only junior, and daughter of coach Don Hamilton. There are four seniors, but the bulk of the roster is made up of underclassmen, including eight freshmen.

  • It bears repeating: Harmon will...

    When I started here at The Standard back in June, I noted in a column how few of my readers would know the small town and county where I grew up. Minor Harmon was one of them.

    “I know exactly where Gallatin County is,” he told me over the phone during my first week.

    Later that week, I headed over to Nelson County High School, and we chatted for about 45 minutes. Turned out he had played ball in college with one of my teachers at Gallatin County High, Wayne Scudder.

  • Bardstown strong in tri-meet

    Bardstown took the boys and girls team title in last week’s Bardstown Tri-Meet, as the Tiger girls grabbed first place honors in 10 of 18 events. The boys were more dominant, winning 16 of 18 events. Bethlehem’s Madelynn Ringo grabbed first places in three field events in a strong individual effort.

    Complete results from Tuesday’s Marion County All Comers Meet were unavailable at press time.


    Sprints — Bardstown claimed the top three spots in the 100-meter dash, with Maggie Whitfield winning the championship heat in a 13.64 second time.

  • Harmon retires



    After nearly three decades prowling the sidelines, Minor Harmon, the face of Nelson County High School basketball, is stepping aside.

    “He built the basketball program at this school,” NCHS principal Sara Wilson said Wednesday. “Minor’s an incredible individual, as a person and as a coach. We’re sure going to miss him.”

    Harmon served as a varsity coach for 27 years, winning 461 games. He retires after 35 years with the Nelson County School System.