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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.