Today's Sports

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  • Straight Arrow: Bowhunters,...

    We are starting to see a lot of customers getting their bows out, checking them over themselves, or bringing them to me to inspect it for them or to install a new string and cables or any other repairs needed before they start shooting. If you need work done on your bow, right now is a good time to bring it in before we get swamped.

    With the opening of the archery deer season less than three months away, if you haven’t been practicing it’s time to start, but first use the following guide to inspect your bow and arrows.

  • NCLL All-Stars tourneys start...

    The Nelson County Little League and its rivals around the region begin play in the District 2 tournaments in softball and baseball starting this week.

    On Saturday, Dean Watts Park hosts the opening two games of the District 2 9/10-year-old softball national tournament, with Trimble County facing North Oldham at 2 p.m., and Nelson County meeting South Oldham at 4 p.m.

    Play continues in that tournament Sunday at Carroll County, and games shift to South Oldham to finish out the tournament next week.

  • Tee Time: Try this game with...

    You walk to the first tee where you join your weekly playing partners.

    It’s the same discussion of a group trying to decide where to go eat.

    “Are we going to play low/total, wolf, or what today?” someone asked. “Are we changing partners every six holes, going low and high handicap as partners, or what’s the game?”

    That is what faced our group last Saturday morning when we were on the first tee at Persimmon Ridge.

    I’ve been around the block a few times and thought I was familiar with most games.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Summertime...

    As spring quickly turned into summer and we anticipate the fall bow season, there are some chores that still need to be taken care of.

    Back in February and March, we checked and adjusted stands and freshened mineral licks, so now our main project is mowing our ladino clover food plots, spraying weed killer, trimming limbs that overhang the trails and roads, and road maintenance. And maybe add a couple of treestands.

  • PHOTOS: Junior Golf Camps

    Several groups of children recently participated in Junior Golf Camps held at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.

  • GOLF NOTES: Local golfers in Jr...

    Caroline McCrorey of Bardstown turned in impressive performances in a pair of Kentucky Jr. PGA tournaments this week.
    She shot an 82 on Friday, good enough for a second place finish in second place in the Girls 16-18 division. She had rounds of 86-85 in the Junior Amateur played at Kearney Hills the preceding two days to finish 27th.
    Alexis Daniels and Madison Borders were 22nd and 24th in the Girls 13-15 flight in the Junior Am.
    In boys’ play at Elizabethtown, A.J. Shagool shot an 84 to finish tied for fourth in the boys’ 15-16 flight.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: A Memorial Day...

    Bonnie had for a long time wanted to visit the college town of Berea, mainly to see the arts and crafts, but we also wanted to do some hiking.

    On Saturday, when we arrived in town we found the visitor’s center in the heart of the Artisan Village. The ladies there were very helpful about things to see in town, but we also got information on a great hike. We checked into our hotel then went to the Kentucky Artisan Center.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Tigers’...

    It’s easy to see why Destanie Love plays the game with an uncommon joy. She nearly never got the chance at all.

    Unable to participate in sports as a youngster because of a childhood illness, the recent Bardstown graduate took to the court with a fury once she was finally cleared to play in fifth grade, and it paid off.


    HODGENVILLE — Whatever momentum Bardstown had in building a 1-0 lead on Campbellsville Friday night in the long-delayed 5th Region quarterfinal matchup between the teams melted away quickly when play resumed Saturday.

    After their first nine batters were retired in order, the Eagles erupted for four runs in the fourth then seven more in the fifth to run away with an 11-1 win, ending the Tigers’ season.