Today's Sports

  • Patriots squeak by Bears twice

    In two of the most exciting games of the season, the St. Catharine College men and women used last- second heroics to pull out two wins Saturday at Pikeville College in Mid-South Conference basketball.

     In the women’s game, freshman guard Carol Ruiz-Lopez nailed a three-point goal with two seconds to play to give the Patriots a 70-69 win. Brandon Johnson then provided similar fireworks as he canned a trey with 14 seconds left and the Patriots held on for a 71-69 victory.

  • Cambron inducted into HOF

    Four former St. Johns Country Day School (Fla.) student-athletes were recently inducted into the Orange Park, Fla. private school’s athletic hall of fame.
    The hall of fame was established four years ago “to honor athletes who have brought recognition to themselves and to St. Johns with their pursuit of excellence on the playing field and beyond,” according to a news release.
    Joe Cambron, class of 1986,  son of Fabian Cambron of Springfield, was one of the 2010 inductees.

  • Commanders beat Nicholas, fall...

    Washington County vs. Marion County
    Score: 74-45 Marion County
    When: Saturday, Feb. 12
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: MCHS - Deshawn Douglas, John Southall, Carlos Litsey WCHS - Will Purdom

    Game highlights: The Commanders dug a first quarter hole they couldn’t get out of on Saturday against Marion County.

  • Linda’s last home stand

    A fixture of Washington County girls’ basketball will stepping down soon.

    Linda Hourigan, the team’s long-time statistician, will be keeping the book for the Commanderettes for the last time at home on Friday.
    For her, the journey has been a long one, filled with fouls, free throws and fourth quarters.
    I knew Hourigan before I knew her. My wife’s father, Freddie Leathers, used to coach the Marion County girls’ basketball team. My wife was a manager for his teams.

  • Commanderettes get back on track

    Washington County vs. Caverna

    Score: 48-45 Washington County
    When: Saturday, Feb. 12
    Where: Caverna High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Linda Libby, Shay Yocum, Kayla Edelen CHS - Ciara Waggoner, Madison Faulkner

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes picked up a big road win and gained some momentum as they head into district tournament play.
    Washington County led wire-to-wire in Horse Cave.

  • Commanderettes end with East Jess

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Commanderettes look for more wins to put in the books.

    Their quest to end the regular season on a positive note ends at home on Friday as they face East Jessamine (4-16).
    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Washington County High School.
    “I know they have a young team,” Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley said.
    With senior night on queue, Smalley knows it will be an emotional game.

  • Another go-round with Bardstown

    The Bardstown Tigers are among a handful of contenders that looked poised to win the Fifth Region crown and punch their ticket to the state tournament.

    First, however, they must go through Washington County.
    The first two times around, the Tigers outscored the Commanders by an average of 98-54.
    “We’re going to have to control the tempo,” Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said. “They want to make it 94 feet, up and down the floor.”

  • Patriot men down Bears; women...

    In Mid-South Conference basketball Saturday afternoon at St. Catharine College, the visiting Rio Grande Bears earned a split of the two games.

    Rio Grande topped the Patriot women in the first game 77-62, but the St. Catharine men won over the Rio Grande men 72-67.

  • Patriots split conference...

    In Mid-South Conference basketball action Thursday night at St. Catharine College, the Patriots were able to gain a split against the visiting West Virginia Tech Bears. 

    In the women’s game, Lena Bramblett’s team downed the Bears 74-64. In the men’s contest, the Patriots of J.T. Burton fell 100-92 in overtime.    

  • SCC baseball wins one of three

    It took a 10-hour bus ride and an extra day added to the trip, but the St. Catharine College baseball team was able to get in all four games of the opening series of the season.

     Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats traveled to Alabama to play the University of Mobile last weekend and returned with one win in the two doubleheaders. After getting rained out on Friday, St. Catharine dropped a twin bill, 4-2 and 7-1, on Saturday. On Sunday they won the opener 5-4 but lost the second game 5-3.