Today's Sports

  • NWMS eighth-grade girls take...

    The North Washington eighth-grade girls claimed the NIT tournament championship last week to take the MKAC conference crown.

    The Patriots blew out Bloomfield 46-23 in the championship game after the score was tied at 13 at halftime.

    Bernard Smalley’s team outscored Bloomfield 19-5 in the third quarter to take the lead, and they never looked back.

  • WC in playoffs, draw Glasgow

    When the WC Commanders (4-6, 3-3) defeated Fort Knox two weeks ago, it signified two things: one, a return to the playoffs and, two, another matchup with the Glasgow Scotties (9-1).

    The Scotties are a familiar foe for Head Coach Eric Sagrecy’s Commanders, as they have knocked WC out of the 2A playoffs for the last two seasons.

    But, instead of seeing this as a negative, Sagrecy issued his team a challenge as soon as he found out who their playoff opponent could be were they to win that playoff-clinching game against Fort Knox.


    Growing up, everybody thought he was “too small” to play football.

    But Dustin Harmon never paid much attention to what everybody thought.

    Everybody except for one person, at least.

    “I always wanted to play,” Harmon said, “but my mom wouldn’t let me because she thought I was too small, thought I’d get hurt.”

    But in eighth grade, Harmon finally got his wish.

  • Rivalry rekindled but unkind for...

    With another rivalry game against Marion County last Friday night, WC could all but guarantee a close game.

    Only one game in the series has been decided by more than eight points since 2004.

    And this year’s contest only added to the streak, a matchup that ended in a 28-20 Marion County win.

    It appeared that Marion would run away with the win to start the game, jumping out to a 14-0 lead, but a WC fumble recovery led to an 81-yard run by senior quarterback Tylyn Byas to cut their deficit in half.

  • SCC's Vinson wins MSC award

    St. Catharine’s Lindsey Vinson was one of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

    The conference weekly honor is the first of Vinson’s career.

    Vinson recorded a shutout in her only match last week to earn Mid-South Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

    The Dawsonville senior goalkeeper collected a season-high 10 saves in the Patriots’ 2-0 win over Campbellsville.

    The shutout is Vinson’s second of the season.

  • SCC men's basketball preview

    For the St. Catharine College Patriots, the 2012-2013 campaign was one that they would like to forget; the Patriots finished 9-11 in the Mid-South Conference and 13-14 overall, their worst since their first year of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) participation.

    During that year, the Patriots finished with a 1-12 conference record and only 5-24 overall.  

  • SCC women’s basketball preview

    With the 2013-2014 season on the horizon, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots basketball team looks to capitalize on their NAIA National Tournament experience.

    Just one year ago, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots kicked off a season that would make school history and end in a heartbreaking loss to Westminster College in the NAIA National Tournament.

    With their dreams of a deep run in the national tournament dashed in the first round, the Lady Patriots enter the 2013-2014 season hungry for a return trip to the top.

  • Rival Marion up next for...

    The playoffs are now a reality for the WC Commanders, (4-5, 3-3) so Friday night’s rivalry game against Marion County (3-6) will no longer serve as their final contest.

    But that doesn’t make it any less important, especiallly for the players.

    “Everybody talks a lot of crap during that game,” senior Dustin Harmon said. “Nobody plays soft.”

    Only one game in the series has been decided by more than a touchdown since 2004, adding more intrigue to the game.

  • WC volleyball season ends

    WC came in with the chance to knock off the team that beat them in last year’s district playoff. And to make it even sweeter, it would put them into the regional tournament.

    But, in the end, the Commanderettes were unable to pull off the upset against the second-seeded Bethlehem Banshees, losing in four sets (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-20).

    However, Head Coach Anne Mudd couldn’t have been more proud of her team in the four games, especially considering that none of the sets were decided by more than five points.

  • The Anatomy of a Rivalry

    The two teams have district ties.

    They don’t have any ties within the region, for football or volleyball.

    But when Marion County comes up on the schedule, bad blood is to be expected.

    Football Head Coach Eric Sagrecy, who played in the rivalry from 1997-2000, thinks that the biggest appeal to these games is that his athletes are always ready to compete.

    “The kids are always prepared for those games,” Sagrecy said. “That always makes them a lot of fun, I think on both sides.”