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Today's Sports

  • Washington County opens second...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new year, and there’s new life for both the Washington County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. While each team has won only one contest so far this season, both the Commanders (1-9) and Commanderettes (1-8) are playing better now than they have all season, and some familiar faces, as well as new ones, are giving each squad their respective second winds.

  • SCC basketball returns to action...

    SCC Sports Information

    After a holiday layoff spanning two weeks, the St. Catharine College basketball teams return to action Tuesday. Lena Bramblett’s women will visit Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, while J.T. Burton’s men will be at home against nationally ranked Southern Polytechnic State from Marietta, Ga.

  • Today's WC basketball games...

    Today's Washington County basketball doubleheader against Bethlehem has been canceled due to snow.

    The games were originally slated for Friday night, then moved to Saturday. There is no makeup date set for the games, which were a pair of district contests.

    The next scheduled action for the WC boys' and girls' teams is Tuesday at home versus Nelson County. The girls are scheduled to play the 6 p.m. game, followed by boys' action. For more news and updates, look to www.thespringfieldsun.com.

  • WC/Bethlehem basketball games...

    The WC/Bethlehem basketball games re-scheduled for Saturday afternoon have been canceled due to continuing snow accumulation in the area. No word on when the games will be re-scheduled.

  • Commanders get first ‘...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When a team enters into tournament play, it comes down to the luck of the draw as to who your opponent is for any given day. The Washington County Commanders entered the 2009 Mordecai’s Holiday Homecoming Classic last Saturday with an opening round game against neighboring Marion County, the host team for the tournament.

  • Patriot men, women have final...

    SCC Sports Information

    Both St. Catharine College varsity basketball teams have one game remaining before embarking on their 14-game Mid-South Conference schedule. And looking at the NAIA national rankings, the Patriot men and women will surely welcome all the pre-conference tune-up games they can get.

  • Commanderettes fight hard at...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes continued action in the Caverna Lady Colonel Christmas Classic tournament last week. After losing at the last second to Edmonson County in a 46-45 loss on Dec. 19, the girls faced Russell County on Dec. 21.

    The Commanderettes stayed with the Lakers for the first quarter, each team totaling 10 points. Russell County pulled ahead slightly in the second quarter, outscoring WC 12-9 to take a 22-19 lead into the break.

  • From Left Field

    Not everything is newsworthy

    I have to admit that there are times when I am embarrassed to be a sportswriter — or a journalist in general for that matter.

  • Patriot women win one of three

    SCC Sports Information

    Injuries are part of the game. But St. Catharine College coach Lena Bramblett wishes the recent rash of maladies was a much smaller part than it has become this season. At one point last week the Patriots were missing six players, five of which were possible starters when practice began in October. And to add to the problem, sophomore Courtney Milam, the team’s leading scorer, went down in Saturday’s game with what could be a serious knee injury.

  • From Left Field

    Dear Santa

    You know, I’ve always considered myself to be like a big kid, so why shouldnt I be allowed to submit my own letter to Santa this year?

    Now, I’m not going to hand in a mile-long list filled with every toy imaginable. I’m going to keep things simple this year.