Today's Sports

  • Jimmie Reed is state's top...

    Peter W. Zubaty
    LCNI News Service

    A Springfield native sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

    Jimmie Reed, 62, who attended St. Joe Prep in Bardstown until its 1968 closing, finished up high school at Washington County before playing on a football scholarship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, despite missing his senior high school season because of a knee injury.

  • WC golf ready to start season

    Head coach Bobby Bartholomai is sure of one thing as his Washington County High School golf teams get their seasons underway: it’s going to be a fun year

    “This group is really a respectful group of kids,” Bartholomai said. “They pay attention. They listen. They take instruction well. Having a group like this is just a great thing for a coach.”
    Bartholomai’s teams will consist of eight boys and three girls.

  • Brandon Johnson to Thomas Nelson

    Tom Dekle
    Nelson County Schools

    One of the newest high schools in the state, Thomas Nelson, went with a coaching newcomer to fill the void atop the boys’ basketball program, tabbing former St. Catharine player and assistant coach Brandon Johnson to lead the Generals.

  • COLUMN: Welcome to the Space Sham

    Let’s look past the obvious: aliens that can steal player’s basketball skills, Looney Tunes luring Michael Jordan into Looney Tune land and when Michael Jordan’s hand CLEARLY goes past the hoop on the final basket but we later see him hanging on the rim.

    Space Jam, one of my favorite childhood memories, is flawed for so many reasons that only an adult basketball mind can fathom, something I rediscovered this past week.

  • SCC sports see continued growth

    While the 2014-2015 collegiate sports season is still in its offseason, St. Catharine College has been hard at work to continue making strides in its athletics department.

    And the results have been noticeable.

    For starters, SCC has already seen several new facility enhancements with more still on the way.

  • PHOTOS: Preseason Prep
  • Blake Hoppes sign-ups

    Registration for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will be held July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    All three days will be at the Washington County High School football weight room.

    The registration fee will need to be paid at this time as well.

    This league is for any interested players in kindergarten through sixth grade in Washington County.

    Home and away games will be played against Marion and Boyle County teams on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Youth soccer registration in...

    Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer signups on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex concession stand on Fairground Road in Lebanon.

    The registration deadline is Aug. 2.

    Forms can also be printed from their website http://www.mcys.webs.com/, with the completed application form signed by a notary, registration fee and medical release form mailed to: Marion County Youth Soccer Attn: Matt Mattingly, PO Box 840, Lebanon, KY 40033

  • SCC athletics stay busy with...


    Emmalee Fleener
    Before the 2014 volleyball season has even seen its first kill, the St. Catharine Patriots have received their first commitment for 2015.

    Emmalee Fleener, a 5-foot-7-inch defensive specialist/libero from Louisville, has committed to be a part of the St. Catharine College volleyball program.

    Fleener began club volleyball at age 8 as an outside hitter/defensive specialist.

  • Turning David into Goliath

    It all started because the cows went dry.

    Or that’s how Dudley Hilton tells the tale of how he got into coaching, at least.

    He was working at Armour Food, Co. in Springfield when he got laid off, enabling him to go to St. Catharine College to get a degree so he could coach and teach.