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High School Sports

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD GIRLS' SOCCER PREVIEW: Generals hope to bounce back this year

    There is good news and bad news for coach Alex Martin as he begins his fifth year at the helm of the Thomas Nelson girls’ soccer program.

    The bad news is the loss of seven seniors from last year’s team.

    The good news, on the other hand, is he will have a lot of happy players who will be the recipients of the playing time available because of graduation.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD GIRLS' SOCCER PREVIEW: Banshees want to cement dynasty

    Adults perceive the passage of time differently than kids.

    Take Bethlehem’s 2015 trip to the girls’ state soccer semifinals, for instance.

    It seems like an eternity ago for senior Abigail Proctor.

    “Yes,” she said. “I mean, well, kind of. It just doesn’t seem real that I’m a senior.”

    Her coach, Danny Rossoll, feels like it’s been a blur.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Cards seeking players

    Longtime Nelson County coach Kevin Burkhead has a few golfers out this year. Very few.

    Just three girls and three boys have come out for varsity golf — three of the six beginners to the sport — leaving Burkhead wondering if he’ll have enough to enter team matches.

    “I’m hoping to get a few more out once school starts,” he said.

    One problem he faces is the varsity golf season has already started, and NCHS won’t begin the 2018-19 school year until Wednesday.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Generals’ numbers growing for 2018

    Alex Hey is in a much better situation as he enters his second year as the golf coach at Thomas Nelson.

    Just a year ago, he was waiting for school to start to continue his search for enough boys and girls to join his teams so the Generals could compete in its matches.

    Fast forward to 2018 and he has seven girls and six boys showing up regularly for practice, providing Hey excitement about the future of the program.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Eagles, Banshees have several key returnees

    Bethlehem coach Christi Medley has some reasons for optimism this year.

    Her boys’ team has three key returnees as well as some newcomers with golf experience in their background, and her girls’ team found a fourth to join a talented young threesome that figures to make a push for some All A Classic qualifiers.

    “We’re excited about our team,” Medley said. “We have some returning players, and some new players, and they are melding as a team. We’re hoping for a good season.”

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Bardstown has big numbers out

    Bardstown golf coach Josh Thomas has found himself to be in somewhat of a quandary this year, but it’s one that he is happy about.

    Unlike past years when he’s struggled to field a complete roster for his boys’ squad, Thomas has 22 golfers on his team.

    “I wasn’t sure how to handle something like this,” he said. “I called Ed Hardin, the former coach, and asked him how to spend time with everyone.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Tigers’ Love takes her game to Berea

    It’s easy to see why Destanie Love plays the game with an uncommon joy. She nearly never got the chance at all.

    Unable to participate in sports as a youngster because of a childhood illness, the recent Bardstown graduate took to the court with a fury once she was finally cleared to play in fifth grade, and it paid off.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Campbellsville bats wake up to beat Bardstown, 11-1

    HODGENVILLE — Whatever momentum Bardstown had in building a 1-0 lead on Campbellsville Friday night in the long-delayed 5th Region quarterfinal matchup between the teams melted away quickly when play resumed Saturday.

    After their first nine batters were retired in order, the Eagles erupted for four runs in the fourth then seven more in the fifth to run away with an 11-1 win, ending the Tigers’ season.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Campbellsville bats wake up to beat Bardstown, 11-1

    HODGENVILLE — Whatever momentum Bardstown had in building a 1-0 lead on Campbellsville Friday night in the long-delayed 5th Region quarterfinal matchup between the teams melted away quickly in the blistering sun when play resumed Saturday.

    After their first nine batters were retired in order, the Eagles erupted for four runs in the fourth then seven more in the fifth to run away with an 11-1 win, ending the Tigers’ season.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: B'town-C'ville halted by weather

    HODGENVILLE — Not even a change in venue could get the 5th Region baseball tournament back on schedule.

    Bardstown and Campbellsville finally got to take the field for their region quarterfinal game five days after it was originally scheduled, but the teams only got 2 ½ innings in the books before lightning was spotted in the area of LaRue County High School, suspending play with the Tigers (17-18) holding a 1-0 lead.