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Today's Sports

  • Varsity Commanders prep for...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With a 61-0 loss to Danville last Friday, the Washington County Commanders’ first round playoff game is set for Nov. 6 vs. Monroe County in Tompkinsville, Ky. But right now, WC has to get that nasty taste out of their mouths by starting fresh and preparing for the final regular season home game against the Campbellsville Eagles on senior night this Friday.

  • Patriot runners compete in first...

    SCC Sports Information

    Bradley Medley and Ryan Puckett made history Saturday as the first two St. Catharine College athletes to compete in a cross country meet. Medley and Puckett, both freshmen, ran in the Southeastern Classic at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville. And while the Patriot pair didn’t make a run at the leaders in the 8K race, St. Catharine coach Collin Kinsey was pleased with the results.

  • Patriot netters hobble down home...

    SCC Sports Information

    Hindered by injuries and illness the St. Catharine College volleyball team fell in three matches last week. The Patriots lost to visiting Indiana University Southeast 3-0 Thursday. On Saturday Mike Doig’s team traveled to Caldwell County High School where they fell in straight sets to Mid Continent University and in four games to Brescia University.

  • Basketball Commanders begin...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys basketball team started practice on Monday as new head coach Russell Burkhead planned his strategy for the 2009-10 season.

    “I’m looking for a lot of kids who want to work hard and play hard,” said Burkhead. “I think we’re going to be a fun team to watch. I remember when I used to play here, the place was packed, and I’d like to get back to seeing that.”

  • Commander golf awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In recognition of their excellent play on the links for the Commanders this season, two members of the Washington County boys’ golf team were selected to receive awards.

    Aaron Spalding was chosen as the team’s MVP, while Blake Smith was selected as the Most Improved player for 2009.

  • Lady Patriots tip off second...

    SCC Sports Information

    For the first time in her seven years as head coach of the St. Catharine College women, Lena Bramblett will enter a basketball season with seniors on the roster. And the Patriots’ mentor believes that will bode well for her squad that will enter the second campaign as a member of the NAIA and the perennially challenging Mid-South Conference.

  • WC football hosts Campbellsville...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders finish out their regular season at home tonight as they host the Campbellsville Eagles on Senior Night. The 6-3 Eagles are coming off a 22-0 win over Clinton County last week while the Commanders hope to recover from a tough district loss to Danville.

    After nine games, the Commanders are averaging 20.4 points per game, while the Eagles average 19.3. On the defensive side, WC allows 33.3 ppg while Campbellsville allows 21.3 ppg.

  • Tigers slip past Commanders, 24-...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a hard-fought and emotional loss for the Washington County Commanders Friday night as they lost 24-14 to Bardstown in a district showdown. The Tigers are poised to win the district outright if they can win against Fort Knox this Friday while the Commanders can still secure an opening-round playoff game at home with a defeat of Danville.

    The action got started Friday night as a light drizzle fell onto the field, making for slippery conditions that would play a key factor in the game.

  • WC girls’ golf wraps...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette golf team finished out their 2009 season with regional play at Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville on Sept. 29.

    Junior Emily Cecconi, sophomore Callie Harmon, eighth-grader Amanda Cox and fifth-grader Emily Cox all saw action on what head coach Tom Harmon described as a very wet and very cold day.

    Although the Commanderettes finished near the bottom, they were not last and they gained valuable experience in preparation for next season.

  • From Left Field

    Does size matter?

    It seems to be the argument for most teams that are not doing well, from youth leagues all the way up to the pros. You can hear it being whispered in the bleachers, ‘If we only had players with some size.’