High School Sports

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tigers’ Koger heading to D-I Tennessee Tech

    Bardstown has had more than its fair share of talented female athletes walk the halls over the years, and senior Haylee Koger surely has to be counted among the most prolific athletes to wear the Tiger uniform.

    When you look at what she’s accomplished in her high school career, it is easy to discern why.

    She has lettered in track for five years and has qualified for the state meet for the past three years. She helped the Tigers finish second in the region in 2017.

  • WRESTLING: Regionals start tonight in Owensboro

    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 make big splash at regions

    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 notch most wins in a decade

    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 senior Evan Newsome

    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.




    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 hold off Generals at the FT line, 65-58

    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 wallop Generals

    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 best NC to stay on top

    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.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cards hold off Tigers’ stunning comeback

    Bardstown nearly authored one of the most stunning comebacks in local high school basketball history Friday, rallying from 31 points down in the first half at Nelson County to cut the deficit to one possession in the final seconds.

    The Cardinals did just enough to hold off the Tigers at the end, however, as a free throw by Zaria Burton and two more charity tosses by Amelia Hodges in the final minute gave Nelson County the cushion it needed to record a 67-64 win and clinch the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.