High School Sports



    Boys’ Basketball


    5th Region tournament

    at Marion Co.

    Campbellsville 57, Bardstown 55

    John Hardin 88, Caverna 53



    5th Region tournament

    at Marion Co.

    LaRue Co. 66, Bethlehem 32

    Adair Co. 64, Central Hardin 52


    Girls’ Basketball


    5th Region tournament

    at Central Hardin

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: B'town avenges earlier defeats to John to get to its first finals

    CECILIA — Before the season, Amber Courtney thought her Bardstown Tigers had a chance to be a pretty good team.

    But as the calendar stretched on into February, Bardstown was only a few games on the good side of .500; a team that could either realize its potential or be one left asking what could have been.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION SEMIFINALS: Cardinals can't hold lead, fall in OT to Panthers

    CECILIA — With less than two minutes remaining in Friday night’s girls’ 5th Region semifinal game against Elizabethtown, it appeared that Nelson County had successfully overcome foul trouble and an injury to a key player and was well on its way to punching their ticket to the finals and an opportunity to claim a second consecutive regional title.

    The Cardinals had not allowed a Panther field goal the entire fourth quarter and led 39-34 and had the ball with 1:45 on the clock.

    That’s when things went sour.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Hawks end Eagles' season

    LEBANON — LaRue County entered the 5th Region tournament with the best record in the field and considered among the contenders to earn a trip to Rupp Arena.

    Bethlehem saw firsthand how tough the Hawks will be to take out of the tournament when they met Thursday night at the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

    The 18th District champions took control of the game midway through the opening period, breaking away from a 6-6 deadlock and advancing to Monday night’s semifinals with a 66-32 win.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: B'town-C'ville Round 3 goes to Eagles in another thriller

    LEBANON — When Bardstown jumped out to a 24-10 lead in the second quarter against Campbellsville in their opening round game of the 5th Region tournament at Marion County on Wednesday, Tiger coach James “Boo” Brewer knew his team could not relax.

    After all, their first two games against the Eagles had gone down to the final shot, with his team escaping with a pair of one-point wins.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Tigers rout Knights for second region win in school history

    CECILIA — Bardstown ended Marion County’s season the same way they started it — with a loss.

    However, unlike the Tigers’ down-to-the-wire 53-51 win in Lebanon on Nov. 28, they took control of their 5th Region quarterfinal game Tuesday night in the second quarter en route to a 72-57 win at Central Hardin.

    Bardstown’s 21st win (against nine losses) was even more historic as it was the school’s first region tournament victory in more than two decades, and only second ever.

  • ARCHERY: Bethlehem RU in NASP regionals

    Bethlehem is getting used to playing the bridesmaid role in the NASP regional tournaments.

    Coach David Carrico’s team finished in second place this past weekend, the fourth year in a row they’ve been in that spot.

    His squad’s score of 3,341 was well behind first place Bullitt Central (3,452).

    “Bullitt Central is probably the best team in the state,” Carrico said. “They’ve been shooting around 100 points better than us all year. They are that good.”

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Cardinals shake loose from C'ville; advance to SFs

    CECILIA — Nelson County shook off a cold start to take the first step towards defending its 5th Region title by knocking off a young Campbellsville squad 54-29 on Monday at Central Hardin High School.

    The Cardinals did it without Miss Basketball candidate Marly Walls scoring a single point in the first quarter.

    Instead, Loren Seely and Amelia Hodges accounted for 12 of the team’s 14 points in the opening eight minutes to stake Nelson County to a 14-6 lead.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: B'town-C'ville, Bethlehem-LaRue highlight QFs

    Bardstown will play the opening game of the 5th Region Tournament when they take on Campbellsville at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at Marion County.

    The Tigers (17-11), who won their fifth straight 19th District title on Saturday with a 61-45 win over Bethlehem, own two victories over 20th District runners-up Campbellsville (15-15), and both of them were thrillers.

    The first came on Dec. 30 in the final game of the Campbellsville Holiday Classic when they escaped with a 59-58 decision.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Bardstown puts away Bethlehem for 5th straight title

    SPRINGFIELD — The system works.

    Despite debuting an almost entirely new lineup with very little experience on the school’s four previous district title teams, Bardstown won its fifth straight district title Saturday over Bethlehem, 61-45, at Washington County High School, using coach James “Boo” Brewer’s patented brand of frantic pressure defense and riding whoever is the hot hand that night.