High School Sports

  • Bardstown coach Williams dies

    Legendary Bardstown track and field coach Tom Williams died suddenly Friday following a brief illness, school officials said that evening.

    “The Bardstown family has lost a very important member,” athletic director David Clark said Friday. “We’re thankful for all the things he was able to give us.”

    His age and official cause of death were unavailable as of press time Friday.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem junior Michael Hardin

    Bethlehem junior golfer Michael Hardin is this week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Hardin carries a 3.9 grade point average and is considering studying physical therapy in college, ideally at Bellarmine University.

    Hardin is also involved in National Honor Society on the Bethlehem campus, and he plays baseball in the spring as well.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty caught up with Hardin for a few questions recently.


    PZ: What do you enjoy most about golf?

  • Eagles bid for berth in region championship

    There’s something to be said for taking life’s lemons and making lemonade out of them.

    That’s what Bethlehem’s current group of seniors — many of them four-year starters — did last Friday in an emphatic 28-14 road playoff win at Crittenden County, setting up tonight’s rematch at district rival Holy Cross (10-1).

    The Eagles (7-4) had an unexpected bye week to end the regular season two weeks ago when Shawnee called to cancel their visit for Bethlehem’s Senior Night regular-season finale.

  • Cards qualify two girls

    With Nelson County sophomore Daniella Godenzi and eighth-grader Evelyn Tackett earning berths in Saturday’s girls’ Class 3A state meet, it’s a milestone of sorts.

    “We’re very excited for them to qualify,” Cardinal coach Dan Bradley said.

  • Wathen delivers second-place finish

    Kaitlyn Wathen knew one thing for sure Saturday — she didn’t want a repeat of her previous region performances.

    “I told myself I wasn’t going to get fifth, and I did it,” the Bardstown sophomore said of breaking her string of three consecutive fifth-place region finishes with Saturday’s runner-up result in the Class 1A Region 3 meet at McNeely Lake Park in Louisville.

  • Tigers trade points, but can't slow Dragon rushing attack

    GREENSBURG — Green County jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter Friday and never looked back in a 67-42 shootout win in the first round of the Class 2A Region 3 playoffs.

    “They got on us early,” Tiger coach David Clark said. “But even after that, were able to move the ball successfully.”

    After falling in the early hole, the Tigers engineered their finest scoring output of the season, trading scores with the Dragons for the next three quarters.

  • Nelson playoff stay scuttled by disastrous second quarter

    GEORGETOWN — After a scoreless first quarter that saw Nelson County stop host Scott County on its first three offensive possessions, chances for a road upset looked promising.

    Then, the second quarter happened.

    Any hopes Nelson County had of springing an upset of the District 7 champ evaporated in a disastrous span of about three minutes in the early stages of the second quarter that saw Scott County score 20 quick points aided by Nelson turnovers on the way to a 41-0 win in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday.

  • Eagle defense defuses Rockets


    Special to The Standard

    MARION — Shorthanded and not sharp on offense, the Rockets were unable to match the intensity that unranked Bethlehem brought to the opening round of the Class 1A Region 1 playoffs Friday.

    The Eagles won 28-14 behind a stellar performance from senior quarterback Clay Owens, who rushed for 121 yards and threw for 75.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem's Maggie Conway

    Bethlehem senior soccer player Maggie Conway is this week’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Conway carries a 3.7 GPA and is an officer for Bethlehem’s chapters of the National Honor Society and Interact Club, and is involved in several other clubs as well as playing softball in the spring. She’s not sure what she wants to study just yet — she’s thinking about psychology — but knows for sure she wants a career path where she can help others.

  • Eagles, Tigers looking for some road magic

    Bethlehem and Bardstown hit the road for tonight’s opening round of the playoffs, a pair of three seeds in search of upset wins.

    Bethlehem (6-4) makes the long trip down the Western Kentucky Parkway for an 8 p.m. Eastern time kickoff at Crittenden County (7-3) in the Class 1A Region 1 playoffs, while Bardstown (3-7) heads to Greensburg for a visit against old rival Green County (7-3) in the Class 2A Region 4 playoffs. Kickoff time for that game is 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.


    Bardstown at Green County