Today's Sports

  • Patriots display signs of banner...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In a ceremony held last Wednesday evening in the gym at Lourdes Hall, St. Catharine College unveiled championship banners to commemorate the 2009 national titles won by both the Patriot baseball and softball teams.

    First, head softball coach Holly Smith took the stage to introduce returning team members from the championship squad. The team intro was followed by a slide show from the title game, accompanied by a play-by-play re-enactment of the final at-bats.

  • Girls’ soccer...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a dormant period, Washington County High School is fielding a soccer team this year. Yes, a soccer team. And though the team has yet to win their first game this season, head coach Emily McConnell knows that this is a building year, and that the players have a lot to learn and a long way to come.

    “It’s an all-girls JV team,” said McConnell. “Some of the girls at the school presented site-based council with the idea of reinstating the team, so it was a student-motivated effort.”

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  • Patriots sweep three

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine Patriots volleybll team flexed its muscles Saturday to win all three matches in a quad-match they hosted.

    Against Berea the Patriots won 25-7, 25-7 and 25-2. Lauren Bowling led the way with five kills while Brittini Schmidt and Sam Gehler had five each. Mandy Gray had 14 digs and Taylor Malott had 15 assists.

    They followed that win with a four-game set victory over Hiwassee, in which Schmidt had 10 kills, and Gray, the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week, had 15 digs. The Patriots won 25-5, 25-27, 25-8, 25-7.

  • Commanders roll past Patriots,...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders earned their first win of the season Friday night with a 48-24 defeat of Lincoln County in Stanford.

    The Commanders got on the board first with a touchdown run by senior back Tyree Railey. It didn't take long for the Patriots to answer as they found the end zone on their next possession to knot the score at 7-7. Halfway through the first quarter, Lincoln County added a field goal to take a 10-7 lead head into the second quarter.

  • Patriots off to 3-1 starts

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This past weekend was good for both St. Catharine soccer teams as each team improved to 3-1 early in the season.

    Last Saturday, the women hosted Berea College and the Lady Pats came out on top, 2-0.

    Lee Ann Walker made three saves during the match to preserve the shutout, her second of the season.

    This past Sunday, the men’s soccer team earned a 5-2 win over Southern State College in Hillsboro, Ohio.

  • Kalarama Farm does well at state...

    Special to The Sun

    Kalarama Farm took 11 wins plus 11 reserves at the 2009 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Saturday night at the World’s Championship Horse Show, Larry Hodge won the Fine Harness Grand Championship with Misdee Wrigley Miller’s Castledream. This is Castledream’s sixth world’s championship title and his first grand championship since his arrival at Kalarama in 2005.

  • River of Life Volleyball League

    It’s once again time to sign-up for the River of Life volleyball league. The league is open to anyone age 13 or older.

    Play begins Monday Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 30. Games will start a 6 p.m. and will be played at River of Life Community Church on Hwy 555 in Springfield.

    This is a great way to get some exercise, have some fun and fellowship.

    A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Players may sign up by contacting Terry Bishop at (859) 336-3001 or Todd or Derinda Osbourne at (859) 336-9259.

  • Commanders come up short vs....

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While most outcomes in sports are unpredictable, one thing was certain last Friday night in Springfield. Either the 0-2 Washington County Commanders or the 0-3 Taylor County Cardinals were going to win their first game of the season. After 48 minutes of play, it was the Cards who came away with a 28-27 win.

    In addition to the Commanders coming up one point short on the scoreboard, junior back Quan Turner ended the night three yards shy of setting a new WC single-game rushing record.

  • Commanderettes complete sweep of...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes completed a season sweep of Bardstown last week by defeating the Lady Tigers 2-0 (25-14, 25-8).