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Today's Sports

  • Egli takes over NC post

    Nelson County stayed in-house when deciding on its new head football coach Thursday, tabbing assistant coach Jamie Egli to take over for the departing Bart Bruner.

    “The philosophy will stay the same, (stressing) work ethic and discipline,” Egli said. “We’re going to work hard, and we’re going to do what’s right, And I expect our kids to do what’s right, and (we’ll) hold them accountable for what they do.”

  • Bardstown rolls into semis

    RICHMOND — Bardstown plowed into today’s semifinals of the Touchstone Energy All A Classic, riding a double-double (15 points, 14 rebounds) from senior Demarco Phillips in knocking out 3rd Region champion Edmonson County, 64-40.

    The Tigers (15-4) used strong pressure defense to hassle the Wildcats (12-8) into 14 turnovers, turning that into 19 points.

    Bardstown senior Jordan Hickman had 16 points and eight rebounds. Edmonson County’s Cody Rich had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

  • Bethlehem making strides in year...

    The Bethlehem swimming program has 12 kids out in its third year of existence, and is looking to grow.

    Only two of those 12 are boys, which puts some limitations on what events coach Fran Spaulding can enter her team in during meets, but she’s hopeful for more kids to come out in upcoming years, boys and girls. Five of those 12 are seniors.

  • Nelson County searching for...

    The 4-year-old Nelson County swimming program is a stable one, with solid numbers turning out yearly.

    But coach Don Ethington feels like the program’s development has hit a bit of a ceiling.

    The Cardinals won a recent meet at Shawnee, which was a great confidence boost for his squad. But they found the going a bit tougher at a larger meet in Richmond; a 22-team meet that featured “state-level competition,” he said.

  • Superstitious? Naw, not me

    I usually do laundry a couple times a week. My apartment, fortunately, has one of those double-deck all-in-one washer/dryer combos, enabling me to avoid one my life’s greatest dreads — going to the Laundromat.

    But there’s one item of clothing I regularly wear that hasn’t seen the inside of a washer in at least two months, and that’s my white No. 43 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers jersey.

  • Tigers bring purple rain from 3-...

    Bardstown got its quest for a third straight All A Classic 5th Region crown started in a resounding fashion Monday, hitting 9-of-10 from behind the three-point line to spark a 69-46 first-round rout of Green County.

    Tournament host Bethlehem didn’t fare nearly as well as Campbellsville put together a big second-half run and hit its free throws down the stretch to advance with a 61-52 win.

  • Meeks shall indeed inherit UK...

    I don’t have the luxury of being speechless to the point of only saying “Wow” the way ESPN announcers Brad Nessler and Jimmy Dykes did Tuesday when describing Jodie Meeks’ record-setting 54-point outburst in Knoxville.

    Fortunately, I’ve had the benefit of a couple days to roll my jaw back up from off the ground, and find a few words to illustrate it. Still, one-word superlatives gush to the forefront: Amazing. Incredible. Stupendous.

  • Cardinals rout Tigers; Drake...

    Nelson County got off to a hot 20-2 start Saturday against Bardstown and never looked back during a 69-32 rout.

  • Cards win No. 10

    The Nelson County boys had a little bit tougher time beating Washington County on the road than at home, but the Cardinals still managed to pull away in the second half and score a 56-39 win Friday.

    The Cardinals won the previous meeting 63-36 at Nelson County. With the win, they improved to 10-6 overall and 4-1 in 19th District games.

    Up 24-20 at the half, the Cardinals took control of the game with a 17-9 third quarter.

  • Banshees, Tigers stumble

    Bethlehem is playing host to this year’s All A Classic 5th Region tournament, but the bracket lost its local flavor Monday with both local girls teams suffering first-round defeats.

    Bardstown (5-10) advanced to the state All A Classic semifinals last year, but its reign over the 5th Region ended in a 56-29 defeat to a strong Green County club. Bethlehem (2-9) played Campbellsville tough for three quarters, but was outscored 18-10 in the fourth quarter in a 51-39 loss.