• COLLEGE SOCCER: Midway nabs 2 local soccer standouts

    St. Catharine College may have shut its doors more than two years ago, but the longtime presence of the Springfield school continues to pay dividends for local athletes.

    Midway soccer coach Tim Wolz, who headed the St. Catharine program for seven years, used his relationship with area coaches to sign a pair of local standouts for his fledgling program at the Woodford County school.

    All-Region performers James Caisse of Nelson County and Thomas Sidebottom of Bardstown signed letters of intent in separate ceremonies at their respective schools on Monday.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: NC’s Skrine headed to Spalding

    Taylor Skrine has been a dependable stalwart for Nelson County girls’ soccer coach Mike Glass for years, anchoring the Cardinals’ back line.

    “Very reliable — she’s been one of our captains for a couple of years, and has a good vision for the field,” Glass said. “I think Spalding will really like how she sees the field.”

    Skrine signed last week with Spalding University to continue her career at a ceremony at Nelson County High School. She’s looking forward to her next stop.

  • RIVER RAT: It's time for a roundup

    It’s been a while since I did a column, and I’ve got a little housecleaning to do, so let’s play catch-up!


    MSC Football Awards

    Local football products now playing in college are well-represented on the Mid-South Conference’s postseason awards list.

  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Tigers’ Puckett, Clements make their choices

    For as far back as they can remember, Reece Puckett and Mikey Clements have been teammates on the baseball field.

    They have been together through the trials and tribulations of the sport, and, thus, it was only fitting the Bardstown seniors would share a moment of glory when they both signed letters of intent to play college baseball in front of family and friends at the old Salt River building on Templin Avenue last week.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Local athletes win conference awards

    Two local athletes picked up conference awards for their recent hot play for their respective college teams, with former Bardstown standouts Keanu Young and Kindsay Miller-Riney being named their conference’s player of the week.

    Young was the most recent, as the Campbellsville junior caught 11 passes for 200 yards, including a 54-yard scoring pass from Hunter Brown for the first points of the game in a 43-37 overtime win over Bethel, Tenn.

  • RIVER RAT: Ugly times

    College basketball and football fans love to gnash their teeth about the NCAA and its lack of even-handedness when disciplining its member schools. Here in the Bluegrass State, the eternal impasse with North Carolina is a particular cause célèbre.

    There have been threats in recent years of schools making up the “Power Five” conferences (SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten, ACC) splitting off and going their own way, so as to keep a bigger piece of the TV pie.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Beasley bags MSC Offensive POW

    The Lindsey Wilson College football squad is off to a strong start, ranked No. 6 in NAIA Division I and riding a 3-0 record after a 68-26 win at Union on Saturday.

    And a big reason for that is the play of former Nelson County standout, Dylan Beasley, the Blue Raiders’ quarterback.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Nelson County gets two late signees

    More and more local high school athletes are getting the chance to continue their sporting pursuits at the next level, and a pair of Nelson County High School graduates were the last of the Class of 2017 to make their college choice.

    Michael Greenwell recently agreed to join the basketball team at Midway, while Kira Harman will be on the track team at Western Kentucky University.

    Greenwell thought his playing days were over when the final horn sounded in the Cardinals’ 69-51 loss to John Hardin in the opening round of the 5th Region Tournament in March.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Tiger teammates together again

    Born two years apart, Devonte Grundy and Eljay Cowherd have always been tight, growing up just three houses down from each other.

    “Devonte was that older brother who pushed me to be the guy I’ve become,” said Cowherd of his former Bardstown High School teammate. “I wanted to be as good as he was.”

    Cowherd said Grundy served as a mentor for him, and that influence was a key component in Cowherd moving on to Georgetown College, where he established himself as a part-time starter and defensive stopper in his redshirt freshman season.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lindsey Wilson QB Beasley lands preseason honors

    Lindsey Wilson football’s Dylan Beasley was named a recipient of the inaugural Blanton Collier Leading with Character award, the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced last month.

    Beasley is one of seven student-athletes from around the Mid-South Conference to receive the recognition.