Today's Sports

  • Miss Ruby is a LHSP fixture

    Chances are likely that any golfer that has played a round at Lincoln Homestead State Park has met Miss Ruby.

    Ruby Noel has been working at the park since 1972.
    Ever since, she’s been tending to the golfers that come and go.
    “She’s a fixture here at the golf course. Everybody loves her and they come in to see her,” Bobby Bartholomai, golf pro at the course, said. “They’ll bring her breakfast, they just take care of her.”

  • Sports briefs

    July 22
    Ponderosa Speedway

    Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City will host the 16th annual Pete Abell Memorial.
    The event will feature the super late models in action for 40 laps.
    Also in action will be the open wheel modifieds for 25 laps.
    Pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and general admission opens at 5 p.m.
    Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane in Junction City.
    July 23
    Corn hole tournament

  • SCC women’s soccer brings in big...

    “Another strong class,” is how St. Catharine College women’s soccer coach  Paul Patton describes his group of 2011 recruits. 

    Over a year of work, and many miles on the recruiting trail, went into what the coaching staff thinks will be a group of impact players that will suit up for the Patriots this August.

  • International players add depth...

    In just the first year of existence, the St. Catharine College tennis program has gone global.

    Coach Jim Coomer has signed nine players to the men’s team, four of them from outside the United States.
    “Recruiting for the men’s team has gone well, considering the late start I got,” said Coomer. “It is difficult getting women to commit now since most of them have already decided where they want to go to school, but that will get better next year.”

  • Local manager makes MLB All-Star...

    While some baseball fans watched the Major League Baseball All-Star game on television last week, Joey Padgett took in the action live at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Padgett, manager at Bonnie Plant Farm, attended the 2011 MLB All-Star game with friends he grew up with in Alabama.
    The summer event has become a tradition for Padgett and his friends.
    “They tried for a long time to get me to join them, but I never did,” he said. “About five years ago I started going with them, and have been going ever since.”

  • President’s Cup slips away- this...

    This year’s President’s Cup was a close affair, fueling the rivalry that started in 1999.

    After the final putt on Sunday, Springfield trailed Lebanon 15 1/2 to 14 1/2.
    “Only one more tied match by Springfield’s players and the Cup would have stayed at Lincoln Homestead pro shop,” captain and club president Bill Frost said.
    In the President’s Cup, whoever holds the trophy from the previous year can retain it by winning or tying the event in the current year.

  • All-stars beat Adair, fall twice...

    Washington County fell to a powerhouse in North Oldham on Monday night to end its run in the Kentucky State Little League tournament at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    North Oldham won 4-1, and will move on to the semifinals as the number one seed in pool B.
    Semifinal games took place on Tuesday night. The championship game is set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Graham Memorial.  

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  • Sports briefs

    July 23
    Corn hole tournament
    The Mackville Community Center will be hosting a corn hole tournament on July 23 at 10 a.m.
    Teams can register at the door. The tournament will be held in the parking lot behind the center.
    Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair.

  • Flag tourney winners, Prez Cup...

    The Lincoln Men’s Golf Club held its Flag Tournament recently.

    The players competed for prizes in handicap and scratch divisions.  
    The handicap division was won by Tom Harmon.
    Second and third place were won by Fred Armstrong and Ted McNeal, respectively.  
    The scratch division was won by Bill Frost, with Ricky Hoppes taking second, while Joe B. Yates finished third.  
    The next event will be the President’s Cup.  

  • Former MLS player to coach at SCC

    The distance from Bethlehem High School in Bardstown to St. Catharine College is about 17 miles.

    For Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo, who is the new assistant men’s soccer coach for the Patriots, the journey was much longer.
    Khumalo came to the United States from South Africa in 1996 at the age of 16. He played soccer at Bethlehem until his graduation in 2000.
    From there he attended Lindsey Wilson College for two years, and then Coastal Carolina for two years.