High School Sports

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Mason-Dixon results encouraging for Tigers

    Bardstown kicked off its track and field season this past weekend at the Mason-Dixon Games in Louisville, and Tiger coach Jeremy Dale said there’s a lot to look forward to as the weather turns warmer.

    “The girls had an outstanding day,” he said. “We were one point behind second place.”

    Bardstown’s girls placed third overall in Class 1A with 61 points, just behind runner-up Newport Central Catholic. St. Henry ran away with the meet, tallying 84 points.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Stone resigns as Bardstown coach

    Girls’ head basketball coach Paul Stone has stepped down from his position, Bardstown school officials announced Wednesday.

    “After careful consideration and a lot of thoughtful reflection, I decided to step down as girls’ basketball coach at Bardstown High School,” Stone said.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Bulldogs turn back Tigers, 74-66

    CECILIA — Bardstown’s bid for back-to-back 5th Region titles fell just short Tuesday, as John Hardin’s Brandon Price earned his tourney MVP performance with a monster 37-point, seven-assist night in the Bulldogs’ 74-66 win.

    “It’s really tough,” Bardstown senior Jordan Brewer said. “You always come into games expecting to win, and I still think we should’ve won, but sometimes the ball just bounces the other way.”

  • Kentucky HS hoops HOF taking shape in Elizabethtown



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    Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits and has yet to name the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Tigers survive Knights' scare

    CECILIA — Bardstown weathered a furious second-half comeback by Marion County, hanging on late for a 63-60 win Monday to advance to Tuesday’s 5th Region championship.

    The Tigers improved to 25-9 with the win; Tuesday’s 5th Region championship game against John Hardin occurred after press time for this edition. Go to www.kystandard.com for a recap. Bardstown was in search of back-to-back region championships and its third region title in the past five years.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Tigers stay alive, advance to SFs

    At this point of the season, it doesn’t matter how pretty it looks. Just whether you survive and advance.

    Bardstown fought through major foul trouble Thursday to top a red-hot North Hardin club, 63-57, to advance to Monday’s boys’ 5th Region semifinals against Marion County.

    “Exactly the way I drew it up — we got a W,” Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer said with a smile following a win that saw the Tigers outrebound the Trojans 37-30 and hit nine of 10 free throws in the final 1:26 of the game.

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers' Jackson headed to Union College

    When C.J. Jackson joins the Union Bulldogs in the fall for football, coaches and fans there will see what Bardstown Tigers fans have gotten used to over the years.

    “He plays with a high level of energy and emotion,” Bardstown coach David Clark said of Jackson, a senior.

    Jackson played a key role as the speed back in the Tiger backfield last season, a threat to score whenever he touched the ball, and his field vision also made him a dangerous part of the Bardstown return game.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: John Hardin ends Bethlehem's season

    John Hardin tried a couple new wrinkles to speed up Bethlehem, but in the end, the Bulldogs turned to their defensive staples to do the job.

    The Bulldogs used a 1-3-1 in the first quarter and their full-court pressure wasn’t effective at first either until they went back to their man-to-man defense. The move paid off as the Eagles weren’t able to play at the tempo they wanted.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Nelson falls to North

    CECILIA — When his team trailed Nelson County by only a single point at the half after what he considered a subpar performance, North Hardin coach Chris Corder felt pretty good about his team’s chances for a win in the opening round of the 5th Region tournament on Monday.

    When his team scored the first four points of the second half to stretch an 18-17 advantage to 22-17, Nelson County coach Kelly Wood felt pretty good about his team’s chances for a win in the opening round of the 5th Region tournament on Monday.

  • BOYS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Pairings announced

    Bardstown and Bethlehem received their assignments Sunday morning for the 5th Region tournament, which starts Wednesday at Central Hardin, and in both cases, local schools are going to have to study up on the 17th District.

    Bethlehem (22-5) hits the court Wednesday night, and its obstacle at 8 p.m. is John Hardin (19-8). The teams did not face each other in the regular season.

    Up first at 6 p.m. Wednesday is LaRue County (22-7) against Taylor County (16-13).