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Former NKU head coach Dave Bezold joins Kentucky Wesleyan as assistant; reunites with Drew Cooper

NKyTribune staff OWENSBORO — After a 16-year hiatus, with Northern Kentucky University a distant memory for both, Dave Bezold and Drew Cooper are reuniting on the basketball sideline. And the reunion is taking place at Kentucky Wesleyan College, NKU’s one-time rival in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Cooper, now the head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan, announced Wednesday that Bezold has joined...

Freedom do it all in Game Two, knot Frontier League Championship Series against Rascals at one

Relentless early offense and a dominant Scott Sebald on the bump helped the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, to a Frontier League Championship Series evening, 6-4 win over the River City Rascals on Wednesday night at UC Health Stadium. Sebald set an early tone on the hill for the Freedom, stranding Andrew Penner at second en route to a clean top of the first that included...

Thomas More volleyball extends home winning streak to 23 by sweeping past Pikeville on Wednesday night

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter An elongated losing streak is a rarity for the volleyball program at Thomas More University. That’s why the Saints captured eight conference championships during the past 10 years while at the NCAA Division III level. But going into Wednesday night’s Mid-South Conference clash with visiting Pikeville, Thomas More — which began its inaugural season in the NAIA...

Former Scott HS basketball standout Jake Ohmer transfers to NAIA champion Georgetown (Ky.)

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Former Scott High School basketball standout Jake Ohmer, who played two seasons at Western Kentucky University, has transferred to Georgetown (Ky.) College. Ohmer, a 6-foot-1 guard, appeared in 28 games for Western Kentucky last season and averaged 1.6 points per contest. As a freshman two years ago, he appeared in 37 games and averaged 5.6 points. During his freshman...

Prep Sports Notebook: Holmes football player scores five touchdowns in unique fashion during victory

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Holmes junior slot back Tayquan Calloway joined the list of the state’s leading scorers in football last week when he got five touchdowns and a two-point conversion in his team’s 58-6 win over Owen County. That scoring spree raised Calloway’s season total to 54 points, which is tied for ninth in the state based on statistics reported to the khsaa.org...

Miscues loom large as Freedom fall to Rascals in Frontier League Championship Series opener

Three errors led to three runs and the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions dropped game one of the Frontier League Championship Series, 5-2, to the River City Rascals on Tuesday night at UC Health Stadium. With southpaw Mike Castellani on the hill, River City took the first lead of the game in the top of the third inning. Freedom shortstop, Austin Wobrock made an error on...

Thomas More plays host to Cumberland (Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon in Mid-South Conference clash

NKyTribune staff Now that they’ve claimed their first-ever victory in the NAIA, a convincing 38-14 triumph at St. Thomas (Fla.) on Saturday, the Thomas More Saints can focus on another type of milestone — their first win in the Mid-South Conference. Thomas More gets that opportunity at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when Cumberland (Tenn.) visits BB&T Field for a Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division...

Kentucky QB Terry Wilson out for season with knee injury; Sawyer Smith to start against Florida

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky starting quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee. Wilson suffered the injury during the third quarter of a 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan. Wilson was carted off the field following a horse-collar tackle and didn’t return. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was Sunday he was “very...

Prep Football Flashback: Conner quarterback led fourth quarter rally against Campbell County in 2012

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Conner scored 23 points in the fourth quarter behind junior quarterback Drew Barker to come away with a 35-28 win over Campbell County on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. During the fourth quarter rally, Barker threw two touchdown passes and scored 10 points on a touchdown run and pair of 2-point conversions. He ended up completing 32 of 47 passes for 371 yards and...

Wildcats top Eastern Michigan 38-17; quarterback Terry Wilson a concern after third quarter knee injury

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops got the start he wanted against Eastern Michigan on Saturday night, but it took a while for the Wildcats to put the Eagles away in a 38-17 victory. Just two years ago Eastern Michigan fought Kentucky from start to finish, with the Wildcats escaping with a 24-20 triumph. This time it wasn’t even close, in fact, the lopsided margin could have been more if...

Thomas More football builds big lead, cruises to 38-14 victory over St. Thomas (Fla.) on Saturday

NKyTribune staff MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The inaugural “Battle of Thomas” between Thomas More and St. Thomas turned into a blowout on Saturday afternoon as the visitors from Kentucky jumped out to a 24-0 lead and cruised to a 38-14 win. With St. Thomas president David Armstrong — who previously served in that same position at Thomas More — having led the efforts to begin a football program...

Freedom sweep, advance to Frontier League Championship Series with shutout of Crushers

Zak Spivy and Jared Cheek delivered stand-out performances on the hill, and the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, earned a sweep of the East Division Champion, Lake Erie Crushers on Friday night with a, 1-0, victory at Sprenger Stadium. In a series that featured some of the best arms in the Frontier League, the Freedom (3-0) saw their right-handed starter, Zak Spivy (1-0)...

CovCath offsets big night by LexCath quarterback with late fourth quarter rally that produces 39-38 win

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Lexington Catholic senior quarterback Beau Allen put on quite a show in Friday night’s football game at Covington Catholic. The University of Kentucky recruit completed 22 of 32 passes for 443 yards and five touchdowns, but he left the field with a forlorn look on his face. CovCath cast a shadow on Allen’s brilliant performance by scoring 15...

Former TMU president David Armstrong makes gridiron impact at St. Thomas; new team faces Saints

By Walter Villa Special to the NKyTribune MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — David Armstrong’s mother, Dolores, has had Cleveland Browns season tickets for more than 60 years. His father, William, who passed away three years ago, used to play street football with Don Shula. David Armstrong’s paternal grandfather, also named William, was one of the first ushers hired when Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium opened...

CovCath’s home game against Lexington Catholic on Friday drawing interest from around the state

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The leading candidate for Mr. Kentucky Football and one of the state’s best two-way starters will be lining up against each other Friday when Lexington Catholic visits Covington Catholic in a 7 p.m. game that’s drawing interest from around the state. LexCath senior quarterback Beau Allen, a University of Kentucky recruit, heads the list of Mr. Football...