http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Springfield falls in 16th annual President's Cup http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/springfield-falls-16th-annual-presidents-cup <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_img_4962.jpg" alt="Pictured above is Springfield’s Presidents’ Cup team this year. Front row, left to right: Jordon Reinle, Mikie Yates, Tommy Smith, Ryan Spalding, Chad Hardin and Joe B. Yates. Back row, left to right: Kevin Taylor, Tony Medley, Bill Frost, Jason Osborne, Barrett Tingle, Aaron Spalding, Scott Reinle, Fred Armstrong and Ricky Hoppes." title="Pictured above is Springfield’s Presidents’ Cup team this year. Front row, left to right: Jordon Reinle, Mikie Yates, Tommy Smith, Ryan Spalding, Chad Hardin and Joe B. Yates. Back row, left to right: Kevin Taylor, Tony Medley, Bill Frost, Jason Osborne, Barrett Tingle, Aaron Spalding, Scott Reinle, Fred Armstrong and Ricky Hoppes." align="left" hspace="6" width="188" height="85" /><p> Since the President&rsquo;s Cup inception 16 years ago, the battle between Springfield&rsquo;s Lincoln Homestead Country Club and Lebanon Country Club has been tight.</p> <p> A win by Lebanon this year helped prove just how close the series has been, evening the all-time record at 8-8.</p> <p> The Lebanon side came away with an 18-12 victory after the two-day event.</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> SCC athletics stay busy with recent signings http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/scc-athletics-stay-busy-recent-signings <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_emmalee_fleener.jpg" alt="Emmalee Fleener (Louisville) is the first recruit for SCC volleyball’s class of 2015." title="Emmalee Fleener (Louisville) is the first recruit for SCC volleyball’s class of 2015." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Emmalee Fleener</strong><br /> Before the 2014 volleyball season has even seen its first kill, the St. Catharine Patriots have received their first commitment for 2015.</p> <p> Emmalee Fleener, a 5-foot-7-inch defensive specialist/libero from Louisville, has committed to be a part of the St. Catharine College volleyball program.</p> <p> Fleener began club volleyball at age 8 as an outside hitter/defensive specialist.</p> Youth soccer registration in Marion County http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/youth-soccer-registration-marion-county <p> Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer signups on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex concession stand on Fairground Road in Lebanon.</p> <p> The registration deadline is Aug. 2.</p> <p> Forms can also be printed from their website <a href="http://www.mcys.webs.com">http://www.mcys.webs.com/</a>, with the completed application form signed by a notary, registration fee and medical release form mailed to: Marion County Youth Soccer Attn: Matt Mattingly, PO Box 840, Lebanon, KY 40033</p> Blake Hoppes sign-ups http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/blake-hoppes-sign-ups <p> Registration for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will be held July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.</p> <p> All three days will be at the Washington County High School football weight room.</p> <p> The registration fee will need to be paid at this time as well.</p> <p> This league is for any interested players in kindergarten through sixth grade in Washington County.</p> <p> Home and away games will be played against Marion and Boyle County teams on Saturdays and Sundays.</p> Springfield natives go to nationals http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/springfield-natives-go-nationals <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc09325.jpg" alt="Pictured above is the Woodford County Bat Jackets, coached by Washington County natives Bobby Bishop and Jonathan Coyle." title="Pictured above is the Woodford County Bat Jackets, coached by Washington County natives Bobby Bishop and Jonathan Coyle." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> In 1990, Bobby Bishop and Jonathan Coyle graduated from Washington County High School.</p> <p> From there, they both moved on to get bachelor&rsquo;s degrees from the University of Kentucky and would move to Versailles, Ky., around the same time.</p> <p> They even had children around the same age, Coyle with twins, Alex and Ben, and Bishop with his son, Brandon.</p> <p> It was quite a journey for the pair who have been friends since they were old enough to talk.</p> Stroop named to Patriots baseball staff http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/stroop-named-patriots-baseball-staff <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stroop.jpeg" alt="Stephanos Stroop has joined the St. Catharine College baseball coaching staff." title="Stephanos Stroop has joined the St. Catharine College baseball coaching staff." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Patriot mentor Luther Bramblett has named Stephanos Stroop as the new assistant coach. Stroop will be the Pats pitching coach and recruiting coordinator after working with pitchers and cathcers at George Washington University.</p> Fever (on the) pitch http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/fever-pitch <p> World Cup fever has struck the United States yet again.</p> <p> It happens every four years, though. American fans get behind our men&rsquo;s national team, something amazing happens that captures the imagination of the fans, everyone wonders if soccer is finally catching on in the United States, then all falls quiet for the next four years.</p> <p> I&rsquo;ve heard numerous writers and television analysts asking the wrong question, &ldquo;Is soccer finally catching on with the American public and will they begin to support Major League Soccer?&rdquo;</p>