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Today's Sports

  • Goatley elected STMA Secretary/...

    Special to The Sun

    Springfield native James Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D., Virginia Tech University Associate Professor of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, took office as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) on Jan. 14. He was officially elected during the association’s annual meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., held during the STMA 21st Annual Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 12-16.

  • SCC women win one of two...

    SCC Sports Information

    Based on the first round of conference games, St. Catharine College head coach Lena Bramblett felt her Patriots had a good chance of winning one of two home games last week. Coming in Thursday was a West Virginia Tech team, winless in the Mid-South, who SCC beat 68-45 earlier this season. And Saturday the Patriots would host Pikeville who throttled them by 31 points in the first meeting.

  • Washington County girls struggle...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When your team is up against the top-ranked team in the state, there’s really nothing you can do except hold on for the ride. That was the situation the Washington County Commanderettes found themselves in last Friday as they traveled to Lebanon to face the 26-1 Lady Knights of Marion County.

    A string of runs by Marion in the first quarter set the pace of the game as the Lady Knights led 25-6 after the first quarter.

    The Commanderettes were outpaced 14-12 in the second as MC took a 39-18 lead into the break.

  • From Left Field

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  • Commanders lead early, but fall...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders got the early lead against Marion County Friday night in Lebanon, but they struggled from the outside and the Knights were able to take the lead and earn the win, as the Commanders fell 49-39.

    “We were 1-for-23 from the three-point line,” said head coach Russell Burkhead. “That’s not going to win you many ball games.”

    The Commanders took an 8-7 lead as the first quarter ended. Marion came back in the second, outscoring WC 10-6 to lead 17-14 at the half.

  • SCC men ‘box&rsquo...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Usually, the St. Catharine mens’ basketball team is used to racking up lots of baskets on the hardwood. But last Thursday, the Patriots took time to stuff a different kind of basket - commodity baskets given out by Washington County Community Action.

    Head coach J.T. Burton and his team braved the chilly weather to warm the hearts and tummies of those in need.

  • Commander baseball chili supper

    The Washington County Commander baseball team will host a chili supper and silent auction on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the WCHS cafeteria during the WC basketball games.

    The meal includes chili, sandwich, tea and dessert. Cost is $3 for kids 10 and under and $6 for adults.

    During the supper, a silent auction will take place for three separate baskets featuring car products, UK products and Commander products.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a member of the Commander baseball team.

  • Once again, Patriots knock off...

    SCC Sports Information

    Matt Stearsman, assistant coach to J.T. Burton for the men’s basketball team at St. Catharine College, made a pre-season prediction that if the Patriots stayed healthy they could find themselves among the leaders of the perennially powerful Mid-South Conference. That prognostication may have seemed a bit bold after last season when the Patriots completed their first NAIA season with a 5-24 record that included a 1-11 conference slate.

  • Commanders use double OT to beat...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Hart County wanted to spoil the night for the Washington County Commanders last Thursday night, but that’s just not how it worked out for the Raiders. With seconds to go, WC senior Joseph Hamilton hit a clutch three-point shot to tie the score and send the game to overtime.

    But one OT wasn’t enough to settle this battle, as the Commanders forged ahead in the second OT and came away with a 59-54 road win in Munfordville.

  • Commanderettes ground the Lady...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes got a big win against Campbellsville last week, beating the Lady Eagles 52-32.

    “We won, but I was disappointed,” said head coach Bernard Smalley. “We’re the type of team that has to play hard every game. We can’t turn the switch on and off, and there was no emotion in that game.”

    Freshman Kenya Turner led WC with 15 points, followed by sophomore Shay Yocum with 13.