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College

  • 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.

  • ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Pats open baseball season

    When the Patriots opened their season Friday, it marked the 13th season opener for Luther Bramblett as the head coach at St. Catharine College. And, this 13th winter here has left a lot of questions as to how he thinks his Pats will do.

    “I like our team a lot,” Bramblett said. “The guys have worked extremely hard this fall and so far in January, but we’ve been on the field just three times. This weather has been the worst since I’ve been here and it has made it tough to prepare the way we’d like to.”

  • Patriot Week in Review: Spaulding sizzles against C’ville

    It was a weekend to remember for the St. Catharine Nautical Patriots as they took to the waves in Campbellsville to battle the host Tigers and Bethel.

    After a long break, the Patriot swimmers were ready to get back in the water and pick up where they had left off before the break.

    In the 200-meter freestyle, Bethlehem graduate Hannah Spaulding (Springfield) set the pace for the Patriots as she led teammate Martha Raley (Lebanon) with a 2:25.97 time for a third-place finish.

  • SCC SPORTS: Pats upend No. 13 Georgetown

    The No. 23 St. Catharine Patriots (10-5, 4-2 MSC) re-established themselves in the top three of the Mid-South Conference on Saturday as they knocked off No. 13 Georgetown College (12-4, 3-2 MSC) 103-90 in Lourdes Hall.

    After dropping a heartbreaker to the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday, St. Catharine was ready to get back on the winning track against rival Georgetown. The northeast trio of Dominique Roy (Penn’s Grove, N.J.), Omar Skinner (New Castle, Del.) and Taron Franklin (Philadelphia) made sure that the Patriots would find that winning track quickly.

  • SCC SPORTS: Patriot bowlers get D-I wins

    With temperatures hovering just above freezing in Kentucky, the St. Catharine College bowling team took to the beaches in sunny Florida for the Seminole Classic.

    The Alley Pats found success in their last trip to Florida in 2012 when the men’s team took home a solid third-place finish, and were looking to follow that up with another top-five finish in 2014. The Patriot men squared off against Webber International University in their first contest, but were unable to hold off the No. 2-seeded Warriors.

  • COLLEGE PROFILE: Former Tiger Hofstraat now top Pat at SCC

    With a plane ticket to the Netherlands tucked away for a rare visit with her family, one could have understood if former Bardstown Tiger Rianne Hofstraat had not been her usual steady self when the St. Catharine Patriots faced Milligan Dec. 14 in Lourdes Hall.

    After all, Hofstraat, who played her senior season as a foreign exchange student at Bardstown, has been away from her family for most of the past five years.

  • COLLEGE PROFILE: Kimberland bounces back yet again

    She’s only halfway through her junior season at Campbellsville University, but the Daizah Kimberland story is quickly become one of which fairytales are made.

    It’s one that reminds us why we get choked up over a good sports story.

    You know the one. Local girl gets hurt, cutting her high school career short in her senior year, but overcomes injury to achieve great heights at the next level.

    And that’s the Daizah Kimberland story.

  • BASEBALL: Nelson County’s Proctor signs with Kentucky

    Jared Proctor’s left arm highlights a strong Nelson County pitching staff, and the senior was instrumental in the Cardinals’ surprising run to the 5th Region title game in the spring.

    But Proctor doesn’t hang up the cleats when the high school season ends; he simply changes uniforms and keeps right on playing. And that year-round experience comes with the Kentucky Baseball Club travel team, where he got valuable exposure that led to his recruitment to the University of Kentucky squad.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Patriots top Bluefield

    After an even battle that covered the majority of the contest, the St. Catharine Patriots (4-2, 1-1 MSC) went on a 9-0 run late in the contest Saturday to down the Bluefield Rams (1-2, 1-1 MSC) 83-74. That matched a winning performance by the women over the Rams, 78-74.

  • COLLEGE PROFILE: Career, interrupted

    It is April Fool’s Day in 2013, and the Kentucky women’s basketball team is taking on Connecticut in the finals of the Bridgeport Regionals with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

    When the game begins, Samantha Drake is not sitting in her usual spot on the bench for this game, but instead is hundreds of miles away with a seat in front of the television. For violating team rules, she has been suspended by coach Matthew Mitchell, and she is not allowed to travel with the team.

    And, she admitted recently, it was painful to watch the game.