Today's Sports

  • SCC keeps growing

    When I was very young, I used to have growing pains in my shins.

    It hurt at the time but later in life I enjoyed the benefit of my father’s height. Well, some of his height. I’ll never catch up to his 6-4 frame.
    The St. Catharine College athletics program is also experiencing growth. Lucky for them, they are not experiencing any shin pain that I am aware of.
    The local sports community is buzzing about SCC right now, and I look for that to increase as the athletics program expands.

  • Abell named softball coach

    A name long associated with baseball in Washington County will soon try  coaching softball.

    Leonard Abell, who played for the Commanders from 1989 to 1993 and for St. Catharine briefly, was named the Commanderettes head coach on Friday by WCHS Principal Paul Terrell.
    Abell will take the job on an interim basis for one year.
    “I think he’ll do a really great job,” Terrell said.

  • Commanderettes beat Banshees,...

    Washington County vs. Bethlehem
    Score: 47-36 Washington County
    When: Friday, Jan. 7
    Where: Bethlehem High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kenya Turner. BHS - Shawn Zellers

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes (4-6) used a strong second quarter to claim a lead they would hold for the rest of the game.
    Washington County used its distinct height advantage to out muscle the Banshees.

  • Yocum joins the 500-point club

    A new member of the Washington County High School girls’ basketball 500-point club was initiated Tuesday, Jan. 4, during the first quarter of the Commanderettes’ game against Bardstown.

    Junior Shay Yocum reached the milestone early in the game and finished with 19 points in a 52-45 loss to the Lady Tigers.

  • Rivalries old and new

    The Commanderettes take a break from district action this week to take on one unfamiliar opponent and one familiar rival.

    On Saturday, the Commanderettes travel to the Roby Dome in Lebanon to play in the Autism Awareness Classic.
    There, they will blow the dust off of an old rivalry with North Hardin (4-7). These foes both play in the Fifth Region but haven’t faced each other in at least 14 years.

  • Commanders falter

    Washington County vs. Bethlehem
    Score: 69-51 Bethlehem
    When: Friday, Jan. 7
    Where: Bethlehem High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell, Alex Marshall. BHS - Jalen Phillips, Jordan Cooper, Thomas Mudd

    Game highlights:
    The Commanders (3-10) dug an early hole that forced an uphill climb the rest of the way.

  • All “A” action

    After facing a murderer’s row of competition, the Commanders have one last tough opponent before the start of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic.

    Washington County is set to travel to Bardstown on Friday to face the Tigers (8-3).
    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bardstown High School.
    The last time around the Tigers used their length, speed and size to press the Commanders to a 95-59 defeat.
    This  time around, Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead looks to do better on the boards.

  • Commanders struggle at LaRue

    Washington County vs. Lone Oak
    Score: 68-59 Lone Oak
    When: Thursday, Dec. 30
    Where: LaRue County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell. LOHS - Zach McKinney, Kyler York, Conrad Gholson.

    Game highlights: The Commanders dropped one to Lone Oak in the seventh place game of the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School on Thursday.

  • Commanders face a tough stretch

    The Commanders will have to do some heavy lifting over the next week if they want to grab a win or two.

    Washington County (3-8) has a bevy of big games coming up, one with the region’s only undefeated team.
    The Commanders start off with Bethlehem on Friday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. to begin the boy / girl doubleheader.
    The  Eagles (4-3) will try to grind it out against the Commanders with new coach Artie Braden’s system.

  • Lady Pats go cold in Fla.

    The St. Catharine College women got a break from the snow and cold last week as they traveled to Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla., for two games. But while Lena Bramblett’s Patriots enjoyed the warmer climate, they didn’t enjoy the outcome of their games.

    On Wednesday, they took on the host Ave Maria University Gyrenes and fell 71-62. On Thursday, they lost a 60-57 decision to Kentucky’s Brescia University.