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Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville voted co-favorites in Mid-South volleyball poll; Thomas More tabbed sixth

(Image from Mid-South Conference) KyForward staff Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University were selected as the co-favorites in the Mid-South Conference preseason volleyball poll, which was released on Wednesday. Thomas More was picked sixth in the poll. The Saints, who posted a 33-4 record last season and advanced to the regional finals while competing at the NCAA Division III level, are...

Thomas More University athletics program makes official move to NAIA, Mid-South Conference

Thomas More University has made its official move to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III. TMU was a previous member of the NAIA from 1947 to 1990 before joining the NCAA. TMU also joined the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with eight core member institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. The member institutions include Campbellsville University, Cumberland...

Lindsey Wilson football ranked 12th in NAIA preseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

The Lindsey Wilson football team opens the 2016 season ranked 12th in NAIA Preseason Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Monday. The Blue Raiders, who moved up one spot from the NAIA Spring Coaches’ Poll, garnered 177 total voting points. The Lindsey Wilson football team opens the 2016 season ranked 12th in NAIA Preseason Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (LWC Athletics...

Georgetown favored to win MSC East Division race; Linsey Wilson second in West poll

Georgetown (Ky.) is the favorite to finish atop the Mid South Conference East Division standings while Reinhardt (Ga.) is the near-unanimous pick to win the West Division, according to the conference’s preseason football coaches’ poll announced Monday. Georgetown received 35 voting points — including five of the seven first-place votes — from the East coaches. Reinhardt garnered 25...

Lindsey Wilson athletics gain national recognition, win Learfield Directors’ Cup for first time

Lindsey Wilson athletics has captured the program’s first National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Directors’ Cup, NACDA officials announced. Lindsey Wilson finished with 852.75 points in the yearlong competition. Oklahoma City finished second with 777 points followed by Wayland Baptist (Texas) with 750 points. Lindsey Wilson athletics director Willis Pooler was...

Mid-South Conference expanding to 20 teams, creating largest college football league

The Mid-South Conference and The Sun Conference are merging to form the largest football conference in college sports. Conference officials announced Thursday that beginning with the 2017 season, the Mid-South Conference will include 20 teams which will compete in three divisions. The new, expanded football conference will allow three teams to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Football Championship...

LWC forward Pahkasalo named men’s MSC Player of Year; Tigers’ Fyfe named top female performer

The Mid-South Conference announced the 2015 men’s soccer All MSC team and individual honors on Wednesday night at the conference’s annual banquet at the National Corvette Museum Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) forward Aleksi Pahkasalo was selected by the conference coaches as the MSC Player of the Year. Cumberlands’ (Ky.) Cam Philpot was named MSC Freshman of the Year while Campbellsville (Ky.) coach Adam...

Defending champs Pikeville, Campbellsville favored to repeat in Mid South Conference

Pikeville shared the MSC regular season title with Campbellsville (Ky.) in 2014-15 with identical 12-4 marks. Georgetown finished a game back at 11-5 (UPIKE Athletics Photo)   Pikeville edged second-place Georgetown in the 2015-16 Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, conference officials announced Thursday.   Pikeville secured 60 voting points from the conference...

National champion Lindsey Wilson women favored in Mid-South; Raider men also No. 1

Lindsey Wilson’s men’s soccer squad reached the NAIA National Tournament last season before falling to the eventual runner-up in the second round (MSC Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s men’s and women’s soccer teams have been chosen as the favorites to capture the Mid-South Conference regular season title following a vote of league coaches.   On the women’s side,...

LWC's Showers earns conference Player of Year honors; Decker voted top league pitcher

MSC softball awards winners (left to right) Shannon Wathen, Kelsey Brooks, Victoria Decker, Jacqueline Roof and Chelsea Showers (MSC Photo)   Lindsey Wilson senior Chelsea Showers is the 2015 Mid-South Conference Softball Player of Year and Campbellsville junior Victoria Decker is the MSC Pitcher of the Year, conference officials announced at the conference’s annual awards banquet at the National...

Lindsey Wilson's Bautista named MSC Player of the Year; Werner selected the top pitcher

Lindsey Wilson slugger Alex Bautista was named the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Year on Tuesday night at the MSC Awards banquet held at the National Corvette Museum.   Bautista leads the Mid-South in slugging (.810), runs (65), hits (73), RBIs (67), home runs (18) total bases (145) and on-base percentage (.493). He is second in the conference in batting average (.408) and stolen...

Pikeville's Manigault named MSC's top player; Wallace is league's best freshman

Kenny Manigault is the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, making it three straight seasons that a UPIKE player has received the honor (UPIKE Athletics Photo)   Pikeville (Ky.) senior guard Kenny Manigault is the 2014-15 Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, conference officials announced on Thursday at the conference’s awards banquet at the Capital...

High-scoring Georgetown guard Cottrill wins MSC Player of Week honors for the third time

Georgetown’s Noah Cottrill is the first player to win Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors three times (Georgetown Athletics Photo)   Georgetown junior Noah Cottrill is the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced. Cottrill becomes the first player this season to earn the weekly award three times.   He also picked up the honor...

Lindsey Wilson favored to capture sixth straight Mid South Conference softball title

Lindsey Wilson was the coaches’ choice to win its sixth straight Mid South Conference softball title (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson softball team is favored to capture the Mid-South Conference regular-season title in 2015, according to the recently released MSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.   The Blue Raiders, who have won at least a share of the regular-season...

Lindsey Wilson's Ramirez win program's second MSC Player of Year recognition

Lindsey Wilson placed five members on the All-Mid South Conference volleyball first team and also had the player and coach of the year (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Yeniffer Ramirez was named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year, Makenzie Montano was named Freshman of the Year and head coach Andy Cavins earned Mid-South Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year honors, conference officials...

Lindsey Wilson moves up two spots to No. 8 in football poll, Georgetown ranked fifth

A pair of the NAIA top 10 teams will meet this week when No. 5 Georgetown travels to No. 8 Lindsey Wilson (Georgetown College Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 245 total voting points from the panel of national raters.   Lindsey Wilson (8-2, 5-0 Mid-South...

Blue Raiders post highest football ranking; UPIKE's Jackson Offensive Player of Week

The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced, the highest national ranking in the history of the Blue Raiders’ program.   Lindsey Wilson, coming off a record-setting performance in a 91-14 win over Belhaven (Miss.) Saturday, received a total of 208 points from the panel of national raters.   Pikeville’s...

Blue Raiders move up to No. 17 in NAIA Coaches Poll; Haney named Player of Week

Two days after defeating No. 25 Kentucky Christian on the road, Lindsey Wilson moved up to No. 17 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 128 total voting points from the panel of national raters, moving ujp three spots from last week after a decisive 31-7 win over then-No. 25 Kentucky Christian.   Joining the Blue Raiders in...

Lindsey Wilson moves up to No. 17 in NAIA poll; four state schools among the top 25

Lindsey Wilson moved up to No. 17 in the latest NAIA football poll and was among four Kentucky schools included in the top 25 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up two spots to No. 17 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 142 total voting points from the panel of national raters. The No....

Blue Raiders put 21-match Mid-South streak on the line as No. 12 Georgetown pays a visit

No. 22 Lindsey Wilson hosts No. 12 Georgetown with a 21-match Mid-South Conference winning streak on the line (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The No. 22-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team hosts its home-opener this evening when No. 12 Georgetown visits Biggers Sports Center for a 6 p.m. match.   After 15 matches away from their home court to begin the season, the Blue Raiders (13-2,...