Community Sports

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Kirkpatrick keeps plugging away
    Don Kirkpatrick says it’s good to have goals, especially during retirement. Granted, his goals aren’t like most 62-year-olds. He just wants to get faster. “I still don’t feel like I’ve reached my ceiling,” said Kirkpatrick, a Bardstown resident who competes in Senior Games across the country, specializing as a sprinter. “The goal is to get under 13 seconds.”
  • Overfelt competes in Ohio Highland Games event
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  • ‘Bloomfield boy’ chases dreams overseas
    Dylan Beasley considers himself just a small-town boy from Bloomfield who loves to play football. But in less than two months, he’ll get a big-city experience in his chosen sport that he never imagined possible when the former Nelson County High School and Lindsey Wilson College star quarterback heads overseas for the next chapter in his storied career.
  • YOUTH SPORTS: Teaching kids fundamentals stops bad habits
    There used to be a prevailing wisdom that it’s not a good idea to get kids involved in an athletic training program too early. However, with children participating in sports at earlier and earlier ages, a lot of that thinking has gone out the window. “Kids actually start these movements, some as early as 3-4 years old,” said Josh Payne, a certified personal trainer and youth exercise specialist.
  • Toots for Tots program brings holiday cheer
    Nearly two decades ago, the 5th Region Officials’ Association was having a meeting a short time before Christmas. The thought had occurred to longtime basketball official George Miller that the region’s refs could do some good by giving back to the schools where they call their games. And that’s how the local “Toots for Tots” program was born, said Wayne Edwards, treasurer of the association.
  • RIVER RAT: It's time for a roundup
    It’s been a while since I did a column, and I’ve got a little housecleaning to do, so let’s play catch-up!   MSC Football Awards Local football products now playing in college are well-represented on the Mid-South Conference’s postseason awards list.
  • SPORTS NOTES: 11-19
    Lady Tigers skills camp Bardstown girls’ basketball coach Amber Courtney is hosting a one-day skills camp Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Bardstown High School gym. The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon and is open to boys and girls campers in grades K-6. Cost is $25. Call 331-8802 for more information.   Girls’ Tri-Star Basketball competition
  • 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
  • Culvertown Ballpark enjoys a revival
    In its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, the Culvertown Ballpark was a hub of activity for the southern end of Nelson County, with vibrant weekly softball leagues bringing in people from all across the county. The park on Monks Road went on life support about a decade ago, however, as the leagues disappeared and activity at the park dwindled to nothing.
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