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Today's News

  • November general election races set

     

    The votes have been counted and the November general election is officially set after 3,679 voters went to the polls for a total turnout of 41.5 percent in Washington County’s primary election Tuesday.

    In the race for Washington County Judge/Executive, Tim Graves and Tony Royalty will meet up on the November ballot.

  • Getting a green thumb

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    For the last three years, students have been getting out of the classroom and into the workforce.

    The greenhouse at Washington County High School is teaching students multiple lessons, from how to cultivate plants to customer service.

  • Carricos win entrepreneur of the year award

    Washington County’s award for Entrepreneur of the Year was presented to Jimbo and Perry Carrico, owners of Springfield Laundry. In their time managing business operations together, the two have seen the company expand from a modest local dry cleaner into an industrial laundry business that serves 5,000 customers across 25 counties and processes 1.5 million pounds of laundry every year.

  • Win over Atherton stops losing skid

     

    Marion County Knights

     

    A slow start made all the difference in the Commanders’ 8-3 loss to Marion County on Thursday.

    The Knight’s speed out of the gate gave them two early runs that stood unanswered for four innings.

  • Split results for softball

     

     

    Bethlehem Banshees

    A strong performance in the later innings of the game gave the Commanderettes an 8-3 win over Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Trinity Baker resumed her home run streak against the Eagles after failing to clear the fences against Thomas Nelson in the previous game. Her shot to center field marked her fourth home run in her last four games.

  • Commanders sweep Bethlehem

    Game 1 v. Bethlehem Eagles

    The tone for the three-game series between Washington County and Bethlehem was set in game one, with the Commanders delivering a dominating 12-0 win over the Eagles away from home.

    It was a slow burn across the first two innings, as neither team was able to generate much at the plate. Washington County seemed poised to open the scoring, but weak contact from the Commander bats gave the Eagles easy pickings in the infield.

  • Thomas Nelson ends Commanderettes’ streak

     

    The Commanderettes made it back to .500, winning two games in the last week to take their season record to 12-12. Still riding the momentum of a good showing at the All ‘A’ Classic, Washington County made short work of their two district opponents.

    Nelson County Cardinals

  • Wine tasting is Saturday

    Anyone age 21 or over is invited to attend the 16th annual Springfield BPW Wine Tasting this Saturday.

    According to Virginia “Ginny” White-Schatzke, vice president of the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club, “the event will be held on May 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the historic Louisville Store Building located at 101 West Main Street in downtown Springfield and outside under a very large tent covering most of Cross Main Street.”

    The wine tasting will go on rain or shine.

  • Track and Field team ends season at regional meet

     

    The Commanders track team joined 15 other schools to compete at the regional meet last Friday in their final meet of the season.

    Running against the most competitive field they’ve faced so far, the Commanders managed a couple of season-best times but failed to have anyone qualify for the state meet later this week.

  • Youth clinic helps grow tennis in Washington County

     “We want to make sure we have kids involved in things that are positive.”

    The words came from Tichaedza Chikuni, a Springfield resident and tennis coach. “Some kids have never played a sport before. Tennis can carry for a long time.”

    His recent four-week clinic helped introduce the basics and fundamentals of the game to young children. For his students, their introduction to the game was a bit more structured than his own.