High School Sports

  • GIRLS' 9th DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Locals get through first-round matches

    First-round matchups in the girls’ 9th District soccer tournament went in favor of local teams Sunday and Monday, with Nelson County and Bethlehem each advancing after easy first-round wins.

    The Cardinals and Banshees met in Tuesday’s semifinals after press time for this edition, while top seed Bardstown faced Bullitt East in the other semifinal match. Winners of those matches are scheduled to meet 7 p.m. at Bethlehem’s Lally Field for the 9th District title. Go to www.kystandard.com for recaps.


  • FOOTBALL: Meade plows through Nelson run defense

    Thanks to the boys up front, Max Cundiff and the visiting Meade County Green Wave were able to overcome a spectacular night from Nelson County wideout Trey White.

    Cundiff rushed for a game-high 192 yards with two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Green Wave to a 55-20 win over Class 6A District 2 rival Nelson County Friday at Cardinal Stadium.

  • STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Kasama misses cut

    Nelson County’s Kim Kasama had a short stay at the girls’ Kentucky State Golf Championships, shooting a 94 Friday.

    The tournament was at Bowling Green Country Club.

    Kasama, the Region 3 runner-up, was unable to match her region score of 78 in her second trip to state. She posted a 22-over par, missing the cut of 86 to qualify into Saturday’s final round play.

    The Cardinal senior made par on four holes and birdied No. 5, but had two double-bogeys and two triple-bogeys on the front nine and was unable to recover.

  • FOOTBALL: CAL hands Bardstown first loss, 21-16

    For the first time this season, Bardstown was on the receiving end of a punishing ground game.

    The Tigers staked out a 16-7 halftime lead on district rival Christian-Academy-Louisville, but the visiting Centurions stuck to their methodical ground game and it paid off handsomely in handing Bardstown its first loss of the season, 21-16.

  • FOOTBALL: Eagle defense comes up big

    Defense hasn’t always been Bethlehem’s strong suit this season, but the Eagles tipped their hat early in their district opener against Caverna when Collin Crawford intercepted a pass on the second play from scrimmage, returning it for a touchdown.

    The Eagles parlayed that tone-setting pick-six into a 23-8 win over the Colonels (1-6, 0-1 dist.) Friday at Lally Field, snapping a three-game losing streak to improve to 2-5 overall and likely avoiding a first-round playoff trip to No. 1 Mayfield next month.

  • On the record with: NC's Brandon Edelen

    This week’s nominee for Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week is Nelson County soccer player Brandon Edelen.

    A senior with a 3.3 GPA, Edelen is an ace defender for the Cardinals and a member of the National Honor Society and hopes to attend the University of Kentucky upon graduation and get his master’s in mining engineering.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Brandon to better get to know him.


    PZ: What’s your favorite TV show?

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Bethlehem building for the future

    Eddie Masterson is trying to build a cross-country program at Bethlehem from the bottom-up. So far, it looks like his goal of building a strong high school program will come to fruition in the near future.

    “I don’t teach at Bethlehem, so whoever comes out for the team is who I get,” he said. “I’m trying to build the program from the bottom-up and hopefully these middle school kids will lead to a strong high school program.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tiger coach notches milestone win

    Success follows Martin Bodkin wherever he goes.

    In his native England, he was a top-flite club player apprenticing with a professional team and playing at the top semipro level before the Coventry product made his way across the pond.

  • FOOTBALL: Home games all around

    For local football fans, options abound tonight as all three local schools are locked up in home district contests.

  • SPORTS DESK: NC girls win team title at Hillbilly Run

    Saturday marked one of the biggest days on the local cross-country calendar as Nelson County played host for the 13th Annual Hillbilly Run at the Bluegrass Entertainment and Exposition Center.

    In the varsity team competition, Nelson County placed two girls in the top four and four in the top 10 to easily outpace Bullitt East, 20-40.