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Today's Sports

  • For whom the bell tolls

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • WC volleyball wins four in a row

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County volleyball team rebounded from its season-opening loss to Green County by rattling off a string of four wins last week.

    Campbellsville

    It all started with a victory at Campbellsville on Aug. 17, with the Commanderettes taking the match 2-0 (25-20, 25-17).

  • Commander golf beats Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In match play at Lincoln Homestead on Aug. 16, the Washington County boys’ golf team beat Bardstown, 169-197.

    Junior Travis Smith medaled and led the Commanders with a score of 37. Thomas Pettus shot a 43, while Blake Smith shot 44 and Chris Spalding shot a 45.

  • Carey competes in shoot

    Special to The Sun

    From Aug. 3-6, Stephanie Carey competed in the 111th Grand American World Trapshooting Championships held in Sparta, Ill. Battling temperatures in the 100s, she competed in eight events, consisting of four singles events and four handicap events over four days.

  • Commanderette golf struggles...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    To begin the Washington County girls’ golf season, the girls opened play with a loss to Marion County on Aug. 2.

    At the All ‘A’ Regional at Green County on Aug. 12, the Commanderettes finished second out of four teams. Junior Callie Harmon and sixth-grader Emily Cox qualified to go to the All ‘A’ state tournament in Richmond on Sept. 11.

    WC finished in the lower third at the Nelson County Invitational Tournament on Aug. 14, and they lost by five strokes to Adair County on Aug. 16.

  • Washington County opens 2010...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new school year and a new season for Washington County football. After a 3-8 showing last year, the Commanders are hoping to improve their record as they have added some size and experience to the roster. Several players who were on last year’s undefeated JV squad are poised to step up to the varsity squad. But there is no substitute for game experience, and that’s exactly what they got on Friday when they knocked helmets with the North Oldham Mustangs in a scrimmage at Washington County High School.

  • Commanderettes fall in season...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team took on the defending 5th Region champs, Green County, at home on Thursday to start the 2010 volleyball season.

    The Commanderette varsity squad lost 2-0 (25-22, 25-19) to the Lady Dragons, but WC kept pace by keeping the scores close.

    Head coach Curt Scifres had to leave just before the start of the varsity match due to a family emergency.

  • Simms inks offer to play for...

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College basketball coach J.T. Burton repeatedly talks about his players’ need for toughness if they hope to succeed in the physical brand of ball in the Mid-South Conference. So, when he welcomed Washington County High School point guard Alex Simms into the Patriot program last week, Burton got just the type of player he is looking for.

    “He’s tough as a pine knot,” said Burton of Simms, who signed a scholarship offer Thursday. “The tougher the game is the more he likes it.”

  • Commanders are hungry for a...

    To officially kick off football season in Washington County, Snappy Tomato Pizza in Springfield hosted the Commander football team on Monday evening. WC head coach Mark Perry and radio host Hal B. Goode talked Commander football on 100.9 MIKE-FM while the team and coaches were treated to free pizza.

  • Blue-gold intrasquad highlights...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football Commanders held their annual blue-gold intrasquad scrimmage Friday evening. It was a good opportunity to see how the players would react in game situations.

    “I thought it was a good scrimmage,” said head coach Mark Perry. “We came out of it healthy, we saw some good things and some things that we need to work on.”

    Perry matched the first team offense against the second team defense, and then the first team defense against the second team offense.