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Today's News

  • Christy Baker reclaims head softball position

    Christy Baker knows that things will run more smoothly toward the beginning of her second stint as Washington County High School head softball coach.

    When she took over during her initial stint in 2004, there were many things she had never considered went along with being a head coach.

    “This time, I know exactly what I’m getting into,” Baker said. “I know what to expect. Being a coach is a lot more than just coaching. It took me a while to get to that point the first time around.”

  • Adam Blair gets first head coaching job

    Adam Blair has been around the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.

    He played high school baseball at Marion County High School under Chad Spalding for five years. He then played college baseball at St. Catharine College to play for head coach Luther Bramblett for four years, winning a USCAA national championship there before graduating with a business degree in 2011. And for the past three years, Blair has been an assistant coach at Washington County High School.

    Now, Blair will get his first chance at a head coaching position at WCHS.

  • SCC tabs Taylor as new head basketball coach

    When men’s basketball head coach JT Burton left St. Catharine College to become director of player development of the men’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee, he left big shoes to fill.

    Burton was 95-80 in his six years at SCC, and just last season, he led the Patriots to a 20-13 record and a trip to the final eight of the NAIA National Tournament.

    It was the farthest the team had ever gone.

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  • Relay for Life tops $30,000 mark

    This year’s version of the Washington County Relay for Life annual fundraiser saw a few added wrinkles from years past.

    For one, the venue was completely different, moving from St. Catharine College to Idle Hour Park for the first time.

    The other major change was the time. Typically an overnight event, this year’s installment of Relay started at 11 a.m. and ended at 11 p.m.

  • Just can’t pass this up

    Thomas Riney became the latest Washington County resident commissioned into the United States Army at the 1816 Courthouse building in Springfield on May 28.

    Though many have taken the same oath through the generations, Riney’s journey to that point is very much his own.

    Riney, 22, is the son of Billy and Jerri Riney of Springfield. He graduated as Bethlehem High School’s salutatorian in 2010 and received magna cum laude honors as he completed the undergraduate program at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio last month.

  • Ladies of WCHS prep for 2015 DYW

    The first stage of the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman competition is officially upon us.

    Thirteen seniors-to-be from Washington County High School have thrown their hats in the ring for a shot at scholarship money and a chance to move on to the state competition next year.

    The Washington County DYW program will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the WCHS gym.

    The group has been hard at work in recent months preparing for this weekend, and Mandy Sagrecy, one of the chairpersons for the event, said that hard work is going to pay off on Saturday.

  • Sheriff looking into thefts

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a series of stolen trailers within the last month, and the thefts are beginning to look like a trend.

    The problem hasn’t been specific to Washington County, however, as trailers have also been reported stolen in Nelson County and the surrounding area.