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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Coaching duo helped start all-...

    Ten years ago, they were on the field as members of Washington County’s first 11-12-year-old Little League softball all-star team. Now, they’re back on the field as coaches for this year’s 11-12-year-old all-stars.

  • Future is bright for 9-10 all-...

    Washington County’s 9-10-year-old all-star team worked hard and learned a lot, despite winning one game and losing two in the district tournament at Columbia over the weekend.

  • Stars fall short of state berth

    Just a little short.

    That’s how things ended for the Washington County 11-12-year-old all-star softball team in Columbia Monday night.

    As the team faced Russell County for the second time in the district tournament, a win meant a trip back home to play in the state tournament, which will be hosted at Idle Hour Park. A loss just meant a trip back home.

    Washington County lost its final game 6-5, and looking back, head coach Christy Baker said it was a matter of not coming through with runners on base.

  • Dudley Hilton named to KHSAA...

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame class of 2015 was announced last week in a press conference at the KHSAA offices.

    The 10 members in this year’s class will be the 28th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and contributors.

  • KORT collects $820 for WC...

    Last week, KORT Springfield hosted sports physicals for Washington County student-athletes at Washington County High School.  

    While Laura Bandy, the clinic’s director, refrained from calling the event a fundraiser, she did note that it was “kind of a way for us to give back to the community.”

    Students were charged $10 for the physical, with all of the costs going back to each student’s team booster. In all, KORT was able to collect $820 for WC sports, with football, band and volleyball being the most well-represented squads.

  • COLUMN: LeBron's not done...

    The case of LeBron James’ legacy is a curious one.

    The fact that “The Decision” happened in the Twitter age ensured James would be the most hated athlete of all time.

    Despite what you thought of that debacle, though, the most important thing to remember about James’ on-the-court accomplishments is that his career is far from over.

    It’s as if sports fans don’t realize that Michael Jordan’s career is already over when they talk about his six championships.