Today's Sports

  • Glow-ball winners announced

    The Lincoln Men’s Golf Club recently held its annual Glow-ball tournament. 

    A Glow-ball is a ball that glows in the dark.  They come in really handy when playing golf outside after the sun goes down.
    The first nine holes were played late in the afternoon.  At the finish of the first nine holes, everyone took a break for hamburgers and hotdogs.  
    When the sun finally set (9:45 p.m.), players went back to the course to finish the final nine holes.
    The eventual winning score was 10-under par.  

  • Award winners announced

    The Washington County High School baseball team recently announced post-season award winners at the team banquet.

    Blake Smith and Tyler Coulter shared MVP honors on the varsity level.
    Smith also walked away with the pitching award, while Coulter earned the offensive award.
    Seth Mattingly earned the defensive award for his work behind the plate.
    Connor Riney earned most improved honors. He returns next season, along with Smith and many others.
    The coach’s award went to seniors Javier Gonzalez and Travis Smith.

  • All-Stars fall in two

    The 11-and-12-year-old all-stars couldn’t reap the benefits of home field advantage over the weekend, falling out of the district tournament after two games.

    The locals got off to a shaky start on Friday as they opened the tournament against Russell County.
    Washington County got behind 3-0 to start the game, but countered with two runs in the top of the second to make it 3-2.
    Russell County stepped on the gas in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs to go up 7-2.

  • All-Stars have staying power

    The 9-and-10-year-old Little League softball all-stars from Washington County hung around after the first weekend of play of the district tournament at Idle Hour Park.

    The locals played the second game of the tournament, facing Russell County on Friday in the night cap.
    Washington County scored two runs in the second and third, as well as one in the fifth inning to accumulate a 5-0 lead.
    The all-stars took advantage of three consecutive walks and an error to go on a five-run scoring binge in the top of the sixth.

  • Sports briefs

    June 25
    3-on-3 basketball tournament

    The Mackville Community Center is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 10 a.m. on June 25. For more information, call (859) 613-6241.
    The tournament will be double elimination.

  • SCC baseball field gets Bermuda...

    Edelen-Haydon Field, the home of the Patriots since 2000, received a major upgrade this summer. 

    Bermuda grass was power seeded in the outfield recently, replacing the Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue mix that was there.
    Hot temperatures the first two weeks after planting and some precipitation from Mother Nature has the young grass on the move.  

  • Bike tour coming to Washington...

    Preservation Kentucky will host the first Preservation Pedal: A Bike Tour of Historic Springfield and Washington County on Saturday, July 2.

    The 50-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m., while the 10- and 30-mile rides will start at 10 a.m.  
    Advance registration is required and is available online at www.preservationpedal.org Registration cost for this event includes snacks, drinks, a Preservation Pedal T-shirt, lunch, sag service, and mechanical support.   

  • Ghosts of Idle Hour

    I’ve walked by the spot several times a week for the past several weeks, but never noticed it.

    I’m referring to the memorial at Idle Hour Park, a shrine to coaches and players who gave and gave to the grounds, only to have the last out called too soon.
    Some gave years of coaching, helping their children and their neighbors’ children learn the game so many of us love.
    Others gave spectators a show on the diamond. They played out their dreams for everyone to see, night after night after night.

  • Girls’softball tournament lands...

    Idle Hour Park is getting dressed up for company this week, as the Little League girls’ softball district tournament comes to town.

    The city will welcome four out-of-county teams to the fold, as they vie for a state tournament berth.
    Two teams, Albany and Burkesville, won’t be making the trip this year.

  • Two schools, one team

    The Washington County and North Washington middle schools will not play each other in football this season; at least not in an actual game.

    The teams will, however, meet on the practice field every day after a merger of the two programs was unanimously approved by the Washington County School Board Monday night.
    The motion arose after a parent and grandparent spoke at the meeting, informing the board of the need for the move.