• COLLEGE PROFILE: Grades come first for Stone

    It’s not often that we hear about collegiate student–athletes who actually put their status as a student ahead of that as an athlete.

    But former Nelson County volleyball star Shauna Stone did just that when she sat out last season at St. Catharine to finish her nursing studies at the Springfield school.

    It’s not that her grades were low. Stone sets high standards for herself both in the classroom and on the court.

  • COLLEGE ATHLETICS: SCC Patriot Week in Review



    St. Catharine College

    The St. Catharine Patriots had an excitement-filled week as the fall sports season inched closer to its end.

    The Patriots had the highlight of the week early, as the women’s soccer team (12-4, 5-3 MSC) sealed home-field advantage for the first round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament with a win over rival Campbellsville, 2-0.

  • COLLEGE PROFILE: Cecil shines at Centre

    She sings the national anthem before the match; she leads her team in kills and is second on the team in points scored.

    About the only thing that former Bethlehem volleyball standout Beth Cecil hasn’t done for her Centre College team is pop the popcorn at the concession stand.

    Coach James Neyhouse credits the sophomore’s stellar play as one reason his Colonel team is enjoying one of the best seasons in school history.

  • SCC SPORTS: Patriot Week In Review



    St. Catharine College

    The St. Catharine Patriots continued their Mid-South Conference trek last week as soccer and volleyball took center stage.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Patriots Week in Review



    St. Catharine College

    Entering its second full season under the instruction of Lindsey Pfoff, the St. Catharine swimmers looked to put their college on the map.

  • COLLEGE PROFILE: Kahleifeh's UK career rounding into shape

    What began as a lackluster career has suddenly evolved into one with high expectations for University of Kentucky runner Adam Kahleifeh.

    And according to coach Eldrick Floreal, the former Bardstown High star has put in the hard work to become the team’s leading cross country runner.

    “It goes to the work that he put into reinventing himself, redefining himself. He challenged himself, pushed himself to the edge to reinvent himself so that he could be part of something special.”

  • RIVER RAT: Local product Barnes an ace fundraiser

    For many young folks, a career in the sports industry means either playing or coaching professionally. But there’s more to it than that, as more and more kids find themselves drawn to pursuits such as sports journalism/broadcasting (fun, but not all it’s cracked up to be) or athletic training.

    Even those pursuits are just scratching the surface of available jobs in the high-dollar world of sports, though.

  • RIVER RAT: UK’s Brown looks ahead to the 2013 season

    A few weeks ago, we featured parts one and two of my interview new University of Kentucky offensive coordinator and Bardstown native Neal Brown.

    We touched on a number of topics, such as recruiting and installing the “Air Raid” offense, as well as what it’s like moving back home and being closer to family, life in the SEC, as well as others.

  • 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.