Today's Sports

  • Commander blue/gold scrimmage...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old line that says practice makes perfect. As the 2009 Washington County Commander football team prepares for the start of the season on Aug. 21, WC head football coach Mark Perry doesn’t look for perfection, but he is looking for some big improvements.

    The intrasquad game is designed to bring up real game situations before the team plays against other schools.

  • Fall baseball and softball...

    Idle Hour Park is looking for youths interested in playing in fall baseball and softball leagues. For more information, call the park office at (859) 336-5448.

  • From Left Field

    Back to school, back to sports

    Last week, all of us here in the office sat down for new photos. That’s my latest mugshot above. Once again, I forgot all about it being picture day and didn’t shave that morning or wear the right clothes. Some things never change.

  • St. Catharine Golf Classic is...

    SCC Sports Information

    The 19th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Lincoln Homestead State Park. But even before the first tee shot is hit, the weekend will begin with a celebrity reception and auction Friday night on the St. Catharine campus.

  • New guidelines focus on health...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As football season approaches and teams hit the practice fields in the middle of summer, the one subject on everyone’s mind this summer is that of safety. The death of PRP football player Max Gilpin last August has brought about new guidelines to ensure the well-being of high school athletes across Kentucky.

  • SCC Celebrity Golf Scramble

    The 19th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    The annual tournament provides scholarship assistance to SCC students in need.

    For more information or to sign-up, call (859) 336-5082, ext. 1370, or send an email to golftournament@sccky.edu.


  • Youth athletes recognized at...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Now that the fury of summer youth leagues at Idle Hour Park has settled down, it was time to recognize all of this year’s participants as well as those who excelled on the field at the annual youth league awards presentation Monday night.

    Savannah Goff received the sportsmanship award for girls, while the boys’ sportsmanship trophy went to Justin Shelton.

  • Heart of Kentucky Cornhole...

    The Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Johnston Field at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The first 64 paid entries will be accepted for the double-elimination tournament. This will be a sanctioned event by the American Cornhole Organization.

    All players will receive a t-shirt, hat, koozie and raffle ticket for prizes to be given away.

    More than 100 teams competed in 2008.

    For more information, please contact Ray Osbourne at (270) 402-7828 or rosborne@murakami-usa.com.

  • From Left Field

    Bobby, Arnold, Jack, Tiger and Jimmie?

  • Golfers hit the links to...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This year’s theme for Springfield’s annual African-American Heritage Festival is celebrating “firsts”. So what better way is there to kick off the event than by hosting the first African-American Heritage Golf Scramble?

    Golfers from near and far gathered at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course early Saturday morning to tee-off despite an early morning drizzle that disappeared by the time of the shotgun start.