The NAIA’s Mid-South Conference announced that it will add three more teams for the 2020-2021 season, bringing the league’s total number of teams to twelve.
Fans of the old Trans-South Conference will be delighted to hear that the three teams will be the Martin Methodist College Redhawks, the Freed-Hardeman University Lions and the Bethel (TN) University Wildcats. Continue reading
GEORGETOWN VS CUMBERLAND – The 4th seeded GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS swept the 5 seeds – the CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY PHOENIX in 2 games straight. Game One went scoreless for the first 5 Innings before the Tigers notched 4 runs.
The Phoenix could only muster 1 Run of their own in the top of the 9th. Pitcher Michael Conrad picked up the win. Continue reading
The NAIA’s Mid-South Conference and the Sun Conference are merging to form the nation’s largest football conference at any level. There will be 20 teams competing for three automatic bids to the NAIA playoffs. 2017 will be the debut year of the combo.
Read on for details. Best of all, those teams called Eagles in the MSC and the Sun Conference will be forced to change their names to something less overused. (I’m kidding. If only it were true.) Back to the facts … Continue reading
FIRST TICKET PUNCHED TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT – In the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crowned its tournament champions yesterday! The POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS lived up to their top seeding and took the KIAC title with their thrilling 8-6 victory over the 2nd seeded INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS. On their way to the championship the Pioneers also defeated Berea College and Continue reading
AMERICAN MIDWEST CONFERENCE – The 5th seeded PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATES and the 4 seeds, the BENEDICTINE-SPRINGFIELD BULLDOGS went to TWELVE innings in their opening round game. In the end the Bulldogs emerged with an 8-7 win in this game for the ages. ### The (3) WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY OWLS upset the (2) LYON SCOTS, also by a tight 8-7 result. ### And the top seeded MISSOURI BAPTIST SPARTANS closed out the opening round in the AMC tourney by Continue reading
MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE – The upset of the day yesterday came in this conference as the 7th seeded ST CATHARINE PATRIOTS edged the 2 seeds, the GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS, in a 2-1 Instant Classic. ### Meanwhile the top-seeded CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS survived a 3-1 clash with the 8th seeded SHAWNEE STATE BEARS. ### The (3) LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS pounded the (6) UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS 6-2. ### And the (5) RIO GRANDE (OH) RED STORM fell to the (4) CAMPBELLSVILLE TIGERS in a 5-0 shutout.
KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – On Day Two in the KIAC tourney the top seeds, the POINT PARK PIONEERS, made the 5th seeded BEREA MOUNTAINEERS their prison brides in a 22-4 annihilation. ### The 2nd seeded INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS likewise took care of business with ease, decimating yesterday’s upset winners the 6th seeded ALICE LLOYD EAGLES. The final score was Continue reading
The NAIA Football Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll has been released by the national office and the University of the Cumberlands football team ended the year with a final ranking of 19th.
This season was different from years past as the Patriots took on the obstacle of competing in the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Western Division for the first time but Continue reading
The following courtesy of Lindsey Wilson College Sports Information. The Blue Raiders are ranked 5th right now! The parenthetical comments are purely my fault. One of the perks (?) of being covered by Balladeer’s Blog is getting Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames, so here we go!
COLUMBIA, Ky. – Lindsey Wilson College and Georgetown (Ky.) College decided the 2009 Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship with penalty kicks in their last matchup, on Tuesday, the Blue Raiders skipped the drama in a 3-0 win at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.
Ida Gregersen (Official Balladeer’s Blog nickname: “Mighty Ida”) took a corner kick early in the second half that was played near the goal before being cleared just outside the box to a waiting Elisha (“Dangerous E”) Fry. Fry used one quick touch before firing the shot from 30 yards out for the game-winning score.
The goal was Fry’s eighth of the season, adding to her team lead in that category, while Blue Raider keeper Jordan (“The Deflector”) Morrison wrapped up her fourth shutout of the season.
Lindsey Wilson added to its lead in the 79th and 82nd minutes with a pair of goals by Gregersen to push the lead to 3-0.
Hanna (“Hawk Woman”) Jonsson and Diana (“The Huntress”) Da Rocha combined on the assists for Gregersen’s first score with two passes inside the box, while Mia Persson (“The MP” ) dished in the cross for the second goal to Gregersen as she rushed down the center of the box.
Lindsey Wilson led the game in shots 14-8, despite being knotted at 5-5 on shots at halftime. Georgetown held the advantage in corner kicks 4-2.
Tiger keeper Cathie Shaver made eight saves along with the three goals against, while Morrison finished with three saves to help secure the shutout.
The Blue Raiders return to action at 3:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 16 at St. Leo (Fla.) University. (St Leo’s teams are appropriately called the Lions.)