Today's Sports

  • WC boys’ basketball hopes to...

    The WC Commanders are going to be small this season.

    But Head Coach Russell Burkhead has a plan to take advantage of this so-called weakness.

    They’re going to outrun their opponents.

    “We’re gonna be awful small this year, so we’re gonna have to play fast and play hard,” Burkhead said.

    While Burkhead doesn’t like to “put a lot of expectations out there,” there is one measuring stick that he will be evaluating his team by this season: effort.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Remembering...

    It all started with Denzel Washington.

    Well, sort of.

    After seeing the football biopic Remember the Titans—a film starring Washington as the main character—as a child, Evan Blake Burkhead became hooked on football.

    “That movie was one of the first times I remember really being exposed to the game,” Burkhead said. “I started watching football a lot after seeing it.”

  • Commanderettes to change style...

    One year after operating in half-court sets and focusing on a low-post game, Head Coach Bernard Smalley and his WC Commanderettes are looking to speed up the pace a bit.

    “In the past, we’ve been kind of bigger, size-wise, but now we’re basically guard-oriented,” Smalley said. “We’re gonna get the ball up and down the court, shoot a lot of threes. I think it’ll be a fun season because the kids have really bought into it.”

  • WCMS 8th grade wins tourney to...

    In first-round action Friday night, the WCMS eighth-grade boys’ basketball team (6-0) quickly fell behind 6-0 to NWES, but a timeout by Head Coach Barrett Tingle helped jump start the Generals.

    WCMS took a 25-13 halftime lead into the locker room. To begin the second half, WCMS turned a close game into a rout as they went on a 20-0 run to lead 45-13 midway through the fourth period.

    WCMS posted a 49-20 win as Jailen Statemen led the way with 19 points.

    In the championship game against Old Kentucky Home, WCMS faced a difficult challenge.

  • SCC’s season ends at MSC tourney

    The most successful season in St. Catharine womens’ soccer history was capped off with a run to the semifinal round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament Thursday.

    The St. Catharine Lady Patriots (13-7, 5-4 MSC) capped off their historic run with a hard-fought battle against the seventh-ranked Cumberland University Bulldogs (15-2, 9-0 MSC).

  • WC volleyball has year-end...

    The WCHS Commanderettes officially closed their season last week with the annual volleyball team banquet.

    Several awards were handed out on the evening, including two WC juniors—Halie Browning and JoHanna Spalding—receiving Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association All-State honors.

    Browning was recognized as a second-team performer with Spalding being named as an Honorable Mention.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tyus Lewis:...

    When Head Coach Eric Sagrecy found out that Tyus Lewis wanted to play football last year, he didn’t know what to expect.

    He knew that Lewis had had to overcome a lot in his life that would make it difficult for him to play such a physical sport, but as soon as Lewis was medically cleared to play football, Sagrecy was on board.

    And, as it turned out, figuring out Lewis’ role hardly took any time at all.

  • SCC swimmers excel

    With a short drive to Wilmore, the St. Catharine Nautical Patriots jumped head first into their meet with Asbury.

    Coming off one of their most successful meets of the year at Union, SCC was excited to dive right back into the pool for another chance at nationals’ qualification.

    In the 200-yard freestyle event, Hannah Spaulding (Springfield) and Martha Raley (Lebanon) helped the Patriots jump on the board early.

    Spaulding posted a third-place finish (2:08.98) while Raley came in a close fifth (2:32.15).


    When Derwin Hughes first moved to Springfield this summer, he didn’t know exactly what to expect. He had visited his family in Washington County often, but living there was a completely different story.

    But it didn’t take long for him to feel welcome after he joined the football team.

    “I was just kind of amazed at how all the coaches welcomed me on the team,” Hughes said. “Playing football has really helped me meet new people and make friends since I’ve been here.”

  • WC’s Amanda Cox chooses Midway

    Pursuing her dream of playing college golf has led WC senior golfer Amanda Cox to Midway College.

    The program, which currently has one golfer, is in its first year of competing and almost lost out on their chance at Cox, who wanted to attend Midway all along because of their “state-of-the-art nursing program.”