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Today's Sports

  • Cardinal boys fall short; girls...

    Nelson County’s hopes for an upset of Top-10 Jeffersontown fell short Tuesday, as the Chargers finished strong to hold off the visiting Cardinals, 63-51.

    “We played really hard against one of the higher-ranked teams in the state,” Nelson County coach Minor Harmon said. “They’re the quickest team we’ve played all year.”

    The Chargers (18-4), No. 8 in the current BluegrassPreps.com rankings, opened the game with an 8-0 spurt and led 21-10 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Eagles hold off Knights, 59-50

    Bethlehem used a strong defensive effort and solid low post play Tuesday to beat Marion County 59-50.

    “We finally got the ball inside,” Bethlehem coach Mike Ayersman said, “We got it in and got results. It opened up the outside but the key was points in the paint.”

    The win avenged an earlier defeat at the hands of the Knights, and improved Bethlehem’s record to 8-15 overall.

  • Banshees have no answers for...

    Bethlehem struggled to handle Taccara Hayes and Top-20 Marion County, falling Tuesday to the Knights, 60-32.

    Things got off to a slow start for the Banshees and never got any better. Marion County sprinted out to a 10-0 lead and Bethlehem could not overcome that and the Banshees’ turnover problems.

    “We got out slow, played like we were a little intimidated,” Bethlehem coach Terry Janes said. “We were prepared but did not get off to a good start.”

  • Final 'All A' thoughts

    I’ve always enjoyed going to the “All A” Classic.

    It’s a top-notch, well-run tournament, and the good people of Richmond do a good job showing their city’s best face.

    However, the sickly, yellow-green tint of the poor lighting in EKU’s McBrayer Arena washed all across my photos during the week, and must’ve weakened my system, as I now have the flu.

  • Tigers take down Eagles

    Bardstown set up a showdown Friday with Nelson County for the district’s top seed by shutting down the Bethlehem Eagles on Monday, 63-46.

  • Bethlehem tops KCD; Nelson beats...

    A 10-day layoff proved no hindrance to Bethlehem last week as the Eagles dispatched Kentucky Country Day, 56-40.

    “We played well, did a pretty solid job,” Bethlehem coach Mike Ayersman said of his team’s defensive effort. “Anytime you hold a team to 13 points in a half, you are playing pretty good defense.”

    Tough shooting by Bethlehem helped KCD hang around, but the Bearcats didn’t have enough firepower to close the first-half gap.

    Bethlehem 56, KCD 40

    KCD 4 9 14 17—40

    B 7 12 15 22—56

  • Bardstown run falls in semifinals

    RICHMOND - Undersized Bardstown’s “All A” Classic run ended in the semifinals Saturday morning at the hands of eventual champion Lexington Christian, 63-42.

    Tiger coach Paul Stone said his players were understandably upset and did not wish to comment after the tough loss. But, he said, “It’s only got to help us. If you want to get better, you’ve got to play good teams.”

  • Sports Notes

    NENYSL signups

    The Northeast Nelson Youth Soccer League is now taking registrations for players for the 2008 Spring league.

    There will be a U6 combined boys and girls team. Players must be at least 3 years old by Aug. 1, 2007, but not yet 6 years old on July 31, 2007.

    There will be a U8 boys and U8 girls team. Players must be at least 6 years old on Aug. 1, 2007, but not 8 years old on July 31, 2007.

    There will be a U10 boys and U 10 girls team. Players must be at least 8 years old on Aug. 1, 2007, and not yet 10 years old on July 31, 2007.

  • Banshees fall short against Adair

    Bethlehem suffered a narrow 52-50 loss on the road at Adair County last week, dropping the Banshees’ record to 7-11 on the season.

    “We missed some shots early that we need to start making,” Bethlehem coach Terry Janes said.

    The Banshees got double-digit scoring from guard Kati Browning and post players Beka Cecil and Cate Hurst, who each had 12.

    “We continue to improve in getting more balance offensively,” Janes said, crediting Browning’s progression at the point guard spot.

  • Banshees make it 2 in a row

    Bethlehem put the clamps on early by holding Campbellsville to four first-quarter points and never let them up on the way to a 48-26 home court victory Tuesday night.

    The Banshees led 13-4 after the first quarter and maintained a double digit lead throughout. Bethlehem coach Terry Janes was pleased with his team’s defensive intensity.

    “It’s been something we’ve emphasized all season,” he said. “The intensity has been consistent during this last stretch of the season.”