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Today's Sports

  • WC golfers finding a groove

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    The Washington County High School boys’ golf team is having some early success on the course. The team won its match last week against Nelson County and Bardstown high schools. The match was scheduled to be plays at Maywood Country Club in Bardstown, but was moved to Lincoln Homestead State Park in Springfield.

    The five-man varsity Commander group posted a low score of 171, followed by Bardstown with a 183 and Nelson County with a 190.

  • Experience abounds on WC...

     

    After practicing all summer, Washington County volleyball coach John Rogers and his Commanderette team are ready to get on the court against a real opponent.

    “I think they’re ready to start playing somebody else,” Rogers said.

    Washington County hosted Central Hardin this past week in a scrimmage to prepare for the start of the regular season, and Rogers said he liked what he saw from his squad.

  • Cards make a clean sweep, finish...

     

    You might say the Little League Cardinals baseball team at Idle Hour Park is in a groove.

    The team just completed its second perfect season, posting a 12-0 regular season record, then winning two games in tournament play to improve to 14-0.

    Coach Scotty Roution’s team also went undefeated last season, winning the regular-season and tournament championships.

    Repeating as champs is never an easy accomplishment, and Roution said he didn’t expect it going into this season.

  • Baseball All-Stars battle in...

    The District 5 Little League All-Star Baseball Tournament began Saturday, July 1, at Beaver Creek Park in Glasgow. Washington County’s 8-10 and 10-12 year old teams took on Marion County Saturday and Glasgow Sunday. The teams also took on Boyle County Monday and Adair County on Tuesday, though results weren’t available at press time. Washington County will finish play against Campbellsville today, July 5, at 5 p.m. CT. Be sure to see more in next week’s issue of The Sun.

  • Practice makes perfect for...

    Sports are at the center of many communities big and small across the United States. Whether it’s high school, college, or professional sports, people come from all over to watch and cheer on their favorite team or player. Here in Washington County, there’s a sport more than 20 years old and has seen many participants go on to compete at higher levels in competitions across not only Kentucky, but also the country.

  • Behind the scenes at Idle Hour...

    Everyone in Springfield knows the name Idle Hour Park. Little League is played there, Washington County High School plays many of their sports there, and community members enjoy walks around the track or days on the playground with their kids there.

    People who visit the park see well-kept fields and an overall clean environment. But keeping it that way isn’t a small task, something park director Bernard Smalley knows all too well.

    “We do what we can out here, I think we do a good job with what we have,” he said.

  • Keene has umpired for over 30...

    For many, baseball is a hobby. People who love baseball will do anything to be around it, regardless of whether it puts them on the field or in the stands. This is exactly why Felix Keene became a Little League umpire more than 30 years ago.

    “It’s always been a hobby of mine,” he said. “I played all sports growing up, but baseball was my main one.”

  • All-Stars begins June 22

    With summer in full swing, many Little League All-Star tournaments are starting to get underway. Washington County will not only participate in these tournaments, but will also host one this year.

    Starting tomorrow through Sunday, Little League softball players from ages 9-12 will compete in the District 5 Little League tournament at Idle Hour Park. The tournament will see Washington, Adair, Russell and Marion county 9/10 and 11/12-year-old teams compete over three days leading up to the championship games on June 25.

  • Spaulding umpires for the love...

    Baseball is a tough and demanding sport, and many are passionate in their love for the game. While some devote their time to playing on the field, others offer their services in other ways, such as coaching and officiating. This is what Joey Spalding, the vice president and loan officer at Springfield State Bank, has devoted his free time to since the early 2000s.

    “I’ve been around baseball a long time,” Spalding said.

  • Learning the game

    Young boys and girls interested in golf got the chance to test and improve their skills last week at Lincoln Homestead State Park.

    A junior golf clinic was held June 5-8 for boys and girls between the ages of 12-14 at the golf course. Park Manager Bobby Bartholomai said he started the clinic to give kids the chance to get out on the course to play golf and help them improve their skillsets.

    “We do it every year, I try to do it right after they get out of school,” Bartholomai said. “Normally the first full week of June.”