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Today's News

  • Tigers claw Patriots in doubleheader sweep

    SCC Sports Information

    Campbellsville University is ranked ninth in the nation in NAIA baseball – and there is a good reason for that. The Tigers bring a potent offense, solid defense and better-than-average pitching to the field. And that combination spelled trouble for St. Catharine in Thursday’s doubleheader as the visiting Tigers swept the twin bill by scores of 17-5 and 10-1.

  • Lifting Lincoln

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you were driving through downtown Springfield Thursday morning, you couldn’t help notice all to the commotion by the Washington County Judicial Center. It was a big day as the town was paid a visit by none other than President Abraham Lincoln. Actually, it was an 11-foot, 1,195 pound bronze statue of our 16th president, but it was nonetheless a site to behold.

  • WC softball gets first win vs. Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team hung tough last Wednesday to defeat the Fort Knox Lady Eagles 6-5 for their first victory of the season.

    WC’s Kelly Hill went the distance on the mound for the Commanderettes, giving up just one hit in seven innings while striking out eight and walking four.

  • Man rescued from flooded truck

    What started as a normal trip to take his stepdaughter to a friend’s house turned into much more for John Clark.

  • Kicking Butts and taking names

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Members of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition were out kicking butts and taking names Saturday morning as part of Kick Butts Day 2009. It was a single-day event designed to promote smoking cessation along with drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

  • Commanders take three of four

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This past weekend, the Washington County Commanders swept the competition at the Chandler Classic to win the tourney with a 9-3 first round win over Simon Kenton and then pummeling Burgin 15-7 for the title.

    It was a return to form for the WC squad as they won three of their last four to improve to 6-5 on the season.

  • Weeding time: Cool, wet weather slows us down

    If you have been trying to garden lately, you know that the cool wet spring so far is slowing us down as well as our plants.  Don’t complain though. Just as easy as the rains are coming now, it could soon stop for a long hot summer, so let’s just enjoy the rain while we have it.  Who knows, we might even get rain for the entire growing season!

  • From mid-season call up to opening day starter

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Daniel Murphy, grandson of Springfield resident Ann Murphy, recently celebrated his 24th birthday on April 1. But you could say he didn’t celebrate until he smacked his first home run of the season on Opening Day against the Reds in Cincinnati.

    He also added an RBI on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice that knocked in the second and deciding run for the Mets as they beat the Reds 2-1 on April 6.

  • Reaching for a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “It’s the little things.” You hear that cliché all the time, but for the Washington County Commanderettes, it happens to be true. Little things like missing a tag or cut-off here and there are adding up to big trouble for ladies.

    The team is off to an 0-4 start after dropping home games against Campbellsville and being no-hit by Nelson County last week.

  • Patriots baseball 5-2 for the week

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots played seven baseball games last week, five of those being Mid-South Conference games. And when the dust had settled, Luther Bramblett found his team with a 5-2 overall record for the week with a 4-1 slate in conference play.