Today's Sports

  • WC nearly tops Nelson

    Despite a 60-58 loss to the Nelson County Cardinals (6-9, 3-2) last week, WC Commander Head Coach Russell Burkhead emphasized the importance of his team’s ability to claw their way back into the game after falling behind by as many as 19 points in the third quarter.

    “Our kids showed some real fight at the end of the game,” Burkhead said. “We were able to get back in it by boxing out and playing D, but we just started off too slow to get the win.”

  • Commanderettes can’t stop slide...

    North Hardin
    In the opening contest of the Autism Awareness Classic, the Washington County Commanderettes (2-9, 1-5) fell to the North Hardin Trojans (11-5) by a score of 70-47.

    Although the Commanderettes were able to cut the deficit to as little as 12 in the second half, they were unsuccessful in picking up a win against one of the top teams in the fifth region.

    “North Hardin’s an athletic, quick team, and we weren’t able to keep up with them,” Head Coach Bernard Smalley said.

  • SCC women can’t finish in last...

    Georgetown College

    The St. Catharine Lady Patriots (3-9, 1-5 MSC) gave the visiting Georgetown College Tigers (10-3, 4-1 MSC) all that they could handle in the final minutes of Saturday’s contest, but their comeback fell just short as the Patriots fell 72-63.

    With over six minutes remaining in the contest, it looked all but over as the Lady Patriots trailed the Tigers 60-47.

  • WCMS sweeps St. D

    In eighth-grade action for the Washington County Middle School boys, Jailen Statemen and Cameron Willis led the way with 41 of the team’s 47 points.

    Statemen dominated the interior defense of St. Dominic, pouring in 24 points along with 13 rebounds.

    Willis, who was fighting the flu all week, scored eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Generals pulled away to a 47-38 victory.

    Head Coach Barrett Tingle’s eighth-grade team is now 17-1 on the season.

  • SCC mens split G'town,...

    Georgetown College

    The No. 23-ranked St. Catharine Patriots (10-5, 4-2 MSC) reestablished themselves in the top three of the Mid-South Conference on Saturday as they knocked off No. 13 Georgetown College (12-4, 3-2 MSC) 103-90 in Lourdes Hall.

    After dropping a heartbreaker to the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday, SCC was ready to get back on the winning track against rival Georgetown.

  • WC boys drop two, now 2-10

    Marion County

    Even before the game, Head Coach Russell Burkhead knew his team was ready. He could see by the intensity in their eyes that they were fully prepared to play the border-rival Marion County Knights.

    “It was the first game all year that I could see in their eyes before the game that they were ready,” Burkhead said. “If you can’t get pumped up to play [Marion County], you can’t get pumped up to play anybody.”

  • Commanderettes end six-game skid

    Marion County

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-7, 1-4) went up against the defending state champion in the Marion County Lady Knights (7-7) this past Saturday night, and it showed.

    The Knights jumped out to a 15-4 lead to start the game and never looked back. The Commanderettes cut their deficit to 12 by halftime, but the damage had already been done.
    Marion would go on to win by a score of 52-39.

  • SCC women fall to 3-7 on season

    Lindsey Wilson College
    The SCC Lady Patriots (3-7, 1-3 MSC) concluded an uphill weekend Saturday, falling 90-73 at the hands of conference foe Lindsey Wilson College (12-4, 2-2 MSC).

    SCC kept things close in the opening frame of the contest with the outstanding guard play of Machera Calhoun (Fort Myers, Fla.).

    In the waning minutes of the first, the Patriots tore off a 15-6 run, sparked by a layup from Brooke Gee (Ashland) on a spectacular assist by Calhoun (one of six on the night).

  • SCC men now second in MSC

    Lindsey Wilson College
    A leap to second place in the conference standings was the result of the St. Catharine Patriots’ (9-4, 3-1 MSC) 77-56 win over Lindsey Wilson (10-4, 1-3 MSC) on Saturday.

    After a slow start on offense, Will Bailey (Valley, Ala.) drilled a shot from behind the arc to put the Patriots up nine with just six minutes to go in the first half.


    CJ (Courtney) Jones has a specific role for the WC Commanderettes, just like everyone else on the team. But unlike the others, Jones’ role has just as much to do with her off-the-court actions as what she does on the court.

    As Head Coach Bernard Smalley describes it, she’s the team’s “Mama.”