Today's Sports

  • Haydon finishes 20th in state...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County senior golfer Joe Haydon placed 20th in the 2008 KHSAA State Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky on Oct. 10-11.

    “Going into the tournament, I was projected to be in the top 20 in the state,” said Haydon.

    On day one, Haydon shot a 72 for even par and ended the day tied for eighth place. Haydon then shot a 79 on day two for a total score of 151.

  • Patriots lose twice in...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team played two tough opponents last week and came out on the short end of both matches. But the Patriots helped in the effort to defeat another foe when they held Tuesday’s match to raise money to fight breast cancer.

  • WC doubles up Bethlehem, 40-20

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders had a limited time of possession Friday night, but put twice as many points on the board as the Bethlehem Eagles. WC won the game 40-20 and improved to 3-4 on the season.

    “It was a good win,” said WC head football coach Mark Perry. “We didn’t play well on the defensive side, but it’s still a win. They say that’s the sign of a good football team, if you don’t play well but you still win the game.”

  • Girls middle school basketball...

    Special to The Sun

    Seventh grade NCAA tournament hosted by WCMS at WCHS

    The Washington County Middle School will host the girls NCAA seventh grade championship basketball game Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:15 p.m. at the Washington County High School gymnasium.

    Eighth grade NIT tournament to be held in Boston

    The Washington County Middle School girls eighth grade tournament begins in Boston, Ky., Monday, Oct. 27 with St. Domince playing at 6 p.m. and North Washington at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Washington Co. will play at 6 p.m.

  • St. Catharine soccer split with...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women’s soccer teams traveled to Pikeville Saturday for Mid-South Conference competition. The Patriots came out with a 3-1 win but the Lady patriots dropped a 1-0 decision in overtime.

    The women battled to a scoreless tie in regulation as goalkeeper Tabby Shirley recorded seven saves. But nine minutes into the extra period Pikeville converted a corner kick into a goal for the game winner.

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  • Commanders continue to top state...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County quarterback Joe Joe Simms continues to lead Kentucky Class 2A in passing yardage, touchdowns and completion percentage for players with five minimum games played on the season according to stats at www.khsaa.org.

    Simms has tallied 1,439 net passing yards through six games and has 15 touchdown passes. He has completed 110 of 181 attempts for a completion rate of 60.7 percent.

  • WC volleyball season ends in...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes volleyball season came to an end Monday night with an 0-2 loss to Elizabethtown in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

  • Tom Bystrek Field gets a makeover

    To remedy some drainage and ponding issues, Washington County High School baseball coach Derek Schuler, Idle Hour Park Director Bernard Smalley and park board member Paul Borders spent time this past week leveling the infield at Tom Bystrek Field.

    New sod was put down on Monday and the field should be ready to go this spring for baseball season.

  • Commanders knock off Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders wouldn’t trade their win on Friday for all the gold in Fort Knox. WC improved to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in district play with a decisive 48-21 victory over the Eagles. Once again, the Commanders’ offense exploded, scoring all of its 48 points in the first half, providing proof of its status as one of the top offensive teams in Class 2A.