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Today's Sports

  • WC girls open hoops practice

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes basketball squad got their 2009 practice schedule started last Thursday as they hit the hardwood. Head coach Bernard Smalley and assistant coach Dennis George prepped the girls by working on basic fundamentals through workouts and drills.

  • Diamond dreams

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When Steve Thompson and Jude Spalding took to the softball field, they never dreamed of someday being hall-of-famers. But now, that’s exactly what they are. The two Washington County residents are among this year’s inductees into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor in Lexington. Thompson and Spalding attended the induction ceremony last Saturday.

    “It’s a real honor,” Thompson said. “I never thought I’d get into something like that.”

  • Commanders and Ads clash tonight...

    The football Commanders will be on the road tonight as Washington County travels to Danville to face the Admirals in a must-win district battle that will determine if WC will get a home game in the first week of district playoffs.

  • SCC volleyball drops four at...

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College’s volleyball team ran up against some tough competition last weekend at the Asbury College tournament and fell in all four matches. The winless weekend left the Patriots with an 11-24 slate.

    St. Catharine opened play Friday against Webber International (Florida) and lost 3-0. Later that day they fell to Milligan College (Tennessee), also by a 3-0 count. On Saturday they again lost two matches 3-0, the first one to IU-East and the second to the host Asbury team.

  • From Left Field

    My alma mater left for fodder

    You know, there are probably a lot of people here in Washington County who are not natives to this area. I know I’m not the only one, right?

    I’m just wondering how many of us non-locals still follow athletics from the school from which we graduated.

  • Commanders take Fort Knox, 48-7

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School celebrated homecomingFriday night, and no one was happier to be back on home turf than the football Commanders, who came out of the gate early and never looked back on their way to a 48-7 rout of Fort Knox.

    The Eagles swept into Springfield looking for their first win of the season. To make the stakes even higher, this was the first district contest of the year for both teams, so up for grabs was a chance to get a foothold in district standings.

  • SCC women win twice in soccer,...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s soccer team eclipsed their 2008 victory total last week with two wins. The Patriots improved to 6-3-1 for the season by beating visiting Rio Grande on Tuesday and winning at Berea on Thursday.

  • Local farm does well at horse...

    Special to The Sun

    Rolling Acres Farm and Stables, owned by the Stannard family of Springfield, placed well at the 43rd Annual Kentucky Celebration in Liberty, Ky., last month. More than 500 entries took part in the four-day event.

    Walk Time Charlie, ridden by Rocky McCoy, won the coveted Two-year-old Stallions and Geldings Class by unanimous vote.

  • Commanderettes fall in first...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It wasn’t the way they wanted the season to end, but Washington County head volleyball coach Brett Hudson is still proud of the way his girls played during the season, and even through the first round of district playoffs Monday night. Although the Commanderettes fell 2-0 to Bethlehem to end their season at 8-22-1, Hudson saw a lot of positive things that the squad will build on for next season.

  • Alley Pats win Green River...

    SCC Sports Information

    It didn’t take long for the St. Catharine College bowling program to make its mark among the state’s teams. Both the Patriot men and women took first place in the Green River Classic bowled in Campbellsville Oct. 10.

    The tournament was just the second for Jim Mohr’s team in the program’s inaugural season.

    The men won by just three pins as Shawn Green was the top bowler in the tournament. Green and Brett Saltsman, who was the tournament’s fifth best bowler, made the all-tournament team.