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Today's Sports

  • Bardstown routs Washington Co.

    Bardstown improved to 2-0 in 19th District games Tuesday, easily winning at Washington County, 76-53.

    The Tigers (8-4) held the Commanders (2-9) to 34 percent from the field on 16-of-47 shooting, and forced 19 turnovers.

    “I thought our players defended them with a lot of energy,” Tiger coach Gary Goode said. “Good team effort on defense.”

    Four Tigers scored in double figures, led by Jordan Hickman and Demarco Phillips with 18 apiece. Lee Mudd led Washington County with 13.

  • Bardstown, Nelson girls improve...

    Bardstown’s girls squad seems to have adjusted to the loss of its top player a lot quicker than expected, Tiger coach Paul Stone said.

    The Tigers fell behind 18-6 early Tuesday at John Hardin (0-4), but outscored the Bulldogs 14-2 to finish the first half and 24-11 in the third quarter on the way to a 54-46 win.

    “The girls didn’t quit,” Stone said. “A few good things happened, and it just snowballed from there.”

  • Holcomb goes for No. 4 today

    Boston native Mike Holcomb’s phone has been ringing off the hook lately.

    Many of them are well-wishers congratulating the Breathitt County coach on his club’s 14-12 road win last week over rival Belfry in the Class 3A state semifinals, which led to his fourth trip to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championships.

    But his duties as the eastern Kentucky school’s athletic director don’t stop just because he’s got to prepare his 12-2 Bobcats for a meeting today with defending 3A champ Central (10-3).

  • Pick'em contest has a...

    For those of you who are missing the weekly “Pete’s Pick’Em” Contest, there’s one last chance to beat the panel of experts — or me, if you get your jollies whipping a wounded dog.

    That’s pretty much what my record from the weekly version of the contest had me looking like. At least I wasn’t in last place. But I wasn’t far from it.

  • Nelson boys win on Kays'...

    Junior guard Josh Kays knocked down a three-pointer from the left wing with three seconds left Saturday to make Artie Braden’s Nelson County debut a successful one in a 47-46 win over Southern.

    The game was part of the Army Bulldog Classic at John Hardin; until this past spring, Braden had been the only coach in John Hardin history, taking the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 in 2006.

  • Bruner resigns from NC post

    Nelson County head football coach Bart Bruner tendered his resignation Thursday morning after three seasons at the helm.

    “It’s been a difficult decision for me,” said Bruner, who said he informed his team Tuesday morning after much consideration.

    Bruner said one of the things he always tried to instill in his players and coaches was good work ethic — always “doing the best you can.” However, it’s been difficult giving 100 percent to coaching while also juggling family responsibilities.

  • Tigers' road to Rupp...

    Bardstown has 10 seniors back from last year’s Sweet 16 squad — the first Tiger team to make it to the state tournament in 37 years — but head coach Gary Goode isn’t sure his team is the one to beat.

    “We’ve got to be mentioned, being the defending champ and with what we’ve got back,” he said, “but to say (we’re the) favorite, I don’t see how you could really put that on any one team.”

  • Tiger press gives Banshees fits

    Bardstown held Bethlehem without a field goal for 13 minutes Friday in scoring a 43-29 win over the visiting Banshees.

    “It really put us out of the game,” Bethlehem coach Whitey Simpson said. “We made a nice run in the fourth quarter after they backed their press off.”

    The Tigers (1-1) and Banshees (0-2) both struggled to knock down shots in the first quarter, but Cierra Allen had a steal, two assists and a three-pointer to lead a 7-0 second-quarter spurt and put Bardstown up 18-10.

  • Nelson County gets win over...

    Nelson County came out on top in the third-place game of the Bearno’s Holiday Hoops Classic Tuesday night at Bethlehem High School.

     

    The Cardinals beat the Bethlehem Eagles 70-58 in the teams’ second meeting in just 11 days.

  • Christmas gifts remembered:...

    Most of us have special Christmas memories, and most involve families and friends, and special gifts — not expensive gifts, but gifts received with special thoughts.

     

    Several of the gifts of which I have the fondest memories were related to the outdoors.

    When I was 7 or 8, I received my first bicycle. That bicycle gave me transport to the creek where I could catch tiny sunfish, and explore many of nature’s wonders.

    I dreamed about that bike long before it appeared on Christmas morning. It was a wonderful sight.