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Today's Sports

  • SCC wrestling program...

    Bellarmine University recently announced plans to begin a collegiate wrestling program competing at the NCAA Division II level this fall by essentially absorbing the former Saint Catharine College Patriot wrestling team. 

  • Midway hires three SCC coaches

    At least three St. Catharine College sports programs will live on past the school’s July 31 close date, although they will be doing so in Midway Eagles uniforms.

    Last week, Midway announced that it had signed three current SCC coaches: Joe Krupinski, men’s basketball; Tim Wolz, men’s soccer; and Luther Bramblett, baseball.

    “We are pleased to bring these coaches and their team members into our Eagles athletics family,” said Rusty Kennedy, Midway’s athletics director.

  • District play changing format in...

    A new wrinkle has been added to next year’s Washington County Commander baseball schedule, and it’s one that WC head coach Adam Blair feels will help his team — and the entire 19th District, for that matter — once it comes time for the postseason.

    In what will resemble a college baseball team’s schedule, 19th District squads will now play a three-game series against each of their four district opponents, with the games taking place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week.

  • Commanderettes make it to region...

    As the Washington County Commanderettes (19-12) walked off the field, most — if not all — hanging their head in defeat, Commanderette fans rose in unison to give the players a standing ovation that rivaled the one received by the winning team. Even though WC’s season had ended in an 8-0 loss to Central Hardin in the 5th Region Tournament championship game, the Commanderettes had earned the fans’ praise by advancing further than any WC fast-pitch softball team had ever gone.

     

  • WC baseball looks ahead to the...

    Clinching Washington County’s first back-to-back 19th District championships since 2001-2002 was on the minds of its players to begin the year, when they set it as a season goal.

    So being able to secure that milestone “meant a lot” to the Commanders, according to head coach Adam Blair.

  • Goode preparing for career in...

     There’s more to grass than what’s on the surface.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Dayanna Railey

    Keep it light-hearted and upbeat.

    Every time Dayanna Railey steps onto a softball field, she has a natural ability to keep herself and her teammates positive by doing these two things.

    “I just laugh everything off every time I make a mistake,” Railey said. “I have to be positive because if I don’t, I feel like I’m just letting the team down and the team is going to collapse with me. I think you’ve got to stay positive in order to succeed.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Vanessa Mejia

     “She’s just a true spitfire.”

    Washington County Commanderette softball coach Christy Baker couldn’t think of any other way to describe one of her most outspoken leaders, Vanessa Mejia.

    ”She’s high energy, fun to be around,” Baker added. “She’s very vocal in the dugout and kind of helps lead the team there, which kind of sets the tone for how we play.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Mary Beth...

    When Mary Beth Begley first began playing tee-ball, she couldn’t contain how excited she was.

    She loved every aspect of the game from the very get-go, and from then on, she took full advantage of every chance she had to play softball.

    “I never stopped wanting to play,” Begley said. “I loved it that much. I just liked being part of a team, and I really just love baseball in general, so being able to play softball is one of my favorite things.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Mac Stevens

    Growing up in Washington County, Mac Stevens always enjoyed the small-town atmosphere of his hometown because, as he put it, “you have a lot more space than a lot of other kids do.”

    “In a highly populated area, you don’t have the opportunity to go and play whenever you want,” Stevens said. “You can go hiking, you can go backpacking. I’ve always liked that about living here.”