Today's Sports

  • WC softball suffers loss

    In a lopsided loss last week, the Washington County Commanderette softball team (6-13, 2-3) fell by a score of 16-2 against the Bethlehem Banshees (18-6, 6-0)., dropping WC to third place in the 19th District while clinching  the top seed in next month’s tournament for the Banshees.

    The 14-run WC loss occurred only a week after Bethlehem defeated the Commanderettes by just four. Bethlehem put the game out of reach early, building a nine-run lead in the first two innings. The Banshees also exploded for 17 total hits in the five-inning contest.The loss to

  • WC baseball on year's...

    The Washington County Commanders wrapped up a busy week with a perfect showing in the first-ever Breast Cancer Awareness Invitational in Marion County this past weekend.

    The Commanders went 3-0 in the event.

    LaRue County
    WC head coach Derek Schuler described his team’s performance against the LaRue County Hawks last Saturday as “a real feel-good win.”

    Earlier in the season, Schuler thinks his team might have reacted differently facing a 2-0 deficit headed into the sixth inning.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Baseball...

    Whether it’s baseball or football, Adam Smith is all about developing relationships or, as he puts it, “becoming a brotherhood” when it comes to sports.

    He realizes that not any one individual can win a game by themselves and the more united a team can get, the better they will perform as a unit.

    “Having these close relationships, you’ve got a bond that’s gonna last forever,” Smith said. “Not everyone gets to experience that because having it on a team is such an important thing. You almost have to have it.”

  • PHOTOS: New Beginning
  • SCC Patriots' season ends...

    Despite two spectacular pitching performances from Krystal Cammuse, the St. Catharine College Lady Patriot softball team (18-27, 14-20 MSC) bowed out of the conference tournament with two straight losses.

    In their opening round game with the Georgetown Tigers, the Lady Patriots looked to be in control after a fourth-inning, three-run shot from third baseman Brittany McKee gave SCC a 3-1 lead heading into the sixth inning.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Small-town boy

    For Travis Mattingly, growing up in a small town like Washington County is the only thing he has ever known.

    And that’s fine by him.

    “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Mattingly said. “Everybody knows everybody around here. You go to the hardware store, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, you just know everybody that works there, and that’s a good feeling.”

  • SCC Patriots compete at IU

    With the national tournament qualification deadline for track and field quickly approaching, St. Catharine College head track coach Blake Jones took his conference champion long jumper Chris Johnson to Indiana University for another chance at a national tournament bid.

    After winning the Mid-South Conference championship in the long jump, it would seem obvious that Johnson would automatically earn a spot in the national qualifying field.

    However, according to Jones, “There is never a guaranteed spot.”

  • WC baseball drops three district...

    The Washington County Commander baseball team was unable to build off of a three-game winning streak last week, dropping three district games in a row.

    Bethlehem, Game 1
    WC’s first game against the Eagles proved to be one of their most competitive matchups of the week, going toe-to-toe with Bethlehem all night.

    When the Eagles scored two runs in the second inning, WC responded by scoring two in the next two innings.

    When Bethlehem retook the lead in the sixth, WC responded with a run of its own.

  • Commanderettes win after long...

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team bolstered its spot in the district standings last Friday by dominating the Bardstown Lady Tigers twice in a home doubleheader.

    Bardstown, Game 1
    Before Friday night’s games against Bardstown, WC hadn’t played in a game in nine days due to a cancellation of seven total varsity games.

    According to WC head coach Paul Coulter, this absence from the field made his team “just eager to play.”

  • WC tennis competes at regionals

    Washington County’s Erika Weir and Gabby Sims have been a successful duo all season long, and their work on the tennis court paid off last week in the form of a Midland Conference championship in girls’ doubles play.

    Sims and Weir got the conference championship win despite being unseeded going into the tournament.

    They even dropped another pair of unseeded finalists — freshman twins Maria and Katya Melgoza of Bardstown — to claim the crown.