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Today's Sports

  • Tigers escape with win

    Keaton Hall’s free throw with 7.6 seconds left Saturday proved to be the game-winner, as Bardstown withstood a furious Nelson County rally in the closing seconds to notch a 59-58 road win.

    Bardstown’s Damian Edelen said he was surprised by the tough test the Cardinals provided in nearly springing the upset.

    “It’s big. I think I expected to win by a little bit more, but I’m happy with it,” he said. “They played great.”

  • Cardinals pull shocker by...

    Nelson County’s wrestling program is only four years old, but the Cardinals came up with a big performance over the weekend at the Region II Duals at Danville, posting a runner-up finish and earning its first trip to the state team championships.

    “It’s a big step for our program,” Cardinal coach Jason Detre said.

    The Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association State Duals are Jan. 31 at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. The Cardinals are one of 16 teams — two in each region — to make it.

  • Cards win 11th; Tigers take it...

    Nelson County, ranked No. 19 in the state by BluegrassPreps.com, picked up its 11th win of the season Tuesday in easy fashion over visiting Oldham County, 67-34.

    A big defensive effort was key in the game, as the Cardinals (11-3) forced 23 Colonel turnovers and limited Oldham to 28 percent field goal shooting (12-of-43).

    Junior Samantha Drake stuffed the stat sheet with 28 points, eight rebounds, five blocked shots and three steals. Drake had as many field goals by herself as Oldham County, hitting 12-of-16 from the floor.

  • Tigers get the jump on Eagles

    Bardstown started its district opener with a 13-4 run Friday and never looked back, blasting homestanding Bethlehem 68-43.

    “That was our best four quarters of defense we’ve shown this year,” Bardstown coach Gary Goode said. “We’ve showed flashes at times, but then we’ve had lapses. We’ve still got a ways to go in that area, but that was our most consistent defensive performance to date.”

  • 2008 In Review

    The 2008 sports year is in the books, but we saw many interesting events fly across the local radar last year. Here are some of the most noteworthy:

  • Lousy day? Clean up your reels

    So what do you do on those lousy winter days that aren’t fit for doing anything outdoors?

    We’ve had a number of such days already this winter, and more are sure to be ahead.

    You can read a good fishing book, start planning next spring’s fishing trip to Reelfoot or Kentucky Lake, clean your tackle box, or save that old favorite spinning reel.

  • Cats, Cards still have questions

    Obviously, the annual Kentucky-Louisville meeting is a big deal for us here in the commonwealth, but rarely has it meant that much in the grand scheme of things as far as rankings and tournament seedings.

    This year could be the exception, if for no other reason both teams figure to improve off their Sunday performances.

    We saw Louisville’s improvement first-hand Wednesday in the Cards’ win over South Florida.

  • Banshees can't find the...

    Pooh Railey had four points and several key rebounds in the final 1:10 Friday, lifting Washington County to a 36-30 road win over Bethlehem.

    The Commanders (3-9, 2-1 dist.) opened the game with a 9-0 spurt, but the Banshees (1-6, 0-5 dist.) replied with a 13-2 run of their own to go up 13-11 on back-to-back threes by Emily Vittitow.

    After that, things settled down, with both teams struggling to find the bucket and neither team able to build more than a 2-point margin until late in the third quarter.

  • Eagles turn back Commanders

    Braden Hurst dropped in a career-high 22 points Friday to help Bethlehem snap a five-game losing streak with a 63-50 district win over Washington County.

    “It gives us a lot of confidence; 2-2 in the district is a lot better than 1-3,” Hurst said. “To get a win finally — we were on the slide there — so it gives us a lot of confidence.”

    Wins have been hard to come by for the Eagles. Friday’s win puts them at 3-8 (Saturday’s game against John Hardin was too late for this edition of The Standard) on the season.

  • Tigers find just enough offense...

    Bardstown got 12 points from Cierra Allen and 10 more from Alyssa Thompson to post a 42-27 win Friday at Bethlehem and improve to 3-0 in 19th District games on the year.

    “It’s always tough to play in here — (Bethlehem) played hard,” Bardstown coach Paul Stone said. “It was a good win. To be 3-0 in the district, it’s a good start.”