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Community Sports

  • Broner = Maria von Trapp
    Boxing’s 135-pound king is Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) and his record provides great insight into his nickname, “The Problem.”   As of yet, nobody has been able to solve the problem and the former light welterweight world champion, Wales’ Gavin Rees, became the latest on Saturday to leave without an answer. Which brings me to the title of this piece.  How in the world did I get that boxer Adrien Broner equals Rogers and Hammerstein’s Maria von Trapp? How exactly do you solve a problem like Broner? 
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: Spinks loses, walks away smiling
    Last week, former undisputed welterweight and light middleweight champion of the world Cory Spinks stepped through the ropes for a 47th time in an effort to revive his flagging career. His activity level had dropped dramatically over the years, with only eight fights in the last six years. With the drop in fights, so had his skills, losing five of those eight. But, with another opportunity at a world title shot, Spinks slipped into the squared circle, trying to beat the odds one more time. 
  • YOUTH SPORTS: Local swimmer sets state record
    Madeline Meredith, already an accomplished swimmer at age 8, has set a new state record. Madeline competed in the 50-yard backstroke at the Triton Super Sprint swim meet Jan. 27 at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium. She was clocked at 35.82 in the 50-yard backstroke for ages 8-and-under, breaking Elaine Breeden’s 1991 record of 35.91. Breeden, of Lexington, won a silver medal in swimming in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
  • Bat Pats prepare for season opener
    Years ago the St. Catharine College Patriots’ baseball team took on the sobriquet of Bat Pats. And while that would conjure up images of offensive prowess, SC head coach Luther Bramblett is counting on strengths in other areas to boost his team in the 2013 campaign that begins Friday. “We should be better defensively than last year,” said Bramblett, who will take a career record of 394-175 into his 12th season at St. Catharine. “We are stronger on the mound also, and will have better team speed than last season.”
  • 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.