Today's Sports

  • Smith receives honor

    Tyler Smith is a rare two sport fall athlete. He is a member of the Highlands state runner-up soccer team and a member of the cross country team. Tyler has been a varsity letterman on the Highlands cross country team for four years. He was a part of the 2006 and 2007 AA Regional 5 championship teams. He was also a part of the 2007 cross country team that placed third at the state meet. He has been a two-year varsity starter and captain on the Highlands soccer team. This year the team made it to the state tournament finals for the first time in school history.

  • SCC softball team looks to build...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team ended its junior college status with a bang last year with a regional title and a trip to the national tournament, where they finished in the Elite Eight. Holly Smith, in her fifth year as head coach of the Patriots, sees no reason to not repeat such success with nearly all of her starting lineup returning.

  • WC girls head into district...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Note: The Washington County Commanderettes began 19th District Tournament play Tuesday night. Results were not available at press time. Please visit www.readthesun.com for up-to-date highlights of all Washington County and 19th District action.

  • From Left Field

    Rival survival

    My girlfriend Cindy came into town for a visit over Valentine’s weekend, and since I had to work that Friday night, I dragged her along to the Washington County/Marion County basketball double-header at WCHS. We’re glad we escaped with our lives!

  • Upward rising

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • Season over for Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out the 2008-09 basketball season Wednesday with a 34-21 loss to Bardstown in the first round of the 19th District Tournament. Bardstown will meet the winner of Thursday night’s game between Nelson County and Bethlehem in the district final on Saturday.

  • Commanderettes foul out in first...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2008-09 season came to an end for the Washington County Commanderettes Tuesday night as they fell to Bardstown 54-48 on their home court in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    Bardtown got off to a 6-0 start in the first quarter until WC junior Pooh Railey scored underneath to put the Commanderettes on the board. The Lady Tigers built a 10-4 lead on two shots from Dana Phillips. Shay Yocum got WC within four as the final seconds of the quarter ticked off.

  • 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.