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Today's Sports

  • Perry readies troops for home...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a disappointing 18-7 loss to Shawnee to start the season, the Washington County Commanders have used an open week to tweak some things and prepare to open their home schedule this Friday night against Western Hills.

    WC head football coach Mark Perry assumes responsibility for not having his team ready to play against Shawnee.

  • Patriot soccer seasons open at...

    SCC Sports Information

    Even with a super-difficult schedule that includes a tough Mid-South Conference slate, St. Catharine College soccer coach Paul Patton looks for continued improvement this season for both the Patriot men and women.

  • Simms signs with MCU

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    He used to be a Commander, but now he’s a Cougar. Washington County graduate Joe Joe Simms signed to play baseball at Mid-Continent University last Friday.

    Simms has some interest in Mid-Continent’s business program, but he would really like to study biology. He hasn’t ruled out the possibility of transferring to a bigger school later.

  • 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.