Today's Sports

  • Volleyball squad nets preseason...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.

  • 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...

    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.

  • SCC’s Milam makes music on and...

    No one on the women’s basketball team at St. Catharine College was even around when Joe Dean made college basketball his domain 30 years ago, but they put their own twist on the man who called Southeastern Conference games for more than 20 years.

    Courtney Milam found out first-hand last year.

  • Haydon Oil wins golf scramble

    Team Haydon Oil took top honors at last weekend’s third annual African American Heritage golf scramble.

    They finished with a 57. Team members were Joe Haydon, Bobby Haydon III, Bobby Haydon, Jr. and Bob Noe Haydon.
    Team Springfield State Bank finished second with a 59. Team members were Tommie Smith, Robbie Polin, Jay Nichols and Greg Warren.
    Team Teed Off finished third with a 60. Team members were Jordan Holbrook, Adam Curci, Steve Gerton and James Gerton.

  • Mudd optimistic about her first...

    New Washington County High School volleyball coach Anne Mudd is optimistic about the upcoming season.

    “The way we play, very aggressive play, we’re not having any Tinker Bells,” Mudd said.
    Part of the reason for optimism? Change.
    “The girls are stepping up, we changed a lot of things,” she said. “We’re doing a lot of things different this year. They have good attitudes.”
    The team will field three seniors - Shelby Spalding, Emily White and Olivia Smith.

  • Golf team brings experience to...

    Washington County High School boys’ golf coach Bobby Bartholomai will have experience to draw from this season on the course.

    Bartholomai, a former Kentucky PGA champion, has a year of coaching experience on his resume. He also has four seniors on the varsity squad.
    Seniors Chase Spalding,  Blake Smith, Steven Cecconi, Peyton Cecconi,  and sophomores Thomas Pettus and J.P. Cecconi make up the varsity squad.