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Today's Sports

  • No Love Lost

    Marion County

    Last Saturday night, the Marion County Knights (17-6), downed WC 94-57 in a loss that would turn out to be the Commanders’  (2-16, 0-7) 12th consecutive at the hands of their biggest rival.

    For WC Head Coach Russell Burkhead, one of the biggest differences in the game was the Knights’ ability to force his team into playing at Marion’s run-and-gun pace.

    He believes that this played right into Marion’s hands.

  • Lady Patriots drop 10th straight

    Lindsey Wilson College
    The SCC Lady Patriots (3-14, 1-10 MSC) couldn’t hold on late against the visiting Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders (15-8, 5-6 MSC), despite a strong start.

    After keeping the game close against the Cumberland University Bulldogs in their last contest, the Lady Patriots didn’t waste any time proving to the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders that they were a much-improved squad.

  • Nautical Patriots take on loaded...

    After a dominating performance at Campbellsville, Hannah Spaulding (Springfield) led the Nautical Patriots into Union College to take on a powerful Bulldog squad.

    Spaulding led things off for the Patriots in the 200 freestyle, posting a 2:09.27 in the final round, just off her 2:06 mark in the seeding heat.

    Spaulding’s performance was good enough to snag a third-place finish and marked a 16-second improvement over her 2:25 mark at Campbellsville.

  • SCC fends off LWC men down the...

    The SCC Patriots (13-8, 7-5 MSC) rode the hot hands of Omar Skinner (New Castle, Del.) and Nick Porter (Owensboro) to defeat the visiting Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders (12-11, 3-8 MSC) on Saturday afternoon.

    After having his best defensive effort of the season against the Cumberland Bulldogs in the Patriots’ last contest, Nick Porter continued his career weekend, nailing down a career-high 18 points along with two steals in the Patriots’ victory over the Blue Raiders.

  • Bat Pats preview

    When the Patriots opened their season this Friday, it marked the 13th season opener for Luther Bramblett as the head coach at St. Catharine College.

    And this 13th winter has left a lot of questions as to how Bramblett thinks his Pats will do.

    “I like our team a lot,” Bramblett said. “The guys have worked extremely hard this fall and so far in January, but we’ve been on the field just three times. This weather has been the worst since I’ve been here and it has made it tough to prepare the way we’d like to.”

  • WC can't grab win

    Hart Co.
    Last Thursday, the WC Commanders (2-14, 0-7) travelled to Hart County to take on the Raiders (7-13) in a make-up game that was originally slated to take place on Jan. 25.

    And the Commanders started off slow, trailing by as much as 17 in the game before cutting their deficit to as little as three in the fourth quarter.

    But sluggish starts have been the norm for WC this season, according to Head Coach Russell Burkhead.

  • The Anatomy of a Rivalry

    Ten miles.

    Ten miles of asphalt is all that separate Washington County High School and Marion County High School.

    And ten miles is all that it takes to harbor “one of the best rivalries in the state,” according to Russell Burkhead, the current head coach of WC’s boys’ basketball squad and a WC player from 1978-1982.

    The teams aren’t in the same district in any sport, but the two teams play each year. Without fail.

    But even when one team is down and the other is up, the contests are still generally competitive.

  • Commanderettes stop losing...

    Campbellsville
    Mired in the second-longest losing streak (at eight games) under Head Coach Bernard Smalley, the WC Commanderettes (3-14, 1-6) were able to break out of their slump at Campbellsville on Monday night and pull out a convincing 49-25 win over the Lady Tigers (3-17).

    The win was WC’s third of the year.

  • WCMS splits with Bardstown

    The cold temperatures outside seemed to carry over to the basketball court as the WCMS eighth-graders struggled to knock down early shots in the game against Bardstown Middle.

    With early foul trouble forcing Jailen Statemen to the bench, Cameron Willis and Devin Hurst had to step up.

    WCMS went to the locker room at halftime trailing 25-24.

    The third quarter saw the game go back and forth, as neither team would lead by more than four points.

  • SCC falls late against Tigers

    The St. Catharine Patriots (11-7, 5-4 MSC) couldn’t overcome costly mistakes to hold off the Campbellsville Tigers (8-9, 3-6 MSC), falling 67-57 on Thursday.

    Thursday night Mid-South Conference games haven’t been kind to the Patriots this season as they fell to 1-4 on the year with their most recent loss in that department.