Today's Sports

  • Pats take three events at Centre...

    The “Runnin’ Patriots” proved that they were becoming a force to be reckoned with, scoring a top-five overall finish at the Centre College Track Invitational.

    The Patriots made their mark early, winning both the mens’ long, high and triple jump.

    Chris Johnson kicked things off for the Patriots when he traded his basketball sneakers in for a pair of track spikes to dominate the field in the long jump.

    Johnson’s 6.3-meter mark was just under a meter in front of teammate Tyler Dunn’s 5.45-meter leap.

  • WC baseball loses in first game...

    In their first game of the 5th Region All-A Classic, the Washington County Commanders (5-10, 0-1) lost to the Campbellsville Eagles (8-7) by a score of 11-6.

    The Commanders are just three years removed from winning the regional All-A Classic but are now mired in consecutive first-game exits, losing 5-3 last season to the Green County Dragons.

    It was the team’s fourth game in five days and third loss in three days.

  • WC Commanderettes rout Thomas...

    The Washington County Commanderette (4-9, 1-1) softball team was unable to pull out a win last Saturday while serving as the host team for the 5th Region All-A Classic.

    In their first-game matchup versus the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (9-6), the Commanderettes were routed by a score of 11-3.

    Although they only ended up with four hits for the entire contest, the Commanderettes were still in the game in the fourth inning.

  • SCC falls to Cumberlands in...

    Offense came at a premium, as the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (11-20, 7-15 MSC) fell to the University of the Cumberlands in a crucial conference series.

    After splitting the earlier season meeting between the two Patriot squads, the Purple Pats were looking for an improved result when they traveled to the Cumberlands for an important conference matchup.

  • Bat Pats swept by No. 9...

    The St. Catharine Patriots (18-18, 10-8) ran into a red-hot Georgetown College (27-4, 14-3) team this weekend, losing all three games in the MSC series.  

    The Pats lost 4-3, 5-2 and 6-1 and dropped into fourth place in the Mid-South Conference.

    “We had our chances,” noted Patriot skipper Luther Bramblett. “We left too many people on base in the opener and lost.  We never regained our approach at the plate after that.  They’re a good team, and when you have chances against quality oppenents, you must score them.”

  • St. Dominic finds success in...

    16-0. 19-0. 16-4.

    These were the regular-season records of St. Dominic Elementary’s sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade (in order)  volleyball teams this year.

    But for head coach Denita Simms, those are not the numbers that most impress her.

    That singular number would be 22.

    As in, there were only 22 players spread out between the three squads.

  • COLUMN: Title game fun facts

    In remembrance of this year’s NCAA tournament, one of the most exciting in recent memory, here are some random facts about both Monday’s national championship game and the teams (Kentucky and Connecticut) who played in it.

    *All statistics go back to 1985, the year the tournament expanded to 64 teams, unless otherwise specified.

    • Before Monday night’s loss, UK and Louisville were a combined 23-0 against non-Kentucky based teams in the last three NCAA tournaments.

  • Errors haunt WC in Florida

    The Washington County Commanderettes were unable to break out of their Florida funk after dropping their first two contests in the Beach Bash, losing their next three contests by a combined score of 33-20.

    But for WC head coach Paul Coulter, the most important part of playing in the event was the team’s ability to improve and bond as a unit.

    In that aspect, Coulter feels his team’s trip was a “big success.”

  • Commanders 'show...

    After going 1-1 in their first two games at the Florida Beach Bash, Washington County Commander head coach Derek Schuler told his team to take the time and appreciate the opportunity that they had to play baseball in Florida.

    And, according to Schuler, the team showed that they had taken that advice to heart, putting together two of their top performances of the season in WC’s next two contests.

    Against the Fairdale Bulldogs, the Commanders jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the second inning.

  • WC tennis splits with Nelson...

    The Washington County Commander tennis team travelled to play the Thomas Nelson Generals last week, falling 8-2.

    Both WC winners occurred in boys’ singles action, with freshman Chase Drury taking his match 8-4 and  sophomore Noah Harmon winning 8-3.

    The team’s next contest occurred three days later when WC travelled to take on the Nelson County Cardinals, a match that the two squads split 4-4.

    Senior Stewart Young won his singles match 6-2, 7-5 while Drury picked up another singles victory with a score of 6-2, 6-1.