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Today's Sports

  • Taking Aim

    Fighting through the searing summer heat and humidity, one Washington County girl has been making a name for herself in a male-dominated sport – trap shooting.

    Hannah Simpson, 17, begins her practice by putting on a vest and stuffing its pockets with boxes of shotgun shells. She casually puts on her ear and eye protection – specially designed to help see the target for the day’s weather – and grabs her gun, a Beretta 692 Xtrap.

  • Lebanon evens President's...

    The Lebanon Country Club bested Springfield’s Lincoln Homestead Country Club in the 18th annual President’s Cup this past weekend, avenging last year’s defeat.

    The President’s Cup is a local golf tournament that pits the two country clubs against each other in a four-event, two-day clash that has become an annual tradition.

  • 11-12-year-old All-Stars pick up...

    Washington County’s 11-12-year-old all-stars entered the second half of District 5 Little League Tournament play this past week, and after a rough start, it looked like things would continue down that path for the local all-stars.

    Tuesday brought a matchup with a tough Boyle County team, and Washington County coach Jacob Howard said his squad had a tough day at the plate.

  • 11-12-year-old All-Stars begin...

    The Washington County 11-12-year-old Little League Baseball all-star team started play in this year’s District 5 Little League Tournament this past weekend, facing off against Campbellsville and Marion County.

    WC played Campbellsville in Saturday’s opener, losing 10-5, before going up against Marion County on Sunday, losing by a score of 4-1.


    Campbellsville

  • 9-10-year-old All-Stars see...

     The Washington County 9-10-year-old Little League Baseball all-star team began District 5 Little League Tournament play this past weekend. WC lost 20-2 against Campbellsville on Saturday before falling to Marion County by a score of 12-10 on Sunday.


    Campbellsville

  • 11-12-year-old softball All-...

    The Washington County 11-12 Little League Softball all-star team saw its time in the District 5 Little League Tournament come to a close last week, losing to Marion County by a score of 13-0 to finish with a 1-2 record in the tournament.

    Marion County, who would go on to lose to Russell County in the championship game, jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, ending the game after the fourth inning due to the 10-run rule.

  • 11-12-year-old All-Stars split...

     The Washington County 11-12-year-old Little League Softball All-Star team participated in the District 5 Little League Tournament this past weekend, splitting its first two games. After losing 7-0 to Russell County on Saturday, WC bounced back with an 18-5 blowout of Adair County on Sunday.

    WC was originally scheduled to play Marion County on Monday, but due to inclement weather, the game was postponed until Tuesday after press time.

  • 9-10-year-old All-Stars wrap up...

     Since this year’s Washington County 9-10-year-old Little League Softball All-Stars started practicing three weeks ago, one of the players’ main areas of focus has been to continue giving their all until the end of the game, no matter the score, according to head coach Theresa Mattingly.

    And this past weekend in the District 5 Little League Tournament, Mattingly said her team did just that, despite losses to Russell and Marion counties.

  • Rogers prepping for first season...

     It was at Morehead State University where John Rogers cultivated his love of volleyball.

    While playing for the club team, he also helped MSU’s women’s team as a line judge, keeping the book and whatever the team needed.

    “That’s where I fell in love with volleyball,” Rogers said.

  • SCC wrestling program...

    Bellarmine University recently announced plans to begin a collegiate wrestling program competing at the NCAA Division II level this fall by essentially absorbing the former Saint Catharine College Patriot wrestling team.