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High School Sports

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Tigers come back to go back-to-back

    Bardstown’s Anthony Myrks engineered a devastating 13-0 third-quarter run, lifting his team from behind to in control in a 53-41 win over Bethlehem in Saturday’s 19th District championship.

    “It feels really good knowing we won our last game on this court,” Myrks said.

    It was the third win of the year in four tries over the Eagles as the Tigers improved to 23-9 on the season going into the boys’ 5th Region tournament, which gets under way today at Central Hardin (see story).

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Nelson powers to fourth straight title

    Post-season tournament play often produces the unlikely and the unheralded as the Cinderella story to a team’s championship run.

    Kentucky fans remember Josh Harrellson.

    And now Nelson County fans will remember Shelby Maupin.

    The senior forward helped her team overcome a sluggish start by scoring eight of her team’s first 10 points and a game-high 17 en route to the Cardinals’ 54-26 win over Washington County in Friday night’s 19th District championship game at Bardstown.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Nelson gets rematch with North as draws announced

    Saturday morning’s 5th Region tournament draw didn’t leave Nelson County in uncertainty for very long, as the 19th District champion Cardinals will open play at 6 p.m. Monday against 17th District runner-up North Hardin.

    The Trojans (21-10) claimed a 53-46 come-from-behind road win over the Cardinals Jan. 17.

    In the 8 p.m. nightcap Monday at Central Hardin, defending champ Marion County (28-4), ranked as high as No. 1 on a few occasions this season, takes on Hart County (16-15).

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Seniors play key roles in last championship before split

    Four seasons.

    Four district championships.

    That’s how three Nelson County seniors closed out their careers in the 19th District when the Cardinals defeated Washington County 54-26 on Friday night.

    Shelby Maupin, Ashley Wimsett and Megan Mattingly played key roles in their team’s win, noting after the game how much it meant to add a fourth title in their final opportunity.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tigers whip Commanders; to face Eagles in Saturday's championship

    Host Bardstown hammered Washington County with a big 14-0 third-quarter run to seize control in a 73-50 win in the first round of the 19th District tournament Thursday.

    “We started out really slow, but you’ve got to give credit to Washington County. They came out and really fought hard,” Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer said. “In the second half we turned the intensity up.”

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Big run lifts Cards past Banshees

    For nearly 11 minutes of the opening round of the girls’ 19th District Tournament, underdog Bethlehem worked its game plan to near perfection.

    They battled back from a nine-point deficit to cut Nelson County’s lead to four at 21-17 after back-to-back buckets by Amanda Monin with just more than five minutes left in the half.

    That’s when the Banshees, not the Cards, came tumbling down.

  • FOOTBALL: NC's Upson signs on with Union College

    Sometimes, adversity pays off, and makes you appreciate what you had to go through to get to your destination.

    Trust Upson’s senior season at Nelson County was anything but storybook.

    After transferring from St. Xavier, Upson stepped right in to a big leadership role with a young Cardinal club, and tallied two touchdowns and more than 100 yards of offense in the season opener against Franklin County.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Eagles shoot down Cards, 76-48

    Bethlehem torched the nets from long range in the first half Wednesday, hitting eight of 16 from behind the arc to set the tone for a 76-48 win, eliminating Nelson County from the boys’ 19th District tournament.

    “We planned to come out with intensity and energy and jump on them early so we wouldn’t have to play from behind,” Bethlehem senior Jalen Phillips said.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tiger offense sputters

    Despite playing at home, Bardstown just couldn’t find enough offense against Washington County Tuesday, as the Tigers were knocked out of the 19th District tournament first round, 44-37.

    “I hate this for the seniors, because I know they wanted to extend their season,” Tigers’ head coach Paul Stone said. “I really enjoyed coaching these girls, and I’m very proud of them for the effort they put in tonight and the whole season.”

  • FOOTBALL: Tigers' Tonge signs with Ky. Christian

    The often quoted and insightful former New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra once said, “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.”

    For most of us, the decision on which way to go is a difficult one. The choice can be life altering.

    Bardstown High senior lineman Jaylin Tonge’s life came to the proverbial fork in the road when he lost his dad, Brian, four years ago.

    Fortunately, Tonge chose the right path and used the death of his No. 1 supporter to motivate himself to become a better football player.