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Today's Sports

  • Stars fall short of state berth

    Just a little short.

    That’s how things ended for the Washington County 11-12-year-old all-star softball team in Columbia Monday night.

    As the team faced Russell County for the second time in the district tournament, a win meant a trip back home to play in the state tournament, which will be hosted at Idle Hour Park. A loss just meant a trip back home.

    Washington County lost its final game 6-5, and looking back, head coach Christy Baker said it was a matter of not coming through with runners on base.

  • Dudley Hilton named to KHSAA...

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame class of 2015 was announced last week in a press conference at the KHSAA offices.

    The 10 members in this year’s class will be the 28th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and contributors.

  • KORT collects $820 for WC...

    Last week, KORT Springfield hosted sports physicals for Washington County student-athletes at Washington County High School.  

    While Laura Bandy, the clinic’s director, refrained from calling the event a fundraiser, she did note that it was “kind of a way for us to give back to the community.”

    Students were charged $10 for the physical, with all of the costs going back to each student’s team booster. In all, KORT was able to collect $820 for WC sports, with football, band and volleyball being the most well-represented squads.

  • COLUMN: LeBron's not done...

    The case of LeBron James’ legacy is a curious one.

    The fact that “The Decision” happened in the Twitter age ensured James would be the most hated athlete of all time.

    Despite what you thought of that debacle, though, the most important thing to remember about James’ on-the-court accomplishments is that his career is far from over.

    It’s as if sports fans don’t realize that Michael Jordan’s career is already over when they talk about his six championships.

  • Christy Baker reclaims head...

    Christy Baker knows that things will run more smoothly toward the beginning of her second stint as Washington County High School head softball coach.

    When she took over during her initial stint in 2004, there were many things she had never considered went along with being a head coach.

    “This time, I know exactly what I’m getting into,” Baker said. “I know what to expect. Being a coach is a lot more than just coaching. It took me a while to get to that point the first time around.”

  • Adam Blair gets first head...

    Adam Blair has been around the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.

    He played high school baseball at Marion County High School under Chad Spalding for five years. He then played college baseball at St. Catharine College to play for head coach Luther Bramblett for four years, winning a USCAA national championship there before graduating with a business degree in 2011. And for the past three years, Blair has been an assistant coach at Washington County High School.

    Now, Blair will get his first chance at a head coaching position at WCHS.

  • SCC tabs Taylor as new head...

    When men’s basketball head coach JT Burton left St. Catharine College to become director of player development of the men’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee, he left big shoes to fill.

    Burton was 95-80 in his six years at SCC, and just last season, he led the Patriots to a 20-13 record and a trip to the final eight of the NAIA National Tournament.

    It was the farthest the team had ever gone.

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