• COLLEGE SPORTS: Muncy makes strides in soph. year

    The jump from high school to college can be a big one for a lot of players, and how those players adjust goes a long way in determining how successful their careers will be.

    Former Nelson County soccer standout Chris Muncy found that out when he first reported to Spalding University two years ago.

    “It took me about a year to get used to it,” the sophomore forward said. “My freshman year, it was ridiculous how fast it was compared to high school … It’s a lot more physical than high school.”

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Cecil voted All-American

    The postseason honors continue to roll in for Centre volleyball player Beth Cecil, who was announced as an honorable mention for the NCAA Division III All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday.

    “It’s a great feeling,” Cecil said of being recognized for all of her hard work during the season. “Most of all, it gets me excited for next year. … I’m already missing it.”

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Former NC standout Mudd leads in college

    He didn’t take the normal route to a collegiate soccer career, but things have worked out quite well nevertheless for Nelson County graduate Daniel Mudd.

    The son of David and Gina Mudd has been a big key for the Transylvania Pioneers as they captured the regular-season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship last year before falling in double overtime in the conference title match.

    Mudd did not play soccer in high school but instead played football. He spent his time off from the gridiron and his off-season playing soccer for travel teams.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Local products excelling on the pitch

    A handful of local soccer products are making themselves known to the larger world by garnering player of the week honors in their respective conferences.

    Midway College sophomore Lauren Schuster was voted Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for the last week of September.

    Schuster was a goalkeeper during her career at Nelson County, but she has been splitting time in goal and out on the field for Midway because of a depleted roster. Schuster scored the lone goal for the Eagles in a 1-0 win Sept. 25 at Berea.

  • SCC receives grant from US Wrestling Federation

    St. Catharine College

    Starting a new college athletic program can include many daunting challenges, not the least among them the funding of such an endeavor. But for the St. Catharine College inaugural wrestling season, the economic issue has been lessened greatly through help from the U.S. Wrestling Foundation (USWF).

  • ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Pats wrestling program takes 1st steps

    Wrestling is often thought of as an individual sport with a few team aspects interspersed throughout.

    However, the St. Catharine Patriots made a leap toward making their new program a total team concept with a team bonding event at Mammoth Cave National Park this past weekend. The team took to the road on Friday with 26 of their 43 signees to lodge at the Jellystone Camping Resort in order to prep for two days of team events.

  • ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Bat Pats climb the Mid-South standings

    For the St. Catharine College Patriots, spring has been a time of great success on and off the field.

    With classes coming to an end at St. Catharine, Patriot athletes have been showcasing their talent throughout the Mid-South Conference.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Maywood hosts MSC tourney

    It’s not quite the finish that St. Catharine golf coach Joan Rizer was hoping for as her school once again hosted the Mid-South Conference Golf Championship.

    “I’m disappointed that our men fell in the last day, but it was fun to have them competing for a good finish,” Rizer said.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Kimberland voted to All-MSC 1st team

    Campbellsville junior and former Bardstown standout Daizah Kimberland was voted to the All-Mid-South Conference women’s basketball first team, the conference announced Thursday.

    Kimberland, who often comes off the bench as the Tigers’ sixth man, is leading Campbellsville in scoring average at 11.2 points in just 20 minutes played per game and is also the team’s second-leading rebounder at 5.5 per contest. She’s also third on the team in steals.

  • ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Softball Pats hope experience the key

    The St. Catharine College softball team will use experience to find success in 2014.

    The Patriots are hungry to hit the diamond in 2014 after just missing the 2013 Mid-South Conference Tournament. The Patriots finished the 2013 season with a 22-30 record and a 9-21 mark in the MSC, but fell just short of making the eight-team field for the conference tournament.

    Coach Holly Smith, going into her 10th season at SCC, said there were some missed chances last year.