http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en WC football ‘inexperienced but talented’ http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-football-%E2%80%98inexperienced-talented%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_img_5933.jpg" alt="Washington County senior Michael Moreland takes a much-needed water break during a timeout in last week’s scrimmage against Spencer County." title="Washington County senior Michael Moreland takes a much-needed water break during a timeout in last week’s scrimmage against Spencer County." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Having 12 seniors on this year&rsquo;s Washington County Commander football team is somewhat misleading.</p> <p> Most of them are what head coach Eric Sagrecy calls &ldquo;young seniors,&rdquo; as in they only recently started playing football.</p> Emily Cox qualifies for All-A state tournament http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/emily-cox-qualifies-all-state-tournament <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_emily_cox.jpg" alt="Emily Cox will compete in her fifth straight All-A state tournament on Sept. 6." title="Emily Cox will compete in her fifth straight All-A state tournament on Sept. 6." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Last Tuesday, the Washington County High School golf team traveled to Danville to participate in the All-A Regional tournament.</p> <p> This marked the first year of WC&rsquo;s new alignment in an All-A region with Burgin, Danville and Somerset.</p> <p> And for the fifth straight year, Emily Cox has qualified for the All-A state tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.</p> <p> She carded an 88 on the day in order to qualify.</p> SCC volleyball ready to build on last year's success http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/scc-volleyball-ready-build-last-years-success <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_rebeccajust_0.jpg" alt="SCC junior outside hitter Rebecca Just recorded 269 kills and 272 digs last season and received second team All-MSC honors." title="SCC junior outside hitter Rebecca Just recorded 269 kills and 272 digs last season and received second team All-MSC honors." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Following an incredible run in 2013, the St. Catharine College Patriots volleyball team looks to build on their foundation of success in 2014.</p> <p> SCC completed last season with one of the best records in school history with a 21-13 record overall and a 12-8 mark in the Mid-South Conference.</p> <p> Despite their loss in the conference tournament semifinals to top-seeded Lindsey Wilson College, the eventual champion of the event, the Patriots ended their season on a high note.</p> PHOTOS: Volleyball preseason scrimmages http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/photos-volleyball-preseason-scrimmages <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_img_5630.jpg" alt="Seniors Madison Bonzo (left) and Halie Browning collaborate on a block during last week’s scrimmage against Bardstown (Marion Co. and Burgin also participated in the preseason exhibition)." title="Seniors Madison Bonzo (left) and Halie Browning collaborate on a block during last week’s scrimmage against Bardstown (Marion Co. and Burgin also participated in the preseason exhibition)." align="left" hspace="6" /> Dudley Hilton resigns from UPIKE http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/dudley-hilton-resigns-upike <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dudley_2.jpg" alt="Dudley Hilton resigned for both “personal and health matters” after three seasons as the University of Pikeville Bears head coach." title="Dudley Hilton resigned for both “personal and health matters” after three seasons as the University of Pikeville Bears head coach." align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> After three seasons, University of Pikeville head football coach and Washington County native Dudley Hilton has resigned for personal and health matters, UPIKE President James Hurley announced on Saturday, according to a press release on the team&rsquo;s website.</p> Turning David into Goliath http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/turning-david-goliath <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_dudley_2.jpg" alt="Dudley Hilton, a Washington County native, was recently selected to the KHSAA Hall of Fame. He amassed 345 victories over 36 seasons as a high school head coach." title="Dudley Hilton, a Washington County native, was recently selected to the KHSAA Hall of Fame. He amassed 345 victories over 36 seasons as a high school head coach." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> It all started because the cows went dry.</p> <p> Or that&rsquo;s how Dudley Hilton tells the tale of how he got into coaching, at least.</p> <p> He was working at Armour Food, Co. in Springfield when he got laid off, enabling him to go to St. Catharine College to get a degree so he could coach and teach.</p> Commanderettes have strong senior presence http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-have-strong-senior-presence <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_volleyball_celebration.jpg" alt="Pictured are four of the five seniors on Washington County’s squad this year: From left, Halie Browning, Madison Bonzo, JoHanna Spalding and Bethany Wheatley. Not pictured is Katlyn Seger. " title="Pictured are four of the five seniors on Washington County’s squad this year: From left, Halie Browning, Madison Bonzo, JoHanna Spalding and Bethany Wheatley. Not pictured is Katlyn Seger. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Washington County volleyball head coach Anne Mudd and her Commanderettes will be taking this season one game at a time, something she stresses to her team at the start of each season.</p> <p> &ldquo;We have our hopes, have our dreams., and the girls want to have a successful season, of course, but whatever the outcome of the present game, we just have to work to do better the next game,&rdquo; Mudd said. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s how we&rsquo;ll reach our goals as a team.&rdquo;</p> <p> But that doesn&rsquo;t mean the team doesn&rsquo;t have confidence in its abilities.</p> Swimming now an MSC-sponsored sport http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/swimming-now-msc-sponsored-sport <p> Swimming has been added to the Mid-South Conference&rsquo;s championship lineup beginning in 2014-15, MSC Commissioner Eric Ward has announced.</p> <p> Men and women&rsquo;s swimming becomes the 21st and 22nd championship sports sponsored by the Mid-South. The conference championship is scheduled to be contested Feb. 6-7 in Williamsburg, Ky.</p>