Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Give us expansion

    Why are we so afraid of change?

    In 2010, the NCAA was very close to expanding its tournament to 96 games.

    Quite possibly because of the ever-increasing cries of heresy among fans, though, that change never came. We instead had to settle for the current 68-team format.

    But that’s just not enough.

    The first two days of March Madness are the most exciting days of the sports calendar. Do we really not want more of that? How can more meaningful basketball be a bad thing?

  • Churchill signs with...

    Washington County senior Morgan Churchill became the latest Commander to join next year’s Campbellsville Tigers football team.

    Fellow WC seniors Ty’Lyn Byas and Sean Lewis signed with the Tigers last month.

    In fact, Churchill, who is slotted to play linebacker next season, took his teammates’ presence at the school into consideration before signing his letter of intent.

  • Commanderettes lose three, pick...

    Bryan Station
    With his team looking to snap a three-game losing streak, head coach Paul Coulter wanted his Washington County Commanderettes (3-3) to concentrate on the mental aspect of the game.

    They had been outscored 19-1 in their previous two games, and he approached his five seniors before Saturday’s contest with the Bryan Station Lady Defenders (3-4) to make sure his squad would be “tough enough” and would play as a team.

    The result? A 14-6 WC victory.

  • WC falls to 2-5 on the year

    Allen County-Scottsville
    Last week proved to be a tough slate of games for the Washington County Commanders (2-5), a disappointing stretch that was capped off last Saturday in an 11-0 loss to the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots (3-6).

    With senior Adam Smith on the mound for WC, both teams were scoreless after two innings, but the Patriots broke the game open in the third frame.

  • Porter embraces small-college...

    Every time a ball hits the court in the state of Kentucky, it is a guarantee that a young athlete somewhere is dreaming of playing college basketball. For Nick Porter, the St. Catharine College Patriots made his dream a reality.

  • Patriots bound for Kansas City

    The St. Catharine College men’s basketball team is Kansas City bound after receiving its second bid in four years to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament.

  • WC baseball wins opener, loses...

    Boyle County
    Last Saturday evening, the Washington County Commanders (1-1) lost 9-0 to a Boyle County Rebel (1-1) team that lost no seniors from last year’s 18-14 squad.

    The Commanders started senior Adam Smith on the mound, who pitched four innings and gave up six runs.

    Junior Jacob Howard pitched the next three innings and allowed three runs.

    Head coach Derek Schuler cited the defense behind his pitchers as the main factor in allowing so many runs.

  • WC tennis team starts season

    When head coach Scotty Burns took over WC’s tennis program at the beginning of the school year, he didn’t know quite what to expect.

    But after seeing his team hang tough with two of the better teams in the region (Marion Co. and Taylor Co.) this past week, he knows that big things could be in store.

  • Commanderettes score 38 runs in...

    In only two games this season, the Washington County Commanderette softball team (2-0) has already scored 38 runs, a feat that last year’s squad didn’t reach until its fifth contest.

    Twenty-four of those runs were scored in Saturday’s 24-11 win against the Paris Lady Hounds (0-2), but for head coach Paul Coulter, the key to the victory was his team’s speed and their ability to draw walks.

  • SCC falls in MSC semifinals

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine Patriots were unable to defeat top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) in the Mid-South Conference tournament this past week, despite a furious rally by the Patriots.

    The 78-69 semifinal loss ended SCC’s bid for the conference tournament championship.

    The No. 2-ranked Bears would then go on to to Sunday’s title game to soundly defeat second-seeded Georgetown (Ky.).