High School Sports

  • NCHS pushes back football start time due to heat

    Nelson County High School has pushed back its start time for the football game tonight due to the expected high temperatures.

    The game will now start at 8 p.m. at the Nelson County football field.

    Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 101 F, with temperatures still soaring around 94 degrees at 8 p.m.

    The original start time for the game vs. Marion County was 7:30 p.m.

    Bethlehem High School, which plays Berea tonight at Berea, will play at its regular start time of 7:30 p.m.

  • On the record with: NCHS' Kim Kasama

    Nelson County golfer Kim Kasama is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    A senior, Kasama carries a 4.1 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, and plans to join FCA and the Pep Club this fall. Kasama is hoping to attend the University of Kentucky and possibly go into the medical field, and perhaps play college golf.

    Sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Kasama for some questions to better get to know her.


  • SPORTS DESK: Tiger girls headed to State Cup

    Bardstown’s girls erupted for eight goals in Tuesday’s All A Classic Region 5/6 soccer championship, punching their ticket for the small-school state tournament next month and knocking Bethlehem from the ranks of the undefeated in the process.

    The Tigers (6-1) got three goals from senior Madison Correro and two from junior Karis Rogers during the 8-1 win over the Banshees; it was Bardstown’s fifth consecutive win. The loss was Bethlehem’s first after opening the season by winning five straight.

  • FOOTBALL: Cards, Eagles trying for first win

    Tom Brown’s career as a football coach has been a lengthy one, with stints at Nelson County, Boyle County, Centre College and others. His career as a head football coach has not been nearly as long.

    When the current Bethlehem athletic director was an assistant at Nelson County back in the 1980s, he took on the role temporarily when then-coach Gwynn Gaddie was unable to be at a game.

    “It's been so long ago, I don’t even remember what year,” Brown said.

  • SPORTS DESK: All A Region soccer this week

    Bethlehem boys’ soccer is a mainstay at the All A Classic State Cup in Frankfort, winning twice and making the finals four times in the past decade.

    After topping rival Bardstown 6-0 Monday in the All A Classic regionals, the Eagles find themselves just one step away from returning to the small-school state tournament, where success regularly awaits.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Cards hope strong schedule yields big results

    The defending 9th district champion Nelson County girls soccer team (15-6-3) came up a game short of a 5th region title in 2010, but they hope to take the next step in 2011.

  • FOOTBALL: Cards can't keep pace with Yellowjacket offense

    The option team went to the air Friday, as visiting Woodford County spoiled the inaugural game on the new field at Nelson County, topping the Cardinals 42-21.

    The Yellowjackets (2-0) relied heavily on quarterback Matt Couch, who threw for three touchdowns and ran for another while building a 28-7 first-half lead and cruising from there.

    Nelson County drops to 0-2 on the season heading into next week’s matchup with Marion County.

  • MAYOR'S CUP: Tigers clear Eagles' hurdle

    Jack Whitfield always seems to have a good game against Bethlehem.

    Last season he did it the hard way, grinding out four first down runs on the Tigers’ final drive to seal a 13-6 win. This time around it looked a bit more spectacular, as the senior running back caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score in lifting his team to a 45-0 win over the Eagles in the annual Mayor’s Cup contest.

  • STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Bardstown's Clayton Brooks

    Bardstown senior golfer Clayton Brooks kicks off this season of Zubaty and Crew Sports Week’s Student-Athlete of the Week feature.

    The Tiger golfer also is a top-notch tennis player, advancing to the state tournament as a junior. Brooks carries a 4.0 GPA while staying active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and in the choir at Parkway Baptist Church, and hopes to attend Campbellsville University upon graduation. Brooks recently repeated as All A Classic region champ and will play in the All A Classic state tournament next month in Paducah.

  • SPORTS DESK: Banshees snap Cardinal streak in VB

    Bethlehem has enjoyed a great deal of success during Bill Smith’s coaching tenure.

    Three straight All A Classic region titles and two trips to the state All A finals, as well as a trip to the overall region championship match two years ago.

    But one achievement remained elusive, until Wednesday.

    “The monkey’s off our back,” Smith said after his team’s 25-17, 26-24 win at Nelson County, snapping a 12-match losing streak to the Cardinals that dated back to 2006.