https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Washington County Little League All-Stars compete in state tournament https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/washington-county-little-league-all-stars-compete-state-tournament <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tj_and_mattweb.jpg" alt="TJ Wells and Matt Taylor run into each other chasing a fly ball in leftcenter field. Taylor was shaken up after the collision, but continued to play after getting up. Photo by Trent Taylor" title="TJ Wells and Matt Taylor run into each other chasing a fly ball in leftcenter field. Taylor was shaken up after the collision, but continued to play after getting up. Photo by Trent Taylor" align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 10.5px; font-family: Helvetica;">Aft er both the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 10.5px;">8-10-year-old and the</span></p> <p class="p7"> 10-12-year-old teams won</p> <p class="p7"> the district championship</p> <p class="p7"> they then moved on to the</p> <p class="p7"> state tournament which</p> <p class="p7"> started over the weekend.</p> <p class="p7"> As of press deadline both</p> <p class="p7"> teams have played in two</p> <p class="p7"> of the three round robin</p> NASCAR comes to Kentucky Speedway https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/nascar-comes-kentucky-speedway <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/parachutist.jpg" alt="A parachutist brings a American Flag with him before the Quaker State 400. Photo by Trent Taylor" title="A parachutist brings a American Flag with him before the Quaker State 400. Photo by Trent Taylor" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Located about an hour and a half from Springfield, Kentucky Speedway is a hard-to-find location if you don&rsquo;t know where you are going. It is in Sparta, Kentucky and is in a very remote location, but if attending it won&rsquo;t seem isolated at all.</p> Washington County Little League baseball makes history https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/washington-county-little-league-baseball-makes-history <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8-10_team.jpg" alt="The Kentucky Little League District five 8-10 year-old Champions!" title="The Kentucky Little League District five 8-10 year-old Champions!" align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> The Washington County 8-10-year-old team and the 10-12-year-old team made history. Both teams won the 5th district championship for the first time. Both teams have won the championship in the past but for the first time Washington County will be sending both teams to the state tournament that will be held in Prestonburg in the coming weeks.</p> Commanderettes fall to Elizabethtown in region opener https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-fall-elizabethtown-region-opener <p> After a hard fought season the Washington County Commanderettes fell to Elizabethtown in the opening round of the regional tournament. WC played a very tough game and ended up one run short of Elizabethtown who moved on to play Green County in the semi-finals.</p> Commanderettes add JV Soccer program for 2019-2020 season. https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-add-jv-soccer-program-2019-2020-season <p> Washington County Schools announced that it will be adding a JV soccer program for the 2019-2020 school year. The hope is to expand the program and eventually add a varsity program the following year. For now, the team is only offered to girls, but there is a plan to eventually add a team for the guys as well.</p> <p> Athletic director Eric Sagrecy said that it will be a great addition to the school. There was an interest in soccer noticed on the title nine report the school does each year and they started the process to look into starting the program.</p> Commanders fall to Bethlehem in district semi-finals https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-fall-bethlehem-district-semi-finals <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/churchill.jpg" alt="Jatavian Churchill makes a tag to get the runner out at second base. Photo by Trent Taylor" title="Jatavian Churchill makes a tag to get the runner out at second base. Photo by Trent Taylor" align="left" hspace="6" width="200" height="85" /><p> After beating Thomas Nelson in the opening round of the district tournament the Washington County Commanders fell short of Bethlehem in the semi-finals. Bethlehem ran away with a early lead and never looked back as the Commanders finished their season.</p> WC clinch fourth straight district championship https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-clinch-fourth-straight-district-championship <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/team_2.jpg" alt="Fourth consectutive 19th district champions the Washington County Commanderettes. Photo by Trent Taylor" title="Fourth consectutive 19th district champions the Washington County Commanderettes. Photo by Trent Taylor" align="left" hspace="6" width="169" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes have clinched the district championship for the fourth straight year. This is also their fifth straight year to play in the championship game and move on to the regional tournament. Maddie Pettus tossed from the circle in the championship game as WC played Bethlehem.</p> Commanderettes lose close game to region rival https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-lose-close-game-region-rival <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/graves_3.jpg" alt="Haylee Graves makes a catch at second base. Photo by Trent Taylor" title="Haylee Graves makes a catch at second base. Photo by Trent Taylor" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes lost a close game to region rival Taylor County to end the regular season for WC. Maddie Pettus tossed from the circle in the game against TC.</p>