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Today's News

  • Track team puts in busy week


    Despite the nasty weather, the Washington County High School track team was able to compete in two meets last week.

    On Thursday, the team participated in an all-comers meet at Marion County High School.
    The girls’ team finished fifth out of five teams with a total of 32 points, while the boys’ team finished third out of five teams with 39 points.
    Moriah Hourigan finished second in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 13.44 seconds. Shay Yocum finished fourth in the event at 13.62.

  • Commanderettes flip one on Lincoln


    The Commanderettes were a play and a hit from either going 2-0 or 0-2 last week, but were able to split a pair of games with the district tournament fast approaching.

    Washington County vs. Danville
    Score:
    5-3 Danville
    When: Friday, April 29
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Game highlights: Washington County couldn’t convert a bases loaded situation, thus falling 5-3 to the Lady Admirals to split the season series 1-1.

  • Commanders repeat in All-A


    The Commanders began the weekend early, beating Bethlehem 8-0 in a one-hit pitching gem for their second consecutive Fifth Region All-A tournament championship.
    They split the next two games 1-1.

    Washington County vs. Hart County
    Score:
    12-2 Washington County
    When: Saturday, April 30
    Where: Hart County
    Game highlights: The Commanders (14-6) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after two innings and never let up.

  • Water, water everywhere

    After weeks of mostly grey, rainy weather and sleep interrupted by tornado alerts, sunshine in the window feels like a blessing from the god of Spring. Ten-plus inches of rain had all the animals hunched up in bunches, staggering around in soggy coats with droopy heads. Today they stand broadside to the sun, soaking in the warmth. The gardeners have all been droopy, too, unable to get their hands dirty, early sets washed out, muddy lettuce and carefully prepared rows floated away.

  • Study proves value of forage systems

  • Tips to help you grow great tomatoes

    It is very wet out, but it is time to start planting tomatoes (officially anytime after May 10).  Every year I do an article on growing tomatoes, and generally it is the same article, however there are a few tweeks every year.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Mattingly-Smith

    Todd and Cindy Mattingly of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Mattingly, to Robbie Smith, son of Crystal and Bobby Smith of Springfield.
    Mattingly is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology. She is currently earning her master’s degree at Western Kentucky University and will graduate in December 2011.

  • Turner will sign today to play college football

     

    Washington County football player Qwan Turner is set to sign a letter of intent to play college football today at 1 p.m.

    Look to this week's issue of The Springfield Sun to see where he went, and learn more about his future on the field.

  • Hit-and-run crash at Fredericktown under investigation

     

  • Commanders beat Bethlehem, now one game from All-A state

     

    The Washington County Commander baseball team defended its 5th Region All-A Classic championship at Idle Hour Park Thursday with an 8-0 win over Bethlehem. With the win, the Commanders now advance to face Christian Academy of Louisville for a trip to Lexington to play in the All-A Classic state tournament at Whitaker Bank Park, home of the Lexington Legends.
    Read more about the Commanders' success in next week's Springfield Sun.