Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes will blend vets...

    New head coach Leonard Abell inherits a lineup that includes five seniors, but he’ll have to blend some young guns in as well.

    “Our batting lineup will be anchored by our five seniors, Olivia Thompson, Linda Libby, Jaclyn Kelty, Hannah Simms and Jenna Taylor,” he said. “Also junior Zana Yocum and sophomore Samantha Mudd have been hitting the ball really well in practice.”
    Those five seniors helped the Commanderettes to second place in the district tournament last season and a berth in the Fifth Region tournament.

  • Commanders return talent

    After nabbing the All “A” Classic region crown and earning a trip to the Fifth Region tournament, Commanders’ head coach Derek Schuler has even higher aspirations for his team this season.

    Despite losing seven seniors, he’s got the talent and experience to reach those heights.

  • A very special performance

    Thanks to a few grants and some generous artists, some students in the community were able to perform in front of a packed audience at the Springfield Opera House on Thursday.

    Grants from the VSA Kentucky Arts Inclusion program and Learn and Serve America of the Corporation for National and Community Service provided students the chance to spend time with artists and put on a production.
    Jill Settles said the project utilized two VSA Kentucky artists, the husband-and-wife team of Afredo Escobar and Jennifer Rose.

  • Patriots give top-ranked Tigers...

    After losing to Campbellsville by 56 points two weeks ago, Lena Bramblett had a game plan for her St. Catharine Patriots that she hoped would provide a different outcome.

    For much of the game, a Mid-South Conference quarterfinal clash played Thursday in Frankfort, they had the Tigers troubled.

  • Patriot softball starts out 2-2

    The St. Catharine College softball team opened the season strong with two wins at Berea last Thursday, but the following day found times tougher as the Patriots were swept in a twin bill at Indiana University Southeast.

  • Turner, Yocum named to Fifth...

    Inspiring performances in the first round of the Fifth Region girls’ basketball tournament were enough to catapult sophomore Kenya Turner and junior Shay Yocum onto the all-tournament team.

    Yocum and Turner combined for 43 of the team’s 46 points in a close loss to LaRue County.

  • Patriot baseball swept at...

    The St. Catharine College nine traveled to Shawnee State (Portsmouth, Ohio) Sunday for the opening of Mid-South Conference play.

    The Bat Pats ended the cold, damp day with an equally gloomy outlook after being swept by the Bears 4-1 and 8-3.
    The losses gave Luther Bramblett’s Patriots a 9-9-1 overall mark, while Shawnee State improved to 10-7.
    Carlos Hernandez had three of the six Patriot hits in the opener.
    Tim Paxton took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, and seven hits in five innings.

  • Sports briefs

    March 16-20

  • Trail cards available for 2011...

    FRANKFORT — The best golf in Kentucky is now available at the 18 courses operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. For 2011, the Kentucky Golf Trail is again offering a “trail card” that provides unlimited paid greens fees for the cardholder.

  • Quality losses

    A loss never tastes sweet, but looking back at the Commanderettes’ run to the region is quite revealing.

    Washington County started the season 0-5, and left head coach Bernard Smalley scratching his noggin to figure out how to get on track.
    Looking back now, we can see that four of those five losses came against three district champions and a district runner-up.
    Not a bad bunch to start out 0-5 against.
    Skimming down the rest of the schedule, the losses don’t look so bad.