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Today's Sports

  • From Left Field: To sir, with...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been said many times before that you should never meet your heroes. People have a tendency to build their idols up and make them larger than life, only to see their dream crash and burn when reality sets in – mostly because said hero turns out to be an arrogant jerk. Thankfully, that old adage was proven wrong during a recent trip I took to Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  • Thompkins earns player of the...

    Special to the Sun

    Freshman Ashley Thompkins made history at St. Catharine College last week by becoming the first athlete from the school to earn Player of the Week honors from the Mid-South Conference.

    The forward from Hopkinsville scored six of her team's eight goals in victories over Midway College and Berea College.

    Voting for the award is done by each of the seven member schools in the conference.

    St. Catharine is a new member of the Mid-South Conference as it became an NAIA institution for the first time this fall.

  • SCC women fall twice in...

    Special to the Sun

    Head volleyball coach Juanita Mangan does not teach science at St. Catharine College. But she did conduct an experiment Saturday morning with the student/athletes on her team. And even though the experiment did not net a win in either match played that day, Mangan was pleased with what the future could hold.

  • Lady Patriots' volleyball...

    Special to the Sun

    Every coach will tell you that the won/loss record on the final ledger is what counts in an athletic season. But when St. Catharine College hosts the University of the Cumberlands on Oct. 14 everyone will be a winner, no matter the outcome of the match.

  • Commanderettes bounce back

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After an easy win at Bardstown on Sept. 15, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team was ready to hit the home hardwood against John Hardin on Sept. 18. The John Hardin team came came into the match riding a five-game losing streak. WC had some momentum from a win over Bardstown three days before, and they were able to beat the Lady Bulldogs 2-1 (25-16, 13-25, 25-23).

  • St. Catharine women win, men...

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College women's soccer team posted a 2-0 win Friday over visiting Spalding University. But the SCC men's team couldn't make it a sweep as they dropped a 4-1 decision.

    The Lady Patriots, 4-3, broke a scoreless tie just six minutes before halftime as Ashley Thompkins took an assist from Megan Metcalf for the goal. It was the seventh goal for Thompkins in the last three games.

  • Knight-mare for Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It didn’t take too long to see who would fire the first shot of the “border war” for 2008. In fact, it only took Marion County 17 seconds to put six points on the board with David Litsey’s opening kickoff return for a touchdown. Washington County never seemed to recover from that point in the game. Marion County defeated WC for the third straight year, winning 17-14 Friday night in Lebanon.

  • GG new AD at WC

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The decision is in and Glen Goatley has been named as the new athletics director at Washington County High School. Goatley takes over for Chad Willis, who accepted a job as director of pupil personnel with the school system earlier this year. Goatley’s position as AD is effective immediately.

  • YMCA hosts punt, pass & kick...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Wilderness Trace YMCA held an NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sept. 20 at Washington County High School. The competition provides youngsters a showcase for their punting, passing and kicking skills, with scores based on distance and accuracy.

    John Riney won the 12-13-year-old category with 239 feet 11 inches. Trae Coulter won the 10-11-year-old division with 202 feet and Michael Chastain took the 8-9-year-old class with 186 feet 3 inches.

  • SCC golf teams compete at Centre...

    SCC Sports Information

    Special to The Sun

    In bowling, perfection is reached by rolling a 300 game. For a golf foursome, 300 is not exactly perfect – but it is the total Coach Joan Rizer has been looking for the last few years from her men’s golf team at St. Catharine College.