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Today's Sports

  • 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?

  • Haydon finishes 20th in state...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County senior golfer Joe Haydon placed 20th in the 2008 KHSAA State Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky on Oct. 10-11.

    “Going into the tournament, I was projected to be in the top 20 in the state,” said Haydon.

    On day one, Haydon shot a 72 for even par and ended the day tied for eighth place. Haydon then shot a 79 on day two for a total score of 151.

  • Patriots lose twice in...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team played two tough opponents last week and came out on the short end of both matches. But the Patriots helped in the effort to defeat another foe when they held Tuesday’s match to raise money to fight breast cancer.

  • WC doubles up Bethlehem, 40-20

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders had a limited time of possession Friday night, but put twice as many points on the board as the Bethlehem Eagles. WC won the game 40-20 and improved to 3-4 on the season.

    “It was a good win,” said WC head football coach Mark Perry. “We didn’t play well on the defensive side, but it’s still a win. They say that’s the sign of a good football team, if you don’t play well but you still win the game.”

  • Girls middle school basketball...

    Special to The Sun

    Seventh grade NCAA tournament hosted by WCMS at WCHS

    The Washington County Middle School will host the girls NCAA seventh grade championship basketball game Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:15 p.m. at the Washington County High School gymnasium.

    Eighth grade NIT tournament to be held in Boston

    The Washington County Middle School girls eighth grade tournament begins in Boston, Ky., Monday, Oct. 27 with St. Domince playing at 6 p.m. and North Washington at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Washington Co. will play at 6 p.m.

  • St. Catharine soccer split with...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women’s soccer teams traveled to Pikeville Saturday for Mid-South Conference competition. The Patriots came out with a 3-1 win but the Lady patriots dropped a 1-0 decision in overtime.

    The women battled to a scoreless tie in regulation as goalkeeper Tabby Shirley recorded seven saves. But nine minutes into the extra period Pikeville converted a corner kick into a goal for the game winner.

  • From Left Field

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    I remember watching sports on television back in my youth and most of the advertising before, during and after the game either came from cigarette or beer companies. That was fine. You pretty much knew what to expect and you just enjoyed the game.

    Today, it’s a whole other story.