Today's Sports

  • Patriot Madness is Thursday at...

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2010-2011 basketball madness begins Thursday at St. Catharine College. It is the annual Patriot Madness which this year is themed “Dark Night”. The action begins at 9 p.m. in Lourdes Hall and the mens’ and womens’ basketball programs are inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.

    Patriot madness T-shirts will be given to the first 70 fans. There will be a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest, a varsity women’s basketball dance as well as a performance by the SCC cheerleaders. Admission is free.

  • Blake Hoppes Football action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last week was a busy one for Blake Hoppes football. The Springfield Bears played in Lebanon on Sept. 30 and they beat the Lebanon Raiders 35-12 to improve their record to 2-0. Then on Sunday, the Bears blanked the Lebanon Cowboys 39-0 to move to 3-0 on the season.

  • Scifres looks back on first year...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Curt Scifres describes his first year as the head volleyball coach at Washington County High School as one where he learned as much as his players.

    “There were some adjustments on both sides,” said Scifres. “I’m pretty aggressive, and the girls responded in a good way. I saw they needed a little more encouragement and I got after them a little bit. Overall, I learned from them and they learned from me, not just the game, but life skills.”

  • Commanderettes fight cancer,...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team raised $500 toward breast cancer research last Tuesday with a Dig for a Cure game. During the game, the team held a silent auction for a volleyball signed by the team and held several other contests.

    While the team was finding success off the court, it also came up a winner on the court as the Commanderettes beat Taylor County in three games to win, 2-1 (25-9, 12-25, 25-22).

  • Commanders still perfect

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    They say defense wins ball games, and there has never been better evidence of that than the last two Washington County football games. After beating Marion County 3-0 on Sept. 24, the Commanders earned their second straight shutout against Bethlehem Friday night, blanking the Eagles 30-0. The win puts WC at 6-0 on the season.

  • St. Catharine Fall Basketball...

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a Fall Break Basketball Camp Oct. 7 and 8 for young men in grades six through 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each morning.

    Players will receive instruction in all parts of the game from St. Catharine head coach J.T. Burton, the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, plus the Patriot staff and players.

    For more information on cost or to register for the camp, call (502) 599-8471.

  • From Left Field

    With Washington County being a community based in farming and agriculture, I’m sure most people can appreciate the effort it takes to plant seeds and let crops grow into maturity. They know that you cannot harvest while the crops are still green.

    When Washington County head football coach Mark Perry sowed those seeds back in 2004, he, like any good farmer, knew that it would take years of nurturing and growing before he would see the mature results of his labor.

  • Campbellsville sweeps Patriots...

    Special to The Sun

    In a home soccer Mid-South Conference doubleheader last Tuesday, both the St. Catharine men and women fell to the Campbellsville Tigers. Paul Patton’s women lost the opener 6-0, and Tim Wolz’s men were topped 4-1 by the Tigers.

    The women’s contest was scoreless for 13 minutes before the Tigers, 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the MSC, scored the game’s first goal. They added a second goal with 13 minutes to play in the first half, and the score remained 2-0 until halftime.

  • SCC volleyball drops two in...

    Special to The Sun

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team journeyed to southeast Ohio last weekend to play two Mid-South Conference matches. And with Adam Stevenson’s team playing shorthanded due to injuries and illness, the Patriots returned with two losses against Rio Grande and Shawnee State.

    Friday at Rio Grande the Patriots (3-24 overall and 0-5 in the MSC) fought hard against a good RedStorm team in losing the first set 26-24. They then dropped the next two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-19.

  • Dig for a Cure Volleyball Game

    Washington County will host a Dig for a Cure volleyball game vs. Taylor County on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    Both teams will be wearing pink and Washington County will be conducting fundraisers throughout the night to raise money toward breast cancer research.

    In between games we will be auctioning off a pink volleyball signed by all the players.

    We ask that everyone come out to support the fight against breast cancer. Game time is 6 p.m.