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Today's Sports

  • Patriots off to 3-1 starts

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This past weekend was good for both St. Catharine soccer teams as each team improved to 3-1 early in the season.

    Last Saturday, the women hosted Berea College and the Lady Pats came out on top, 2-0.

    Lee Ann Walker made three saves during the match to preserve the shutout, her second of the season.

    This past Sunday, the men’s soccer team earned a 5-2 win over Southern State College in Hillsboro, Ohio.

  • Kalarama Farm does well at state...

    Special to The Sun

    Kalarama Farm took 11 wins plus 11 reserves at the 2009 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Saturday night at the World’s Championship Horse Show, Larry Hodge won the Fine Harness Grand Championship with Misdee Wrigley Miller’s Castledream. This is Castledream’s sixth world’s championship title and his first grand championship since his arrival at Kalarama in 2005.

  • River of Life Volleyball League

    It’s once again time to sign-up for the River of Life volleyball league. The league is open to anyone age 13 or older.

    Play begins Monday Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 30. Games will start a 6 p.m. and will be played at River of Life Community Church on Hwy 555 in Springfield.

    This is a great way to get some exercise, have some fun and fellowship.

    A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Players may sign up by contacting Terry Bishop at (859) 336-3001 or Todd or Derinda Osbourne at (859) 336-9259.

  • Commanders come up short vs....

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While most outcomes in sports are unpredictable, one thing was certain last Friday night in Springfield. Either the 0-2 Washington County Commanders or the 0-3 Taylor County Cardinals were going to win their first game of the season. After 48 minutes of play, it was the Cards who came away with a 28-27 win.

    In addition to the Commanders coming up one point short on the scoreboard, junior back Quan Turner ended the night three yards shy of setting a new WC single-game rushing record.

  • Commanderettes complete sweep of...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes completed a season sweep of Bardstown last week by defeating the Lady Tigers 2-0 (25-14, 25-8).

  • Hunter safety course

    The Wilderness Trace chapter of QDMA (the Quality Deer Management Association) will sponsor a Hunter Safety Class in the cafeteria at North Washington Elementary.

    Classes will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18 and the final class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 19. You must attend class on all three days.

    For more information, contact Brad Wingfield at (859) 375-2200.

  • From Left Field

    What's in a name?

    The idea for this week’s column started in the same way that many of them do. My mind usually drifts off into space while I’m sitting around waiting for a play to happen or a golf pairing to clear the fairway. This week is no exception.

  • Commanders capitalize early but...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

    That is one of the oldest sports cliche’s in the book, and if any game were a prime example of that phrase, then the Washington County Commanders’ home opener against Western Hills last Friday night was a textbook case.

    The Commanders got off to a quick lead when junior receiver Quan Turner ran the ball for a 56-yard yard touchdown. Junior Seth Mattingly’s extra point gave WC a 7-0 lead 49 seconds into the game.

  • Commanderettes rebound vs. Lady...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Sometimes, when a team is down and feeling weak, the best thing for them to do is pick themselves up by picking on a weaker opponent. And that’s just what the Washington County Commanderettes needed last Tuesday night.

    After going 0-5-1 last Saturday in the Marion County Tournament and losing 0-2 at Central Hardin last Monday, WC, which hadn’t won since Aug. 22, was hungry for a victory as the 0-10 Lady Tigers of Bardstown looked for their first win in Springfield.

  • WC girls beat Meade; boys place...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Both Washington County boys’ and girls’ golf teams hit the links last week in match play.

    The boys hosted teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course. The Cards came out on top as Taylor County shot 163, while WC finished with a 170 and Campbellsville finished last with 200.

    Some individual performances have been outstanding for the Commanders as Aaron Spalding has already qualified for the state tournament Oct. 5-7 at Bowling Green Country Club.