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Today's Sports

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF...

    Longtime Nelson County coach Kevin Burkhead has a few golfers out this year. Very few.

    Just three girls and three boys have come out for varsity golf — three of the six beginners to the sport — leaving Burkhead wondering if he’ll have enough to enter team matches.

    “I’m hoping to get a few more out once school starts,” he said.

    One problem he faces is the varsity golf season has already started, and NCHS won’t begin the 2018-19 school year until Wednesday.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF...

    Alex Hey is in a much better situation as he enters his second year as the golf coach at Thomas Nelson.

    Just a year ago, he was waiting for school to start to continue his search for enough boys and girls to join his teams so the Generals could compete in its matches.

    Fast forward to 2018 and he has seven girls and six boys showing up regularly for practice, providing Hey excitement about the future of the program.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF...

    Bethlehem coach Christi Medley has some reasons for optimism this year.

    Her boys’ team has three key returnees as well as some newcomers with golf experience in their background, and her girls’ team found a fourth to join a talented young threesome that figures to make a push for some All A Classic qualifiers.

    “We’re excited about our team,” Medley said. “We have some returning players, and some new players, and they are melding as a team. We’re hoping for a good season.”

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF...

    Bardstown golf coach Josh Thomas has found himself to be in somewhat of a quandary this year, but it’s one that he is happy about.

    Unlike past years when he’s struggled to field a complete roster for his boys’ squad, Thomas has 22 golfers on his team.

    “I wasn’t sure how to handle something like this,” he said. “I called Ed Hardin, the former coach, and asked him how to spend time with everyone.”

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Bowhunting...

    The archery deer season always opens on the first Saturday in September, so this year it will open on Sept. 1.

    Once the archery season opens, a bowhunter can pursue his passion of hunting with a bow and arrow in pursuit of the whitetail deer every day through Jan. 21, 2019. That’s a whole lot (143 days) of bowhunting opportunity.

    I know that we are already less than a month away from opening day, and the intensity of things in the archery shop tells me that a lot more archers are just as excited about the upcoming season as I am.

  • Bethlehem sports project good to...

    Bethlehem High School cleared its final hurdle with the city government this week to get financing for its new athletics complex on New Shepherdsville Road.

    The Bardstown City Council had previously approved a resolution to issue $3.5 million in industrial revenue bonds to build the facilities, contingent upon the outcome of a public hearing required by state law that had to be rescheduled for Monday at noon at the council’s chambers because of a technicality involving where the hearing could be held.

  • SPORTS SHOTS: Culvertown...

    The Culvertown Ballpark closed out its 2018 Men’s Softball League season on Friday with a marathon tournament to settle the league’s tournament championship. The top-seeded Bud Light squad took the championship matchup 24-11 over Tornado in the final of five games played Friday night. A week prior, Bud Light took the regular-season title with a walkoff homer to beat Tornado, 30-29. The park will play host to an adult co-ed kickball tournament this week.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Will our...

    As humans, I think we all have a tendency to collect things. As kids, it was rocks, marbles and shells that I remember the boys kept, and for my sisters, it was dolls.

    As we get out on our own and have a home to furnish, we may find an item we like and then start to collect similar items, sets or series of collectibles because we enjoy seeing the beauty of them, and maybe with the hope of an increase in value over time.

  • SPORTS SHOTS 7-27

    Sports Shots for July 27, 2018

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Gaddie makes All-...

    Brody Gaddie, 9, Bardstown, has been named to the 2018 USSSA All-American Team representing the Great Lakes Region, which includes players from Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. Tryouts were held during the month of June in Indianapolis and Chicago.