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Today's Sports

  • Winter fun time to get outdoors

    While some people look at winter with disdain, it actually is a great time to enjoy the outdoors.

    Sure, there are some days when it is best to sit by the fireplace and clean the tackle box or reread the Sand County Almanac, but most winter days are fine for hiking, bird watching, fishing, skiing or scouting for next spring’s turkeys.

    During winter months, the leaves are off the trees and you can see wildlife much easier. There also are no bugs, including those pesky ticks. However, it doesn’t take a lot of warmth on a winter day for a few ticks to appear.

  • Tiger defense smothers Cardinals

    BBardstown used a stifling defense and a huge run that spanned the third and fourth quarters to take down Nelson County 50-37 Saturday night and hand the Cardinals their first district loss in three years.

    Bardstown post players Candyce Lewis, Elise Blanford and Daizah Kimberland kept the ball out of Samantha Drake’s hands all night limiting her to just three shots and nine points. Drake exploded for 38 points and 24 rebounds Friday night in a 70-68 loss to 18th-ranked Marion County, and lit up Oldham County for 35 points and 18 boards a week ago.

  • Guard play keys Cardinal win

    Nelson County stayed undefeated in the district with a big road win Saturday over Bardstown, 62-59.

    The Cardinals (9-5, 3-0 dist.) stayed with their game plan by being patient on offense and used a tremendous shooting night to get the win.

    “Credit what we do offensively,” Nelson County Coach Minor Harmon said. “Our kids know their spots and get there and we get them the ball.”

  • Kimberland's big night...

    Bardstown backed up its win Saturday over Nelson County with a strong showing Monday against Green County, as freshman Daizah Kimberland scored 30 to spark a 72-54 Tiger win.

    While Green County (9-5) enjoyed a height advantage, Bardstown owned the interior. Candyce Lewis grabbed nine rebounds and Kimberland snared eight more as Bardstown enjoyed a dominant 35-18 advantage on the glass. And Kimberland having her way keyed a 40-12 scoring advantage in the paint for the Tigers.

  • Nelson spanks Marion

    Nelson County used the inside-outside game to great effect Friday in a 59-39 home win over Marion County.

    “It’s a good win for us,” Nelson coach Minor Harmon said. “The next three are district games — we’ll have our hands full with all three.”

  • Sports Notes

    NCYSA winter skills training

    The Nelson County Youth Soccer Association is hosting winter skills soccer training sessions beginning Jan. 13.

    The instructor will be Tim Chastonay, the men’s and women’s head soccer coach at Bellarmine University. There will six one-hour training sessions with the primary focus being on improving individual ball skills for the upcoming Spring season.

  • Drake goes wild, but Marion...

    Nelson County struggled to take care of the ball against the Marion County press Friday, as the Knights overcame a halftime deficit and a monster effort from Samantha Drake to score a 70-68 win.

    “We’ve just got to protect and value the ball — that’s the key,” Nelson County coach Kelly Wood said.

    Wood’s club coughed up the ball 28 times, most of those turnovers coming in the second half, as Marion County (14-1) came back from as many as 13 down in the first half.

  • Late run dooms Eagles

    Bethlehem battled to the bitter end Friday night at Washington County trying to pick up its first district win of the season, but the Eagles fell short, 60-56.

    It was in doubt until a few seconds were left when Lee Mudd gave the Commanders a four-point lead with just under a second remaining.

    “We played hard the whole game,” Bethlehem coach Mike Ayersman said. “If we get a few more shots to fall our way ee unfortunately, they did not fall our way.”

  • Banshees roll over Commanders

    Bethlehem got off to a slow start but kept its composure and won going away Friday, beating Washington County 61-53.

    The Banshees trailed early on as Washington County sprinted out to a 9-2 lead midway through the first quarter. Bethlehem was able to tighten things up and only trailed by four after one 11-7.

  • Bluegrass Speedway 2008 Schedule...

    April 12 - Open Practice for All Divisions: 6-10 p.m.

    April 19 - 2008 Season Opener: Weekly Racing Series-44 Auto Mart Super Late Models, KY Cooperage Modifieds, WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman, and Street Stocks

    April 26 - 11th Annual Spring Sizzler: O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series- $3,000 to win; Weekly Racing Series-KY Cooperage Modifieds, WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman (Street Stocks Off)

    May 3 - OFF (Closed for Kentucky Derby)