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Today's News

  • Commanders fall to Campbellsville in Fifth Region semifinal

    The Washington County High School baseball team ended its season Tuesday with a loss to Campbellsville in the region semifinal game. 

    The Commanders fell 5-3 to the Eagles in seven innings at Central Hardin High School.

    The Eagles play in the Fifth Region final Wednesday night. 

  • Sports briefs


    June 7-9
    Junior golf league and camp

    Lincoln Homestead State Park golf course will host an instructional junior golf camp from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on June 7-9. Players can sign up in the pro shop. Golf clubs are required to participate.
    A junior golf league will be starting at the course on June 14. The league will meet twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., for five weeks. Golfers age 10 through 18 are eligible to sign up. Players can sign up in the pro shop.

  • SCC to hold camp in Bardstown


    The St. Catharine College baseball team will hold its annual baseball camp at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown on June 14 and 16.

    The camp will be from 9 am to noon each day. It is for players age six years and older.
    The camp will be conducted by St. Catharine head assistant coach Terry Davis along with other Patriot assistants, Bryan Allan and Travis Adams, and members of the 2011 Patriot team.
    The camp will emphasize hitting fielding and throwing.

  • Recruits and returners could be right mix for Lady Pats basketball


    What is a recipe for basketball success in the tough Mid-South Conference?  For the St. Catharine College women’s team, head coach Lena Bramblett thinks she has cooked up just the right concoction during this off-season.

    Start with a solid base of returning players, mix in some talented redshirts, and throw in the best recruiting class in Bramblett’s nine years as top chef of the Patriot program. That is exactly the recipe St. Catharine has mixed up in hopes of rebounding from last year’s 12-21 campaign.

  • St. Catharine trainer to call Little League World Series

    At 24, Justin Farr is young to be a college athletic trainer.

    But Farr, in his first year as the trainer at St. Catharine College, finds himself in even older company in his secondary occupation: that of an accomplished umpire.
    Accomplished would very well describe Farr’s umpiring credentials as the native of Clarksville, Ind., has already called balls and strikes in some prestigious venues. The most recent call came from the Little League World Series, where he will umpire the softball World Series in Portland, Ore. in August.

  • Track teams compete at state


    Washington County High School’s track team sent five athletes to compete in four events at the KHSAA Class AA state meet on Thursday at the University of Louisville.

    Qwan Turner was unable to clear five feet, eight inches, the starting height for the event.
    Turner cleared 5-10 to earn a spot at state, but failed to clear 5-8 in three attempts on Thursday.
    Tyler Bray of Lloyd Memorial won the event, clearing 6-8.
    Turner finished 22nd in the long jump, recording a distance of 18-9.

  • Oh, what a spring


    Spring is always a busy time of the year for sports, but this one has left me breathless.

    One quick glance at this week’s sports section will give you an idea why.
    For starters, the Commanders continued a long tradition of baseball excellence by winning their 20th district championship in 45 years.
    If you didn’t catch the Commanders this season, shame on you. When the boys are on, the bats are aflame. They can really knock it around the park.

  • Commanderettes bow out to Central Hardin

     

    The Washington County High School softball team (11-12) ran into region favorite Central Hardin (32-4) on Monday  night at LaRue County.
    The Commanderettes hung tough for five-and-a-half innings, keeping it tied 1-1.

  • Commanders beat Cards for title, advance in region against E-town


    Washington County vs. Elizabethtown
    Score:
    7-2 Washington County
    When: Monday, May 30
    Where: Central Hardin High School

    Game highlights: Blake Smith left the mound with a bloody finger, but Elizabethtown just left bloodied.
    The Commanders recovered from a shaky third inning to win their first round region game.

  • BIRTH: Downs: It's a boy!

    Kendall Noel of Springfield and Timothy Downs of Bardstown announce the birth of their son on April 14, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Dane Downs weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Blake Downs, age 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Paul Noel and Carolyn Hardin of Springfield and Martina and Jerry Rawlings of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Becky and Raymond Downs of Bardstown.