Today's Sports

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Embracing...

    For Mercedes Cowherd, one of the greatest joys of playing softball is the bond that it creates among teammates.

    Since she started playing the sport in tee-ball, it was the one thing that always stuck out. No matter your situation off the field, everyone on a team develops a closeness that others couldn’t fathom.

    This is especially true when it comes to her fellow seniors, most of whom she has played with since she was first able to swing a bat.


    Olivia Goatley has always played shortstop.

    That’s been her position for as long as she can remember playing softball, and it’s the spot that she knew she was destined to play in high school.

    “I’ve always played short(stop),” Goatley said. “I just really like playing there. It keeps you on your feet because you have to field a lot of balls.”

    Because she has always played shortstop and knows all of the intricate details that go along with it, she credits her defense as her greatest attribute.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bring the Heat

    Every time Hannah Coulter steps into the pitcher’s circle, she gets that same jolt of adrenaline, the kind that lets her know that she is just where she needs to be.
    It’s what she wanted to do ever since she was little. She took her first pitching lesson at the age of 9.

    “I’ve just always wanted to pitch,” Hannah said. “I like the aspect that you always have the ball. I lose focus pretty easily, so I would be lost if I wasn’t involved as much as I am.”

  • WC Commanderettes ousted

    Nelson County
    The Washington County Commanderettes faced off against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals in their 19th District Tournament semifinal matchup last Monday night, falling by a score of 19-9.

    The Commanderettes would have secured a berth in the championship game and the 5th Region Tournament with a win, something they haven’t accomplished since 2011.


    Moving to a new school can be an intimidating endeavor, but doing it as a senior—with only a few months to readjust to a new setting before moving on—has disaster written all over it.

    But when Kari Creech was thrust into this very situation earlier this year, moving from Letcher County to Washington County, she decided to make the best of her opportunity.

    That didn’t come easy at first, though.

    “It was pretty hard at first, coming in as a senior and trying to make friends,” Creech said.

  • SCC baseball season ends after...

    While the season may be over for the St. Catharine College Patriots, the Bat Pats’ year was by no means a failure.  

    Several Patriots broke or set season, as well as career, records for the school, and the Pats finished a best-ever third in the strong Mid-South Conference.

    The Patriots went over the 200-win total as a four-year program. Head coach Luther Bramblett has led the Pats to a 201-135 record since joining the NAIA and Mid-South Conference.  

    He has a of 459-223 overall record at St. Catharine College.

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  • WC Commanders win 19th District...

    Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County Commanders (11-21-1, 2-7) topped the Thomas Nelson Generals (12-20, 3-6) in the opening round of the 19th District Tournament by a score of 6-3 on Monday.

    To pick up their second win against Thomas Nelson this season, WC put up one of its most impressive outings of the year.

    On offense, the Commanders tallied 11 hits and drove in six runs.

    Junior Wade Moore shined throughout the game, going 3-for-3 with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Leading the Way

    Stewart Young knew that his role would be changing this season. He knew he would be the lone senior on Washington County’s tennis team this year, and that meant he would be thrust into a leadership role, ready or not.

    “Being the only senior, I just tried to set a better example for everybody else,” Young said. “I did that by showing respect, showing them how to play the game.”

    And, according to his head coach, Scotty Burns, those lessons were effective from the start.

  • WC No. 5 seed in district tourney

    The Washington County Commander baseball team (10-21) is in the midst of a tough stretch as the regular season winds down, losing six of its last seven games.

    The Commanderettes haven’t been able to find any more success in district play, either, going 1-7 on the year and falling into the last seed in next week’s district tournament.


    The Commanders’ lone win in their last seven games came late last week in a lopsided 15-4 victory over the Burgin Bulldogs (0-21) in five innings of work.