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  • Weather, inexperience make...

    LEXINGTON — Nelson County’s Annie Wigginton improved upon her regional mark by 44 seconds in Saturday’s girls Class 3A state cross country championships to be the top local finisher.

    “She did exactly what you want a senior leader to do — she didn’t get the jitters and stayed focused,” Nelson County coach Dan Bradley said.

    Wigginton came in 112th place — matching her finish in last year’s state meet, when she qualified as an individual.

  • Sister Act

    Sisters Angela and Flannery Musk have made a big mark on Bethlehem athletics in just a very short time.

    The sisters played soccer last school year, but never realized their aptitude at running until coming out for track last spring. Before last school year, the two were home-schooled, so the opportunity for competition wasn’t really there, except in summer-league sports.

    “Starting out running, I didn’t really like it,” said Flannery, now a sophomore. “Sometimes I don’t really like it still.”

  • Sister Act

    Sisters Angela and Flannery Musk have made a big mark on Bethlehem athletics in just a very short time.

    The sisters played soccer last school year, but never realized their aptitude at running until coming out for track last spring. Before last school year, the two were home-schooled, so the opportunity for competition wasn’t really there, except in summer-league sports.

    “Starting out running, I didn’t really like it,” said Flannery, now a sophomore. “Sometimes I don’t really like it still.”

  • Wigginton is Nelson County'...

    Nelson County cross country coach Dan Bradley has been known to gush about the leader of his girls squad, senior Annie Wigginton. And with good reason.

    “Annie’s worth to the team — you can’t put it in words,” Bradley said. “There’s never been anybody who’s sacrificed more for Nelson County cross country. There’s never been anybody who’s invested more in Nelson County cross country.”

  • Turkey day tradition

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    The local high school football teams didn’t enjoy as deep a playoff run as they would have liked, but it turned out to be a silver lining for me in Bardstown’s loss at Monroe County.

    Not that I was rooting against the Tigers on that bitter cold night Friday, mind you. But Bardstown’s loss did result in me being able to participate in a longstanding family tradition the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Falcons end Tigers' season

    TOMPKINSVILLE — Bardstown went down to Monroe County with thoughts of advancing to the next round of the playoffs, but when the night was over so was the season in convincing fashion as Monroe County took control of the game late in the first quarter and never let the Tigers get back in it, rolling to a 45-14 victory.

  • Tigers swat away Hornets, 48-0

    The forecasted inclement weather never materialized, but Bardstown made Metcalfe County feel like it was trying to hold back a hurricane Friday as the Tigers opened the Class 2A Region 2 playoffs with a resounding 48-0 win.

    “The kids responded really well,” Bardstown coach David Clark said. “They understand that this is the playoffs now, and this was a statement game for us. It really was.”

    The win improved the Tigers to 4-7 on the year and arranged a second-round matchup in Tompkinsville against Monroe County (10-1), which beat Fort Knox 48-7.

  • Trotline produced big flathead...

    Cecil Mallory reached down into the Ohio River water and grabbed his trotline. It was early morning and he hadn’t run the line since the day before.

    He immediately felt a strong pull on the line from something further out on the line. He immediately knew it wasn’t a 5-pound channel cat.

    As Cecil worked his way out the line, the sharp pulls of a fish became stronger. It obviously was a big one. Then it broke the surface still a distance from the small flat bottom rowboat.

  • Turkeys tasty whether deep-fried...

    Turkeys are supposed to have their skin. It is supposed to ensure a moist, tender bird on the Thanksgiving table, especially if you are lucky enough to have a wild bird for the feast.

    Kentucky hunters still have a chance to harvest a fall turkey. Archery season runs through Jan. 19, and the second crossbow season continues until the end of December. The late shotgun season is Dec. 6-12 and could provide a bird for the Christmas table.

    Traditionally, after the hunt, each turkey is laboriously plucked by hunters or camp cooks.

  • Top-ranked Tigers rout Cards

    LOUISVILLE — It started Friday when Cody Everett of St. Xavier sent Quentin Brooks sprawling backward on the opening kickoff, pinning Nelson County at its own 12-yard line.

    The Cardinals were never able to get back up as the Tigers showed why they are ranked No. 1 in the state with a 72-7 win in the first round of Class 6A Region 2 playoffs.