Today's Sports

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Preparing for...

    Last Saturday Eric and I met at 6:30 a.m., loaded my truck and headed for Hart County to check and loosen the chains on some of our treestands, freshen our Trophy Rock mineral licks and to broadcast Bio Logic clover seeds on about four acres of food plots. We had a long, cold day ahead of us.

    The temperature varied from 19 degrees when we left to 17 when we got to the first farm. As we neared the gate two does crossed the road, probably headed for their bedding area. We had to use a lighter to thaw out the lock on the gate.

  • WRESTLING: Regionals start...

    Seven local wrestlers are seeded in the top four of their respective weight classes for this weekend’s Region 2 wrestling meet, which starts tonight at Owensboro High School.

    But their coaches know that even with their wrestlers healthy, prepared and focused on their tasks, a little luck can still go a long way.

  • SWIMMING: Area teams look to...

    The two local swim coaches harbor high hopes they will have athletes survive the first day of qualifying when the regional meet gets underway on Friday at T.K. Stone Elementary in Elizabethtown.

    Bethlehem coach Fran Spaulding is quite pleased with the progress of her four swimmers.

    Michael Todd finished second in the 50 freestyle recently in Elizabethtown while achieving a personal best time in the 100 free, good enough for a fifth-place finish.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees...

    Nelson County’s boys started hot and finished strong Monday on the road at Western Hills, rolling to a 69-55 win.

    Cory Green hit for his only buckets of the game, a pair of threes, in the first quarter as the Cardinals jumped out to a 17-6 lead. Eli Shewmaker didn’t get into the act until the second half, but he scored all 16 of his points after the break as Nelson County outscored Western Hills 44-29 to close out the win.

  • On the record with: Bardstown...

    Bardstown senior basketball player Evan Newsome is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Evan carries a 3.9 GPA and is the local chapter president and Kentucky state vice-president for Future Business Leaders of America, and is involved with a number of other clubs and organizations at Bardstown, including the Y-Club Judicial Program, Pep Club and National Honor Society.

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


  • Seeger awarded scholarship

    Bethlehem senior Charlotte Seeger received the 5th Region’s All A Classic Scholarship Award for 2018, winning a $1,000 college scholarship.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Nelson Co. 73, Thomas Nelson 43



    Bardstown 65, Bethlehem 54

    Green Co. 71, Nelson Co. 51

    Washington Co. 66, Thomas Nelson 53



    Bardstown 78, Nelson Co. 68

    Bethlehem 65, Thomas Nelson 58



    Bethlehem at Green Co.

    Thomas Nelson at North Bullitt


  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles...

    Behind Jacob Taylor’s 22-point, 15-rebound effort Friday, Bethlehem was able to hold off Thomas Nelson’s upset bid with a 65-58 win and lock up the No. 3 seed in the 19th District tournament, which starts in two weeks.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Banshees...

    Just like Tuesday against Bardstown, Bethlehem got off to a slow start at home in its regular-season district finale Friday against Thomas Nelson, falling behind 9-4 after one quarter.

    The next three quarters, however, were all Banshees as they outscored the Generals 62-35 the rest of the way in recording a 66-44 win to lock up the No. 3 seed in the 19th District tournament, which starts in two weeks.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tigers...

    Bardstown did just enough down the stretch Friday to hold off a Nelson County comeback effort and preserve its spot atop the 19th District standings with a 78-68 road win.