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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Commanderettes will blend vets...


    New head coach Leonard Abell inherits a lineup that includes five seniors, but he’ll have to blend some young guns in as well.

    “Our batting lineup will be anchored by our five seniors, Olivia Thompson, Linda Libby, Jaclyn Kelty, Hannah Simms and Jenna Taylor,” he said. “Also junior Zana Yocum and sophomore Samantha Mudd have been hitting the ball really well in practice.”
    Those five seniors helped the Commanderettes to second place in the district tournament last season and a berth in the Fifth Region tournament.

  • Commanders return talent


    After nabbing the All “A” Classic region crown and earning a trip to the Fifth Region tournament, Commanders’ head coach Derek Schuler has even higher aspirations for his team this season.

    Despite losing seven seniors, he’s got the talent and experience to reach those heights.

  • A very special performance


    Thanks to a few grants and some generous artists, some students in the community were able to perform in front of a packed audience at the Springfield Opera House on Thursday.

    Grants from the VSA Kentucky Arts Inclusion program and Learn and Serve America of the Corporation for National and Community Service provided students the chance to spend time with artists and put on a production.
    Jill Settles said the project utilized two VSA Kentucky artists, the husband-and-wife team of Afredo Escobar and Jennifer Rose.

  • Patriots give top-ranked Tigers...


    After losing to Campbellsville by 56 points two weeks ago, Lena Bramblett had a game plan for her St. Catharine Patriots that she hoped would provide a different outcome.

    For much of the game, a Mid-South Conference quarterfinal clash played Thursday in Frankfort, they had the Tigers troubled.