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Today's News

  • Commanders move to 5-0 with win over Marion Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders' record improved to 5-0 Friday night with a thrilling 3-0 victory over the heavily-favored Marion County Knights. A field goal by senior Seth Mattingly was the deciding score as the Commanders shut down the Knight offense and held them scoreless.

    For a complete wrap-up, see the Sept. 29 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Mackville hosts truck and tractor pull

    When most men were little boys, they spent time playing with toy trucks in the dirt. Even when you didn't have a toy truck, a nice big rock was a good substitute. Like all kids at heart, some guys grow up, but they still feel the need to play in the dirt. That was never more evident than this past Saturday at the Mackville Community Center. Mackville Community Development, in cooperation with the Mackville Lions Club, hosted their annual fall truck and tractor pull. All money raised helps to keep the community center funded throughout the year.

  • Patriot volleyball suffers injuries along with losses

    SCC Sports Information

    It was a tough week for Adam Stevenson’s St. Catharine College volleyball team. After losing a tough match to conference foe Cumberlands in five sets, the Patriots suffered some key injuries that led to their demise in the TranSouth/Mid-South Volleyball Classic played over the weekend at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.

  • SCC soccer women top Mountaineers

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College womens' soccer team has two wins on the season and both have come in convincing fashion. The 2-2 Patriots opened the 2010 campaign with an 11-0 rout of Ohio Christian. Then, after dropping the next two matches, the Patriots routed the visiting Berea College Mountaineers 8-0 Saturday.

    “It was a good game to get everyone playing time,” said SCC head womens' coach Paul Patton. “We were able to dominate the play the entire game.”

  • Commanderette volleyball participates in Slam Jam

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week was a tough one for the Washington County volleyball team. The Commanderettes fell 2-0 (25-18, 26-24) to Bardstown on Sept. 9, and then lost to Marion, Taylor and LaRue counties during the Abraham Slam Jam at LaRue County over the weekend. Head coach Curt Scifres said while the freshman and JV squads are doing well, the varsity has been struggling lately.

  • Kids’ Day 2010

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s no wonder kids all over the county enjoy attending the annual kids’ day sponsored by the Cantuc Whistlers chapter of Quail Unlimited. Where else can you shoot BB guns, take archery practice, play tug-o-war and chase a greased pig?

    At last count, more than 100 kids participated in the event that promotes safety while giving the youth a taste of the outdoors.

  • Free football for future Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Members of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League, plus any middle school football player in Washington County, can enjoy a free night of football this Friday when the Commanders host Lincoln County. All they have to do is wear their jersey to the game and they will receive free admission.

  • Pregnancy check your cows

    Provided by Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky.

    In last month’s Off the Hoof, I discussed the impact of heat stress on pregnancy rates.  Heat stress reduces conception rate to 30-35 percent and can result in fetal loss during the early stages of pregnancy.  Pregnancies can be lost between days 25-45 due to heat stress.  Both of these factors lead to low pregnancy rates.

  • Patriot volleyball blanked in tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The week started on a positive note for the St. Catharine College volleyball team as they won at Midway College 3-2 last Tuesday. But the notes turned sour over the weekend at the Rumpke Invitational in Georgetown where Adam Stevenson’s team went 0-4.

    “Yes, the competition was tough (in the tournament),” said Stevenson. “Cumberland (Tenn.) was 9-0 coming into the weekend and Union received votes for the top 25. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was 13th in the nation.”

  • Commanders blank Cards, 47-0

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County football is off to it’s best start in 13 years thanks to a 47-0 shutout win over the Taylor County Cardinals Friday night by the Commanders to improve their record to 3-0.

    “The kids have done their homework,” said WC head coach Mark Perry. “They told me before the game, ‘Coach, it’s been 13 years since we’ve been 3-0 and we’re going 3-0 tonight.’ That’s their mind set, and this team is hungry to win.”