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Today's Sports

  • Big-league success is not always...

    Success can rarely be predicted in sports, and anyone who follows baseball, basketball or football on the professional level knows that all too often, the hottest prospect who is supposed to be the next big star often falls flat on his face.  As I took my turn to pinch hit for Jimmie Earls this week, I couldn’t help but think of all of the hype surrounding so many young pro athletes these days, as well as those when I was growing up. Despite the continued failures, it seems we just never learn.

  • Idle Hour softball action

    Coach-pitch softball action has been in full swing at Idle Hour Park this summer. For a complete rundown of stats and standings, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Upward Soccer Registration

    Upward Soccer Registrations and Evaluations will be held Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, June 26 from 10 am-12 noon at the River of Life Church. All children age 4 through the 6th grade can play. Every player must attend one registration and evaluation.  League games begin Sunday, August 8. For more information, call Donna Spalding at 481-3678.

     

  • A shot at the pros

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Any kid who steps onto a playing field in their youth entertains at least a passing thought of someday being a big league ballplayer. On Thursday at St. Catharine College, 154 registered participants revisited those aspirations as they took part in a tryout camp conducted by the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

  • T-ball time at Idle Hour Park

    Boys and girls across Washington County are having some summertime fun by hitting the T-ball fields at Idle Hour Park. Here are some photos from recent play.

  • 9-10 Dodgers are champs; 11-12...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Little League baseball teams wrapped up their seasons last week with the Dodgers winning 1-0 over the Braves for the 9-10-year-old championship and the Red Sox taking the 11-12-year-old title.

    For the 9-10 championship, it was the Dodgers and the Braves going at it for the title. The Braves sent Landon Taylor to the mound, while the Dodgers countered with Luke Abell.

  • SCC Volleyball camp for junior...

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a volleyball camp for players in grades seven through 12 from June 20 to 23. The camp is open to both resident campers and commuters.

    The camp will be directed by Patriot head coach Adam Stevenson and his coaching staff. Stevenson is in his first year at St. Catharine College after serving as assistant coach at nationally ranked Olivet Nazarene University.

    The check-in for the camp will be Sunday, June 20 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

    For more information contact Coach Stevenson at adamstevenson@sccky.edu.

  • SCC Softball Camp

    St. Catharine College head softball coach Holly Smith will be conducting a softball camp on campus from June 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

    The camp is for players of all ages.

    For more information contact Coach Smith at hsmith@sccky.edu or at (859) 336-5082, ext 1275.

  • Mets take the lead in softball...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Mets are in first place in 9-12-year-old Little League softball at Idle Hour Park.

    Last Monday, the Mets beat the Braves 11-6 with Katy Webb picking up another win, while Anne Tayler Redmon took the loss.

    In the late game, the Orioles beat the Reds, 15-3. Haylee Graves earned the win, while Hayley Smith suffered the loss.

    On Tuesday, the Braves edged the Reds, 12-11. Redmon got the win for the Braves, while Reds pitcher Elizabeth Medley took the loss.

  • Little League softball starts...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 9-12-year-old Little League fast-pitch softball season got under way at Idle Hour Park last week. After the first week of play, the Mets are on top at 3-0, followed by the Braves (2-1), Orioles (1-2) and Reds (0-3).

    Haylee Graves got the win as the Orioles beat the Reds 3-1 last Monday. Elizabeth Medley took the loss for the Reds.

    In the late game, the Mets blanked the Braves 5-0 behind the pitching of Katy Webb. Ann Taylor Redmon got the loss for the Braves.