Today's Sports

  • Pile repeats as region champ

    Nelson County’s wrestling team had the best region tournament showing in the four years of its existence Saturday, qualifying 10 athletes for Thursday’s KHSAA state wrestling championships.

    Jamie Pile, a senior, repeated as region champ in the 145-pound division, and Matthew Hillard was runner-up at 189 pounds. The Region II meet was held at Fort Knox.

  • Tigers beat LCA, advance to...

    RICHMOND — Bardstown may not have had its “A” game Friday, but the veteran Tigers displayed plenty of moxie in the game’s final minute to close out a pesky Lexington Christian club, 54-48.

    It marked four consecutive first-round wins in the Touchstone Energy All A Classic for a senior-dominated Tiger team that was positively business-like in outscoring the Knights 5-0 over the game’s final 32 seconds.

  • Egli takes over NC post

    Nelson County stayed in-house when deciding on its new head football coach Thursday, tabbing assistant coach Jamie Egli to take over for the departing Bart Bruner.

    “The philosophy will stay the same, (stressing) work ethic and discipline,” Egli said. “We’re going to work hard, and we’re going to do what’s right, And I expect our kids to do what’s right, and (we’ll) hold them accountable for what they do.”

  • Bardstown rolls into semis

    RICHMOND — Bardstown plowed into today’s semifinals of the Touchstone Energy All A Classic, riding a double-double (15 points, 14 rebounds) from senior Demarco Phillips in knocking out 3rd Region champion Edmonson County, 64-40.

    The Tigers (15-4) used strong pressure defense to hassle the Wildcats (12-8) into 14 turnovers, turning that into 19 points.

    Bardstown senior Jordan Hickman had 16 points and eight rebounds. Edmonson County’s Cody Rich had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

  • Bethlehem making strides in year...

    The Bethlehem swimming program has 12 kids out in its third year of existence, and is looking to grow.

    Only two of those 12 are boys, which puts some limitations on what events coach Fran Spaulding can enter her team in during meets, but she’s hopeful for more kids to come out in upcoming years, boys and girls. Five of those 12 are seniors.

  • Nelson County searching for...

    The 4-year-old Nelson County swimming program is a stable one, with solid numbers turning out yearly.

    But coach Don Ethington feels like the program’s development has hit a bit of a ceiling.

    The Cardinals won a recent meet at Shawnee, which was a great confidence boost for his squad. But they found the going a bit tougher at a larger meet in Richmond; a 22-team meet that featured “state-level competition,” he said.

  • Superstitious? Naw, not me

    I usually do laundry a couple times a week. My apartment, fortunately, has one of those double-deck all-in-one washer/dryer combos, enabling me to avoid one my life’s greatest dreads — going to the Laundromat.

    But there’s one item of clothing I regularly wear that hasn’t seen the inside of a washer in at least two months, and that’s my white No. 43 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers jersey.

  • Tigers bring purple rain from 3-...

    Bardstown got its quest for a third straight All A Classic 5th Region crown started in a resounding fashion Monday, hitting 9-of-10 from behind the three-point line to spark a 69-46 first-round rout of Green County.

    Tournament host Bethlehem didn’t fare nearly as well as Campbellsville put together a big second-half run and hit its free throws down the stretch to advance with a 61-52 win.

  • Meeks shall indeed inherit UK...

    I don’t have the luxury of being speechless to the point of only saying “Wow” the way ESPN announcers Brad Nessler and Jimmy Dykes did Tuesday when describing Jodie Meeks’ record-setting 54-point outburst in Knoxville.

    Fortunately, I’ve had the benefit of a couple days to roll my jaw back up from off the ground, and find a few words to illustrate it. Still, one-word superlatives gush to the forefront: Amazing. Incredible. Stupendous.

  • Cardinals rout Tigers; Drake...

    Nelson County got off to a hot 20-2 start Saturday against Bardstown and never looked back during a 69-32 rout.