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Today's Sports

  • Football boosters award...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a testament to hard work and dedication when a student-athlete not only excels on the field of competition, but also performs well in the classroom. For all of that hard work, recent WC grads Lee Mudd and Joe Joe Simms were presented academic scholarships from the Washington County football boosters last week.

    The boosters present a $500 annual award to a Commander player who displays a continued level of excellence during their years of study, as well as their time in uniform.

  • Commanders drop opener at Shawnee

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 season got underway last Friday night for the Washington County Commanders as they opened the season with an 18-7 loss to the Shawnee Golden Eagles in Louisville.

    Each team traded possessions during the first quarter, with neither team able to score.

    The Commanders got on the board first when senior quarterback Michael Gash connected with senior receiver Alex Simms for a touchdown with 8:38 left in the first half. Seth Mattingly made the extra point to put WC up 7-0, a lead they took into halftime.

  • Season progressing for...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette golf team continues to battle through the 2009 schedule. With wins over Bardstown and Spencer County, the girls continue to build experience that will help in years to come.

  • Commanderettes split six at...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week has been a productive one for the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team. After defeating Campbellsville 2-0 on the road last Thursday, the girls headed to Centre College for tournament action, which saw them go 3-3 overall. The 4-3 week brings the ladies to 5-4 early in the season.

    “In the four years I’ve been coaching, this is the most competitive and evenly matched that I’ve seen this tournament,” said WC head coach Brett Hudson.

  • From Left Field

    Everything's relative

    I’m a firm believer that everything is relative, be it where you live, where you go to know, who you know, etc.

  • Commanderettes open with a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Call it season opener jitters, but the Washington County Commanderettes opened the 2009 season last Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Campbellsville by squeaking by in the second game, coming back to win 27-25 after taking game one 25-16.

  • WC boys finish second in All...

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County boys’ golf team finished runner up at the All “A” Regional tournament on Saturday at Campbellsville Country Club.

    Aaron Spalding fired a 78 and qualified for All “A” State as an individual. The state tournament will be held later this season at Arlington Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The team shot a 337 total. Aaron Spalding shot a 78, Chris Spalding shot an 81, Travis Smith shot an 82, Chase Spalding shot a 96, and Matthew Spalding shot a 103.

  • Mangan has SCC volleyball ready

    SCC Sports Information

    Before entering her fourth season as volleyball coach at St. Catharine College, Juanita Mangan had one priority over the summer. That main order of business was to find a setter to run the new offense the Patriots will employ. That mission was accomplished but it wasn’t the only productive part of Mangan’s summer.

  • Commanders tame Mustangs, 24-12

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The time for all the talk, all the second-guessing and all the pre-season speculation is over. This Friday night, the Washington County Commanders will step onto the field for their season opener against Shawnee in Louisville, and this time it counts.

    The Commanders have spent the past few weeks preparing for this moment, with their intra-squad blue/gold scrimmage on August 7 and a game simulation scrimmage against North Oldham last Friday.

  • From Left Field

    Buy me some peanuts and Asian stir fry?

    I was talking with Washington County magistrate Benjamin Settles the other day and he mentioned that he recently attended his first professional baseball game. Not of the year, mind you - I mean ever!