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Today's Sports

  • Bears advance to title game...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The final week of the regular season of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League found some teams closing out their seasons and others preparing for playoffs.

    Last Tuesday in Lebanon, the K-2 Springfield Bengals lost 36-12 to the Lebanon Dolphins. The 3rd-4th grade Springfield Patriots lost to the Lebanon Cowboys by a score of 19-6. The loss dropped the Pats to 1-3 on the season.

  • Patriots prevail in six &...

    SCC Sports Information

    Saturday was a huge day for St. Catharine College athletics, as the Patriots were at home to play two volleyball matches, two soccer games and two baseball games. And the day was Patriot-perfect as the home team won every contest. But they were only able to do so because of some last-second heroics in the men’s soccer match that gave them a 3-2 win in overtime.

    Volleyball

  • Commanders top Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanders improved their overall record to 7-0 and 1-0 in district standings with a 42-24 victory over Fort Knox Friday night. WC allowed a season-high 24 points in the game, but the Commander defense held the Eagles to just three points in the second half.

    Qwan Turner racked up 243 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns, and quarterback Trae Abell scored two TDs of his own as all six WC scores came from the ground attack.

  • Patriot Madness is Thursday at...

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2010-2011 basketball madness begins Thursday at St. Catharine College. It is the annual Patriot Madness which this year is themed “Dark Night”. The action begins at 9 p.m. in Lourdes Hall and the mens’ and womens’ basketball programs are inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.

    Patriot madness T-shirts will be given to the first 70 fans. There will be a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest, a varsity women’s basketball dance as well as a performance by the SCC cheerleaders. Admission is free.

  • Blake Hoppes Football action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last week was a busy one for Blake Hoppes football. The Springfield Bears played in Lebanon on Sept. 30 and they beat the Lebanon Raiders 35-12 to improve their record to 2-0. Then on Sunday, the Bears blanked the Lebanon Cowboys 39-0 to move to 3-0 on the season.

  • Scifres looks back on first year...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Curt Scifres describes his first year as the head volleyball coach at Washington County High School as one where he learned as much as his players.

    “There were some adjustments on both sides,” said Scifres. “I’m pretty aggressive, and the girls responded in a good way. I saw they needed a little more encouragement and I got after them a little bit. Overall, I learned from them and they learned from me, not just the game, but life skills.”

  • Commanderettes fight cancer,...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team raised $500 toward breast cancer research last Tuesday with a Dig for a Cure game. During the game, the team held a silent auction for a volleyball signed by the team and held several other contests.

    While the team was finding success off the court, it also came up a winner on the court as the Commanderettes beat Taylor County in three games to win, 2-1 (25-9, 12-25, 25-22).

  • Commanders still perfect

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    They say defense wins ball games, and there has never been better evidence of that than the last two Washington County football games. After beating Marion County 3-0 on Sept. 24, the Commanders earned their second straight shutout against Bethlehem Friday night, blanking the Eagles 30-0. The win puts WC at 6-0 on the season.

  • St. Catharine Fall Basketball...

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a Fall Break Basketball Camp Oct. 7 and 8 for young men in grades six through 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each morning.

    Players will receive instruction in all parts of the game from St. Catharine head coach J.T. Burton, the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, plus the Patriot staff and players.

    For more information on cost or to register for the camp, call (502) 599-8471.

  • From Left Field

    With Washington County being a community based in farming and agriculture, I’m sure most people can appreciate the effort it takes to plant seeds and let crops grow into maturity. They know that you cannot harvest while the crops are still green.

    When Washington County head football coach Mark Perry sowed those seeds back in 2004, he, like any good farmer, knew that it would take years of nurturing and growing before he would see the mature results of his labor.