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Today's Sports

  • PHOTOS: little BIG league
  • SCC wrestling adds to its first-...

    The St. Catharine College Patriots wrestling team has gotten off to a fast start for the program’s inaugural season, signing four top recruits in just the past week.

    Dan Reed
    The St. Catharine Patriots show that they have no fear of branching out with the addition of “folk-style” wrestler Dan Reed.

  • WC native helps Bethlehem...

    Playing third base is all instinct, according to John Riney.

    When the ball is hit down the line, you can’t do anything but react.

    “You don’t do any of the work,” said Riney, who just finished his senior year at Bethlehem High School. “It’s just your body reacting to the ball.”

    He’s always exhibited a great knack for responding to wherever the ball is hit, although he started off his career at shortstop.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The comeback...

    It was late on a Friday night.

    It had been raining, and Marcus Wright was driving—along with two passengers—north on Bloomfield Road, about two miles outside of Springfield.

    According to a Washington County Sheriff Department’s police report, Wright’s 2001 Chevrolet Malibu entered a curve and dropped off the shoulder into a ditch. The vehicle traveled 97 feet in the ditch, where the driver was unable to recover. The car reportedly then flipped over four times before landing on its roof against fencing for a nearby farm.

  • WC track competes at state

    The Washington County Commander track team qualified for two events during this past week’s state championship at the University of Kentucky outdoor track complex.

    In individual competition, WC senior Ty’Lyn Byas participated in the Class 1A 100-meter dash.

    Running in the second heat, Byas was clocked at 11.75 seconds.

    The time, which was nearly identical to his regional tournament performance (11.74 seconds), was good enough for fifth in his heat and 14th in his class.

  • COLUMN: Buyer Beware

    Joel Embiid should not be the first overall pick in next year’s NBA draft.

    It’s not because he is already suffering problems with his back and knees (but it doesn’t help).

    It’s not because so many big men with those same problems have been absolute flops (although it’s not encouraging).

    And it certainly isn’t because he’s not talented (please excuse the double negative).
    It’s just the result of an evolving NBA.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Embracing...

    For Mercedes Cowherd, one of the greatest joys of playing softball is the bond that it creates among teammates.

    Since she started playing the sport in tee-ball, it was the one thing that always stuck out. No matter your situation off the field, everyone on a team develops a closeness that others couldn’t fathom.

    This is especially true when it comes to her fellow seniors, most of whom she has played with since she was first able to swing a bat.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Gold Glove

    Olivia Goatley has always played shortstop.

    That’s been her position for as long as she can remember playing softball, and it’s the spot that she knew she was destined to play in high school.

    “I’ve always played short(stop),” Goatley said. “I just really like playing there. It keeps you on your feet because you have to field a lot of balls.”

    Because she has always played shortstop and knows all of the intricate details that go along with it, she credits her defense as her greatest attribute.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bring the Heat

    Every time Hannah Coulter steps into the pitcher’s circle, she gets that same jolt of adrenaline, the kind that lets her know that she is just where she needs to be.
    It’s what she wanted to do ever since she was little. She took her first pitching lesson at the age of 9.

    “I’ve just always wanted to pitch,” Hannah said. “I like the aspect that you always have the ball. I lose focus pretty easily, so I would be lost if I wasn’t involved as much as I am.”

  • WC Commanderettes ousted

    Nelson County
    The Washington County Commanderettes faced off against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals in their 19th District Tournament semifinal matchup last Monday night, falling by a score of 19-9.

    The Commanderettes would have secured a berth in the championship game and the 5th Region Tournament with a win, something they haven’t accomplished since 2011.