Today's Sports

  • WCHS football golf scramble is...

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County High School football booster club will host the third annual Washington County Football Boosters’ Commander Golf Classic benefitting the team Saturday, Aug. 2 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course.

    The event begins at 7 a.m. Saturday with registration, followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

    Prizes will be offered, including a chance to win a car by hitting a hole in one. Other prizes will also be awarded for closest to the pin and the longest drive.

  • Lincoln Homestead golf team wins...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Lincoln Country Club won the Presidents Cup for 2008, defeating the Lebanon Country Club. This marks Lincoln’s sixth title. Not a bad feat considering the tournament is only 10 years old.

  • Win Ryder Cup tickets at YMCA...

    The YMCA Strong Kids Golf Scramble will offer golfers a chance to win cash prizes as well at two tickets to the Ryder Cup Sept. 16-21 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

    The tourney, scheduled for 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville, is for two-man teams. Deadline for entry is Aug. 4 and a rain date of Aug. 23 is scheduled.

    First place will pay $500, second place $300 and third place $150. Prizes are also available for longest putts on holes 6 and 15; longest drives on holes 4 and 11; and closest to the pin on all four par-three holes.

  • Perry preparing young squad for...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With less than three weeks to go until pre-season scrimmages start, the Washington County High School Commanders football squad is gearing up for a challenging season.

    “We have a tough schedule, through and through,” said head coach Mark Perry. “When you start with Lincoln, LaRue, Green, Marion and Bardstown, I don’t think there’s a bad team in that five. They’re all very good football teams.”

  • From Left Field: A "lot...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was just a small corner lot located at 11th Avenue and 5th Street West near Ritter Park in Huntington, W.Va., but to us, it was Riverfront Stadium. Why it was vacant, we didn’t know. We were just grateful it was.

  • WANTED: Fall coed softball...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer


    Several people have expressed interest in an adult coed softball league this coming fall at Idle Hour Park.

    You must be 32-years-old or over to participate, games will start in September.

    Four teams are required for the league.

    Registration fees and details are still being finalized.

    If you are interested in playing, contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

  • Doig takes reins of St....

    As for the athletic program at St. Catharine College, much will be new when the first varsity contests start next month. The Patriot and Lady Patriot teams have shed their junior college status in favor of four-year athletics with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). With that comes the membership in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Getting their kicks

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Things are heating up again on the athletic fields of St. Catharine College. The school recently held camps for soccer, volleyball and softball.

    Bethlehem High School head soccer coach Danny Rossoll brought his team down from Bardstown to participate.

    "The girls dorm together and eat together," said Rossoll. "It builds them as a team."

    Keep reading The Sun for more St. Catharine sports coverage this fall.

  • Get into the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School's girls golf coach Tom Harmon is looking for a few good golfers.

    With golf gaining popularity in recent years, it's never been a better time to get into the sport.

    Coach Harmon is looking to add members to this year's Commanderttes golf team and build interest in golf for the next generation.

  • All-stars go 1-2 in state tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite their final state tournament record, the 2008 Washington County Little League all-stars did something that none of their predecessors could do at the state tournament - win a game.

    The team's victory over Morgan County on Saturday morning was their sole win, as Ashland National and Nelson County both won over WC. Washington County ends the state tournament with a 1-2 record.

    Game 1 vs. Morgan County