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Today's Sports

  • Future looks bright for local...

    Special to the Sun

    Between them, Kate and Hannah Spaulding have six years left to swim. Right now, they’re just getting started.

    Bethlehem High School sophomore Kate Spaulding and St. Dominic eighth grader Hannah Spaulding recently smashed their records in their strongest events – the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle.

  • Patriot baseball team opens with...

    SCC Sports Informtion

    Friday afternoon, with winds howling and temperatures struggling to get out of the 30’s, the baseball season opened at St. Catharine College. Fortunately for the homestanding Patriots the day was warmed somewhat by placing two marks in the win column.

    The Grace College Lancers (Indiana) provided the opening day opposition and left with losses of 10-0 and 8-0 to begin their season. SCC head coach Luther Bramblett could find nothing but good things to say about his team’s season-opening effort.

  • Bodenhamer steps down as WC...

    Citing personal reasons, Paul Bodenhamer stepped down Thursday as the Washington County High School boys basketball coach. For more on this story, see the March 4 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Commanders close out regular...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out their regular season on the road last week. Last Tuesday, WC traveled to Hodgenville where they lost a close contest to the LaRue County Hawks, 72-70. The Commanders’ final regular season game was Friday against Moore High School in Louisville. The Mustangs defeated Washington County 66-36.

    LaRue County

  • SCC basketball drops two at...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College basketball teams traveled to Campbellsville Saturday for a Mid-South Conference doubleheader against the Tigers. One game was close and the other wasn’t as the Patriots came home with two losses.

    Lena Bramblett’s women’s team could never get untracked in the opener as the Tigers overcame a 5-2 St. Catharine lead to build a 38-21 halftime lead en route to a 87-54 win.

  • Patriots lose two close ones

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots again had a week of close conference games – but no victories to show for their efforts. Thursday at West Virginia Tech, J.T. Burton’s team fell 67-61 to the Bears. Saturday, in the final home game of the season, the Patriots dropped a 78-71 decision to Pikeville.

  • WC girls prep for district play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When it comes to the Washington County Commanderettes, it’s either feast or famine. Right now, things seem to be pretty lean, but that is not going to stop the Commanderettes from fighting until the end and giving it their best shot. As the season winds down, it’s gut check time for WC.

    Taylor County

  • Commanders, Knights battle for...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Marion County came to Springfield Friday night and there was the usual bantering, taunting and teasing going back and forth. And that was just the fans!

    To say that Washington and Marion counties enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry is to grossly understate the situation. It was definitely a lively atmosphere inside the Washington County High School gym as the frenzy reached a fever pitch. In the end, it was the invading Knights who left town with a 57-46 victory.

  • SCC women split two

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College split a pair of Mid-South Conference games last week as they won at West Virginia Tech on Thursday, but lost at home to Pikeville on Saturday. The 1-1 week leaves Lena Bramblett’s women with a 12-15 overall mark and a 2-7 conference slate.

    There are three remaining games, all conference tilts, and all of those will be on the road. Saturday the Patriots play at Campbellsville. On Feb. 26 they are at Georgetown and will finish the regular season at Lindsey Wilson on Feb. 28.

  • From Left Field

    Human growth hot dogs

    Remember the good old days when the most toxic thing a ballplayer would put into their body was a hot dog from the concession stand? Oh, how I long for those bygone days when baseball players bulked up by downing a six-pack with their steak dinner.