Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tigers march into finals

    Bardstown set itself up for a possible fourth consecutive trip to the Touchstone Energy All A Classic in Richmond, plowing past Caverna in a 74-38 win in Tuesday’s 5th Region All A semifinals.

    In tonight’s 6 p.m. championship game at Bethlehem, the Tigers hook up with Campbellsville, the last team not named Bardstown to emerge from the 5th Region and make it to the small-school state tournament.

  • Four in a row

    Bardstown rode a 12-7 spurt in the third quarter to a 62-52 victory over Campbellsville in the finals of the Touchtone Energy Boys All A Classic 5th Region tournament at Bethlehem Friday.

    It was the fourth straight championship for the Tigers as Gary Goode’s team turned 29 Campbellsville turnovers into 31 points for the game.

    But, still, Goode’s squad trailed at the half 27-24.

  • Eagles let it slip away

    Bethlehem squandered a nine-point fourth-quarter lead Friday as Nelson County finished the game on a 21-5 run over the final 6:38 to score a 45-38 district win.

    “We had some people step up and put the ball in the basket,” Cardinal coach Artie Braden said.

  • Cards thrash Commanders

    Nelson County improved to 3-0 in 19th District games and 13-4 overall Tuesday with a 61-26 home win over Washington County.

    Samantha Drake, a junior, went for 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the contest, and blocked two shots.

    The Commanders (3-10, 2-2 dist.) got 15 points, three assists and eight rebounds from Pooh Railey.

  • Cardinals gearing up for meeting...

    Nelson County has won its last three games by an average margin of 44 points. That string of blowouts is likely to end Tuesday when the Cardinals visit the state’s No. 7 team.

    “It’s a big challenge,” Nelson County coach Kelly Wood conceded about his club’s pending meeting with North Hardin (15-3).

  • Cards put scare into Trojans

    Tuesday’s 70-62 road loss to a North Hardin club ranked as high as No. 1 in the state in some polls may not have gone the way Nelson County would have liked. The Cardinals, however, found out they’re not far from taking that next big step toward their preseason goal of a region title.

    “We learned that we’re also one of the best teams in the state, and we can compete with anybody,” said junior Samantha Drake, who torched the Trojans for an eye-popping 42 points and 19 rebounds in the losing effort.

  • Shipp's treys spark...

    Nelson County’s Michael Shipp dropped in a trio of three-pointers in the first quarter Tuesday, helping the Cardinals out to a hot start in a 63-36 home win over Washington County.

    The Cardinals held the Commanders to 12-of-43 shooting from the field and 2-of-18 on three-pointers.

    Shipp, a senior forward, scored 13 points to help the Cardinals improve to 2-1 in 19th District games and 8-6 overall. Washington County fell to 2-11 overall and 0-4 in the district.

  • Sports shows start this weekend...

    The winter outdoor sports show season is here. These shows give people who enjoy the outdoors a reprieve from the cold and the opportunity to view the latest products, visit travel booths and make plans for the upcoming fishing, boating and hunting seasons.

    First up is the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show slated Jan. 16-18 and 21-25 at the Duke Energy Center downtown. It will feature more than 700 displays and exhibits.