• 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.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Musk finishes NCAA D-II nationals in top 50



    Bellarmine Sports Information

    JOPLIN, Mo. — On Saturday at the Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course, Bellarmine University senior Flannery Musk was in strong contention for All-America honors throughout the Division II NCAA Championships.

    If you would have told the 15-year-old Musk — then at Bethlehem High School — that was a part of her athletics future, your sanity might have been questioned.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: More season-end awards go out

    Lawson 1st team All-MSC

    Nelson County High School product Zac Lawson got the nod last week when he was voted first team All-Mid-South Conference for his play on the offensive line for Lindsey Wilson College.

    Lawson, a sophomore, protects for his high school teammate, Dylan Beasley, who starts at quarterback for the Blue Raiders. LWC’s season ended in Saturday’s NAIA playoffs when Grand View, Iowa, kicked a field goal in the final seconds to hold off a Raider comeback to win 16-13.


  • 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.