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Today's Sports

  • Shelton is a sharp shooter

    With a fast pace and intensity, Washington County Commanders senior guard Justin Shelton ended his season as the second-leading scorer on the team.

    Shelton, 18, has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember. And while victory may drive some, for Shelton, it’s the intensity of the game.

    “I like how its up-tempo,” Shelton said. “There’s no delays in the game. In baseball, there’s a break in between each pitch, but basketball, it just keeps going.”

  • Graves is top notch

    After making a short but valiant run in the district tournament, the Washington County Commanders’ season has come to a close. With the team graduating four seniors, they will be missing a lot of talent.

    One of those talented players is senior forward Zac Graves, who averaged 9.5 points per game and scored 267 points while playing in every game this season.

  • WC baseball team is ready!

    Coming off an 11-22 season, the Washington County Commanders are just one day away from going on the attack, and according to their head coach, Adam Blair, the team is ready for action.

    “I think we’ve grown a lot since last year,” Blair said. “We were quite young in some areas, but I think some of those guys have matured a lot and have gotten stronger, bigger, and more knowledgeable about the game.“

  • Mid-South women’s basketball...

    Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2015 MSC Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket today following Saturday’s regular season finales.

    The conference tournament begins on Thursday, March 5, with four quarterfinal games at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The tournament continues on Saturday with the semifinals and concludes on Sunday with the championship game.

    MSC regular season champion and No. 1-seed Campbellsville (27-2) and eighth-seeded St. Catharine (10-20) opens the tournament at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

  • Mid-South men’s basketball...

    Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2015 MSC Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket following Saturday’s regular season finales.

    The conference tournament begins on Thursday, March 5, with a first-round game at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The tournament continues on Friday with four quarterfinals games with the semifinals slated for Saturday night. The championship game is scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

  • Murphy’s three lifts Patriots...

    Matt Taylor’s St. Catharine Patriot squad has had an up-and-down season, but on Thursday night, they played their best when their backs were against the wall. After being decimated by injuries they picked up an upset victory over No. 7 Georgetown College 71-68 in front of a packed house at Lourdes Hall.

  • Accuracy improves for WC archers

    The Washington County High School archery team traveled to Boyle County last weekend to compete in the Boyle County Rebel Classic. The tournament was hosted on Feb. 29.

    “I think they’ve done real well,” archery head coach Jeff Grigsby said after the team took aim.

    “I think most of them probably got the best scores they’ve shot all year.”

    In fact, junior archer Hannah Simpson took the lead for the team by placing seventh overall in the high school division and fourth overall in the 11th grade girls division.

  • SCC has two athletes of the week...

    St. Catherine had two athletes of the week last week.

    Francisco Gonzalez is the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week and Lindsey Wilson’s (Ky.) Scott Sebald is the MSC Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

    This week’s awards mark the first player of the week honors of the 2015 season. Sebald earns his second career player of the week honor while Gonzalez picks up his first career weekly honor.

  • District defeat

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost any hope of making it to region play when they were knocked out of the 19th District tournament Monday night. The Commanderettes suffered a 73-54 defeat at the hands of the Bethlehem Banshees in the first round of play.

    “We thought we had a game plan together to come here and win,” Commanderettes head coach Mike Holt said after the game.  “We let it get out of our hands.”

    Holt said the Banshees had tall players with long arms that disabled the Commanderettes’ long passes.

  • WC boys fall in 19th district...

    The Washington County Commanders’ year came to a close when they fell in the 19th District tournament to the Thomas Nelson Generals for the third time this season. The contest was lost 66-55 after fans were given an exciting final quarter.

    According to Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, while it was a disappointing end to the season, they improved as the year progressed.

    “My kids didn’t give up,” Smalley said. “And I’m proud of them û they could have laid down but they played until the final horn.”