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Today's Sports

  • Charity Shootout will be held in...

    Skins Game

    The 1st Annual Rosewood Charity Shootout will be held on Aug. 23. Rosewood Golf Club, Lebanon Country Club, Campbellsville Country Club and Lincoln Homestead Golf Club will be participating in the shootout.

    Each club will select a local charity to represent in the Shootout.

    The charity selected by each club will receive a minimum of $500.

    All clubs will nominate a player to participate in the skins game foursome which will tee off at 1 p.m.

  • St. Catharine's 18th annual...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    St. Catharine College will host its 18th annual celebrity auction and golf tournament Aug. 8-9.

    The festivities start on Friday when the doors open at 6 p.m. and the Hawaiian luau-themed reception and silent auctions begin in the Spalding Student and Community Center. The celebrity auction begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live auction. Bidders are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts, shorts, sandals and other resort wear. There will also be a hula dancing contest.

  • From Left Field: The Griffey...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Well, by now you know that the Cincinnati Reds traded outfielder and future hall-of-famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the Chicago White Sox on July 31.

    Good! Maybe, just maybe, the Reds can now get the monkey off their back and start worrying about building a winning team.

  • Baseball player with local ties...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Kentucky may be considered Cincinnati Reds country, but that's not going to stop Springfield resident Ann Murphy from cheering for the New York Mets. But she has a good reason - her grandson Daniel just got his first major league hit in a Mets uniform.

    Daniel's family always knew he had a talent for the game.

  • Commander Classic golf...

    Golfers from all over the Washington County and the surrounding area participated in the 2008 Washington County Commander Classic golf tournament on August 2.

    Prizes were awarded to Mike Yates for the longest drives on holes #6 and #15.

    Ryan Spalding won closest to the hole on hole #5. Other winners for getting closest to the hole were Matthew Smith (#8), Jason Hilton (#14) and Tommie Smith (#17).

  • No WCHS alumni game this year

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County High School alumni game will be postponed until next year because the football field is not ready. Instead, there will be a toned-down intra-squad scrimmage at 5 p.m. on the practice field.

    The football field underwent some renovation during the summer. The field was re-graded and a new irrigation system was installed. New Bermuda grass seed was also put down on the field.

  • Awards night closes summer youth...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

     

    The 2008 youth baseball and softball seasons officially came to an end July 29 with an award ceremony for all the participants at Idle Hour Park.

    Madison White and D.T. Yocum were presented awards for sportsmanship.

  • From Left Field: Render unto...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Until I recently graduated from college and got my job in journalism, I was a pro musician of more than 20 years. In 1989, my best friend Scott Carr's band was the house band at a small bar in Ironton, Ohio called The Park, and I was helping them out.

  • WC Stars win Marion County...

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County Stars competed in the 2008 Marion County Invitational Tournament July 25-27 and brought home the championship trophy.

    WC took the #1 seed in Pool A and picked up wins in both semi-finals and the championship game. Sunday’s three-game single elimination round had fielding excitement, pitching challenges, and a few come-from-behind hits that helped WC overcome Anderson, Marion and Adair counties to bring home the hardware.

    Game 1

  • 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.