Today's Sports

  • 11-year-old all-stars win 11-1

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    Washington County sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring seven runs, as the 11-year-old team run-ruled Adair County 11-1.

    Trae Coulter gave up only three hits in his four-inning stint on the mound.

    Addison Riney had a single and triple to lead Washington County’s offense. D.J. Keeling, Isaac Yates and Coulter all had singles.

  • "Hey now, you're an...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    You can tell it’s officially summer in Washington County when the big buzz on the street is who made the Little League all-star teams. This is always an exciting time as the best of the best compete against other all-star teams in District 5 competition.

    This year, family, friends and fans won’t have too far to drive to follow their favorite squad. The boys will be playing in nearby Campbellsville while the girls are traveling just a little farther to Columbia.

  • Boys and girls T-ball keeps...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been another fun and frantic week of T-ball play at Idle Hour Park. The kids seem to be having a lot of fun at the plate and in the field, and when the game gets a little boring for the young ones, they always seem to find an interesting and sometimes entertaining way to pass the time.

  • From Left Field

    Rookie year in review

  • From Left Field

    I just got back into Springfield on Sunday after spending a few days in hot and humid St. Louis. My main purpose in visiting was to attend the wedding of one of my former band mates. It also gave me an excuse to see Cindy and check out how the house is coming along that we’re fixing up to sell. I thought it would be nice to get away for a while and leave work behind. So what did I do while I was in The Lou? Why, take pictures, of course!

  • Washington County youth leagues...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been a crazy time at Idle Hour Park as five, count 'em, five youth leagues are keeping the diamonds busy. Along with 9-11-year-old softball, there are also boys and girls coach pitch leagues going strong as well as boys and girls T-ball. Come out and enjoy exciting and entertaining youth league action in between heat waves and thundershowers.

  • Commanders hold summer baseball...

    Washington County Commander head baseball coach Derek Schuler took to the field again on Monday to instruct youngsters on improving their baseball skills. Schuler and his staff put the kids through pitching drills and fielding exercises, plus they also got a chance to improve their swing for better contact at the plate. Money raised through the camp supports the high school baseball program.

  • Kids enjoy summer hoops camp

    Several area youths participated in the Washington County Commander Basketball Camp last week. Commander head coach Russell Burkhead and his staff, along with current Commander players, instructed the kids on the finer points of the game as well as basic play strategy and drills. Proceeds benefit the Commander basketball program.

  • 2009 Commanderette softball...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes softball team recently held their annual awards banquet. Awards were handed out for the 2009 season.

    Pooh Railey was named the team’s MVP. She led the squad in batting average (.441), slugging (.673), RBI (27) and tied with Olivia Thompson for doubles (9).

    Amber Taylor was chosen by her teammates to receive the Commanderette Award. Taylor also received the senior academic award.

  • WCHS Summer Baseball Camp

    The baseball coaching staff at Washington County High School will conduct a summer baseball camp June 22-24 at Tom Bystrek Field at Idle Hour Park.

    Campers will receive instructions through lectures, drills and simulated game situations.

    For more information or to register, call WCHS head baseball coach Derek Schuler at (502) 639-2617.