Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Local shooter hits her mark

    For a girl that has tried many things, shooting a shotgun is the one that stuck.

    Stephanie Carey, a college sophomore from Willisburg, has found her mark with a shotgun.
    “I cheered. I ran track in high school. I played golf for a while. I played softball until high school,” Carey said.
    She started shooting trap five years ago, and said she hopes to make it a lifelong activity.
    “(My brother) just came and told me it was time to shoot a gun, so he took me out and taught me how to shoot,” she said.

  • All-stars run out of steam

    The Washington County 9-and-10-year-old Little League baseball all-stars fell short in their state tournament bid last week against Campbellsville.

    The big bats of WC matched Campbellsville 4-4 after the first inning, but the well dried up afterwards for the locals.
    Campbellsville rolled to a 14-4 victory to earn District 5 runner-up honors, and a berth in the state tournament.
    Washington County was held to five hits, a low mark compared to the rest of the tournament run.

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  • On to state: 11-and-12’s win...

    After two nail-biters in the District 5 tournament, the Washington County 11-and-12-year-old Little League baseball all-stars are moving on to state.

    Washington County came from behind to rally in the top of the sixth inning.
    Mac Stevens got the all-stars started with a single to start the inning, but the next two batters were retired on strikes behind him.
    Dalton Kirsch reached on a two-out single, while Luke Abell got on with a walk.

  • Preservation Pedal kicks off in...

    Main Street looked like a cyclist convention on Saturday.

    Cars with empty bike carriers were sprinkled all over downtown, as nearly two hundred cyclists from around the state came for a 10-, 30- or 50-mile trip around the county.
    The event, known as Preservation Pedal, was sponsored by Preservation Kentucky, a non-profit historic preservation organization.
    Nell Haydon, director of Springfield’s Main Street / Renaissance, said many of the cyclists she spoke with had never been to Springfield.

  • Sports withdrawal

    It’s that dreadful time of year again.

    No, not time to mow the grass. I actually enjoy that.
    It’s the lull of the national sports calendar.
    Sure, baseball is on every day, but I haven’t followed that closely since the strike-shortened season back in the 1990’s.
    Yes, there is golf on television, too. I enjoy watching golf on TV (when I want to take a nice long nap).
    I’m stuck with updates on the NFL and NBA lockouts, which only sadden me.

  • SCC hosts volleyball camps for...

    Head coach Adam Stevenson, assistant coaches Jason McDannold and Kristen Michael, and the St. Catharine College volleyball team have been really busy this summer.

    The Patriots conducted a middle school camp from June 26 - 29. Players from many surrounding counties, and some from as far away as Caldwell County, attended the four-day camp. On the heels of that, from June 29 to July 2, a four-day camp for high school players was held.