• COLLEGE SPORTS: Several area athletes earn season-end honors

    A number of collegiate athletes with local ties enjoyed standout fall sports seasons, earning a number of season-end awards.

    If you have news about local athletes excelling in college, please let us know at sports@kystandard.com.


    Cecil cleans up

    Centre College’s Beth Cecil was recently voted first-team all-conference for the Southern Athletic Association, as well as receiving honorable mention for the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s All-South Region squad.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: CU's Burkhead is the 'Iron Man'



    Campbellsville University

    In an era when dislocated loyalty seems to trump faithfulness, Kevin Burkhead is an anomaly. For the past 27 years, he is the only person to have witnessed every football game played by Fighting Tigers Football in the program’s recent history.

    And, he’s done it with pencil and paper or a computer, as technology would have passed a lesser person by.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Beasley, Lawson key to No. 1 LWC's fortunes

    They’ve come a long way since their days as middle school teammates on the Bloomfield Blazers football team.

    Former Nelson County High School standouts Dylan Beasley and Zac Lawson now find themselves playing key roles as their Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders are the No. 1 team in the country in NAIA football.

    That success comes as no surprise to their high school coach, Jamie Egli.

  • BASEBALL: Bodine catches on with SCC

    Every young baseball player dreams of playing in the majors, and Chance Bodine is no different.

    Unlike most high school players, however, his career didn’t end after his final game with Bethlehem in the 5th Region tournament in the spring.

    “I always wanted to play professional baseball,” said Bodine, who signed Friday to continue his career at St. Catharine College. “To just have the opportunity to keep playing is a great thing. I’m one step closer to that dream I had as a kid.”

  • BASEBALL: St. Catharine nabs Druin in late pick-up

    Making the adjustment from high school to college life can be tricky.

    But Clay Druin, Thomas Nelson’s standout on the diamond in 2015, has the composition to handle the change well, his high school coach said.

    “Clay’s work ethic is just phenomenal,” Generals coach Troy Blakely said. “St. Catharine is getting a heck of a ballplayer, and more importantly, a heck of a young man. He’s a class act. I loved every minute of the one year I had with him.”

  • PHOTO: Werner selected in MLB draft

    Standout St. Catharine pitcher John Werner was the latest Patriot to hear his name called when he was selected in the 32nd round of the recent 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Werner is the fifth Patriot selected since SCC joined the NAIA in 2008-09.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: SCC hires new men's hoops coach

    For the last 20 basketball seasons, Joe Krupinski has been a big part of the regional and national basketball success at five different institutions. As of Thursday, he will now add the sixth to his resume as he was named the new men’s basketball coach at St. Catharine College.

  • 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.