Today's Sports

  • WC girls back in district action

    The Commanderettes will make Nelson County their temporary residence this week and next as they travel there twice in five days for district action.

    The first stop is at Bethlehem High School on Friday.
    Tip-off for the second game of the boy / girl doubleheader is set for 8 p.m.
    The Banshees (0-8) have struggled to start the season, but the Commanderettes won’t overlook them.

  • WC has its own BIG Three

    It’s not easy being tall.
    Well, at least according to the tallest members of the Washington County High School girls’ basketball team.

    Senior Kayla Edelen, sophomore Kenya Turner and freshman Jennifer Keene all tower above opponents.
    Combined, they are over 18 feet tall.
    Separately, they all measure 6-1 or better.
    “Probably, we are the biggest team in the state, I would say,” Commanderettes head coach Bernard Smalley said.
    Edelen said being tall causes “people to get on you more.”

  • Commanders battle Bardstown

    Washington County will face one of the hottest teams in the region on Tuesday when they host district rival Bardstown.

    “This region is wide open,” Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said. “A lot of people are talking Bardstown to have a shot to win it.”
    The Tigers (4-2) are a hot team but will come into hostile confines as Washington County High School will host a homecoming crowd that night.
    Bardstown is under the direction of new head coach James “Boo” Brewer.

  • WC boys pick up win at LWC, fall...

    Washington County vs. Adair County
    Score: 51-30 Adair County
    When: Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Where: Adair County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell. ACHS - Matt Fudge, Trey Grider, Jon Hansel

  • Patriots to tangle with NCAA...

    While they are only exhibition games on the St. Catharine schedule, J.T. Burton’s Patriots will have two contests this week that will go a long way to indicate where the team stands as the season’s second half gets under way.

    Today at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Burton’s bunch will play the Bellarmine Knights, a team currently ranked No. 1 in NCAA D-II. Then Thursday the Patriots will play Southern Indiana University that is ranked No. 15 among NCAA D-II schools.

  • New coaches eager to get started

    New program, new facilities, and, now, new coaches add to the excitement that is surrounding the Patriot athletic program.

    Already on board for the last few months has been swimming coach Mike Carey and, starting in the spring semester, will be Blake Jones, coach of track and cross country for both the  Patriot men and women.

  • Commanderettes hope to extend...

    With a week off and a two-game win streak, the Commanderettes are poised for improvement in the new year.

    Washington County kicks off 2011 with a home bout against Burgin (5-3) on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
    These two teams tangled in the preseason with Washington County prevailing 39-30.
    Burgin appears to have improved and could poise a problem for the Commanderettes.
    “They’re playing really well. They’ve gotten a lot better,” Commanderettes head coach Bernard Smalley said.

  • Commanderettes end streak, start...

    Washington County vs. Meade County
    Score: 52-45 Washington County
    When: Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Where: Campbellsville High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kenya Turner. MCHS - Raley Johnson, Morgan Turner.

    Game highlights:
    The Lady Waves averaged 69 points per game in the Food Pantry Classic prior to playing the Commanderettes.

  • Patriots win sixth straight


    Basically, the news was all good from the St. Catharine College men’s basketball program last week. J.T. Burton’s squad saw three new players become eligible at semester’s end; the Patriots were ranked nationally for the first time in NAIA, holding down the 15th spot; and the team ran its win streak to six games with three wins, including two conference road victories.

  • Patriot women split two MSC road...

    The St. Catharine College women split two conference road games last weekend. While that may be acceptable in most situations, head coach Lena Bramblett, couldn’t be satisfied with the outcome.