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Today's Sports

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: A New Home

    Moving to a new school can be an intimidating endeavor, but doing it as a senior—with only a few months to readjust to a new setting before moving on—has disaster written all over it.

    But when Kari Creech was thrust into this very situation earlier this year, moving from Letcher County to Washington County, she decided to make the best of her opportunity.

    That didn’t come easy at first, though.

    “It was pretty hard at first, coming in as a senior and trying to make friends,” Creech said.

  • SCC baseball season ends after...

    While the season may be over for the St. Catharine College Patriots, the Bat Pats’ year was by no means a failure.  

    Several Patriots broke or set season, as well as career, records for the school, and the Pats finished a best-ever third in the strong Mid-South Conference.

    The Patriots went over the 200-win total as a four-year program. Head coach Luther Bramblett has led the Pats to a 201-135 record since joining the NAIA and Mid-South Conference.  

    He has a of 459-223 overall record at St. Catharine College.

  • PHOTOS: In action
  • WC Commanders win 19th District...

    Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County Commanders (11-21-1, 2-7) topped the Thomas Nelson Generals (12-20, 3-6) in the opening round of the 19th District Tournament by a score of 6-3 on Monday.

    To pick up their second win against Thomas Nelson this season, WC put up one of its most impressive outings of the year.

    On offense, the Commanders tallied 11 hits and drove in six runs.

    Junior Wade Moore shined throughout the game, going 3-for-3 with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Leading the Way

    Stewart Young knew that his role would be changing this season. He knew he would be the lone senior on Washington County’s tennis team this year, and that meant he would be thrust into a leadership role, ready or not.

    “Being the only senior, I just tried to set a better example for everybody else,” Young said. “I did that by showing respect, showing them how to play the game.”

    And, according to his head coach, Scotty Burns, those lessons were effective from the start.

  • WC No. 5 seed in district tourney

    The Washington County Commander baseball team (10-21) is in the midst of a tough stretch as the regular season winds down, losing six of its last seven games.

    The Commanderettes haven’t been able to find any more success in district play, either, going 1-7 on the year and falling into the last seed in next week’s district tournament.

    Burgin

    The Commanders’ lone win in their last seven games came late last week in a lopsided 15-4 victory over the Burgin Bulldogs (0-21) in five innings of work.

  • Tennis season ends at regionals

    Two losses in the second round of the regional tournament marked the end of the season for the Washington County tennis team.

    On the girls’ doubles side, juniors Erika Weir and Gabby Sims were pitted against the No. 3-seeded team in the tournament and “had them on the ropes,” as head coach Scotty Burns put it, leading 5-3 in the first set.

    The duo, which won the conference tournament a week prior to competing in regionals, soon gave up four straight games and dropped the first set.

  • WC Commanderettes score 44 runs...

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team (10-14, 4-3) took three out of its four games over the past week and is only two games away from the end of the season (although there is the possibility of adding one more game).

    Burgin
    WC blanked the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (6-13) in five innings of work to cap off its recent hot streak.

    The 14-0 victory was the team’s third straight win, which is currently the longest win streak of the season.

  • COLUMN: UK's great...

    Please don’t do it again, UK fans.

    Don’t fall into the same old traps.

    When Willie Cauley-Stein, the Harrisons, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress ALL returned for another season, the immediate reaction was extreme jubilation for every UK fan, which is completely called for.

  • WC tennis ends regular season on...

    When the Washington County Commanders tennis team faces off in the Heartland Conference Tournament this week, freshman Chase Drury will be sitting in the driver’s seat after securing the number-one seed in the boys’ singles portion of the event.

    Drury claimed the spot after going undefeated for the entirety of the regular season, which ended last Wednesday.

    In that match, a home contest for the Commanders against the Adair County Indians, WC outperformed their foes by winning three of the evening’s five total matches.