Today's Sports



    Boys’ Basketball


    Traditional Bank Classic

    at Lexington Catholic

    Frederick Douglass 59, Bardstown 48


    Williamstown Holiday Classic

    Rowan Co. 54, Thomas Nelson 37


    Nelson County Classic

    Boyle Co. 53, Nelson Co. 44



    Spencer Co. 68, Nelson Co. 58

    Bethlehem 70, Caverna 58



  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bethlehem...

    Wins have been hard to come by early in the season for Bethlehem’s boys, but the Eagles started the New Year off right Wednesday, scoring a 70-58 victory over visiting Caverna.

    The Eagles (3-9) got it done with good shooting, as they hit on 25-of-47 from the field (53.2 percent) to the Colonels’ 24-for-61 clip. In addition, Bethlehem outrebounded Caverna 34-31, led by Bryce Zielke’s 10 boards to go with five points.

  • Top local sports stories of 2018

    Each year on the sports pages, a number of stories capture the fancy of local readers.

    At the end of each year, I take some time to reflect on just what it was we saw, and try my best to bring it all together in one list and bring context to it all.

  • Scores and Schedules: Jan. 2,...


    Boys’ Basketball


    Traditional Bank Classic

    at Lexington Catholic

    Cooper 40, Bardstown 33

    Williamstown Holiday Classic

    at Williamstown

    Thomas Nelson 49, Prestonsburg 37

    Nelson County Classic

    Logan County 67, Nelson County 50


    Traditional Bank Classic

    at Lexington Classic

    Bardstown 76, Hancock Co. 60


    Nelson County Classic

    Meade Co. 72, Nelson Co. 48


  • Bardstown, Bethlehem claim...

    Bardstown and Bethlehem rolled to championships in tournaments in Garrard County and Bourbon County, both doing so in impressive performances over the weekend and stayed on course for a key 19th District showdown on Jan. 8.

    The Tigers have won 12 games in a row since their season-opening loss to Marion County.

    Ironically, it was Marion County who handed Bethlehem their only loss of the season, a buzzer beater on Dec. 20. It snapped the Banshees' seven-game winning streak, but coach Jason Clark’s team has won five in a row since then.

  • ROUND-UP: Tigers fall to Cooper...

    Bardstown put up a valiant effort, but Cooper took control in the final two minutes of the game en route to a 40-33 win in the opening round of the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic on Thursday.

    The Jaguars, the two-time defending champion of the tournament, scored eight straight points during that stretch to overcome a 31-29 Bardstown lead.

  • ARCHERY: Generals continue to...

    There are a lot of coaches who will pad their schedules in an effort to improve their team’s won-loss records.

    Others, like Thomas Nelson archery coach C.M. Enlow, want their athletes to compete against the very best so as to accurately gauge their progress.

    “I want to go to tournaments when I know Bullitt Central and Bullitt East will be there,” he said. “They are the best teams in our region, and among the best in the state.”

    That’s not to say Enlow won’t take his team to other events.

  • Tigers win Smoky Mountain Classic

    Bardstown rolled to its ninth straight win last Saturday and returned home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., with the championship trophy of the Smoky Mountain Classic after defeating Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) 59-37.

    The winners trailed 13-11 at the first rest stop but put the game away with a 17-3 run in the second quarter and a 15-8 advantage in the third.

    The Tigers (9-1) have not lost since their opening game against Marion County, and coach Amber Courtney has had several different players lead the way during that stretch.

  • Tiger squad a family affair

    Bardstown archery coach Lisa Hamilton looks at her sport as somewhat of a family affair, and she isn’t just talking about her own team.

    “We get along so well with the other schools in the county,” she said. “If someone needs something for a tournament they are having, we push up our sleeves and start helping. It sends a great message. We can be competitive but we can all get along.”

    Hamilton points to her roster as another example of how the sport is truly something in which several members of a family can excel.

  • SPORTS NOTES 12-26

    KofC FT contest

    The Knights of Columbus Bardstown Council 1290 is sponsoring a free throw shooting contest at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Bethlehem High School. The contest is open to all boys and girls from Nelson County ages 9-14. Winners will advance to district, regional and state competition. No entry fee is required and walk-up registration is available. Call 331-9223 with questions.


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