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Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes look for momentum...


    After battling through the toughest stretch of their season, the Commanderettes look to gain momentum heading into the postseason.

    Washington County dropped three straight to Owensboro Catholic, Marion and Nelson last week, but hope to rebound this week.
    The Commanderettes open with Nicholas County (4-11) on Friday.
    They will travel to the new gym at Nicholas County High School for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
    The Lady Jackets are led by Reesa Martin (13.8 points per game) and Megan Bretz (8.5 points per game).

  • Commanderettes wrap up number...


    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    Score: 79-31 Nelson County
    When: Sunday, Feb. 6
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Jennifer Keene NCHS - Shelby Maupin, Caitlin Hagan, Cierra Drake

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes wrapped up the toughest stretch of their season with a 48-point loss to district rival Nelson County.

  • Commanders’ skid continues


    Washington County vs. North Bullitt
    Score: 56-40 North Bullitt
    When: Saturday, Feb. 5
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: NBHS - Brandon Goeing WCHS - Will Purdom, Jared Kelty

    Game highlights: The Commanders hung around for the first quarter but the hot-shooting Eagles pulled away before the half.

  • Commanders’ near finish line


    Washington County will finish up the regular season on Tuesday. District tournament play is set to begin during the week of Feb. 21.

    The Commanders begin their final week on Friday against Nicholas County (1-15).
    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas County.
    Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said Nicholas County is young and struggling.
    “We are a young, inexperienced team with zero returning players from last year’s squad,” Nicholas County head coach Greg Fletcher said.

  • Commanderettes fall to All “A”...


    Washington County vs. Owensboro Catholic
    Score: 71-52 Owensboro Catholic
    When: Wednesday, Feb. 2
    Where: McBrayer Arena
    Key players: OCHS - Rebecca Greenwell, Mary Kate Clemens, Leah Greathouse WCHS - Kenya Turner, Shay Yocum

  • SCC game to benefit cancer...

    Thursday’s basketball doubleheader at St. Catharine College, against West Virginia Tech, will be Pink Zone Night.

    In lieu of admissions being charged at the gate, fans are encouraged to give donations. All money collected Saturday will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
    Kay Yow was head coach at North Carolina State for 34 years. She died in 2009 from breast cancer.
    Also at Thursday’s games, cancer survivors in attendance will be recognized. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.

  • Patriots men, women lose at...


    It was a road contest for both the St. Catharine men and women Thursday when they traveled to conference foe Georgetown to take on the Tigers.

    But the electrified atmosphere in Alumni Gym was more like a St. Catharine home game as the Patriot partisans turned out in huge numbers to cheer the visiting teams.
    But the numbers that counted were put up by the home Tigers as they swept the Mid-South Conference doubleheader. Lena Bramblett’s women fell 81-64 and J.T. Burton’s men came out with a 73-61 setback.

  • SC splits at Shawnee St.


    The Patriot round ball teams journeyed to Portsmouth, Ohio, on Saturday to take on Mid-South Conference foe Shawnee State.

    The men left with a 92-80 victory, but the St. Catharine women fell to the Bears, 66-47.    
    The men’s victory kept J.T. Burton’s team in a second-place tie with Cumberlands in the conference. Both teams are 8-3, which puts them two games behind Georgetown (10-1). The 13th-ranked Patriots are now 14-5 overall.

  • HOF members inducted

    The Washington County High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the new inductees for the 2010-11 school year.
     
    The following will be inducted on Saturday, Feb. 12, before the home basketball game:
     Rick Adams: baseball, basketball, football coach.
    Tom Harmon: football coach.
    John Reinle: basketball coach, school administrator.
    William “Corkey” Yankey: basketball/football coach, school administrator.

  • WCHS baseball team to host chili...


    The Washington County High School baseball team will be hosting a chili supper on Feb. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the WCHS cafeteria.

    Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
    The price of admission includes chili, peanut butter sandwiches, tea and desserts.
    Tickets can be purchased from baseball players or at the door the night of the chili supper.
    Three baskets will be auctioned off, including a University of Kentucky basket, a Washington County basket and a car care basket.