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Today's Sports

  • Blake Hoppes Youth Football

    Sign-ups for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will take place Friday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Washington County High School weight room.

    Children grades K-6 are eligible and all players must sign up even if they played last season.

    For more information, call (859) 481-1469.

  • Commanders use scrimmages to...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The countdown is on until the start of the 2009 Washington County football season. Head coach Mark Perry and his staff are using this time to see where they stand and make any neccessary adjustments. The team played its annual intra-squad blue/gold scrimmage last Friday as a way to prepare for the upcoming schedule.

  • Volleyball season is here - dig...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Note: The Springfield Sun went to press before the Washington County volleyball home opener against Campbellsville last night. For results and photos, please visit our sports section online at www.readthesun.com.

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their first scrimmage match last Tuesday, falling to Taylor County 28-26, 25-7, 25-20.

  • Commander golf back in the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After starting the season with a five-stroke loss (166-171) to Marion County last Thursday, the Washington County boys’ golf team got its first win Monday with a seven-stroke win (165-172) over Bardstown.

    WC’s Chris Spalding shot a low round of 39, but the Spalding scoring-spree didn’t end there as Aaron Spalding shot a 40, Chase Spalding shot a 42, and Matthew Spalding shot a 44.

  • Commanderettes are set to serve...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 Washington County Commanderette volleyball team is shaping up to be a competitive force this year. In addition to a returning core of veterans and adding some young prospects to the squad, the team also has an intimidating force in 6’ 4” junior middle hitter Ange Umulisa.

    The Commanderettes finished with a 15-17 record last year. After going 14-15 in the regular season, WC went 1-1 in district play and lost in the first round of the regional tournament.

  • Football program benefits from...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s always a good thing to see how one sport can benefit another. Case in point, the annual Washington County football boosters golf scramble. Supporters of Commander football came out to Lincoln Homestead Golf Course this past Saturday with club in hand to raise money for the high school football program.

  • Commander blue/gold scrimmage...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old line that says practice makes perfect. As the 2009 Washington County Commander football team prepares for the start of the season on Aug. 21, WC head football coach Mark Perry doesn’t look for perfection, but he is looking for some big improvements.

    The intrasquad game is designed to bring up real game situations before the team plays against other schools.

  • Fall baseball and softball...

    Idle Hour Park is looking for youths interested in playing in fall baseball and softball leagues. For more information, call the park office at (859) 336-5448.

  • From Left Field

    Back to school, back to sports

    Last week, all of us here in the office sat down for new photos. That’s my latest mugshot above. Once again, I forgot all about it being picture day and didn’t shave that morning or wear the right clothes. Some things never change.

  • St. Catharine Golf Classic is...

    SCC Sports Information

    The 19th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Lincoln Homestead State Park. But even before the first tee shot is hit, the weekend will begin with a celebrity reception and auction Friday night on the St. Catharine campus.