• 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.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Several locals earn MSC academic honors

    The Mid-South Conference released its Academic All-Conference football team Wednesday, and a pair of players from area high schools made the mark. That follows the recent announcement of the MSC’s cross country academic awards, which saw one local runner make the squad.

    Chase Simpson, senior long-snapper at Lindsey Wilson, helped his team to an 8-3 mark on the season and a third-place finish in the rugged Mid-South Conference Eastern Division. The top-15 Blue Raiders were not among the three MSC teams selected for the national championship tournament.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Stone voted MSC first team

    The St. Catharine Volleyball Patriots receive high honors for their season of success with the announcement of three of their players receiving All Mid-South Conference Honors.

    Former Nelson County standout Shauna Stone enjoyed a breakout 2013 season after sitting out 2012 to focus on academics, joining teammate Allie Southard (Louisville) on the first team.

    Stone tore down the nets with 279 kills for a season attack average of .322. Defensively, Stone gathered 83 blocks and 41 digs for the Patriots.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Patriot Week In Review

    It was a week of new beginnings and successful closures for the Patriots as the fall sports season comes to its end.

    Kicking things off for the Patriots, Paul Patton’s women’s soccer team hit the road for Columbia to battle Cumberland University (15-3, 9-0 MSC) for a chance to advance to the Mid-South Conference championship game.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Patriot women win MSC tourney opener

    It was a weekend of firsts for the St. Catharine Patriots as all of the teams that are in action were on the road except for the women’s soccer team.

    Women’s soccer however, hosted the most important game that has ever been played at the Barber Soccer Complex as the Patriots welcomed the University of Rio Grande Red Storm for the first round of the Mid-South Conference tournament. For the first time in school history a soccer tournament game was being played on the grounds of St. Catharine and the Patriots made the most of their home-field advantage.