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Today's Sports

  • Patriot softball goes 2-4: Smith...


    St. Catharine College softball coach Holly Smith knows how it is to have a team peak at the right time of the season.

    Last year the Patriots had a late season surge that carried them to the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament.
    Two years ago, Smith’s team came together at season’s end to win the National Championship in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
    Smith is hoping for the same magic this year as her team battles for a favorable playoff position in the upcoming Mid-South Conference tournament.

  • A chance to give

    There’s a team out there that needs a coach. Almost anyone could do it.

    A person doesn’t have to be a school employee. All you need is a little bit of class time.
     The team that needs a coach is a team that doesn’t technically exist yet.
    Right now, there’s a pretty successful archery program at North Washington Elementary School.
    Students from fourth through eighth grade can participate in a sport that has every reason to be popular in this part of the world.

  • Commanders bash opponents at...


    Washington County vs. Fairdale
    Score:
    6-3 Washington County
    When: Friday, April 8
    Where: Fort Walton Beach

    Game highlights: A four-run outburst in the third inning would propel the Commanders (10-3) against Fairdale (4-10) in their last game of the Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton.
    The Commanders were down 3-2 after one inning, but would hold off Fairdale the rest of the way.

  • Archery team hits the mark;...

     

    The North Washington Elementary archery team recently sent two participants to the state competition, but that’s nothing new.
    The program, which started at North Washington about eight years ago, is no stranger to state.

  • Sports briefs

    Soccer league

    The YMCA youth soccer league will begin May 7 through June 11. 

    It’s not too late to sign up!  
    We are still in need of coaches for the league.  If you are interested in being a coach, we are hosting a coaching clinic on April 9 at the WC Extension Office at 1 p.m., or call Nicole Myers at (859) 481-2182.  
    All parents will be notified soon of their childs team placement and coaches information.

  • Bellarmine’s Coomer takes reins...


    Jim Coomer has come on board as the new coach of the newest sport to be offered at St. Catharine – men’s and women’s tennis.

    St. Catharine is not new to Coomer who currently is finishing the season as assistant women’s coach at Bellarmine University.

  • 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.