Community Sports

  • Patriot women debut in national rankings
    It is what every team works toward – a national ranking. And in the fifth year of participation in the NAIA, and Mid-South Conference, that is exactly what the St. Catharine College women’s basketball team received for the first time this week. For the Patriots, 25th in Tuesday’s poll, it is well deserved as they have won five consecutive contests which included three against teams that were ranked in the top 25. But head coach Lena Bramblett is cautious in her exuberance over the honor.
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: Boxing judges rob another fighter
    The disappointing trend of questionable judging continues to plague the sport. ESPN’s Friday Night Fights 15th season opener matched two undefeated prospects in its main event, super featherweights Rances Barthelemy and Arash Usmanee. Both fighters boasted lengthy amateur careers and unblemished professional campaigns totaling 37 fights.   Both fighters knew with relative certainty that one would go home disappointed with a loss on his record.  Neither knew that it would accompany an extremely bitter taste in the loser’s mouth.  
  • Florida bowler inks scholarship offer with Patriots
    Emily Zubricky has an impressive resume, both athletically and academically. And the Florida native will bring those talents to St. Catharine College next fall as a member of the Patriot bowling team. “We are looking forward to having Emily as part of our program next season,” SC coach Larry Luvisi said. “She is a good bowler and an excellent student. She will fit in well at St. Catharine.”
  • Where the boys are
    Girls love accessories. Rings, bracelets and nail polish. Shoulder pads, cleats and helmets. Wait … what? Football tends to be the playing field of the boys, a place where testosterone rules the day. But this year in the Bardstown-Nelson County Youth Football League, a few young ladies are making some waves on the gridiron in their first season.
  • Youth Sports Roundup 10-31
    The Nelson County Soccer Club’s U10 Recreational Soccer Tournament was held at Dean Watts Park this past weekend. The Vipers were the U10 Boys’ champion and the Bulldogs were runner-up. In girls’ play the Strikers were champions and Twisted Sisters were runner-up. The U8 tournament will take place next weekend.   The Nelson Elite Aftershock U12 Girls concluded play this weekend at the Kick or Treat Classic in Bowling Green. 
  • Youth Sports Roundup 10-24
    The Nelson Elite U13 Titans ended regular season play this past weekend, going 1-1. Titans defeated LSA on Saturday. Goals were scored by Dale Satterly and Ethan Lamar with two, and Oscar Mejia received credit for a goal on a cross from Ethan Cook.   On Sunday, the Titans lost to Elizabethtown Flames.  According to coach Kelly Harrison, Eli Shewmaker and Carlos Mejia did an outstanding defensive job keeping the Flames from scoring the second half and Will Sidebottom assisted by shutting down the offensive line.  
  • Youth Sports Roundup 10-17
    Nelson Elite U13 Titans saw action over the weekend.  On Saturday, the Titans tied 2-2 with the Thoroughbreds of Oldham County.  Scoring for the Titans were Daulton Harrison and Camden Miracle. On Sunday, the Titans pulled out a win against CSC of Lexington in the last few seconds of the game with a penalty kick by Carlos Mejia. Reece Sharp’s  offensive pressure was a key to the win and goal keepers, Brendan Wright and Adam Barnes assist with the shutout.    
  • Youth Sports Roundup 10-3
    On Sept. 24, the eighth-grade OKH Lady Wildcats played Bloomfield away, beating the Blazers 39-17. Scorers included Kira Harman with 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while Morgan Cheatham added 10 points, six rebounds and four steals. Marly Walls pitched in eight points and four steals, and Kyana Hamilton came up with six points and four rebounds, followed by Mya Tardy with four points, five rebounds and four steals. On Thursday, the Lady Wildcats played St. Charles at home, securing the win 47-27.
  • RIVER RAT: Inside the belly of the Bourbon Chase
    With the Bourbon Chase sending a stream of runners through Nelson County all day Friday, and a lighter-than-normal slate of football games that night, I decided to take advantage of an opportunity to get to know the event better, so to speak. The other day, I got on the horn with a good buddy of mine, Damon Barnes, a LaRue County native and Elizabethtown resident who has a lot of family in the New Haven area.
  • Twins have homecoming at Bourbon Chase
    The Bourbon Chase rolls through town today and tomorrow, and for a pair of runners, it’s going to be a homecoming tour. “I’m excited — it’s going to be fun,” said Michelle King. “It’s familiar grounds. I’ve never run there, but I know the area.”