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Today's Sports

  • WC tennis splits with Nelson...

    The Washington County Commander tennis team travelled to play the Thomas Nelson Generals last week, falling 8-2.

    Both WC winners occurred in boys’ singles action, with freshman Chase Drury taking his match 8-4 and  sophomore Noah Harmon winning 8-3.

    The team’s next contest occurred three days later when WC travelled to take on the Nelson County Cardinals, a match that the two squads split 4-4.

    Senior Stewart Young won his singles match 6-2, 7-5 while Drury picked up another singles victory with a score of 6-2, 6-1.

  • COLUMN: A historic recurrence

    This class of freshmen was touted as possibly the greatest in history.

    There was talk of immediate dominance, which seemed natural for a squad led by a point guard that was, height-wise, in the same mold as Penny Hardaway and Magic Johnson and a power forward that was a double-double machine and considered the gem of the class.

  • Commanderettes drop first two in...

    North Hardin
    Washington County Commanderette softball team (3-5, 0-1) had been slumping before this week’s trip to play in the Florida Beach Bash, dropping four of their last five games.

    While they are 0-2 thus far in Florida, they did show “some real improvement” in their 2-1 loss against the North Hardin Lady Trojans (2-5), according to WC head coach Paul Coulter.

  • WC ends 3-game skid

    Glasgow
    For 4 1/3 innings on Monday, the Washington County Commander baseball team (3-7, 0-1) was in complete control. They led 3-0 and looked on their way to taking down the Glasgow Scotties (7-3) in their second matchup of the Florida Beach Bash.

    WC head coach Derek Schuler knew that the Scotties, known for their aggressive approach at the plate, would be able to score sooner or later, but even he didn’t foresee a 13-run outburst in the closing innings.

  • Reach for the Stars

    A million to one.

    That’s how much of a longshot head coach JT Burton thought his team was at the start of the year.

    His St. Catharine mens’ basketball team was chosen in the preseason to finish seventh by his Mid-South Conference peers, which Burton thought was a fair assessment considering his team would be playing the 10th toughest schedule in the nation.

    But he soon discovered that measuring his squad by ordinary standards was a fool’s errand.

  • SCC Patriots fall in third round

    MidAmerica Nazarene
    After playing in the Round of 16 less than 24 hours before, the St. Catharine Patriots were ready for a chance at a Fab Four appearance against the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers.

    The Patriots came into Saturday night’s contest with MidAmerica Nazarene hoping to show no signs of fatigue after playing until nearly 2 am ET in their last game.

  • WC tennis crushes Fort Knox

    In WC tennis action last Friday evening, the Commanders were able to defeat the Fort Knox Eagles by a combined score of 6-1.

    All of the athletes competing in singles matches for WC came away victorious, highlighted on the boys’ side by freshman Chase and junior Will Drury winning their pro-set matches by scores of 8-1 and 8-0, respectively.

    Senior Stewart Young won by a score of 6-1, 6-1 in his match.

  • COLUMN: Give us expansion

    Why are we so afraid of change?

    In 2010, the NCAA was very close to expanding its tournament to 96 games.

    Quite possibly because of the ever-increasing cries of heresy among fans, though, that change never came. We instead had to settle for the current 68-team format.

    But that’s just not enough.

    The first two days of March Madness are the most exciting days of the sports calendar. Do we really not want more of that? How can more meaningful basketball be a bad thing?

  • Churchill signs with...

    Washington County senior Morgan Churchill became the latest Commander to join next year’s Campbellsville Tigers football team.

    Fellow WC seniors Ty’Lyn Byas and Sean Lewis signed with the Tigers last month.

    In fact, Churchill, who is slotted to play linebacker next season, took his teammates’ presence at the school into consideration before signing his letter of intent.

  • Commanderettes lose three, pick...

    Bryan Station
    With his team looking to snap a three-game losing streak, head coach Paul Coulter wanted his Washington County Commanderettes (3-3) to concentrate on the mental aspect of the game.

    They had been outscored 19-1 in their previous two games, and he approached his five seniors before Saturday’s contest with the Bryan Station Lady Defenders (3-4) to make sure his squad would be “tough enough” and would play as a team.

    The result? A 14-6 WC victory.