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Today's News

  • Washington County girls’ golf enters final week

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s not easy to beat 2-1 odds, but when you only have four team members like the Washington County Commanderette golf team, and visiting Nelson County brings eight girls to the match, you have to hang tough and take on the Lady Cards despite being double-teamed.

    Although Nelson County left Springfield with the match win, sophomore Callie Harmon tied for lowest individual score (46) with Lady Card Kim Kasama.

  • Festival to feature miniature farm landscape contest

    The cattle grazed in a pasture where a local farmer labored away in his field. His son rode a tractor across the farm’s property, while his daughter tended to the chickens. The rolling Kentucky countryside was the backdrop for this scene of everyday life in Washington County. The only noticeable difference in this picturesque moment was that the scenario was confined to an eight-foot-by-four-foot sheet of plywood.

  • Commanders push past Pats for first win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the term “Death Valley” sounds menacing and conjures feelings of desolation and foreboding, the Washington County Commanders have found the field at Lincoln County High School in Stanford, Ky., a pleasurable place to play. WC has never lost on that field, defeating Garrard County 33-28 in 2007, and winning 35-30 over home team Lincoln County in the 2008 Death Valley Bowl. Washington County was hoping to add a third win this past Friday night as the 0-3 Commanders cracked helmets with the 1-2 Patriots.

  • Knights beat Commanders 52-7 to win border war.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The stage was set and the field was wet as the Washington County Commanders hosted the rival Marion County Knights at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield. In recent years, Marion has come out on top in contests that have been decided by a touchdown or less. Tonight, the Knights returned home with a 52-7 win over the Commanders.

  • Spalding rules the ring

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Some sports are tougher than others, but one of the toughest has to be mixed martial arts, and Springfield native Deon Spalding is the reigning heavyweight champion.

    Spalding competed in Hardrock MMA 12: Night of the Champions on Aug. 15 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. Competing as a member of Team Animal, Spalding went one-on-one with Michael “PK” Parker for the vacated Heavyweight belt.

  • Southern States sells clovers for WC youth

    Southern States is showing support of local 4-H clubs by implementing the “Clovers All Over” fundraising promotion in Washington County.  During National 4-H Week and the week after (October 5-18) Southern States will offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase paper clovers in the shape of the 4-H emblem, and 50 percent of the proceeds will directly support local 4-H clubs in Washington County.

  • Alive After Five postponed for Thursday

    Due to the forecast of inclement weather for Thursday, Sept 24, the "Alive After Five" event on Cross Main Street in downtown Springfield from 6-10 p.m. is being postponed. 

    Continue to look to The Springfield Sun for a schedule of other future events in Springfield and Washington County.

  • Commanders host Marion County in gridiron rivalry tonight

    The Washington County Commanders will host the Marion County Knights this evening in high school football action.

    The Commanders come in off an impressive 48-24 comeback win at Lincoln County last week, while Marion topped Taylor County 67-0.

    The game kicks off at Bennett R. Lewis Field at 7:30 p.m. Follow up-to-date information by logging on to Twitter.com/wcsports and following us during the game.

    Catch all the coverage can be heard on MIKE FM 100.9, and also on WLBN AM 1590. The pre-game show begins at 7:15 p.m. with Hal B. Goode.

  • Patriots display signs of banner seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In a ceremony held last Wednesday evening in the gym at Lourdes Hall, St. Catharine College unveiled championship banners to commemorate the 2009 national titles won by both the Patriot baseball and softball teams.

    First, head softball coach Holly Smith took the stage to introduce returning team members from the championship squad. The team intro was followed by a slide show from the title game, accompanied by a play-by-play re-enactment of the final at-bats.

  • Girls’ soccer resurrected at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a dormant period, Washington County High School is fielding a soccer team this year. Yes, a soccer team. And though the team has yet to win their first game this season, head coach Emily McConnell knows that this is a building year, and that the players have a lot to learn and a long way to come.

    “It’s an all-girls JV team,” said McConnell. “Some of the girls at the school presented site-based council with the idea of reinstating the team, so it was a student-motivated effort.”