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Today's Sports

  • Patriot softball notches two big...


    The St. Catharine College softball team won only two of seven games last week, but those two wins were historical for head coach Holly Smith.

    Wednesday the Patriots split a doubleheader at home against Union College, and Thursday they gained a split at Mid-South Conference rival Campbellsville.
    It was Smith’s first wins over those perennial powers in her seven-year coaching career at St. Catharine.

  • Patriots fall to Lions in...


    The St. Catharine College Patriots were well aware that if the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament became a free-throw contest, it could not result in a favorable outcome.

    Wednesday’s game was, indeed, decided at the charity stripe – and the outcome was most disappointing for J.T. Burton’s team.
    The Lindenwood Lions (29-5) came into the game in Kansas City as the nation’s top-ranked free-throw shooters at 74 percent.

  • State champion coach has...


    When the confetti fell on Rockcastle County girls’ basketball assistant coach Ken Mattingly’s shoulders on March 12, his parents were likely very proud.

    After several seasons on the sidelines as an assistant at Rockcastle County, Mattingly was able to experience a state championship for the first time when his team beat DuPont Manual in the finals at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
    The coach, whose parents are Buck and Emily Mattingly of Springfield, said the experience was more than he could have ever dreamed of.

  • Hello, spring


    The sun is shining, my yard needs mowing and March Madness is on my mind. 

    That can only mean one thing: time to take a sick day.
    Just kidding, boss.
    It means spring is here, along with spring sports.
    After checking out the 18-0 thumping administered by the Washington County High School baseball team in a nine-inning scrimmage, I think we may have a nice spring ahead of us.
    If the Commanders play like that all season, they should have no problem reaching their goal of 20 or more wins.  

  • Track teams look for repeat...


    Growth is evident in Washington County High School’s track program this season.

    Returning to the team are five members that competed at state last season.
    “The girls’ 4 x 200 meter relay team of Shay Yocum, Gabby Cheser, Alex Yantis and Mouriah Hourigan are all returning, as well as Kyle Curtsinger who advanced in the boys’ discus,” Bodenhamer said.
    Because of the trip to state, around 30 members are now on the team, a number that head coach Paul Bodenhamer said is the highest it has been in five years.

  • Softball starts this week


    The Washington County High School Commanderettes get ready for battle this week as they start the season.

    Play began on Tuesday against John Hardin at Idle Hour Park. Results from that game will be in next week’s edition.
    Washington County will play host again on Thursday, this time to Burgin. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
    Washington County continues play on Friday against Nelson County for the first road game of the season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • Commanders win opener


    The Washington County High School baseball team opened on Monday against border rival Marion County at home. Washington County won that game 9-2.

    The Commanders took on Taylor County on Tuesday at Taylor County. Those results will also be in next week’s edition.
    On Thursday, the Commanders travel to Fern Creek to battle the Tigers. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
    On Saturday the Commanders travel across the county line to face Danville at Danville. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • Bat Pats drop three of four to...


    The weather finally cleared to be conducive for baseball, and the St. Catharine College Patriots were hoping to warm up as well when they hosted the Campbellsville Tigers in a pair of Mid-South Conference doubleheaders last weekend.

    Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats were able to claim only one victory in the four games at Edelen-Haydon Field.
    Campbellsville, ranked 17th nationally with a record of 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the MSC, won Saturday’s opener 13-7, but the Patriots bounced back to win the nightcap 3-2.

  • Watch the Patriots’ tourney game...


    Many local St. Catharine College fans have made the trek to Kansas City to watch the Patriots in today’s opening game of the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament.

    For those who couldn’t make that trip, there is still an option to see J.T. Burton’s team play Lindenwood in the opening game.
    St. Catharine will have a live feed of the game via the Internet.
    That feed will be projected on the large screen in Pettus Auditorium.
    There is no charge to watch the game. Tip-off is at 5:30 (EDT).

  • Patriot softball sweeps and is...


    The St. Catharine College softball team opened Mid-South Conference play last Tuesday with a sweep of the visiting University of the Cumberlands.

    Holly Smith’s squad saw their conference record evened Saturday when Georgetown claimed two wins at Salt River Electric Field.