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Today's Sports

  • Former Patriot joins Mariners...

    Former St. Catharine College hurler Josh Lueke became the first Patriot to wear a Major League Baseball uniform when the 2011 season began. 

    Lueke is a member of the Seattle Mariners and will pitch out of their bullpen.  
    He is the first player under coach Luther Bramblett to make a big-league squad.
    While at St. Catharine, Lueke was a first team NJCAA All-American, and had a 0.25 ERA in 71 innings with 84 Ks in 2006.  
    For his career, he had a 1.01 ERA with 141 Ks in 134 innings pitched.  

  • Tennis teams looking to turn it...


    Both Washington County tennis teams are off to a slow start, but look to turn things around starting April 12.

    “We’ve had a tough season so far, but new players such as Jessica Brady and David Haydon are learning quickly and playing surprisingly well for their first year,” tennis head coach Aaron Dugger said.
    On Friday, the Commanders played a boys-only match at Anderson County.
    In number one singles action, Tyler Beam lost 8-0 in pro sets.
    In number two singles, Steven Royalty lost 8-4.

  • SCC continues action


    The St. Catharine College baseball team went on a five-game winning streak last week, beating West Virginia Tech in four of those outings.

    The Patriots  beat 14th ranked Union College to begin the streak.
    All of those wins came at home.
    The Patriots softball team had similar luck, earning a two-game win streak.
    They beat Midway College in a doubleheader on March 31 at home.
    Both teams continue play this week.
     

  • Hill heads to Houston


    There is one dude in Washington County that I am very, very jealous of.

    I try to keep things objective over here on the sports desk, but I can’t help acting like a University of Kentucky homer.
    When I found out on Friday afternoon that Kevin Hill of Alltech had won a free ticket to the Final Four in Houston, I was a pretty jealous guy.
    Then I found out he’d won an all-expenses paid trip, including a ride on the company private jet.
    Not a bad way to travel, I suppose.

  • Commanders nab win before...


    The Washington County High School baseball team nabbed a 6-0 win against Bell County (1-5) on Friday night, hours before they boarded a bus for Florida.

    The Commanders (6-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and cruised the rest of the way.
    Complete results from that game will be in next week’s edition.
    While in Florida, the Commanders dropped a 12-1 decision to Allen County-Scottsville (5-0).
    Complete results from that game will also be in next week’s edition.

  • WC girls keep rolling


    Washington County vs. Casey County

    Score: 8-4 Washington County
    When: Friday, April 4
    Where: Idle Hour Park

    Game highlights: A big comeback on Friday at Idle Hour Park would send the Commanderettes (5-2) softball squad into spring break smiling.
    Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Washington County reeled off seven runs and batted around to go up 8-4 against Casey County.

  • Lincoln men’s golf club kicks...


    The Lincoln men’s golf club is opening the season with a membership drive during a pick-up Calcutta scramble.

    The tournament is open to all members and potential members. The tournament will tee off on April 9 at 1 p.m.
    There will be no membership charge to play in this tournament. Green fees will be charged at the twilight  rate.
    Participants are encouraged to sign up at the pro shop before 12:30 p.m. Teams will be drawn at 12:30 p.m. The auction will start soon after, with a 50/30/20 split.

  • This week in sports


    Softball, baseball and tennis at the high school level will squeeze in a few games and matches this week, as they prepare for the spring break layoff.

    On Wednesday, the St. Catharine College baseball team plays host to Union at 3 p.m. at home.
    Thursday is a busy day, as the SCC softball team hosts Midway at 2 p.m. at home.
    The Washington County High School softball team hits the road, taking on Bardstown in a district matchup at 5:30 p.m. in Bardstown.

  • Sports briefs

    Ongoing

    2011 Lincoln men’s golf club tournament schedule

    April 16 - Stag Scramble dinner - 6:30 p.m. at the Old Club House
    April 17 - Stag Scramble tournament - 1 p.m. tee off
    May 15 - Four-man best ball (ABCD) - 1p.m. tee off
    May 22 - String tournament - 1 p.m. tee off
    June 12 - Red, White and Blue tournament - 3 p.m. tee off
    June 25 - Glow ball tournament - 9 holes, 3 p.m. tee off, dinner and 9 holes glow golf
    July 10 - Flag tournament - 3 p.m. tee off

  • Bat Pats split conference series...


    After two mid-week games in which they scored 28 runs, the St. Catharine College baseball team’s bats went as cold as the weather at Mid-South Conference rival Lindsey Wilson over the weekend.