High School Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Tigers keep Banshees at arm's length

    Bardstown snared the early lead in the 19th District seeding race, withstanding a fourth-quarter comeback effort by Bethlehem to score a 51-43 road win Friday.

    The Tigers (1-1) sealed the win with six unanswered points in the final 1:36 — including four clutch free throws from senior Abbie Parrish — after the Banshees had trimmed a 12-point third-quarter deficit down to two late in the fourth.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS 12/02/11

    Local all-stars

    Two area football players get one more game for their high school career in Sunday’s East-West All-Star Game at Fairdale High School.

    Bethlehem lineman Josh Koontz and Nelson County running back/linebacker Trust Upson will represent the East squad in Sunday’s game, which kicks off at 2 p.m.


    Cecil an All-American

    Under Armour recently released its All-American lists for the 2011 volleyball season, and local product Beth Cecil made the honorable mention list.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: 2011-12 Schedules

    Bardstown Tigers

    12/3                        East Jessamine            8 p.m. *

    12/9                        John Hardin            6 p.m.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles win opener; Cards struggle against Bruins

    Bethlehem opened its 2011-12 season with a bang, emphatically whipping visiting Hart County Tuesday, 77-54.

    The Eagles (1-0) jumped out to a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter and built their margin to 18 by halftime, and hot shooting had a lot to do with it as Bethlehem hit 8-of-20 from behind the three-point line and 28-of-49 overall.

    “That really shocked us,” said Bethlehem coach Artie Braden, who noted that good shooting has not been present much during preseason practices. “The ball went in the basket real well for us.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Nelson-Marion rivalry rekindled

    There were plenty of things to be encouraged about for Nelson County girls’ basketball coach Kelly Wood in the Cardinals’ 60-35 rout Tuesday of Central Hardin.

    Defense was first among them, as the Cardinals held the Bruins to just seven field goals all game and forced 27 turnovers.

  • Can Nelson break through in the 5th?

    2010-11 — 18-13 overall, 19th District champs, fell 53-47 at eventual region champ Marion County in the 5th Region semifinals

    Nelson County finished with a bang last season, winning 14 of its final 19 games with a senior-less squad that appears poised for a breakthrough in 2011-12.

  • Cards again adjusting to newness

    2010-11 — 9-20 overall, fell 60-41 to Bethlehem in the first round of the 19th District tournament

    Nelson County debuts its third coach in as many seasons in 2011-12, and it’s a familiar face to long-time basketball followers in the area.

    William “Bev” Hart, who enjoyed success at Bethlehem in the 1980s and ’90s, returns to the area after a stint at Webster County, this time as coach of the Cardinals.

  • Banshees still young, but should be better, more mature team

    2010-11 — 4-16 overall, fell 67-37 to Nelson County in 19th District semifinals

    Wins were hard to come by for Bethlehem last season, just four all year long.

    This year, however, coach Chris Taylor has reason for optimism with a team losing just one starter from last year and a roster double in size from a year ago. But while early-season practice and pre-season scrimmages have been positive, Taylor said the team hasn’t won anything yet.

  • Eagles look to build on last year's postseason success

    2010-11 — 11-14 overall, 19th District runner-up, fell 59-44 to Elizabethtown in the 5th Region semifinals

    As Bethlehem limped its way to a nine-win regular season, dropping its final four regular season games, there wasn’t much reason to believe the postseason would prove historic.

    “I thought we got better and better as the year went along, but we had so many areas to improve in,” Eagles coach Artie Braden said. “There’s always that uncertainty.”

  • B'town girls look to bounce back in 2011-12

    2010-11 — 10-17 overall, fell 56-30 to Washington County in the 19th District semifinals

    Bardstown suffered one cruel blow after another last season.

    Leading scorer Daizah Kimberland went down to a season-ending injury in the first week of January, but the Tigers managed to bounce back, making it all the way to the All A Classic region finals.