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Today's Sports

  • All-star girls fall to Marion...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County 11-12 year-old Little League softball all-stars lost 5-2 to Marion County in the District 5 semi-final game on July 8 in Albany.

    Hannah Spalding and Samantha Mudd hit back-to-back doubles giving WC a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but that would be the extent of the damage.

    Marion County pitcher Madison Avritt settled down and allowed Washington County only one other hit throughout the game.

  • 7-8-year-old coach-pitch league...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 7-8 year-old coach pitch league officially came to an end with the intramural all-star game on July 10.

    The Red Hounds, a combined team from the Red Legs and the Rock Hounds, faced a mix from the Golden Girls and the Scrappers, aptly named the Golden Scrappers.

    The season ended with an exciting game that featured plenty of hits from both teams. The Red Hounds had several hits up the middle of the field, occasionally sending co-coach Tracy Graves scurrying out of the way.

  • WCHS football boosters club...

    The WCHS football boosters club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the football complex.

  • Football in July?

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With seven seniors and 18 juniors returning this year, the Washington County High School Commanders football team has a lot of youth. That's why they're working hard during the summer to prepare for this fall.

    “We're young,” said Head Coach Mark Perry. “So we've got to get better in a hurry.”

    WCHS opens the season on Aug. 29 at Lincoln County.

  • From left field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Have any of you been glued to the television watching the U.S. Olympic trail coverage? Me neither.

    Well, it's that dreaded time again, when the NBC airwaves are over-saturated with Olympic trial coverage.

  • Reds take 9-10 girls title

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Reds are the champs of 9-10 year-old Little League softball.

    Although the title was decided the week before, the games played on July 7 were no less thrilling.

    Indians Vs. Dodgers

    In the first game of the evening, the Dodgers defeated the Indians by a score of 11-1 in four innings.

    Jazzlin Linton was on the mound for the Dodgers, who got some key hits including a two-RBI single by Erika Weir.

  • From left field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I can only take so much winning, so much success, so much happiness.

    That's why I'm going back to being a Cincinnati Reds fan.

    After spending the past eight years in St. Louis, I grew to love the Cardinals, seeing Albert Pujols make his major league debut, Mark McGwire's rise and eventual fall from grace, appearances in two world championships and finally winning it all in 2006. Enough is enough!

  • All-star girls on a roll

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Coach Paul Coulter is feeling pretty confident about his team's chances. The Washington County 11-12 year-old Little League softball team is poised for a shot at the district title, and possibly a trip to the state tournament.

    "We've been competitive with all the teams we could play in the semi-finals and finals," said Coulter. "We have the ability to win this tournament and advance to state."

  • WCMS football practice on July 14

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    All Washington County Middle School football players should be prepared for a regular practice on Monday, July 14 with helmets and shoulder pads.

    A full practice will follow on Tuesday, July 15.

    Times for both practices are 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the middle school.

    For more information, contact Coach Timmy Lawson at (859) 336-0364.

  • 11-12 all-stars bound for...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    On July 2, Washington County pitcher Thomas Spalding pitched a four-hit complete game shutout beating South Hardin 1-0 to advance the 11-12 year-olds to the state tournament in Louisville.

    Washington County's lone run came in the bottom of the third when Evan Blake Burkhead scored on a hit by Matthew Bartley.

    From that point, it all rested on the right arm of Spalding, who went the distance, striking out the side in the top of the sixth inning for the win.