High School Sports

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Eagles’ Harrison inks with Spalding

    Daulton Harrison has been through a lot in his four years on the Bethlehem soccer team.

    As a freshman, he was part of a team with his brother Beaux that won the 19th District championship en route to an 11-9-1 season.

    Things weren’t quite so rosy the next season with the loss of 15 seniors and first-year coach Jody Spalding starting a rebuilding process. Bethlehem managed just five wins , all against teams with losing records.

    Bethlehem managed three wins in 2016, but rebounded to capture another district title in Harrison’s final season.

  • On the record with: B’town senior Allie Walsh

    Bardstown senior Allie Walsh is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Allie was a key leader for Bardstown’s volleyball team on its way to winning its first-ever district championship in the fall, as well as for the Tiger girls’ basketball team, which made it all the way to the region championship for the first time in school history.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: NC’s Thompson falls in state tennis first round

    LEXINGTON — Nelson County’s Morgan Thompson got a tough draw in Thursday’s opening round of the KHSAA State Tennis Championships, falling in straight sets to end her career.

    Thompson, a senior, faced off with No. 9 seed Madison Hill of Greenup County in Thursday’s first round of the girls’ singles bracket at the Lexington Tennis Center, dropping a 6-1, 6-0 decision.

    “She played really well,” Nelson County coach Dan Duncan said. “Nothing to be ashamed of — I am very proud of her.”

  • CLASS 1A STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: No points, but a few records for Bethlehem

    LEXINGTON — Bethlehem was unable to score at Thursday’s Class 1A state championship meet at the University of Kentucky, but did come away with a handful of season-best and school-record marks.





    North Bullitt 17, Bethlehem 12

    Nelson Co. 9, Hart Co. 3

    Thomas Nelson 10, Iroquois 0



    Bardstown 26, John Hardin 1

    Bullitt East 6, Bethlehem 1

    Mercer Co. 17, Nelson Co. 7

    Thomas Nelson 14, Fort Knox 4



    Bardstown 9, Ashland 2

    Woodford Co. 14, Bardstown 7

    Marion Co. 7, Bethlehem 3

    North Hardin 6, Nelson Co. 1

  • Downs twins heading to DePauw, together

    Twin sisters Abby and Maggie Downs signed with DePauw University, Ind., last week, continuing their volleyball career together, at the college level, a high point for the family.

    The Downs family has experienced a lot of high points over the past couple years. Abby and Maggie helped lead Bardstown to its first-ever region tournament as juniors, getting the Tigers all the way to the 5th Region championship game. A few months later, their brother, then-senior Lucas, won the state pole vault championship for Bardstown.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: TNHS sweeps BHS to take top softball seed

    Thomas Nelson has never made it to the 19th District championship game in softball.

    But after clinching the top seed in next week’s district tournament with a doubleheader win Monday, the Generals are in the driver’s seat with their best chance yet at a district title and a berth in the 5th Region tournament.





    Washington Co. 2, Bardstown 0

    Barren Co. 5, Bethlehem 4

    Nelson Co. 11, Thomas Nelson 1

    Frankfort 11, Thomas Nelson 7



    Male 13, Bardstown 3

    John Hardin 6, Bethlehem 4

    Green Co. 3, Nelson Co. 2

    Hart Co. 12, Thomas Nelson 3



    Woodford Co. 14, Bardstown 5

    Valley 5, Thomas Nelson 1



  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bethlehem win over TNHS shakes up softball district race

    Things aren’t totally settled yet in the 19th District softball seeding race, but they’re getting close.

    Bethlehem shook things up on Thursday, beating Thomas Nelson 3-2 to hand the Generals their first district loss of the season and potentially shaking up the final standings.

  • CLASS 1A REGION 2 TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Downs, Terrell win region titles for Bethlehem

    GREENSBURG — In just her first year in varsity track, Bethlehem sophomore Jeanie Downs became an instant impact player, winning a region championship and contributing to another runner-up performance.

    Downs, a high-flyer for the Bethlehem volleyball team, found her abilities translated well to track and field, winning the long jump and placing third in the high jump at Friday’s Class 1A Region 2 championships at Green County. She also anchored the Banshees’ second-place 4x100 relay squad along with Buckley Sparks, Laurel Guthrie and Sydney Greenwell.