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    Bethlehem’s girls’ soccer program is on the doorstep completing a four-year run of complete and utter domination of its local rivals, a streak that stretched to 29 consecutive wins over 19th District opponents when the Banshees opened the postseason with a 7-0 decision over Nelson County.

    Standing in their way in Thursday's 19th District championship will be the team that got the closest to ending that streak last year.


    SPRINGFIELD — Nelson County and Bethlehem have played some important volleyball games through the years when the two schools dominated the 19th District.

    The two schools found themselves in a different environment Monday night in Springfield when they faced off in the district play-in game to see who would advance to the semifinal game Tuesday night against top-seeded Washington County, the tournament host.

    It was the Banshees who prevailed, using big runs in all three sets as they snapped a four-match losing streak with a 3-0 win.





    Bardstown 35, Henry County 14

    North Bullitt 47, Nelson Co. 10


    Boys’ Soccer


    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Bardstown 4, Bethlehem 3

    Nelson Co. 5, Thomas Nelson 2



    19th District Championship

    at Bethlehem

    Bardstown 2, Nelson Co. 1 (shootout)

  • FOOTBALL: Cardinals can’t handle...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — North Bullitt jumped out to a 20-3 first quarter lead and cruised to a 47-10 win over Nelson County Friday, keeping the Cardinals winless on the season.

    It was an outcome Nelson coach Dirk Strunk did not see coming.

    “If you had told me this would have been the final score, I would have laughed at you,” he said. “We had a good week of practice, but this is by far the worst game we’ve played this year. We did not execute on either side of the football.”

  • FOOTBALL: Bardstown clinches...

    After a one-year hiatus, Bardstown is heading back to the football playoffs.

    The Tigers assured themselves of at least the No. 3 seed in Class 3A District 3 with a weather-delayed 35-14 win over Henry County on Friday. They found themselves out of the playoffs last season, the first time since 2003.

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem comeback...

    EMINENCE — With just under four minutes left in the third quarter Thursday, Bethlehem was staring at 31-point deficit and the very real possibility of having a running clock put on them.

    Instead, the Eagles got back up off the muddy turf at Eminence and authored a stunning rally to come all the way back and cut it to 44-41 with 2:54 to play, a run of 28 unanswered points over the course of 13 minutes, only to have the potential game-winning drive halted at the 13 with eight seconds left.





    Waggener 29, Bardstown 13

    Bethlehem 39, Caverna 0

    South Oldham 48, Nelson Co. 6

    Thomas Nelson 20, Henry Co. 12



    Eminence 44, Bethlehem 41


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bardstown 7, LaRue Co. 1



    Hart Co. 4, Bardstown 2

    Elizabethtown 8, Nelson Co. 0


  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: District...

    The regular season in soccer and volleyball wind up this week, which means tournament time is on the doorstep.

    The 19th District volleyball tournament starts Monday, and host Washington County (21-10) is the top seed after finishing up at 7-1 in district matches.

    Up first, though, is Monday’s 4-5 seed game, where Bethlehem (5-18) locks up with Nelson County (6-26) at 6 p.m. Both squads went 2-6 in district play, and they split their regular-season matches, both of them taking four sets to decide.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: A bowhunt with...

    After not seeing a deer on three straight trips afield, when my 12-year-old granddaughter Hannah asked me if I would go with her on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 22. I told her I would be glad to.

    That day I got out of the archery shop at 5 p.m., took a quick shower and washed my hair with non-scented soap, and by the time I was ready, Hannah arrived with her bow, and we were ready to go.


    Bethlehem’s Kate Brown and Thomas Nelson’s Alexis Daniel each shot matching 18-over-par 90s during first-round play Tuesday in the KHSAA Girls’ State Golf Championships in Bowling Green.

    The course at Bowling Green Country Club took on rain for parts of the day, and play was eventually suspended later in the day with several golfers still out on the course — including Brown — with as many as three holes left to play. Brown and those others finished their round Wednesday morning.