Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Dodgers win title as softball...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a brief timeout for all-star play, the 9-11-year-old softball league at Idle Hour park finished up last week with games Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Dodgers won the league with a 6-2 record, followed by the Reds, who finished 4-4. The Indians finished third with a 2-6 record.

  • Kids young and old enjoy final...

    Last week was the final week of T-ball leagues at Idle Hour Park and although the weather was hot at times, the kids still gave it their all as they finished up the season with big smiles on their faces.

  • 12-year-old all-stars fall in...

    After taking a 5-3 lead into the fourth inning, Washington County saw it's lead slip away as Campbellsville scored five runs in the fourth to take the lead for good. Campbellsville went on to win 9-5 and advance to the state tournament in Richmond next week.

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

  • Commanderette Volleyball Tryouts

    Washington County High School volleyball tryouts will take place 11 a.m. to noon, July 15-17 at the high school gym.

    Tryouts are open to interested freshmen and upperclassmen girls.

    In order to participate in the tryouts, girls must have a sports physical that is dated within one year of the tryouts ending date July 17, 2009.

    For more information, please contact Anne Mudd at the high school at (859) 336-5475.


  • Commander Golf Tryouts

    Any boys interested in trying out for the Washington County High School boys’ golf team should be at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course Monday, July 20 at 9 a.m.

    You must have a current sports physical on file with the school.

    For more information, contact coach Paul Bodenhamer at (270) 403-2578.


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  • WC 12-year-olds win 3-0

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    Thomas Pettus scored the only run Washington County’s 12-year-old team would need in the first inning Monday, but in the fifth he knocked in two insurance runs that led to a 3-0 shutout of Russell County in the District 5 Tournament opener.

    Washington County got great mound work out of Wade Moore. Moore relinquished three hits and walked a like number. He also struck out 10. Adam Smith came on in relief over the last inning and two-thirds.