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Today's Sports

  • Golfers hit the links to...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This year’s theme for Springfield’s annual African-American Heritage Festival is celebrating “firsts”. So what better way is there to kick off the event than by hosting the first African-American Heritage Golf Scramble?

    Golfers from near and far gathered at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course early Saturday morning to tee-off despite an early morning drizzle that disappeared by the time of the shotgun start.

  • Junior golfers play for free at...

    Junior golfers age 18 and under play for free with an accompanying adult paying the regular price green fee at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course in Springfield. The promotion ends July 31. For more information, contact the golf course at (859) 336-7461.

  • Youth League Awards Night

    Idle Hour Park will be the scene for youth league awards night Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

     

  • Heritage Classic Golf Scramble

    The First Heritage Classic Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, July 25 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    Maximum team handicaps are 36 for men and 40 for women. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers.

    Deadline for signups is July 17.

    Any persons or teams interested in participating should contact Nell Haydon at (859) 336-5412, ext. 2, John Ellery at (859) 805-0314 or Issac Frye at (859) 749-2570.

     

  • District crown slips away from 9...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite a strong pitching performance by Michael Chastain, the Washington County 9-10-year-old all-stars fell 5-2 to Campbellsville in the Kentucky Little League District 5 championship game last Tuesday.

    The game started off even through the first two innings as each team held the other scoreless.

    Washington County struck first with a two-out, two-run rally in the top of the third to go ahead 2-0.

  • 12-year-olds play hard but fall...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last Tuesday, Washington County Little League coach Billy Hilton once again found himself and his team playing for a district championship with a trip to the state tournament on the line. Last year’s 11-12-year-old team raised the bar as they won their first ever game in the state tournament by beating Morgan County 5-2, but eventually going 1-2 in pool play. This year, it was a tough Campbellsville team that stood in the way of the District 5 crown and a trip to Richmond.

  • Commanders take to the practice...

    With the regular season slated to start Aug. 28 at Shawnee High School in Louisville, the Washington County Commanders started preparing for the 2009 football season on Monday. You can catch all Washington County High School sports every week in each issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Volleyball hopefuls hit the...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Several local high school girls turned out last week for Commanderette volleyball tryouts. Head coach Brett Hudson, assisted by Jordan Reinle, put the girls through their paces, working on passing, hitting, serving and basic fundamentals.

    “We have about 14 girls returning from last year,” said Hudson. “We’re looking to add about eight or nine to put us around 22 or 23.”

  • 9-10-year-old all stars fall in...

    Despite a strong pitching performance by Michael Chastain, Washington County's 9-10-year-old all-star team fell to Campbellsville 5-2 in the District 5 championship game.

    Chastain pitched into the fifth inning with a 2-0 lead, but had to be removed due to the pitch count rule. After Chastain left, Campbellsville scored five runs in the fifth to go ahead for a 5-2 lead and never looked back. Campbellsville now advances to the state tournament in Richmond next week.

    See complete coverage of the district tournament in next week's Springfield Sun!

  • All-stars battle through tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    All three of Washington County’s all-star baseball teams advanced to the District 5 Tournament playoffs in Campbellsville.

    9-10-year-olds beat Marion, 7-4

    The 9-10-year-olds got a big win over Marion County on Saturday, winning 7-4 and ending pool play with a 3-1 record and second seed in the playoff bracket.