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Today's Sports

  • It’s still early, but...


    I know it’s still early, I know it. I just can’t help myself.

    I caught a glimpse of the football team during a seven-on-seven scrimmage at Boyle County last week.
    I wasn’t sure what to expect. They were playing back-to-back state champion Boyle County. They are 30-0 in the last two seasons (43-1 in the last three).
    Not a team to scoff at during any season, but especially under Larry French.
    When I pulled up, a WC player hauled in a touchdown pass.
    A few minutes later, somebody broke up a pass on defense.

  • Sports briefs


    July 30
    Baseball tournament

    The Washington County boys’ basketball team will host the second annual Commander Classic, a coach-pitch baseball tournament for players ages 8 and under.
    The tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Idle Hour Park, and concessions will be available.
    Approximately 10 teams are expected to participate, including a squad of local youngsters. For more information call (859) 481-3308.

    August 1

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  • SCC to host 21st annual golf...


    The 21st annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic will take place the weekend of Aug. 5-6.

    The event is not only a great chance to hit the golf course and have fun, but it is also a way to provide quality higher education to SCC students.
    The festivities start the evening of Aug. 5, with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Spalding Student and Community Center on the SCC Campus.
    The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a vast array of items up for bid.

  • 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.