Today's Sports

  • Commanders and Eagles set for...

    Revenge will be on the minds of the Bethlehem players and coaches on Friday.

    The Eagles were on the wrong end of a 30-0 loss last season at Bennett R. Lewis Field, as the Commanders rolled to a sixth straight victory.
    Commander head coach Eric Sagrecy said the Eagles will be better this year.
    “I think that Bethlehem has improved,” Sagrecy said. “Coach (Ron) Koontz does a really good job over there and he’s a good person, good coach. His kids are highly motivated.”

  • On to state: Boys’ golf team...

    It took a sudden-death playoff, but the Washington County High School boys’ golf team prevailed against Bethlehem in the region All ‘A’ tournament at Green County Country Club on Saturday.

    The Eagles and the Commanders were tied at 363 strokes after 18 holes. The Commanders shot even par on the first playoff hole for the victory.
    Individual results from the tournament and match play were not released by the coach.

  • Commander alumni game

    Washington County High School football alumni got another chance to play on Bennett R. Lewis Field on Friday as part of the Blue / Gold intra-squad scrimmage.

    Players from classes past  ignored age, fitness and logic to chase the pigskin.  
    After the ice packs were put away, the crowd was the real winner. Nothing was broken, but many were likely bruised.
    All survived, leaving enough able-bodies to fill two teams for next season.

  • Early SCC soccer games to be...

    On the schedule they are listed as home games, but for now, the St. Catharine College soccer schedule, for both men and women, won’t actually be played at “home.”

    Instead those games will be played at Nelson County High School and/or Bardstown High School.
    The move is due to the construction on campus that will result in a refurbished Barber Soccer Field, with a nine lane track encircling it.
    Adjacent to the soccer/track facility will be six new tennis courts.

  • 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...

    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