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  • Sports briefs

    Aug. 12
    Fall baseball

    Fall Little League baseball sign-ups will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at Lebanon City  Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    The league is for 2012 age groups.  
    Contact Tim Peterson at (270) 940-0351 for more details.

    Blake Hoppes football registration

  • Volleyball squad nets preseason victories

    The season officially began on Tuesday, but the Washington County High School volleyball team had already logged time on the court.

    The team competed in the Bluegrass State Games in late July, and won its pool. The Commanderettes finished the games with three wins in six tries.
    Then, last week, they rattled off two victories in scrimmages against Taylor County and Campbellsville.
    Though the wins won’t count in the final standings, they are a good sign for the team.  

  • Carey fares well at Grand American

    Local sharpshooter Stephanie Carey recently returned from Sparta, Ill., for the 2011 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.

    Carey had some trouble with her gun, but managed to come home with hardware.
    On Aug. 3, she won the ladies Parliament Coach Handicap event.
    She finished the round tied for first with a 96. She won in a shoot-off.
    On Aug. 4, she found herself in another shoot-off. Carey was tied for runner-up after the round in the TrapshootingUSA Handicap. She finished in third place.

  • Commanders edged in first golf match

    Three strokes were all that separated Washington and Marion County on Thursday at Lincoln  Homestead State Park Golf Course.

    Marion edged Washington County 182 to 185 on the links.
    Chase Spalding led the Commanders and tied for the lowest score overall with a 44 on the front nine at Lincoln.
    Spalding birdied on six, and had par on three and seven.
    He had double bogey on four, five and eight.
    Marion’s Logan Medley also shot a 44.

  • Commanders give first look at scrimmage

    The bermuda of Bennett R. Lewis Field was a boxing ring for players in position battles on Friday night, as the Commanders gave fans a first look during the Blue / Gold scrimmage.

    “We’ve got three open spots on the offensive line that I opened up from the beginning of practice,” Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy said.
    Sagrecy said a depth chart would be set on Monday, but could change before the first game on Aug. 19.
    “There’s a lot of guys fighting right now to get a spot,” he said.

  • Local 4-H'ers keep busy with state fair preparation

  • MAG-60: A new avenue of feeder calf production and marketing

    This article from Dr. Les Anderson telling us about an opportunity for those of you who would be interested in trying some A.I.  It is interesting to that this program started in Washington, Marion and Nelson counties.  

  • ENGAGEMENT: Mattingly, Smith to exchange vows

    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Mattingly of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenna Mattingly, to Joe David Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Smith of Springfield.  
    Mattingly is a 2002 graduate of Marion County High School, a 2006 graduate of Campbellsville University with a bachelor’s degree, a 2009 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a master’s degree, and a 2011 graduate of Campbellsville University with a Rank 1.  She is employed with the Washington County Board of Education.  

  • Sports briefs

    Aug. 6
    Soccer sign-ups
    The Marion County Youth Soccer Association will hold its fall soccer registration from 9 a.m. until noon at the new concession stand at the soccer fields on Fair Grounds Rd. in Lebanon on Aug. 6.  
    Registrations received after Aug. 7 will not be assured of being placed on a team.
    You can also go to www.mcys.webs.com to register and get additional forms.

    Blake Hoppes football registration

  • SCC baseball recruiting heavy on transfers

    St. Catharine College head baseball coach Luther Bramblett knows how tough the competition is in the Mid-South Conference.

    The Bat Pats mentor also knows that upperclassmen are obviously more ready to handle those pressure weekends of conference play.
    With that in mind, Bramblett, in his 11th season at St. Catharine has put an emphasis on quality transfer players to restock his roster for the 2012 season.