High School Sports

  • SOCCER: Area players take a European vacation

    Local high schools will be well represented this week in The Netherlands, with three area soccer players being selected for the overseas trip with Kentucky’s Olympic Development Program.

    “I’m just glad to be representing Kentucky,” said Bethlehem sophomore Madie Sparks, marking the second year in a row a Banshee player was selected for the team. Sparks’ high-school teammate, Haley Nelson, made the trip to Holland last year.





    Woodford Co. 7, Bardstown 1

    Fairfield, Ohio 12, Bardstown 3


    5th Region All A Classic

    Bethlehem 13, Campbellsville 3



    Bethlehem 19, Thomas Nelson 2

    Nelson Co. 3, Washington Co. 2



    Bardstown 11, Taylor Co. 7

    Washington Co. 7, Nelson Co. 4



    Bethlehem 24, Thomas Nelson 2

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Cardinals, Commanders split first two

    Washington County bounced back in Wednesday’s Game 2 of its three-game set with Nelson County in 19th District baseball action Wednesday, evening up the series at one game apiece with a 7-4 win.

    The Cardinals picked up a 3-2 home win Tuesday over the Commanders, and Thursday’s Game 3 (after press time for this edition of The Kentucky Standard) decided the series.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Generals have big shoes to fill

    A year ago, Thomas Nelson’s boys posted their best-ever result at the state meet, finishing 11th, tops among local schools, and gathering 23 points.

    Unfortunately, the two runners responsible for all 23 points are now gone. Jarrett Mattingly and Tyler Bradley are now off competing in the Ohio Valley Conference in college.

    That leaves some big shoes to fill, and junior Jake Humphrey, who inherits the leadership duties as the Generals’ most experienced returning distance runner, is doing his best so far.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Cards hope to match 2016 successes

    Nelson County track coach Dan Bradley was pleasantly surprised last year when a school-record 30 participants qualified for the state meet.

    He will be even more surprised if that many of his troops can make it back to Lexington.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Numbers growing on Bethlehem track squad

    Bethlehem’s track team is growing, with 25 kids out this season, and that has led to the squad having more depth than ever before.

    “In our girls, we almost tripled our number, and the guys stayed almost exactly the same,” Bethlehem coach Jim O’Hare said. “On the whole, our team has improved quite a bit.”

    The big numbers have created some unintended consequences, however.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Tigers hope to get back on top

    Bardstown has a long tradition as a powerhouse in track and field, and if early results hold true, the Tigers will be a force to be reckoned with once again this season.

    Coach Jeremy Dale’s boys captured first place in meets at Nelson County and Thomas Nelson while his girls were fourth in the former, but improved to second in the latter.

    “The boys are developing nicely,” the coach said. “We still have some pieces to put into the puzzle but the kids are really working hard.”





    Washington Co. 7, Bardstown 5

    Nelson Co. 15, Thomas Nelson 5



    Bardstown 10, Washington Co. 7

    Nelson Co. 12, Thomas Nelson 4


    5th Region All A Classic

    Bethlehem 22, Fort Knox 1

    Campbellsville 5, Green Co. 3



    Woodford Co. 7, Bardstown 1

    Fairfield, Ohio 12, Bardstown 3


    5th Region All A Classic

  • On the record with: TNHS senior Levi Culver

    Thomas Nelson senior Levi Culver is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13/44 Auto Mart Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Levi plays doubles tennis for the Generals, and was also a part of Thomas Nelson’s boys’ soccer district championship squad in the fall. He is also involved in Beta Club and National Honors Society, and carries a 3.1 GPA.

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


  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Eagles win All A region

    Bethlehem is set up for a possible return to the statewide All A Classic baseball championship after the Eagles captured the 5th Region All A Classic Championship at Dean Watts Park on Saturday.

    Bethlehem easily handled Campbellsville, 13-3, and will host 6th Region winner Holy Cross (2-3) in the sectionals on April 29, with the winner advancing to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.