Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes start season with...

    In an opening-night thriller, the WC Commanderettes were on the ropes with the game on the line against the Taylor County Lady Cardinals.

    They had just surrendered a five-point lead in just over 30 seconds and found themselves in a tied game with 27 seconds remaining.

    After WC had already clawed their way back from a nine-point second-half deficit, it looked as if they might be headed to overtime.

    But as sophomore Karagan Brizendine dribbled the clock down and finally made her move to the basket with under 10 seconds to play, fate intervened.

  • WCMS eighth-graders now 10-0

    In seventh-grade action, WCMS got off to a fast start against Bullitt Lick, leading 20-5 after first quarter.

    They increased the margin to 37-5 at intermission.

    Head Coach Barrett Tingle emptied his bench and coasted to a 42-21 victory.

    Cameron Willis led the Generals in scoring with 23 points while Devin Hurst chipped in six points and gathered 11 rebounds.

    The seventh graders are now 8-2 on the season.

    In the late game, the WCMS eighth-grade team faced a solid group from Bullitt County.

  • SCC sweeps Bluefield

    SCC Lady Patriots

    The St. Catharine Lady Patriots (2-4, 1-1 MSC) got back on track Saturday afternoon, knocking off the Bluefield Rams (3-3, 0-2 MSC) 78-74.

    After the Patriot offense sputtered against the Pikeville Bears in the conference opener, the

    Lady Patriots were hungry to get back to their winning ways when Bluefield came to town.
    After a sloppy first half in which both teams shot less than 25 percent from the field, the Patriot offense caught fire, nailing 48 second-half points.

  • SCC men split at LWC holiday...

    Last week, the SCC Patriots (5-3, 1-1 MSC) traveled to Columbia to take on nationally ranked Robert Morris College (7-2) and Life University (6-5).

    The St. Catharine Patriots have a knack for playing “David versus Goliath,” with three of their last four contests being against ranked opponents, and a Thanksgiving special at Lindsey Wilson wouldn’t change that. The Eagles of Robert Morris came into the contest holding a top-10 national ranking, and the Patriots would make them earn every vote as they took the Eagles to the wire.  

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  • WCMS eighth-graders remain...

    St. Augustine
    In eighth-grade action against St. Augustine, WCMS turned a 35-17 halftime lead into a second-half rout, as Head Coach Barrett Tingle’s team moved to 8-0 on the season with a 61-20 victory.

    Cameron Willis led the team with 21 points while Jailen Statemen added 13 points and eight rebounds.

    Austin Dickerson and Lucas Smith  chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.

    Devin Hurst continued to clean the boards with 12 rebounds.

  • SCC Patriots week in review

    It was a week of new beginnings and successful closures for the Patriots as the fall sports’ season comes to its end.

    In volleyball, the SCC Patriots (21-13, 11-7 MSC) had the chance to play for an opportunity to compete for an MSC title in volleyball, making their semifinal debut against the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders (18-0, 36-3 MSC).

    With an impressive win against the Shawnee State Bears (17-15, 9-9, MSC) in the opening round, the Patriots looked to be in sync.

  • 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.”