• ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Pats wrestling program takes 1st steps

    Wrestling is often thought of as an individual sport with a few team aspects interspersed throughout.

    However, the St. Catharine Patriots made a leap toward making their new program a total team concept with a team bonding event at Mammoth Cave National Park this past weekend. The team took to the road on Friday with 26 of their 43 signees to lodge at the Jellystone Camping Resort in order to prep for two days of team events.

  • ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE: Bat Pats climb the Mid-South standings

    For the St. Catharine College Patriots, spring has been a time of great success on and off the field.

    With classes coming to an end at St. Catharine, Patriot athletes have been showcasing their talent throughout the Mid-South Conference.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Maywood hosts MSC tourney

    It’s not quite the finish that St. Catharine golf coach Joan Rizer was hoping for as her school once again hosted the Mid-South Conference Golf Championship.

    “I’m disappointed that our men fell in the last day, but it was fun to have them competing for a good finish,” Rizer said.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Kimberland voted to All-MSC 1st team

    Campbellsville junior and former Bardstown standout Daizah Kimberland was voted to the All-Mid-South Conference women’s basketball first team, the conference announced Thursday.

    Kimberland, who often comes off the bench as the Tigers’ sixth man, is leading Campbellsville in scoring average at 11.2 points in just 20 minutes played per game and is also the team’s second-leading rebounder at 5.5 per contest. She’s also third on the team in steals.

  • 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.