Today's Sports


    Commanderettes get first win; Commanders fall to 0-6

    The Washington County Commanderettes held on to beat Bethlehem 47-41 Friday night to notch their first victory of the season and improve to 1-1 in district play, 1-6 overall.

    Washington County got off to an early 6-2 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in the game, although Bethlehem came within one point on several occasions. WC had a slim 24-21 lead at the half but they were able to focus and stay a step or two ahead of the Banshees all night.

  • Tough week for Commanderettes

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes are now 0-5 on the season following losses to Garrard, Marion and Russell Counties last week. Plagued by the inability to get the ball through the hoop, Washington County must find a way to score as they face district competition this week against Bardstown and Bethlehem.

    Garrard County

  • From Left Field: The thrill of...

    The thrill of the hunt

    I send my girlfriend Cindy a copy of The Springfield Sun each week, and not too long ago, she was flipping through the sports pages and noticed a collection of dead deer photos featuring kids who had shot each deer.

  • Commanders fall to rival Knights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders traveled up the road to Lebanon last Friday night to square off against the Marion County Knights. Both teams entered the game winless, so each squad was hungry for a win. Although the Commanders showed promise in the first quarter, the rest of the game was all Marion County as they went on to win 71-47.

  • Commanders off to slow 0-3 start

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was the third loss in as many games for the Washington County Commanders as they fell 67-40 to North Bullitt on the road Saturday night after opening the 2008-09 season at home with an 86-59 loss against Taylor County on Dec. 2 and a 73-58 loss to Madison Southern at Berea College on Thursday night.

    The Commanders’ lack of size is going to be a big hurdle to overcome this season, a fact that became all too clear as WC opened the season against Taylor County.

  • WC girls start season 0-2

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With back-to-back losses to start the season, the Washington County Commanderettes are off to a shaky start.

    The girls opened the season at home hosting Taylor County on Dec. 2.

    The Commanderettes got strong outings from Shay Yocum, Pooh Railey and Lizzy Haydon in the first half, although Taylor County had built a 31-24 lead at the break thanks to some strong post play.

  • Patriots fall twice in...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots dropped two games last weekend at the Jim Reid Classic played at Georgetown College. On Friday, J.T. Burton’s team lost a 73-59 decision to Aquinas College (Michigan) and Saturday they fell 81-63 to Edward Waters College (Florida). The two setbacks give the Patriots a 1-12 slate with one game remaining in the first semester schedule.

  • From Left Field: O.J.'s...

    O.J.'s instant karma

    If only Bob Starkey could be here for this moment.

  • Rio Grande hangs on to defeat...

    SCC Sports Information

    Saturday’s basketball game between the St. Catharine College Patriots and the visiting University of Rio Grande is not one that either coach will want to use as a textbook example of shooting proficiency. St. Catharine shot 26 percent from the field while Rio Grande found the mark just 30 percent of the time.

    But in the end the Red Storm prevailed 56-51 after seeing an 18-point second half lead completely disappear. The win gave Rio Grande a 5-3 record while the Patriots evened their record at 6-6.

  • Commanders, Commanderettes drop...

    The Washington County Commanders and Commanderettes lost a double-header against Taylor County to start the 2008-09 basketball season.


    The Commanders lost 86-59 to a Taylor County team loaded with size.

    "They're (Taylor County) one of the top teams out there right now," said WC head basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer after the game. "They're tough, we just don't have the size to match."