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    It was a single play in a scrimmage between Washington County and North Oldham High School four years ago, but for Brent Young, it was much more.

    North Oldham had called a toss right, but their junior running back didn’t like what he saw.

    He tried to cut it back, but there was Young, standing there waiting for him.


    Ever since he was a small child, Thomas Pettus has been very interested in golf.

    And he can prove it.

    “We have home videos of me playing golf when I could barely walk,” Pettus said. “I just took to it early on, I guess.”

    He first started playing because his father, John Pettus, and his uncles played, and when they would take him along, he was fascinated by the mechanics of the game.

    Moreover, he was intrigued by how his laid-back personality was a perfect fit for golf.

  • Shawnee up next for WC football

    Head Coach Eric Sagrecy’s main objective over the recent off week was to get his WC Commanders (2-4, 1-2) completely healthy.

    And he feels that this goal has been accomplished.

    “For the most part, we’re not nicked up and banged up anymore,” Sagrecy said. “Our only major injury right now is (starting quarterback and linebacker) Morgan Churchill. He’s still day-to-day, but we’ll see how he continues to progress. The main thing is that we got a lot of guys healthy.”

  • Amanda Cox moves on to state...

    Last week, the WC Commanders boys’ and girls’ golf teams played in their respective regional tournaments.

    And one golfer, senior Amanda Cox, finished fourth overall and was able to make it to the state tournament in Bowling Green, which will take place this Friday and Saturday.

  • WC now at 16-12 on the year

    With a two-set win (26-24, 25-17) against the Spencer County Lady Bears (2-16) last week, the WC Commanderettes volleyball team pulled out a much-needed victory, but Head Coach Anne Mudd believes that her team could have played much better.

    “It was a win and we always want a win, but our team actually didn’t play like we want them to play,” Mudd said. “We played a very sloppy game, and they are much, much better than they played tonight.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Living the...

    The game intrigued her.

    It was “fast-paced, definitely not boring,” Mackenzie Messer said as she recalled herself sitting in the bleachers of the high school gymnasium as a seventh grader.

    Washington County Middle School didn’t have a volleyball team at that point (one was started during her eighth grade year), but watching those high school players move about the court in such a fluid motion were enough for Messer.

    She knew she’d be suiting up in those same red and blue uniforms someday.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Perfect...

    Anne Mudd wasted no time in thinking of the words she wanted to describe senior setter Madelyn Abell.

    “She’s a real go-getter,” the head coach replied without a moment’s hesitation. “She will give you 110 percent all the time.”

    And that is what Abell has been striving for since day one.

    She had always liked sports and was interested in doing other things than just going to school, and when she saw her first high school volleyball game, she was hooked.

  • SCC bowling looks for success

    With the 2013-2014 season on the horizon, the SCC bowling program has high expectations following last year’s championship effort.

    When SCC announced the addition of a bowling program a few years ago, championships seemed to be a thing in the far-off future.

    However, Head Coach Larry Luvisi and his team had other plans.

    Until last season, SCC did not have a conference championship of any kind, but that would change following a miraculous, game-changing run through the MSC tournament by SCC.

  • SCC week in review

    The St. Catharine College athletic program tested their driving ability this week as all teams spent time on the road.

    Saturday began with a splash for the nautical Patriots as they traveled to Campbellsville University for their first competition of the season.

    Led by Hannah Spaulding (Springfield) and her two wins in the 400 M Freestyle and the 100 M Breaststroke, the Patriots were able to make waves within the conference in only their third year of existence.

  • Commanderettes streaking, win...

    The WC Commanderettes volleyball team (15-10, 4-3) was unable to add to their recent four-game winning streak this past Monday night.

    Playing the LaRue County Lady Hawks (16-4), a team that is now on an 11-game winning streak, the Commanderettes lost in straight sets, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-15. But according to Head Coach Anne Mudd, the game was not a disappointment in the coaching staff’s eyes.