EKU Volleyball senior Mallory Maxwell returns to court just four months after devastating knee injury

Mallory Maxwell, former libero for the Eastern Kentucky University volleyball team, was waiting in the left back court to get her hands on a ball that had been pushed to deep corner. She jumped into the air to make the play, but when she came down her knee buckled, she dropped and immediately knew something was not right. “It was the most intense pain I’ve ever felt in my life,” Maxwell said,...

Peters, Boyer key offensive attack as Eastern Kentucky handles Morehead in three sets

Ally Peters and Johanna Boyer led the Colonels in kills with seven each, while Celina Sanks and Rachel Vick followed closely behind with six each (Photo from EKU Athletics),/em>   Eastern Kentucky University fought off rival Morehead State University in three close sets to come out with a win Wednesday night at McBrayer Arena.   The Colonels won by scores of 29-27, 25-22, and 25-18.   Ally...

Unbeaten Colonels rise to No. 12 in latest FSC Coaches Poll, No. 13 in Sports Media rankings

Eastern Kentucky has won its first six games of the season and is ranked No. 12 nationally in the FCS Coaches Poll (EKU Athletics Photo)   Thanks to a furious rally which led to a last-second win over Eastern Illinois Saturday night, Eastern Kentucky kept its perfect record intact at 6-0 and is now ranked No. 12 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 13 in The Sports Network Media Poll.   The No....

Sports Notes: Former Lexington Catholic star Revere sneaking up on a batting title

Former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere is at the top of the National League batting race entering play this week (Photo from Philly.com)   Don’t look now, but former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere may be sneaking up on a batting title with the Philadelphia Phillies.   Revere, the top draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2007, made his Big League debut with the American League...

OVC coaches endorse Morehead's bid for fifth consecutive volleyball championship

Morehead seniors Laura McDermott, Alex Fitzmorris and Colbey Cameron were named to the All-OVC preseason team (Photo from Morehead Athletics)   Morehead State, which has won four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference regular-season volleyball titles, has been picked to win the championship again in 2014 in a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.   “The...