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  • Bardstown's Kahleifeh a...

    If Bardstown’s Adam Kahleifeh can improve upon his region time in Saturday’s state cross country championships the way he did between region and state last year, the junior may be able to add “state champion” to his résumé alongside the region championship he won last weekend.

    “He’s got an opportunity,” Bardstown coach Tom Williams said.

  • Bardstown's Kahleifeh wins...

    Bardstown’s Adam Kahleifeh won Saturday’s Class 1A Region 3 cross country championship, covering the 5K course at McNeely Lake Park in Louisville in 16:44.17.

    Kahleifeh finished third in last year’s region meet and was fifth in the state Class 1A meet. He said he likes the sound of having “region champion” attached to his name, but he’s got some unfinished business.

    “It feels good, but I’d rather say “state champ,” the junior said.

  • Monroe County is next Bardstown...

    Much like last year, if Bardstown is going to have a long playoff stay, the Tigers will have to do most of their work as road warriors. Monroe County, ranked in the top five of Class 2A in most polls, plays host to Bardstown this week.

    Both teams advanced to the second round by way of blowout wins in the first round. The Tigers (4-7) blasted visiting Metcalfe County 48-0 last week while Monroe County kept Fort Knox winless with a 48-7 drubbing.

  • Nelson girls make history

    Nelson County placed four runners in the top 20 Saturday to finish third overall in the girls Class 3A Region 3 cross country meet, qualifying a girls team for the state championships for the first time since 1981, when they won a state championship.

    “The girls have been focused on it all year long, and I couldn’t be prouder of them,” Cardinal coach Dan Bradley said.

    Eighth-grader Daniella Godenzi led the Nelson County squad with an 11th-place finish, covering the 5K course at River Road Country Club in Louisville in 21:39.20.

  • Janes resigns as Banshee hoops...

    Bethlehem Banshees head coach Terry Janes abruptly resigned late last week after only one season at the helm.

    “He just decided some other things that were in the way weren’t going to get out of the way,” Bethlehem principal Tom Hamilton said, citing work commitments. “We understand that.”

    Whitey Simpson, who has taught health and physical education at Bethlehem for the past 10 years, was approached about taking over the Banshee program Thursday, and accepted.

  • The River Rat Blog

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Nelson girls beat Bethlehem in sudden death OT

    Nelson County and Bethlehem battled for more than 100 minutes Wednesday in a thrilling double-overtime bout with the 9th District championship on the line.

    The Cardinals broke the 1-1 tie just over a minute into the first five-minute sudden death overtime period when MaryAlice Brown got loose in front of the Banshee goal and popped one past keeper Sarah Wigginton.

  • 'Battle-tested' Tigers...

    After a difficult 3-7 regular season against a murderer’s row of large-school, non-district opponents, the slate has been wiped clean for Bardstown.

    “This is the third phase of our season,” Tiger coach David Clark said of the Class 2A playoffs; the other two phases being the preseason and district season. “We’re in the final phase of the postseason, where our record’s 0-0. You win, you play; you lose, you go home.”

    Bardstown hosts Metcalfe County (4-6) tonight.

  • Cards visit state No. 1

    Nelson County coach Bart Bruner planned all along for his Cardinals to face St. Xavier in the playoffs this season — just not this week.

    “Our expectation was to play in a game like this; it just wasn’t under these circumstances,” Bruner said. “It was going to be later in the playoffs. Our attitude has to be we are ready to play in a game of this magnitude.”

  • Eagles look to take flight way...

    Bethlehem makes the 206-mile trek to the Jackson Purchase area in far western Kentucky tonight to face perennial power Mayfield in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.

    The Cardinals have advanced to the third round of the playoffs each year since 1999 and won a state title in 2001. This year has been a disappointment for Mayfield, however, as the Cardinals have struggled to a 5-5 record and saw their streak of District 1 dominance end, but have been playing well as of late in winning two of their last three.

  • Tiger gamble doesn't pay

    Warren Central’s Demonte Smith and Nick Conder stopped Rashaun Phillips’ two-point conversion try to seal a 28-27 overtime win Friday at Bardstown.

    “To win in overtime anytime is an exciting event,” Warren Central coach Bill Cox said.