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Today's Sports

  • Springfield natives go to...

    In 1990, Bobby Bishop and Jonathan Coyle graduated from Washington County High School.

    From there, they both moved on to get bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and would move to Versailles, Ky., around the same time.

    They even had children around the same age, Coyle with twins, Alex and Ben, and Bishop with his son, Brandon.

    It was quite a journey for the pair who have been friends since they were old enough to talk.

  • Fever (on the) pitch

    World Cup fever has struck the United States yet again.

    It happens every four years, though. American fans get behind our men’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.

    I’ve heard numerous writers and television analysts asking the wrong question, “Is soccer finally catching on with the American public and will they begin to support Major League Soccer?”

  • SCC wrestling holds first team...

    Wrestling is often thought of as an individual sport with a few team aspects interspersed within it. However, the St. Catharine Patriots made a leap toward making their new program a total team concept with a team-bonding event at Mammoth Cave National Park recently.

    The team hit the road on Friday, with 26 of its 43 signees to lodge at the Jellystone Camping Resort in order to prep for two days of team events.

  • Rally bats fall shy of final

    Josh Cain stepped into the batter’s box in the fifth inning of a game against Marion County last week with a trip to the 11-12-year-old Little League District 5 final at stake and gave his team a jolt.

    Trailing 11-2 after two big innings by the road team, Cain smacked a grand slam to breathe life into Washington County’s tournament hopes. The blast was followed by another run in the sixth and final inning, and WC was able to load the bases, but the rally fell short in an 11-7 win for Marion County.

  • SCC receives grant from U.S....

    Starting a new college athletic program can include many daunting challenges, not the least among them the funding of such an endeavor. But for the St. Catharine College inaugural wrestling season, the economic issue has been lessened greatly through help from the U.S. Wrestling Foundation (USWF).

  • 9-10-year-old all-stars gain ‘...

    “Who are we? WC! Who are we? WC!”

    This chant could be heard throughout Idle Hour Park after Washington County’s 9-10-year-old baseball all-stars played their final game of the district tournament this past Monday night.

    WC head coach Lance Russell had gathered his team for their final meeting of the year following their 15-4 loss to Adair County, and there was only one logical way to end this occasion: the war cry that was heard often from the team’s dugout during its two-game stint in the tournament.

  • 11-12 all-stars win district...

    It was the third inning when the matchup between the 11-12-year-old baseball all-stars of Washington County and South Hardin was delayed because of a rainstorm this past Sunday evening.

    WC was down 2-0, but the team’s head coach, Russell Burkhead, had one message for his team: Just keep battling.

  • Holt takes rein of WCHS girls...

    Mike Holt has been involved in the game of basketball “pretty much” his whole life, including 33 years as a high school referee, but he will now be taking on a role he’s never had before.

    He’s going to be a head basketball coach.

    More specifically, he will be the girls’ varsity basketball coach for Washington County High School.

  • PHOTOS: Tee for Two
  • COLUMN: Back to the Ball Park

    When somebody’s on the job, you can often take them for granted. When they’re away, you quickly notice what they did, and you appreciate them even more.

    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had two Springfield Sun staff members on vacation, and I’ve gotten a refresher course in all that they do.