• COLLEGE SPORTS: Freshman season a smashing success for Ritchie

    Like a lot of freshman seasons, Ashley Ritchie’s first semester at Morehead State saw Kentucky’s all-time leading goal-scorer experiencing some growing pains.

    “It took a little bit,” said Ritchie, the former Thomas Nelson High School standout. A new role, new formations to learn and integrate yourself into. And a new coach, and new teammates. Before, she said, it all just came naturally.

    “It was definitely a whole new idea,” Ritchie said.

  • LWC’s first couple makes NC proud

    They’ve been described as the first couple of Lindsey Wilson College.

    And why not?

    He’s the star quarterback of the school’s nationally ranked football team that finished the regular season with an 11-1 record and defeated No. 10 Grand View 34-27 in overtime Saturday to advance to the NAIA quarterfinals.

    She is a high-profile student as well, active in several groups on campus and is the face of the school’s public affairs department.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Beasley, LWC advance in NAIA playoffs

    COLUMBIA — The No. 8-ranked Lindsey Wilson football team defeated 10th-ranked Grand View, Iowa, in overtime Saturday of the NAIA Football Championship Series first round at Blue Raider Stadium.

    The Blue Raiders (11-1) scored on the first possession of overtime to take a 34-27 lead and Lindsey Wilson stopped the Vikings (9-3) on their overtime possession to grab the victory.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Beasley wins 4th POW award

    Lindsey Wilson quarterback Dylan Beasley, formerly a record-setter at Nelson County High School, is enjoying a breakout junior season, having been named earlier this week the Mid-South Conference’s West Division Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this year.

    The Bloomfield native has 10th-ranked Lindsey Wilson at 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the MSC West division.

    Beasley went 32-of-40 passing for 413 yards in a 54-33 win over Campbellsville in the Battle of Highway 55 on Saturday.

  • Miller-Riney nabs 4th POW honors

     For the fourth time this season, Midway junior Kindsay Miller-Riney has been named the River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday, October 24th. 

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Beasley wins MSC POW honors

    Lindsey Wilson junior QB Dylan Beasley — a former record-setter at Nelson County High School — enjoyed a monster day Saturday, accounting for all seven of his team’s touchdowns as the then-NAIA No. 12-ranked Blue Raiders beat No. 18 Georgetown, 49-35, in a key contest in the Mid-South Conference.

    Beasley threw a school-record six touchdown passes and rushed for another for good measure to highlight his team’s big win. For his efforts, he has been named the Mid-South Conference West Division’s Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Vernon promoted to lead C’ville U men’s hoops

    ollingsworth and President Dr. Michael V. Carter announced the hiring of Brent Vernon as the new men’s basketball coach at Campbellsville University on Tuesday.

    Vernon, 34, an assistant coach at Campbellsville University for the previous four years, is replacing Keith Adkins after he resigned on May 31 to take a head coaching position at Life University in Marietta, Ga.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: CU men’s basketball coach Keith Adkins resigns

    CAMPBELLSVILLE — Director of athletics Rusty Hollingsworth has announced that after 19 years at Campbellsville University, men’s basketball coach Keith Adkins has resigned.

  • TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY: NC’s Long to run for Lindsey Wilson

    What began as a hobby and a method for relaxation has now led to a college scholarship for one Nelson County graduate.

    Jonathan Long, a cross country and track standout for the Cardinals, recently accepted an offer from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia to continue his running career.

    “I always used the sport of running as a stress-reliever,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed running in general and for me to get to do what I enjoy and move on to the college level is really exciting.”

  • SCC wrestling team wins national award for character

    In only its second year of existence, the St. Catharine College wrestling team won the Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team award.

    According to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) website, “teams that receive this prestigious award demonstrate in everyday decisions integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.”

    Spencer Adams, the head coach of the St. Catharine College wrestling program, said this is exactly what the program set out to accomplish when it was started.