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High School Sports

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Generals one step closer in softball districts

    After a pair of recent one-run wins over last year’s 19th District champion and runner-up, Thomas Nelson is staring at a golden opportunity to position itself as the team to beat on the softball scene.

    The Generals (10-5) won for the eighth time in the last nine contests and remained undefeated at 4-0 in district games with Monday’s 3-2 home win over Washington County (11-12, 4-3 dist.), recording a season sweep of the two-time defending district champions.

  • 5th REGION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Rough sledding for locals on Day One

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Monday’s opening rounds of the 5th Region Tennis Championships proved a big hurdle for local entrants, as only three of 32 survived into Tuesday’s quarterfinals, and only 11 made it past the first round.

    The girls’ singles draw is where the most noise was made, with seeded players Selena Spencer of Bardstown and Morgan Thompson of Nelson County recorded straight-set wins in their first- and second-round matchups.

  • 5th REGION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: NC's Thompson grabs elusive state berth

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Nelson County’s Morgan Thompson extended her senior tennis season by at least another week Tuesday, gutting out her 5th Region quarterfinal match against Elizabethtown’s Anastasia Newsome to earn a berth in next week’s state tournament.

    With that win, the Cardinal senior got to achieve a goal that had remained elusive since she took over as Nelson County’s No. 1 girls’ singles player as a middle-schooler.

  • TRACK: Teams close regular season at Bardstown Invitational

    Senior Marly Walls captured first place in two events as Nelson County finished fourth in Thursday’s Bardstown Invitational track meet.

    She won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16:68 and then was nearly two seconds ahead of runner-up Kamry McFayden in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.84.

    Walls also tied for second in the high jump and third in the triple jump. Her 33-08 in the triple jump was good enough for a school record.

  • BASEBALL: Tigers win two against Nelson Co.

    What a difference a day can make.

    Just 24 hours after defeating Nelson County 2-1, Bardstown’s bats came to life in scoring 15 runs in the first three innings of a 15-1 rout of the Cardinals on Friday.

    The Cardinals did score the first run of the game in the top of the first as sophomore Lucas Bendock singled to open the game and promptly stole second base. He advanced to third on Barrett McGill’s hit. Bendock scored his team’s only run on Benton McGill’s single to left field.

  • SOFTBALL: Banshees score comeback win over LaRue Friday night

    It was a wild one in Hodgenville Friday night as Bethlehem used a pair of big innings, including a three-run seventh frame, to score a 13-12 win over the Hawks.

    But it took a nine-run fifth inning for the Banshees to overcome an earlier 6-0 deficit.

    They managed only one hit in that final inning, but took advantage of three LaRue County errors.

    Eighth-grader Lilly Padgett walked to open the inning and advanced on Savannah Beyerle’s single.

  • TRACK: Teams still strong as season winds down

    The high school track season is nearing the end of the line with regions next week, but Bardstown’s boys put up a strong performance in Tuesday’s Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference Championships at Elizabethtown with a runner-up performance in a power-packed meet.

    The Tiger boys were bested by Fort Knox, 130-107, with Nelson County placing ninth and Thomas Nelson 10th. Bardstown got event wins out of Drew Mason (110 hurdles), Jarel Montgomery (triple jump) and Evan Robey (shot put).

  • TRACK: Teams still strong as season winds down

    The high school track season is nearing the end of the line with regions next week, but Bardstown’s boys put up a strong performance in Tuesday’s Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference Championships at Elizabethtown with a runner-up performance in a power-packed meet.

    The Tiger boys were bested by Fort Knox, 130-107, with Nelson County placing ninth and Thomas Nelson 10th. Bardstown got event wins out of Drew Mason (110 hurdles), Jarel Montgomery (triple jump) and Evan Robey (shot put).

  • SAOTW: On the record with: NCHS senior Jacob Payne

    Nelson County senior Jacob Payne is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Jacob carries a 3.3 GPA and is a starter for the Cardinals’ boys’ soccer, bowling and baseball teams. In addition to that busy schedule, he also is involved in student council and National Honor Society, as well as several clubs on campus, including Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club.

  • SAOTW: On the record with: NCHS senior Jacob Payne

    Nelson County senior Jacob Payne is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Jacob carries a 3.3 GPA and is a starter for the Cardinals’ boys’ soccer, bowling and baseball teams. In addition to that busy schedule, he also is involved in student council and National Honor Society, as well as several clubs on campus, including Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club.