• RIVER RAT: Neal Brown talks UK football

    In Friday’s issue we had part one of my interview with University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown, a Bardstown native, on what it’s like coming back to the Bluegrass State after an assistant coaching career that included stints as OC at Troy and Texas Tech, where his offense was regularly ranked among the most productive in the nation.

  • Catching up with: UK OC Neal Brown

    With the University of Kentucky’s football coaching change, it afforded Bardstown native Neal Brown an opportunity to come home, so to speak.

    Brown — who in recent years guided some of the most productive offenses in the nation while serving as offensive coordinator at Texas Tech and Troy — took over that same position at Kentucky in the winter when new head coach Mark Stoops grabbed the reins.

  • ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Doig leaving SCC AD post




    After nearly five years as the athletic director at St. Catharine College, Mike Doig’s resignation was announced last week by the college’s President, William D. Huston.

  • Smalley makes history signing with Pikeville

    The Bardstown Tiger volleyball program has made several strides in the right direction over the past few seasons. 

    The latest momentum boost came recently when Brianna Smalley was served up to be the first ever Bardstown player to receive a volleyball scholarship.

    The local native will be playing for the University of Pikeville next season as a freshman.

    “I just got a good feel from Pikeville, and I liked what they had to offer,” Smalley said.

  • SCC SPORTS: Pats get first conference champs

    In the four years that St. Catharine has participated in the Mid-South Conference Track and Field meet, the Patriots have never been able to bring home a first-place finish. But now, at the meet held last weekend at the University of the Cumberlands, the Patriots can claim two champions.

  • COLLEGE GOLF: Maywood hosts Mid-South tourney

    St. Catharine College may not have been at the top of the leaderboard of the Mid-South Conference Golf Tournament, but its collaboration with a local businessman and the owners of Maywood Golf Course made the Bardstown community a winner this week.

    The conference tournament was held Sunday-Tuesday at Maywood with the men playing all three days and the women only the final two.

    University of the Cumberlands swept first-place honors in the tournament.

  • SCC SPORTS: Patriot women snag first-ever berth in nationals

    By losing three of their last four games, some might claim that the St. Catharine College women’s basketball team “backed-in” to the NAIA National Tournament. But for those close to the Patriots’ program, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: SCC bowlers win MSC title

    When St. Catharine College decided five years ago to join the prestigious Mid-South Conference, visions of hoisting a championship trophy in baseball, soccer, softball basketball, volleyball, etc, danced in the minds of college officials. At that time the Patriots had no bowling teams.

    But bowling was added to the athletic program four years ago. And now, the first Mid-South Conference championship at St. Catharine belongs to the Patriots’ women’s bowling team.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Hickman wraps up career at Indiana Tech

    FORT WAYNE, IND. — Indiana Tech senior Jordan Hickman helped lead the Warriors to a 21-10 final record and a fourth place finish in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

    Hickman, who transferred from two-year Vincennes University, played in 31 games this season, averaged 10.47 points per game. He was also a Honorable Mention for All-Conference. He scored a season-high 20 points in the Warriors win over Marygrove University on Feb. 6.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: SC men on 6-game streak; women win 2

    The St. Catharine College Patriots continued their late season momentum with two men’s home victories, topping UVA-Wise 71-63 Thursday and the nation’s No. 7 team with a 93-90 win against Pikeville on Saturday.

    The two Mid-South Conference victories extended the Patriots’ winning streak to six games as they improved to 12-10 overall and 8-8 in conference play. That puts J.T. Burton’s team in a tie for sixth place in the MSC with the University of the Cumberlands, two games behind fifth-place Campbellsville.