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Today's Sports

  • Bat Pats swept by No. 9...

    The St. Catharine Patriots (18-18, 10-8) ran into a red-hot Georgetown College (27-4, 14-3) team this weekend, losing all three games in the MSC series.  

    The Pats lost 4-3, 5-2 and 6-1 and dropped into fourth place in the Mid-South Conference.

    “We had our chances,” noted Patriot skipper Luther Bramblett. “We left too many people on base in the opener and lost.  We never regained our approach at the plate after that.  They’re a good team, and when you have chances against quality oppenents, you must score them.”

  • St. Dominic finds success in...

    16-0. 19-0. 16-4.

    These were the regular-season records of St. Dominic Elementary’s sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade (in order)  volleyball teams this year.

    But for head coach Denita Simms, those are not the numbers that most impress her.

    That singular number would be 22.

    As in, there were only 22 players spread out between the three squads.

  • COLUMN: Title game fun facts

    In remembrance of this year’s NCAA tournament, one of the most exciting in recent memory, here are some random facts about both Monday’s national championship game and the teams (Kentucky and Connecticut) who played in it.

    *All statistics go back to 1985, the year the tournament expanded to 64 teams, unless otherwise specified.

    • Before Monday night’s loss, UK and Louisville were a combined 23-0 against non-Kentucky based teams in the last three NCAA tournaments.

  • Errors haunt WC in Florida

    The Washington County Commanderettes were unable to break out of their Florida funk after dropping their first two contests in the Beach Bash, losing their next three contests by a combined score of 33-20.

    But for WC head coach Paul Coulter, the most important part of playing in the event was the team’s ability to improve and bond as a unit.

    In that aspect, Coulter feels his team’s trip was a “big success.”

  • Commanders 'show...

    After going 1-1 in their first two games at the Florida Beach Bash, Washington County Commander head coach Derek Schuler told his team to take the time and appreciate the opportunity that they had to play baseball in Florida.

    And, according to Schuler, the team showed that they had taken that advice to heart, putting together two of their top performances of the season in WC’s next two contests.

    Against the Fairdale Bulldogs, the Commanders jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the second inning.

  • WC tennis splits with Nelson...

    The Washington County Commander tennis team travelled to play the Thomas Nelson Generals last week, falling 8-2.

    Both WC winners occurred in boys’ singles action, with freshman Chase Drury taking his match 8-4 and  sophomore Noah Harmon winning 8-3.

    The team’s next contest occurred three days later when WC travelled to take on the Nelson County Cardinals, a match that the two squads split 4-4.

    Senior Stewart Young won his singles match 6-2, 7-5 while Drury picked up another singles victory with a score of 6-2, 6-1.

  • COLUMN: A historic recurrence

    This class of freshmen was touted as possibly the greatest in history.

    There was talk of immediate dominance, which seemed natural for a squad led by a point guard that was, height-wise, in the same mold as Penny Hardaway and Magic Johnson and a power forward that was a double-double machine and considered the gem of the class.

  • Commanderettes drop first two in...

    North Hardin
    Washington County Commanderette softball team (3-5, 0-1) had been slumping before this week’s trip to play in the Florida Beach Bash, dropping four of their last five games.

    While they are 0-2 thus far in Florida, they did show “some real improvement” in their 2-1 loss against the North Hardin Lady Trojans (2-5), according to WC head coach Paul Coulter.

  • WC ends 3-game skid

    Glasgow
    For 4 1/3 innings on Monday, the Washington County Commander baseball team (3-7, 0-1) was in complete control. They led 3-0 and looked on their way to taking down the Glasgow Scotties (7-3) in their second matchup of the Florida Beach Bash.

    WC head coach Derek Schuler knew that the Scotties, known for their aggressive approach at the plate, would be able to score sooner or later, but even he didn’t foresee a 13-run outburst in the closing innings.

  • Reach for the Stars

    A million to one.

    That’s how much of a longshot head coach JT Burton thought his team was at the start of the year.

    His St. Catharine mens’ basketball team was chosen in the preseason to finish seventh by his Mid-South Conference peers, which Burton thought was a fair assessment considering his team would be playing the 10th toughest schedule in the nation.

    But he soon discovered that measuring his squad by ordinary standards was a fool’s errand.