High School Sports

  • Downs inducted into national HoF

    In more than a century as an institution, Bardstown High School counts among its ranks a legion of legendary, championship-winning coaches who have earned accolades far and wide beyond its district boundaries.

    Joey Downs is one of them, and the former Tigers football coach added to his lengthy legacy Tuesday when he was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Bismarck, N.D.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES: March 31, 2019




    Bardstown 15, Taylor Co. 4


    Bethlehem 5, Marion Co. 1

    North Hardin 5, Nelson Co. 4


    Male 11, Bardstown 1

    Bethlehem 11, Thomas Nelson 1

    Mercer Co. 13, Nelson Co. 0


    Bardstown 6, Marion Co. 5


    Bethlehem 10, Doss 0

    Thomas Nelson 16, Caverna 1


  • TNHS’ Reed signs on with Johnson U.

    Thomas Nelson senior Nicole Reed could best be described as a trailblazer.

    She was a member of the 2018 Generals softball team that was the first in school history to compile a winning record as well as the first to advance to the regional tournament.

    Reed was the first Thomas Nelson bowler to place as high as second in the regional tournament and the second to advance to the state tournament.

  • Generals outlast Tigers to go 2-0 in district

    Thomas Nelson stands at 2-0 in softball district play after jumping out to a big early lead and holding on Thursday to beat Bardstown, 10-6.

    Thomas Nelson’s Allyson Newton continued her hot hitting going 2-for-3 with a single and a double to go with two runs scored and two RBIs. Sydney Gagel and Payton League each scored twice for the Generals.

    For Bardstown (3-5, 0-1 dist.) Maria Young doubled twice and drove in two runs while scoring once. Rory Kiser, Keyonna Scott and T’Keyeh Young each had two hits in the game.

  • BOWLING: Nov. 23, 2018

    Prep Results


    Taylor Co. 7, Nelson Co. 0

    Cody Price 156, 141; Trent Swomley 148, 139; Nathan Lambert 150, 206; Devin Lyvers 150, 126; Jonathan Hall 104, 104;Ethan Hagan 108

    Taylor Co. 6, Thomas Nelson 1

    Mason Blanford 123, 184; Hunter Donahue 133, 182, Brent Mattingly 132, 171; Kolton Armstrong 132, 137; Brayden O’Banion 139, 100; Ben Williams 114, 113; Eli Wathen 128


    Nelson Co. 5, Taylor Co. 2

  • Scores and Schedules: Nov. 23, 2018


    Boys’ Basketball


    Thomas Nelson at Edmonson Co.


    Marion Co. at Bardstown

    Bethlehem at Hart Co.

    Nelson Co. at Central Hardin


    Bardstown at North Bullitt

    Bullitt Central at Bethlehem

    Thomas Nelson at Nelson Co.


    Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    Bethlehem v. Logan Co.

    Girls’ Basketball


    Marion Co. at Bardstown

    Bethlehem at Hart Co.

  • Generals still have some firepower left

    Thomas Nelson may have lost the nucleus of both its boys’ and girls’ bowling teams from a year ago, but coach Kris Cecil did not return to find the cupboard bare.

    Not by a long shot.

    The Generals may have two bowlers who are among the best in the region.

    Senior Nicole Reed has already proven it.

    She had the top qualifying score in last year’s regional tournament before finishing second in the step bracket. Reed has rolled a career-high 240 earlier this season, and is hoping even better things are on the horizon.

  • On the record with: Thomas Nelson senior Ben Hite

    Thomas Nelson senior football player Ben Hite is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Ben carries a 3.8 GPA, is involved in the school’s Agriculture Land Lab club, and plans to attend Murray State University to study agriculture systems technology.

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

    PZ: What got you started in your sport?

  • Bethlehem boys soccer champs

    Bethlehem captured the boys 5th Region All A soccer championship with a 4-1 victory over Fort Knox Monday night at Lally Field.

    Four different players scored for Coach Jody Spalding’s squad.

    Logan Ballard put the Eagles on top with his goal off of an assist from Jake Walker. Ballard was on the giving end with his assist of Camden Porter’s goal that made it 2-0.

    Caleb Debold and William Patrick also tallied scores as the winners evened their record at 3-3.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Tigers rebuilding after big run

    There have been a lot of good times surrounding the Bardstown volleyball program these past few years.

    Once the doormat of the 19th District, the Tigers gradually ascended to the top, making history along the way.

    In 2016, Bardstown defeated Bethlehem for the first time in school history en route to a surprise appearance in the 5th Region finals.

    Then, a year ago, they claimed the school’s first-ever district championship.

    The players and coaches who transformed the program are gone now, leaving behind the memories.