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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: 5th...

    Bethlehem was handsomely rewarded for Saturday night’s overtime win over Bardstown in the 19th District championship at Sunday morning’s 5th Region tournament draw, as the Banshees find themselves the clear favorite in the top half of the bracket.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT...

    Most of Bethlehem’s girls’ basketball history has been spent as an also-ran, with just three district titles since the sport returned in 1975.

    That is, until Saturday night, when the Banshees added to what has already been a history-making season by rallying from eight points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime against top-seeded Bardstown, then putting the Tigers away for a 70-64 victory and the school’s first 19th District title since 1999.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: 5th...

    Bardstown will get a pretty good measuring stick of how far they’ve come since the beginning of the season when the Tigers begin 5th Region tournament play Tuesday.

    The Tigers’ first-round opponent on Tuesday will be 20th District runner-up Marion County (21-8), tipping off at 5 p.m. Central time (6 p.m. Eastern) at Hart County High School. The Knights and Tigers (15-15) met up all the way back on Nov. 27 in the opening week of the season, resulting in an 85-68 Marion County victory.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 2-24

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. 55, Bethlehem 46

     

    Tuesday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Washington Co. 63, Nelson Co. 60

     

    Wednesday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Bardstown 76, Thomas Nelson 57

     

    Friday

    19th District Championship

    at Bethlehem

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT...

    Bardstown continued to play its best ball of the year at just the right time, as the peaking Tigers roared past Washington County 72-62 Friday to score a sixth straight 19th District championship.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT...

    If strong outside shooting, a suffocating defense, and a dominant inside game are the characteristics of a championship team, then Bethlehem may be the type of team to challenge Elizabethtown in next week’s 5th Region Tournament in Greensburg.

    The host Banshees (25-4) were efficient in every facet of the game in rolling to a surprisingly easy 74-29 win over Thomas Nelson Thursday night.

  • SCORES AND SCHEDULES 2-22

    Scores

    Boys’ Basketball

    Monday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Nelson Co. 55, Bethlehem 46

     

    Tuesday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Washington Co. 63, Nelson Co. 60

     

    Wednesday

    19th District tournament

    at Bethlehem

    Bardstown 76, Thomas Nelson 57

     

    Friday

    19th District Championship

    at Bethlehem

  • SPORTS BRIEF: All-Region teams

    Area schools were well-represented on the girls’ 5th Region Coaches’ Association’s All-Region team, which was released last week. However, no area boys’ players made the list.

    Headlining the squad is Bardstown coach Amber Courtney, who was voted Coach of the Year by her peers. Courtney has guided the Tigers to a 25-4 campaign so far this season, and Bardstown is seeking a second straight district title in Saturday’s 19th District championship.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Climbing...

    After our climbs on Windom and Eolus, Bonnie and I took a couple of days off to rest before making our way to the Navajo Lake Trailhead south of Telluride, Colo., to attempt climbing Mount Wilson.

    We stayed one night in Durango, spent a day in Mesa Verde National Park exploring the cliff dwellings, then stayed in Cortez for a night before driving to the trailhead.

  • SOFTBALL: TNHS senior Cammack...

    Thomas Nelson’s softball program has reached its biggest heights during the two years Holly Smith has been head coach, and a big reason for that turnaround has been the steady hand of Emily Cammack.

    “She is a vocal leader on the field, super-passionate about the sport,” Smith said. “She’s pretty hard on herself about wanting (to give) everything she can give. She’s really grown a lot.”