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Today's Sports

  • From Left Field

    Six years gone

    I believe that kids and parents should build a solid sports foundation early in life.

    My relationship with my father was strained at best during most of my life. My parents divorced when I was around seven years old and I rarely saw him after that, mostly when it was my birthday and Christmas.

  • Commanderettes bash Banshees, 16...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes improved to 3-5 on the season with a 7-6 win over Adair County Thursday evening and evened their district record at 1-1 with a 16-6 shelling of Bethlehem the night before.

    Following a cancellation due to lightning against Nelson County on April 13 that saw the Lady Cardinals leading 4-0 after 3 1/2 innings of play, the Commanderettes headed back to Bardstown on Wednesday to wail on the Banshees.

    Bethlehem

  • Web Exclusive: Wrestlers help...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    High-flying wrestling action took place this past Friday as Ohio Valley Wrestling invaded Lourdes Hall at St. Catharine College.

    As strange as it may seem, the event was held as a fundraiser for the SCC soccer program.

  • Commanders fight hard against...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders baseball team took to the road last Thursday as they visited Shelby County for a showdown against the Rockets.

    In spite of some well-played baseball, the Commanders came up short in a 7-6 loss.

    5th Region All A Classic

    The next day, Washington County headed up to bardstown to lock up with the Bethlehem Eagles in the first round of the 5th Region All-A Classic baseball tournament.

  • Commanderettes reach Class A...

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team reached the finals of the Class A Regional Tournament Friday night, but fell to Green County in the championship game. See next week's Springfield Sun for complete coverage.

  • Haydon signs with Morehead

    Washington County senior Joe Haydon has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf this fall at Morehead State University.

    "I've always wanted to play college golf," said Haydon. "I hope I can play well up there like I have most of time throughout high school. They're Division I, part of the Ohio Valley Conference, so it should be competitive."

    Haydon also received a $4,000 scholarship to help with tuition.

  • St. Catharine softball wins one...

    SCC Sports Information

    The good news is that the St. Catharine College softball team snapped a seven game losing streak with a win Thursday over conference rival Lindsey Wilson. The not-so-good news is that it was the only win in six outings for the Patriots last week.

  • Springfield Mens Golf League

    The Springfield Mens Club is gearing up for the 2009 golf league and would like to invite interested parties to a stag dinner on April 18 at the old clubhouse just past Lincoln Homestead Gold Course. This will include a great meal plus the chance to meet new members of the club. The tournament committee has come up with some exciting events for this year. Please come and see what it’s all about. For cost, time and more information, contact Kurt Blandford at (859) 285-8229.

  • SCC women compete in first golf...

    SCC Sports Information

    There were a couple of “firsts” in last week’s golf tournament for the St. Catharine College women’s golf team. It was the first time that most of the team, being freshmen, played in a college tournament. And, as coach Joan Rizer said, it was the first time that a team of hers has played golf in the snow.

  • Get ready to pitch, hit and run

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County youth are invited to participate in a pitch, hit and run competition sponsored by Aquafina and Major League Baseball. The competition takes place April 18 at Idle Hour Park.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. with competition taking place afterward. Competitors will be divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.