High School Sports

  • Tiger boys get past John Hardin

    The Tigers snap a three-match skid in boys’ soccer behind a monster effort by Omar Dizdar.

    The sophomore went for a hat trick — twice — and also had an assist to go with his six goals, while Tomas Lopez, Reece Sharp and Trey Haycraft also scored, and Haycraft had an assist.

    Tigers are 4-4 headed into Saturday morning’s match with Thomas Nelson after press time for this edition. The Generals won in a shootout the first time the teams played. Bardstown visits Marion County on Thursday.

  • NC’s skid continues

    Nelson County has a housemate at Bill Broaddus Field this year, with the Cardinals sharing their home field with Spencer County this season while the Bears’ field is being renovated.

    On Friday, the Bears picked up their first win of the season, pulling away from the Cardinals for a 40-0 win.

    The loss extended Nelson County’s losing streak to 13 games, and while the rebuilding of the program hasn’t been easy, Coach Dirk Strunk saw some encouraging things.

  • Tigers throttle Marion to stay hot


    Contributing Writer

    LEBANON — It was not a thing of beauty, but Bardstown picked up its second consecutive win Friday night with a 49-6 win over Marion County in Lebanon.

    The Tigers caused themselves more problems than the 1-2 Knights, shooting themselves in the foot in the first half with penalties and by not being able to capitalize on good field position.

  • Everything works for Eagles in rout of Generals

    Bethlehem spoiled Thomas Nelson’s home debut Friday by dominating all parts of the game, breaking a two-game losing streak to the Generals with a 69-7 rout.

    All parts of the Bethlehem game were clicking, from the outset, as the Eagles scored touchdowns through the air and on the ground, as well as on special teams and defense.

  • 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.