Today's Sports

  • The year in sports


    - The SCC Patriots women’s basketball team earned their first-ever bid to the NAIA national tournament. SCC finished the regular season at 19-10, with eight of their 19 wins coming against teams that were nationally ranked at the time. The seventh-seeded Patriots played Westminster (Utah) in the first round of the 32-team tournament but lost by a score of 69-55.


  • WCMS 8th grade 16-1 at Christmas...

    The last game for Head Coach Barrett Tingle and his WCMS eighth-graders before heading to Christmas break turned into a thriller.

    Old Kentucky Home traveled to WCMS in hopes of avenging the tournament championship game loss at the hands of WCMS in early November.

    The game turned into a defensive battle throughout the first half, with OKH taking a 16-14 lead into the locker room.

  • WC girls can't stop skid

    Despite only giving up 34 points for the entire game, the Washington County Commanderettes (1-6, 0-4) were unable to pull out a win last Friday night against the Bethlehem Banshees (2-4, 1-2), losing on a last-second shot, 34-32.

    The loss was the team’s sixth in a row.

    “When you only give up 34 points, you’re supposed to win,” Head Coach Bernard Smalley said after the game, “but unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that [against Bethlehem].”

  • Commanders now 1-6 on the season

    Even before last week’s matchup against the Bethlehem Eagles (2-3, 1-2) began, Washington County Head Coach Russell Burkhead knew that the game was going to be trouble for the Commanders (1-6, 0-4).

    As the team was heading to the game, their bus broke down, making them late for the start of the contest.

    And things quickly got out of control for WC once the matchup was underway, losing 66-34 in a blowout that was only close in the opening moments.

  • Behind the Scenes

    Washington County sports are just in Jason Hilton’s blood.

    Born and raised in Washington County, Hilton picked up this inborn love at an early age, and it continued on through high school.

    While he played three years of basketball at WCHS, it was baseball that drew his attention the most, partially because his father, Billy, ran Idle Hour Park and coached him all through little league.

    Hilton would go on to be a three-year starter at the varsity level for the Commander baseball team.

  • SCC mens' basketball nearly...

    The St. Catharine men’s basketball team (7-3, 1-1 MSC) found themselves knocking on the door of the NAIA Top 25 with the release of the polls on Wednesday.

    The Patriots received 29 votes for a top-25 rating in the latest Top 25 poll, placing them in 28 place overall.

    The Patriots joined three other Mid-South Conference schools in the nation’s top 30.
    Georgetown College (2), University of Pikeville (3) and Cumberland University (23) all received national rankings.

  • WC boys secure first win


    In the Monday night game, the WC Commanders (1-4, 0-2) grabbed their first win of the season against the 2-2 Berea Pirates.

    Before the 74-70 victory, WC had been outscored on the season by 166 points.


    Last Saturday night, the Commanders fell by a score of 76-39 to the Bardstown Tigers (4-0, 1-0)

    Last season, the Tigers went undefeated in regular-season district play but fell in the 19 district finals to the Bethlehem Eagles.

  • Commanderettes now on four-game...


    Last Saturday night, the WC Commanderettes (1-4, 0-2) hosted the Bardstown Lady Tigers (2-3, 1-0) and lost by a score of 47-40.

    Last season, the Commanderettes were able to sweep a struggling Bardstown team  and even outscored them by a total of 32 points in only two matchups.

    But Bardstown, now on a two-game winning streak, looks to exceed last season’s six-game win total early on.

  • Getting Defensive

    Tim Mattingly began playing organized football as soon as he was allowed to pad up, which wasn’t until middle school for Washington County children in the late ‘70s.

    But after seeing his cousins—Adam and Larry Smith—put on that WCHS Commander uniform, Mattingly was hooked.

    “It was in my blood,” Mattingly said. “I just had a real passion for it, and I never could get it out of my system.”

  • SCC players haul in awards

    Even with their fall seasons already ended, SCC is still receiving awards.

    On Friday, the NAIA announced their 2013 list of soccer scholar athletes and on it were six Patriots.

    Matt Bloom (Mt. Washington) and Kevin Owens (Elizabethtown) were named on the mens’ side while Adrienne Bishop (LaGrange), Michelle Dunaway (Louisville), Morgan Ludwig (Louisville) and Lindsey Vinson (Dawsonville, Ga.) received the prestigious honor for the women.