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Today's Sports

  • Washington County opens 2010...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new school year and a new season for Washington County football. After a 3-8 showing last year, the Commanders are hoping to improve their record as they have added some size and experience to the roster. Several players who were on last year’s undefeated JV squad are poised to step up to the varsity squad. But there is no substitute for game experience, and that’s exactly what they got on Friday when they knocked helmets with the North Oldham Mustangs in a scrimmage at Washington County High School.

  • Commanderettes fall in season...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team took on the defending 5th Region champs, Green County, at home on Thursday to start the 2010 volleyball season.

    The Commanderette varsity squad lost 2-0 (25-22, 25-19) to the Lady Dragons, but WC kept pace by keeping the scores close.

    Head coach Curt Scifres had to leave just before the start of the varsity match due to a family emergency.

  • Simms inks offer to play for...

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College basketball coach J.T. Burton repeatedly talks about his players’ need for toughness if they hope to succeed in the physical brand of ball in the Mid-South Conference. So, when he welcomed Washington County High School point guard Alex Simms into the Patriot program last week, Burton got just the type of player he is looking for.

    “He’s tough as a pine knot,” said Burton of Simms, who signed a scholarship offer Thursday. “The tougher the game is the more he likes it.”

  • Commanders are hungry for a...

    To officially kick off football season in Washington County, Snappy Tomato Pizza in Springfield hosted the Commander football team on Monday evening. WC head coach Mark Perry and radio host Hal B. Goode talked Commander football on 100.9 MIKE-FM while the team and coaches were treated to free pizza.

  • Blue-gold intrasquad highlights...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football Commanders held their annual blue-gold intrasquad scrimmage Friday evening. It was a good opportunity to see how the players would react in game situations.

    “I thought it was a good scrimmage,” said head coach Mark Perry. “We came out of it healthy, we saw some good things and some things that we need to work on.”

    Perry matched the first team offense against the second team defense, and then the first team defense against the second team offense.

  • Blake Hoppes Football Sign-ups

    Registration for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will take place this weekend at the weight room at Washington County High School.

    The league is for players in kindergarten through sixth grade with divisions for K-2, 3-4 and 5-6. This year, the K-2 division will play tackle football in full pads.

    Sign-ups will take place August 13 from 6 – 8 p.m., August 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and August 15 from 1 – 2 p.m. Registration forms will be provided and fees must be paid at the time of registration.

  • St. Catharine Golf Classic...

    SCC Sports Information

    There are many loyal people associated with the St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic. Some on the committee have served for all 20 years of the tournament’s existence. Many of the golfers have also attended throughout the two decades.

    And, for the most part, Mother Nature has kindly brought favorable weather to the event. That was never more true than Saturday when a beautiful day with temperatures in the 80s was wedged between two oppressive heat waves.

  • Commanders open golf season...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2010 season for Washington County boys’ golf got started on Thursday when WC hosted Marion County at Lincoln Headstead State Park.

    In overall team scoring, the Knights beat the Commanders by 14 strokes, winning 171-185.

    In individual scoring for Washington County, Chris Spalding shot a 38 and finished as a co-medalist.

    Blake Smith shot a 47, while Chase Spalding and Thomas Pettus each shot 50.

    The Commanders are scheduled to take on the Bethlehem Eagles on Thursday at Lincoln Homestead.

  • Volleyball season opens Thursday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team wrapped up its pre-season scrimmages with wins against Taylor County, Campbellsville and West Jessamine.

  • Marrinan ready for first year as...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Girls’ soccer made a return to Washington County High School last year. A year later, coach Emily McConnell has moved with her family to New York state, and now Seamus Marrinan finds himself as the new girls’ soccer coach at WCHS. Marrinan is no stranger to local soccer players, having been involved in YMCA soccer leagues and the former boys’ soccer team at WCHS.