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Today's News

  • Commanderettes finish as district runners-up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderette’s 11-9 victory over Bethlehem last Monday put them in the 19th District championship game the following day.

    The bad news? They would be playing Nelson County, a ball club that has won the previous 18 district titles, and was looking to continue the streak.

  • Inspector closes Springfield pool

    “In good conscience, I cannot renew the permit for the pool this year,” said Kate Peake, an environmentalist with the Washington County Environmental Office. Peake addressed the Springfield City Council on her findings following an inspection of the facility on May 5. For the first time in its 56-year history, the pool will be closed this summer.

    “It’s out-lived its time,” Peake told the council. “The permit expired on April 3, and we’re not going to renew it.”

  • Bat Pats are USCAA champs!

    SCC Sports Information

    For one of his baseball teams during the eight years that he has coached at St. Catharine College, Luther Bramblett distributed shirts with the letters WTLG on the back. The meaning of the letters was unclear to the players until Bramblett decoded the message – Win The Last Game.

    But even with the message explained, it is a goal that very few athletes are able to attain. Bramblett’s 2009 squad did not get such shirts; but they are the first team in St. Catharine history to boast that they did WTLG.

  • Little League swings into full gear at Idle Hour

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Things are heating up at Idle Hour Park as Little League baseball is well underway.

    The highlight of last week’s action was a no-hitter on May 11 thrown by 9-10 Red Sox hurler Thomas Bartley, who struck out 15 Marlins in a 10-2 victory. Michael Chastain had three hits for the Sox, including a home run.

    Also on May 11, the Cubs edged the Reds 1-0 in 9-10-year-old play. Steven Thompson got the win while D.T. Yocum took the loss.

  • 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Willisburg this Saturday

    A three-on-three basketball tournament will take place Saturday during the Willisburg Memorial Homecoming Celebration at Willisburg Park.

    Three categories will compete - grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Teams need to be present at 9:45 a.m.

    Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

    It will be a double- elimination tournament played by modified Hoop-It-Up rules.

    For more information or to sign up, contact Greg Bowen at (859) 375-2220.

  • YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA is starting their annual Strong Kids Campaign. This year the theme for the campaign is “YMCA, where everyone is a star.”

    Due to the economy, the demands are greater, so the YMCA is really hopeful for this year’s Strong Kids Campaign.

  • Cub Scouts, parents, donate van to couple

    Scouts are supposed to do a good deed daily, but a local group of Cub Scouts, with some help from their parents, pulled off a deed recently that should cover them for several days to come.

    The members of Cub Scout Pack 458 of Willisburg presented a handicapped-accessible van to a family in need Saturday, and the scouts, as well as the family receiving the gift, couldn’t have been happier.

  • School board says no to officer in high school

    There will be no school resource officer at Washington County High School.

    The Washington County Board of Education voted against the idea of placing an officer in the school at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Springfield Chief of Police Fred Armstrong and WCHS Principal Leon Smith presented the idea to the board at their meeting Monday night at Fredericktown Elementary.

    The vote was 3-2, with Michael McCain, Pat Clements and Patsy Lester voting against the motion, and Buffy Mann and Nora Niece voting in favor.

  • Capt. Lincoln and Sarah Mitchell paintings unveiled

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    They were two tragic incidents that forever shaped the future of Washington County, and in turn, the world. Oil paintings depicting the murder of Captain Abraham Lincoln and the kidnapping of Sarah Mitchell were unveiled in the district courtroom of the Washington County Judicial Center last Tuesday. A packed house gathered to witness the ceremony and learn some history about how two events that happened nearly 220 years ago helped shape life today as we know it.

  • Washington County Football Camp Date Change

    The dates for the Washington County football camp have changed to June 2-5 to accomodate St. Dominic students who attend school until June 1. Camp takes place each day from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of offense and defense, as well as individual and group instruction.

    Campers are asked to wear t-shirts, athletic shorts, white socks and grass cleats.

    Registration forms and fees must be received by May 22.

    For more information, contact coach Mark Perry at (859) 336-5475.