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Today's Sports

  • Season ends in first round of...

    The WC Commanders played their final game of the season last week, but assistant coach Paul Howard couldn’t fault his team’s effort against the Nelson County Cardinals.

    With WC down by five at the half and tied at 48 at the end of the third quarter, Howard’s confidence in pulling the game out with a win began to steadily grow stronger.

    However, after being outscored 27-10 in the fourth quarter, the Commanders were unable to extend their season another game, losing by a score of 75-58.

  • Lady Patriots sweep conference...

    After dropping their season opening series to the Grenadiers, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (4-2, 4-0 MSC) bounced back in sweeping fashion in their first conference weekend.

    If scoring runs had ever been a concern for Head Coach Holly Smith prior to the season beginning, she breathed a sigh of relief when the visiting Pikeville Bears (0-2, 0-2 MSC) and Bluefield Rams (0-4, 0-4 MSC) invaded Salt River Electric Field.

  • Commanderettes fall in second...

    The 2013-2014 season ended last Tuesday night for the WC Commanderettes with a 68-46 loss to the Nelson County Lady Cardinals in the District 19 Tournament.

    The No. 1-seeded Cardinals, who would go on to win the district championship, had been a tough matchup for the Commanderettes all season, something WC Head Coach Bernard Smalley knew going into the contest.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: A Tall Order

    At 6 feet 2 inches tall, Jennifer Keene is used to being the biggest player on the basketball court.

    She often finds herself posting up against smaller players, and when facing this type of height disparity, Keene knows there is only one logical course of action: use her tall stature as a clear-cut benefit.

    “I just feel like it’s important to show my strength and ability,” Keene said. “Some taller players that play ball don’t use their height advantage, but me being as big as I am, I feel like I need to be aggressive.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: A Passion for...

    Finding the younger version of Sean Lewis was never difficult. If he wasn’t playing basketball, he was most likely playing football in the backyard.

    And if those two options failed, it would be wise to see if he was sitting in front of his video game system, playing something sports-related to be sure.

    Young Sean Lewis was not hard to figure out. He just loved sports.

    The same could be said of Lewis today.

    Depending on the season, Lewis could be at football practice, basketball practice or in the weight room.

  • SCC Patriots stand tall against...

    The St. Catharine big men came through in a big way on Thursday night, as the Patriots (17-9, 10-6 MSC) outlasted the Campbellsville Tigers (14-11, 9-7 MSC) 99-92 in three overtimes.

    With a front line of 6-feet-8-inches and 6-feet-6-inches, the Patriots don’t stray far from the norm for frontcourts in college basketball.

    On Thursday night, however, the combination of Raymon Austin (Cleveland, Ohio) and William Tolefree (Stone Mountain, Ga.) played as if they were larger than life, combining for 61 of the Patriots’ 99 total points.

  • WC archery competes in regionals

    Regionals

    In their recent regional matchup at Central Hardin, no WC archers were able to qualify for the state tournament.

    However, for Head Coach Jeff Grigsby, the most important thing for each of his athletes was seeing improvement from their previous shoots.

    And he was not disappointed.

    “All I asked of them was to better their last scores, and most of them did that,” Grigsby said. “That’s always good. It’s definitely a good sign.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tale of Two...

    There are two distinct, separate sides to India Yocum.

    On the basketball court, she is a self-described “no-nonsense” player who wants to win.

    But once she has dressed out of her WC uniform and back into her everyday wardrobe, pegging her as a basketball player would be difficult for even the most astute observer.

  • Commanders fall to Nelson County...

    By Darren George, Contributing Writer

    When the postseason starts in basketball, it’s known as the second season, and for Nelson County, the second season began with a tremendous 75-58 19th District Tournament victory Monday over Washington County.

    The game saw four distinct runs, with the Commanders (2-23) getting off to a hot start but the Cardinals racing ahead by halftime, only to see Washington County make a big run to take a 48-47 lead just before the end of the third quarter.

  • SCC splits weekend series with...

    The St. Catharine College Baseball squad (4-8) split their weekend series with visiting Indiana Tech (2-3-1). The Patriots won both openers, only to see the Warriors answer back both days to win the nightcap.