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Today's Sports

  • Softball tourney benefits Relay

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The softball field at Burg Park got its share of action this past weekend as several local teams gathered for a tournament to benefit the Washington County Relay for Life.

    Finishing in first place was Buzzard Roost. Second place went to Sac and Sons Kentucky Wreckers. Rounding out the top three was Merchants Micken.

    With a sunny sky and a comfortable temperature, it was a perfect day to be out on the diamond raising money for Relay.

     

  • LL baseball regular season winds...

     By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the last Little League baseball games are set to be played this Thursday, other leagues are just getting underway at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    The 11-12-year-old Reds captured the league championship with wins over the Red Sox and Mets last week, finishing with an 8-2 record over the second-place Mets, who finished 5-5.

    Things are still up for grabs in the 9-10-year-old league, where the Reds hold a one-game lead over the Cubs with two games remaining on each team’s schedule.

  • From Left Field

    The summer games

     One of my favorite parts of summer is getting outdoors, doing some grilling, and most of all, enjoying my favorite summer activities.

    One way to stay in shape or get some exercise is to simply toss a frisbee around a state park or setting up the lawn darts in the back yard.

    What? Did he say lawn darts? Yes, I miss lawn darts!

  • Bethlehem Volleyball Camp

    Bethlehem High School will host a developing skills volleyball camp for girls entering grades 6-8 June 13, 14 and 20.

    Registration deadline is June 10. Contact coach Bill Smith at (502) 424-6836 for more information.

     

  • Relay for Life Softball...

    A softball tournament will be held this weekend at Burg Park to benefit the Washington County Relay for Life.

    Games start Friday night at 6 p.m. with play continuing on Saturday at 9 a.m.

     

  • Baseball Commanders wrap up...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In just his second season at the helm, Washington County head baseball coach Derek Schuler has led the Commanders to their first winning season since 2003. The Commanders finished 2009 with a 14-12 record, their best since going 15-12 six years ago.

    Last year, WC went 10-18 in Schuler’s first year as head coach.

    The Commanders’ season came to an end with a first-round loss to Nelson County in the 19th District Tournament.

  • Lincoln Homestead Junior Golf...

    A junior golf league for ages 10-16 will be held at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course beginning June 9 and lasting for five weeks. Play will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    For more information, contact Bobby Bartholomai at (859) 336-7461.

     

  • Simms keeps racking up honors

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County’s Joe Joe Simms has been adding impressive honors to his resume lately. Recently, the 2009 grad of Washington County was named the 5th Region Baseball Player of the Year. A couple days later, he was named as one of the quarterbacks for the West team in the upcoming East vs. West All-Star Football Classic.

    News first broke early last week that Simms was named 5th Region Baseball Player of the Year.

  • From Left Field

    This time, it's personal

     

    I moved to Springfield on June 19 last year, and before I even had a chance to unpack my bags and get settled into my new home, I was covering my first story for The Springfield Sun. That story was last year’s Washington County Relay for Life, the signature event of the American Cancer Society.

     

  • Little-leaguers break out the...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s been a wild week at Idle Hour Park as Little League action clicks into high gear.

    The 9-10-year-old Reds are red hot, winning all four of their games last week. Reds pitching has been solid, with D.T. Yocum earning two wins and a no-hitter from Garrett Floyd on Monday in a 14-0 shutout over the 0-7 Marlins.

    The 9-10-year-old Cubs aren’t far behind as they won three of four, with their lone loss coming against the Reds.