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Today's Sports

  • WC volleyball earns academic...

    It was announced last week that the Washington County Commanderettes were among 676 teams that earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) team academic award for the 2013-2014 season.

    The award, which was first given in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0, according to a press release from the AVCA.

  • Mixed results in WC golf opener

    The Washington County boys and girls golfers traveled to Bardstown Country Club (playing the Maywood Course) to face off against Bethlehem in their opening match of the 2013-2014 season.

    WC fared well on the girls’ side, with sophomore Emily Cox carding a 40 in the contest and freshman Faith Whitaker following behind with a 66, three strokes ahead of Bethlehem’s lone female competitor.

    Led by senior Luke Mattingly and sophomore Jim Cecconi, who both scored 45 apiece, the WC boys’ team posted an overall team score of 187.

  • SCC men's soccer lends...

    When chef Charlie Shunnarah sent out a plea for help on Facebook, St. Catharine College men’s soccer head coach Tim Wolz had an idea: His team could help by asking fans to bring some canned goods to the games.

    Shunnarah is the executive chef and general manager of St. Vincent de Paul of Louisville and a former St. Xavier High School classmate of Wolz.

  • Commanderettes have strong...

    Washington County volleyball head coach Anne Mudd and her Commanderettes will be taking this season one game at a time, something she stresses to her team at the start of each season.

    “We have our hopes, have our dreams., and the girls want to have a successful season, of course, but whatever the outcome of the present game, we just have to work to do better the next game,” Mudd said. “That’s how we’ll reach our goals as a team.”

    But that doesn’t mean the team doesn’t have confidence in its abilities.

  • Dudley Hilton resigns from UPIKE

    After three seasons, University of Pikeville head football coach and Washington County native Dudley Hilton has resigned for personal and health matters, UPIKE President James Hurley announced on Saturday, according to a press release on the team’s website.

  • SCC wrestling attends national...

    Over the past three days, the St. Catharine College wrestling coaching staff, head coach Spencer Adams, assistant coach Gary Canter and graduate assistant Brandon Sellers, attended the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    The coaching staff took the trip to in order to enhance their coaching skills by working with coaches from across the United States.

    This NWCA conference hosts about 300 college coaches across the nation from NCAA Division I, II and III, along with teams from the NJCAA, NAIA and the NCWA.

  • Jimmie Reed is state's top...

    Peter W. Zubaty
    LCNI News Service

    A Springfield native sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

    Jimmie Reed, 62, who attended St. Joe Prep in Bardstown until its 1968 closing, finished up high school at Washington County before playing on a football scholarship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, despite missing his senior high school season because of a knee injury.

  • Jimmie Reed is state's top...

    Peter W. Zubaty
    LCNI News Service

    A Springfield native sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

    Jimmie Reed, 62, who attended St. Joe Prep in Bardstown until its 1968 closing, finished up high school at Washington County before playing on a football scholarship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, despite missing his senior high school season because of a knee injury.

  • WC golf ready to start season

    Head coach Bobby Bartholomai is sure of one thing as his Washington County High School golf teams get their seasons underway: it’s going to be a fun year

    “This group is really a respectful group of kids,” Bartholomai said. “They pay attention. They listen. They take instruction well. Having a group like this is just a great thing for a coach.”
    Bartholomai’s teams will consist of eight boys and three girls.

  • Brandon Johnson to Thomas Nelson

    Tom Dekle
    Nelson County Schools

    One of the newest high schools in the state, Thomas Nelson, went with a coaching newcomer to fill the void atop the boys’ basketball program, tabbing former St. Catharine player and assistant coach Brandon Johnson to lead the Generals.