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Today's Sports

  • Basketball team begins NAIA...

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College Patriots knew a year ago that there would be a lot that was new about this 2008-09 basketball season. For the first time in the school’s 77 year history the athletic program will move from junior college competition to a schedule against four-year schools. That includes an affiliation in the NAIA and membership in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Season under way for Lady...

    Special to the Sun

    St. Catharine College’s Lena Bramblett opened her sixth season as head coach of the Lady Patriots when Berea College visited Saturday (see related story). And when the new season tipped off, Bramblett and her squad found themselves in uncharted territory as they transition from junior college basketball to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.

  • WC passing offense still ranked...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the Washington County Commanders lost 49-48 to Elizabethtown Friday night, they once again showed why they are one of the most productive offenses in Kentucky 2A football by totaling 629 yards.

    Joe Joe Simms padded his lead in the standings by completing 26 of 35 passes, throwing for 446 yards and six touchdowns.

    His totals so far are 159 of 258 passes for a completion rate of 61.6 percent, totaling 2,243 yards and 28 touchdowns.

  • SCC women, men lose to...

    Special to the Sun

    Last Thursday the visiting Campbellsville Eagles came to St. Catharine for a soccer doubleheader and left with two shutouts against the Patriots. The SCC women dropped a 4-0 decision in the opening game and the men lost 5-0 in the nightcap.

    The Tigers, 15-3 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-South Conference, scored two goals in the first three minutes and were able to dominate possession in the shutout. The Patriots fell to 6-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

  • WC comes up short in E-town

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Halloween offered no treats for the Washington County Commanders on Friday night as they lost to the Elizabethtown Panthers 49-48 in Elizabethtown. The loss drops WC’s record to 3-6 on the season despite another record-breaking performance by WC quarterback Joe Joe Simms, who threw for 446 yards and a school record six touchdown passes, surpassing his own record set earlier this season.

  • Springfield man inducted into...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Springfield resident and Washington County native David Goatley, along with his late brother Chester, were recently inducted into the Kentucky Harness Hall of Fame. During their 27-year run the brothers totaled 271 wins.

    “My brother and I started our first race in 1968,” said Goatley, who will turn 90 years old on Nov. 13. The brothers got out of the sport in 1995.

  • Burton era opens with loss to...

    Special to the Sun

    J.T. Burton did not win his first college game as head coach Saturday when the St. Catharine College Patriots were dealt an 85-77 setback against a tough Lambuth team visiting from Jackson, Tennessee. And Burton could easily find the reasons for the loss after scouring the statistics page.

    “Outrebounded 54-27,” bemoaned Burton after the season opener. “They had 28 offensive rebounds and we had only 27 total.”

  • From Left Field

    When the going gets tough

    I’ve heard a lot of conversation during this football season about the Washington County Commanders. A lot of it is positive and supportive, but I’ve also seen and heard a lot of complaining about the coaches and sometimes about the players themselves.

  • Danville, Mother Nature slow...

    Heavy rains on Friday left the Washington County Commanders with a soggy field as they prepared to host the Danville Admirals later that night.

    Danville, along with Mother Nature, was able to slow Washington County’s high-powered offense down enough to pick up a 42-21 win at Bennett R. Lewis Field, sending the Commanders’ record to 3-5 on the season.

  • From Left Field

    Tough puffs

    The combatants took to the battlefield in the honorable arena. It was warrior against warrior as each army marched up and down the field, fighting over and over for the same piece of ground. Those in charge barked out commands, and the faithful soldiers followed every command to the best of their ability, armed to the teeth with their matching shirts and ponytails.

    Huh?