Today's Sports

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2018-19...

    It’s been more than a decade since new Bethlehem basketball coach Mike Deaton roamed the sidelines at Whitley County.

    That was his last stop after posting successful seasons at Greenville, Caverna and Corbin before leaving coaching and entering administration as a principal and later a superintendent in Campbellsville.

    But, he says, the game has not changed so much that the system he used to build top-notch programs at his previous stops won’t work at Bethlehem.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2018-19...

    Winning 18 games under first-year coach Jason “Jay-Rod” Clark, Bethlehem was one of the biggest surprises in the region last year.

    This time around, however, the Banshees won’t be able to sneak up on people. Not with three starters returning, and an infusion of two former varsity starters into the mix for this season. The region’s coaches picked Bethlehem fourth in the preseason as a result.

    Nothing will be given to them, however, Clark said.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2018-19...

    With more than half the roster in middle school, new Nelson County girls’ coach Michael Menifee might wonder at times whether he’s operating a day care or a varsity basketball team.

    Hit hard by transfers and graduation losses — including the departure of Marly Walls, one of the most storied players in the school’s history — this year’s version of the Cardinals will bear little resemblance to the squads that brought home a region title two years ago and went to the 5th Region semifinals last year.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2018-19...

    With seven seniors and four of five starters back, Nelson County could be in a position to take a big leap forward in its second year with head coach Zach Allender.

    “We’re kind of ahead of the game with four returning starters,” Allender said.

    Senior Eli Shewmaker is the team’s top returning scorer at 11.4 points per game and led the team in three-pointers last year. He provides athleticism and has a hard-nosed competitive streak.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2018-19...

    Some new excitement and energy has arrived on the campus at Thomas Nelson as longtime Bethlehem boys’ assistant Jaime Downs joins the Generals’ round ball squad in what will be his first head coaching job.  

    Downs — who is definitely no stranger to the game — has been coaching for 18 years overall, and had been with the Eagles for the past nine seasons.

  • KENTUCKY STANDARD 2018-19...

    With a vast array of experience and much added depth, Thomas Nelson second-year head coach Chris Tolliver feels this may be the year his ballclub could turn the corner.

    Coming off of a freshly laid first-year foundation, Tolliver has established his style of play, and now in his sophomore season, this year’s unit will be returning all of its starters from a year ago as the Generals look to be a contender in the 19th district and also in the 5th Region.

  • BOWLING: Nov. 23, 2018

    Prep Results


    Taylor Co. 7, Nelson Co. 0

    Cody Price 156, 141; Trent Swomley 148, 139; Nathan Lambert 150, 206; Devin Lyvers 150, 126; Jonathan Hall 104, 104;Ethan Hagan 108

    Taylor Co. 6, Thomas Nelson 1

    Mason Blanford 123, 184; Hunter Donahue 133, 182, Brent Mattingly 132, 171; Kolton Armstrong 132, 137; Brayden O’Banion 139, 100; Ben Williams 114, 113; Eli Wathen 128


    Nelson Co. 5, Taylor Co. 2

  • SPORTS NOTES: Nov. 23, 2018

    5th Quarter Basketball League Registration

  • Scores and Schedules: Nov. 23,...


    Boys’ Basketball


    Thomas Nelson at Edmonson Co.


    Marion Co. at Bardstown

    Bethlehem at Hart Co.

    Nelson Co. at Central Hardin


    Bardstown at North Bullitt

    Bullitt Central at Bethlehem

    Thomas Nelson at Nelson Co.


    Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    Bethlehem v. Logan Co.

    Girls’ Basketball


    Marion Co. at Bardstown

    Bethlehem at Hart Co.

  • Two hard days of bowhunting

    I had made arrangements to take a couple of days off work to bowhunt during the week before the gun deer season opened on Saturday.

    I kept a close watch on the weather, and the first day I chose to hunt was Tuesday, Nov. 6. Before I decided what stand I would hunt, I checked the wind direction and was excited that Eric in the last week had seen two shooter bucks near the stand that would be best to hunt with the wind direction that morning.