Today's News

  • Patriots still alive in conference

    The St. Catharine College baseball team (31-25-1) opened the Mid-South Conference tournament Friday at Campbellsville University with a big 9-3 win over the host Tigers, who came in as the number one seed.

    They followed that with an exciting 8-7 comeback victory Saturday against the University of the Cumberlands, en route to the winner’s bracket final. Sunday they fell to Shawnee State 8-4.

  • The rookie has arrived

    Webster needs to add a new word to next year’s dictionary.

    I’ve always heard that the arrival of a newborn brings sleep deprivation to a household.
    Folks, sleep deprivation doesn’t touch the state I’m in.
    In my farewell column at my last job, I announced that my wife and I would soon be drafting a rookie.
    After nine months of being extra nice to my wife (sorry honey, that was a limited warranty), the rookie has arrived.

  • Track team puts in busy week

    Despite the nasty weather, the Washington County High School track team was able to compete in two meets last week.

    On Thursday, the team participated in an all-comers meet at Marion County High School.
    The girls’ team finished fifth out of five teams with a total of 32 points, while the boys’ team finished third out of five teams with 39 points.
    Moriah Hourigan finished second in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 13.44 seconds. Shay Yocum finished fourth in the event at 13.62.

  • Commanderettes flip one on Lincoln

    The Commanderettes were a play and a hit from either going 2-0 or 0-2 last week, but were able to split a pair of games with the district tournament fast approaching.

    Washington County vs. Danville
    5-3 Danville
    When: Friday, April 29
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Game highlights: Washington County couldn’t convert a bases loaded situation, thus falling 5-3 to the Lady Admirals to split the season series 1-1.

  • Commanders repeat in All-A

    The Commanders began the weekend early, beating Bethlehem 8-0 in a one-hit pitching gem for their second consecutive Fifth Region All-A tournament championship.
    They split the next two games 1-1.

    Washington County vs. Hart County
    12-2 Washington County
    When: Saturday, April 30
    Where: Hart County
    Game highlights: The Commanders (14-6) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after two innings and never let up.

  • Water, water everywhere

    After weeks of mostly grey, rainy weather and sleep interrupted by tornado alerts, sunshine in the window feels like a blessing from the god of Spring. Ten-plus inches of rain had all the animals hunched up in bunches, staggering around in soggy coats with droopy heads. Today they stand broadside to the sun, soaking in the warmth. The gardeners have all been droopy, too, unable to get their hands dirty, early sets washed out, muddy lettuce and carefully prepared rows floated away.

  • Study proves value of forage systems

  • Tips to help you grow great tomatoes

    It is very wet out, but it is time to start planting tomatoes (officially anytime after May 10).  Every year I do an article on growing tomatoes, and generally it is the same article, however there are a few tweeks every year.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Mattingly-Smith

    Todd and Cindy Mattingly of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Mattingly, to Robbie Smith, son of Crystal and Bobby Smith of Springfield.
    Mattingly is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology. She is currently earning her master’s degree at Western Kentucky University and will graduate in December 2011.

  • Turner will sign today to play college football


    Washington County football player Qwan Turner is set to sign a letter of intent to play college football today at 1 p.m.

    Look to this week's issue of The Springfield Sun to see where he went, and learn more about his future on the field.