Today's Sports


    MARION — Bethlehem’s mastery of Crittenden County in the Class 1A playoffs came crashing to an end Friday, as the Rockets shut down the Eagles offense to pull away from a tied game at halftime for a 41-20 win.

    After enjoying success on offense in the first half, Bethlehem (4-8) was held to just 31 total yards after the break. Meanwhile, Crittenden County (8-4) junior running back Devon Nesbitt ran wild, carrying the ball 41 times for 255 yards and four touchdowns to bring an end to the Eagles’ season.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Successful...

    After the weekend of Oct. 21-22, we experienced a change in the weather. With rain moving in for Monday, Oct. 23, we were between the new moon and the first quarter moon, and the end of October was drawing near.

    The rain was supposed to stop Monday afternoon. There was a light drizzle still falling, and it was windy. The drizzle stopped, and Eric waited patiently until dusk, but did not see a deer.

    On Tuesday morning, Eric left his house at 6 a.m., and by 7 was in the same stand he hunted the night before.


    For the third straight year, Bethlehem will lock horns with Crittenden County from District 1 in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.

    And after the Eagles erased a 29-point fourth-quarter deficit in last year’s second round to beat the Rockets 43-36 at Lally Field, Bethlehem will need to guard against a team that figures to be revenge-minded when meeting up with Crittenden County tonight.

  • SPORTS NOTES: 11-8

    Meet the Lady Generals

    Thomas Nelson’s girls’ basketball team is hosting its fourth annual Meet the Lady Generals chili/soup supper on Saturday, Nov. 18. Food is served at 5 p.m., and the intrasquad scrimmage will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, alumni recognition and participation. Cost is $10 per person, but kids 4 years old and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased from a current player or coach, or by calling/texting (502) 827-0624.


    Lady Tigers skills camp

  • On the record with: NC’s Kate...

    Nelson County senior Kate Hayden is this week’s nominee for the Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Kate played forward and midfield for the Cardinal soccer team in the fall, and also ran for Nelson County in the state cross country championships this past weekend. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club and Student Council.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Kate to better get to know her.


  • CROSS COUNTRY: Eagles run 15th,...

    With the boys’ and girls’ teams qualifying for the first time, Saturday’s Class 1A State Cross Country Championships took on more of a Bethlehem flair than ever before.

    In addition, the strong team and individual performances the Banshees and Eagles displayed give the school hope for the future in a sport where Bethlehem has experienced limited success in the past.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Bardstown girls...

    LEXINGTON — Bardstown’s girls team logged an 11th-place result in the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships Saturday, while three local boys’ 2A runners notched top-30 finishes to highlight the meet at Kentucky Horse Park.

    Nelson County sophomore Jackson Boone backed up a strong performance at last week’s regional meet by racing 27th in the boys’ Class 2A race, and freshman Dakota Brady was just behind in 30th, helping the Cardinals place 15th in the boys’ team competition, the fourth straight top-15 finish for the Nelson boys.




    Appalachian News-Express

    BELFRY — Making its first playoff appearance in school history, Thomas Nelson traded punches with the No. 1 team in Class 3A for a time, but Belfry’s depth proved a difficult obstacle as the Pirates pulled away for a 63-26 win in the first round of the Region 3 playoffs.

    “I couldn’t be more proud of the way the guys came out and fought,” Thomas Nelson coach Kyle Boblitt said.

  • An honor richly deserved

    Not much gets by Bill Broaddus. But the longtime Nelson County athletic director admits his fellow school administrators dealt him a big shock before the Cardinals’ final football game of the regular season.

    “It was a complete surprise to me,” said the man affectionately known as “Mr. B” in response to school officials renaming the football field after him. “I had no way of knowing. If I was observant, I’d have noticed they had something covering up the sign up there” on the front of the stadium’s pressbox.


    For the fifth straight year Bethlehem started the Class 1A football playoffs in the friendly confines of Lally Field.

    Just like in the past, the Eagles were able to easily defeat their first-round opponent, this year being a 48-0 decision over Fulton County. The Eagles got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, posting a 34-0 lead after the first quarter, and the defense was stout all night, shutting out the Pilots and garnering two takeaways.