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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: A home all their own

    Members of the Springfield and Washington County Fire Departments have officially moved into their new facility on Main Street, and it’s a welcome change that was long overdue.

    After calling the former National Guard Armory on Lebanon Hill home since 1983, the first responders are finally able to stretch their legs and spread out in the beautiful new 10,400 square foot facility. The building was designed by Washington County native James Kenneth Donnolly.

  • Walk with Santa this Saturday

    It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Christmas festivities in Springfield.

    This weekend, as in years past, the events will center around the Santa Walk downtown, but there will be plenty of other fun activities that cater to the whole family.

    The local events have already gotten underway with the Downtown Christmas Open House and Small Business Saturday the past two weekends, but that’s just the beginning in what promises to be a season filled with fun events.

  • Simply made for the game

    She was built for basketball.

    Washington County senior forward Jadiesha Durham is no stranger to the game of basketball. In fact, she’s been playing it since the sixth grade.  The 18-year-old girl started her career as a Comanderette when she was in the seventh grade and said she began playing at the varsity level when was a freshman.

    Durham said she got her start through by working hard, practicing, and never giving up.

    “And showing that I want to play,” Durham said.

  • WCHS will lower prices of season passes

    Washington County High School will be briefly changing prices of the season passes for the boys and girls basketball teams.
    The prices will affect the 2014-2015 season and will give everyone some serious savings.

    According to an email sent to The Springfield Sun by Jeff Tingle, athletics director at WCHS, they will be offering the season passes at a discounted rate until Jan. 1.

  • WCMS in hoops action

    The Washington County Middle School eighth grade basketball team traveled to Marion County to face the Knights of St. Charles last week.
    WCMS turned a 12-9 lead into a halftime rout with an 18-1 run to go into the locker room 30-10.

  • Simply made for the game

    She was built for basketball.

    Washington County senior forward Jadiesha Durham is no stranger to the game of basketball. In fact, she’s been playing it since the sixth grade.  The 18-year-old girl started her career as a Comanderette when she was in the seventh grade and said she began playing at the varsity level when was a freshman.

    Durham said she got her start through by working hard, practicing, and never giving up.

    “And showing that I want to play,” Durham said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Overcomer

    After a promising sophomore season, Davon Moore was looking forward to having an even stronger junior campaign. Everything seemed to be heading in that direction, too, until the injury bug struck and derailed those plans. Moore broke his wrist the week before Washington County’s first game of the season. Head coach Eric Sagrecy initially speculated that the injury would cost him three-to-four weeks of playing time; it ended up sidelining him for the entire year after a surgery was needed to repair his wrist.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Striving for Excellence

    John Overby
    Sun Sports Writer

    From the moment Austin Riggs discovered football, he was in awe at the physical nature that the game entailed. Unlike basketball and baseball, he says, football is a sport that you can impose your will on the other team through sheer physicality and “it not be a problem.”

    “You can hit somebody and not have to worry about it,” Riggs said.

    For him, that is perhaps the most rewarding part about playing football.

  • Reeling in the big one

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Brothers Nathan and Lynn Cochran could be considered hometown heroes.
    That’s because the two took the win in the amateur division of the 2014 Crappie Classic National Championship at Cumberland Lake in Somerset.

    According to Nathan, the pair won a slew of prizes including a new boat, motor, anchor, depth finder and battery charger. He said it felt good to win the event.
    “It’s a great feeling,” Nathan said.

  • WC girls gearing up

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Through sounds of sneakers running on the court and the echo of a ball dribbling, the Washington County Commanderettes are coming off a 6-19 season and are gearing up for action.