Today's Sports

  • Track teams look for repeat...

    Growth is evident in Washington County High School’s track program this season.

    Returning to the team are five members that competed at state last season.
    “The girls’ 4 x 200 meter relay team of Shay Yocum, Gabby Cheser, Alex Yantis and Mouriah Hourigan are all returning, as well as Kyle Curtsinger who advanced in the boys’ discus,” Bodenhamer said.
    Because of the trip to state, around 30 members are now on the team, a number that head coach Paul Bodenhamer said is the highest it has been in five years.

  • Softball starts this week

    The Washington County High School Commanderettes get ready for battle this week as they start the season.

    Play began on Tuesday against John Hardin at Idle Hour Park. Results from that game will be in next week’s edition.
    Washington County will play host again on Thursday, this time to Burgin. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
    Washington County continues play on Friday against Nelson County for the first road game of the season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • Commanders win opener

    The Washington County High School baseball team opened on Monday against border rival Marion County at home. Washington County won that game 9-2.

    The Commanders took on Taylor County on Tuesday at Taylor County. Those results will also be in next week’s edition.
    On Thursday, the Commanders travel to Fern Creek to battle the Tigers. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
    On Saturday the Commanders travel across the county line to face Danville at Danville. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • Bat Pats drop three of four to...

    The weather finally cleared to be conducive for baseball, and the St. Catharine College Patriots were hoping to warm up as well when they hosted the Campbellsville Tigers in a pair of Mid-South Conference doubleheaders last weekend.

    Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats were able to claim only one victory in the four games at Edelen-Haydon Field.
    Campbellsville, ranked 17th nationally with a record of 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the MSC, won Saturday’s opener 13-7, but the Patriots bounced back to win the nightcap 3-2.

  • Watch the Patriots’ tourney game...

    Many local St. Catharine College fans have made the trek to Kansas City to watch the Patriots in today’s opening game of the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament.

    For those who couldn’t make that trip, there is still an option to see J.T. Burton’s team play Lindenwood in the opening game.
    St. Catharine will have a live feed of the game via the Internet.
    That feed will be projected on the large screen in Pettus Auditorium.
    There is no charge to watch the game. Tip-off is at 5:30 (EDT).

  • Patriot softball sweeps and is...

    The St. Catharine College softball team opened Mid-South Conference play last Tuesday with a sweep of the visiting University of the Cumberlands.

    Holly Smith’s squad saw their conference record evened Saturday when Georgetown claimed two wins at Salt River Electric Field.

  • All ‘A’ Classic moving to...

    The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic will be changing venues next season.

    A press release was sent out recenty from the All “A” Classic announcing that the small-school state tournament will move from McBrayer Arena at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort next season.

  • Patriots open with Lindenwood in...

    The St. Catharine College Patriots will break new ground this week with their first appearance in the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City.

    J.T. Burton’s squad will be facing a new opponent as they will meet Lindenwood University in the first round of the 32-team tournament that runs from March 16-22.
    The Patriots (22-8) are a 14th seed, which matches the ranking they garnered in the final regular season national poll issued last week. Lindenwood (28-5) was ranked 20th in that final regular season poll.

  • Bracket busters

    When it comes to beating Marion County, Washington Countians like winning more than Charlie Sheen.
    Well, guys and girls, here’s your chance to administer a quality beat down to a Marion County boy.
    The Springfield Sun is giving readers a chance to win cash prizes ($100 for the winner, $50 for second place).
    All you have to do is fill out the bracket on page B2  and turn it in at The Sun office (108 Progress Ave.) for a chance.
    Brackets can be mailed or dropped in our mail slot overnight, but photocopies are not accepted.

  • Tennis team prepares to serve it...

    New coach Aaron Dugger will take the reins of the Washington County High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams this season.

    Dugger has high hopes for the teams  in his debut campaign.
    “I anticipate the boys’ team being quite competitive in doubles competition, and the girls excelling in singles,” he said. “Amelia Hilton, Erica Walker, and Tiffany Graves are competing against each other for the first, second and third seed singles positions.”