Today's Sports

  • KORT collects $820 for WC...

    Last week, KORT Springfield hosted sports physicals for Washington County student-athletes at Washington County High School.  

    While Laura Bandy, the clinic’s director, refrained from calling the event a fundraiser, she did note that it was “kind of a way for us to give back to the community.”

    Students were charged $10 for the physical, with all of the costs going back to each student’s team booster. In all, KORT was able to collect $820 for WC sports, with football, band and volleyball being the most well-represented squads.

  • COLUMN: LeBron's not done...

    The case of LeBron James’ legacy is a curious one.

    The fact that “The Decision” happened in the Twitter age ensured James would be the most hated athlete of all time.

    Despite what you thought of that debacle, though, the most important thing to remember about James’ on-the-court accomplishments is that his career is far from over.

    It’s as if sports fans don’t realize that Michael Jordan’s career is already over when they talk about his six championships.

  • Christy Baker reclaims head...

    Christy Baker knows that things will run more smoothly toward the beginning of her second stint as Washington County High School head softball coach.

    When she took over during her initial stint in 2004, there were many things she had never considered went along with being a head coach.

    “This time, I know exactly what I’m getting into,” Baker said. “I know what to expect. Being a coach is a lot more than just coaching. It took me a while to get to that point the first time around.”

  • Adam Blair gets first head...

    Adam Blair has been around the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.

    He played high school baseball at Marion County High School under Chad Spalding for five years. He then played college baseball at St. Catharine College to play for head coach Luther Bramblett for four years, winning a USCAA national championship there before graduating with a business degree in 2011. And for the past three years, Blair has been an assistant coach at Washington County High School.

    Now, Blair will get his first chance at a head coaching position at WCHS.

  • SCC tabs Taylor as new head...

    When men’s basketball head coach JT Burton left St. Catharine College to become director of player development of the men’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee, he left big shoes to fill.

    Burton was 95-80 in his six years at SCC, and just last season, he led the Patriots to a 20-13 record and a trip to the final eight of the NAIA National Tournament.

    It was the farthest the team had ever gone.

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  • Junior league golf coming up

    Lincoln Homestead State Park will be hosting a junior golf league starting next week and lasting for about five weeks, according to Bobby Bartholomai, club pro and Washington County High School golf coach.

    The league, intended for ages 10 and up (Bartholomai noted that a golfer over 16 is a rarity), is unique in the way that it is set up.

    The league will be played on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 a.m. each week, but the commitment for each golfer is flexible, as there is a $3 charge for each day played rather than a set fee at the beginning of the season.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: One-track mind

    Christian Ibarra has always been intrigued by track and field.

    He had a passion for playing football and enjoyed basketball and soccer growing up, but running track was always his dream.

    “I’ve been very fast my whole life,” Ibarra said. “I’m highly energetic, and I love running. It’s in my soul.”