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Today's Sports

  • Softball Patriots sweep...

    SCC Sports Information

    One thing is certain. If St. Catharine College softball coach Holly Smith doesn’t set a new personal record for single-season victories this year, it is going to be a sad month of April. That is because with about 24 games to play, the Patriots have already equaled the 18-victory mark set last year when Smith enjoyed her best season.

  • From Left Field

    April's fool

    This past Sunday, if you heard a loud thud and felt a little shake in the earth around 4:30 p.m., then I owe you an explanation. It was only the sound of my men’s college basketball brackets crashing to the ground. It’s only fitting that my picks for the madness in March would make me into April’s fool.

  • SCC players honored

    SCC Sports Information

    Two St. Catharine College softball players received Player of the Week honors last week.

    Shay Mangan was chosen as Player of the Week for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, and Amber Matteoli was honored as Pitcher of the Week in the Mid-South Conference.

    During the week for which she was chosen, Matteoli compiled a 4-0 record. She allowed three earned runs in 20 innings. The sophomore from Union, Ky., also tossed a no-hitter in the Patriots’ five-inning, 10-0 win over West Virginia Tech.

  • Little League tryouts Saturday

    Little League tryouts for 9-12-year-old boys will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at Idle Hour Park. You must be 9-years-old before May 1, but not older than 12-years-old after May 1 to be eligible. You must try out even if you played last year. Bring your glove. For more information, call Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

     

  • WCHS ready to serve up some...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “Ok, we’re going to start with a 20-mile run with full packs!”, exclaimed Washington County High School tennis coach Steve Schubart. Of course Schubart was kidding with his players, but he knows that conditioning and building endurance will be important.

    The 2009 tennis season is shaping up to be an interesting one for Washington County High School.

  • Volleyball Sign-up

    It’s once again time to sign-up for the volleyball league at the River of Life Church. The league starts March 30 and runs through June 1. The times will vary depending on the number of teams, games will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday nights.

    The league is open to men and women age 13 and up, and is for everyone, whether you’ve played a lot of not at all.

    Deadline to signup is today, Wednesday, March 25.

    To signup contact Derinda Osbourne at 336-3982 or Terry Bishop at 336-3001.

  • Patriots drop four straight; 20-...

    SCC Sports Information

    Losing streaks are something that St. Catharine College baseball coach Luther Bramblett is not accustomed to in his eight years with the Patriots. So when his team dropped four consecutive games over the weekend, Bramblett was searching for the last time such a skid had occurred.

    “I don’t think we have lost four straight since the first year I was here,” said the Patriot coach. “But even in losing those four, we were in every game with a chance to win.”

  • Once at the center of genocide,...

    SCC Sports Information

    One of the four languages spoken by Jean Pierre Uwamahoro is English. And while his heavy accent sometimes makes his words hard to decipher, he speaks one word very clearly – genocide. It is a word the Rwandan native pronounces well, and very unfortunately, understands well.

  • From Left Field

    The bracket racket

    I’ve never really been a basketball fan, so my experience in picking brackets for the NCAA tournament is limited at best. So when the office decided to have a little contest, I was hesitant to expose my ignorance on paper, but I went ahead and filled out my brackets and turned them in.

  • Patriot softball goes 7-1 for...

    SCC Sports Information

    With seven wins in eight games last week, Holly Smith’s St. Catharine College softball team improved its record to 16-10. More importantly, two of the wins (against Cumberlands) were conference contests which kept the Patriots atop the standings with a 4-0 record.

    “We hadn’t been hitting the ball, so we just took batting practice every day,” said Smith. “And when we start hitting we play well in all parts of the game. Our pitching is better and we play better defense.”