Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Little League champs are crowned

    The Cardinals claimed the 11-and-12-year-old baseball Little League championship on Thursday, while the Reds are the 11-and-12-year-old softball champs.

    11-and-12-year-old baseball
    Cardinals 4, Mets 2
    Thomas Bartley claimed the win and had two hits in the win, as the Cardinals came away victorious.
    Mac Stevens took the loss from the mound, while Nick Riley had a hit for the Mets.

    Mets 8, Yankees 1

  • Patriot volleyball keeping a...

    Officially, it is the off-season for college volleyball teams.

    You would never know it in looking at Adam Stevenson’s summer schedule.
    In between the regular recruiting regimen, the St. Catharine College head coach has kept busy with camps - both near and far.
    “Last week we held a camp for three days at Caldwell County High School in Princeton,” said Stevenson, who will be in his second season as head coach at St. Catharine. “We had high school players in the morning, and junior high players in the afternoon.”

  • Harmon and Medley named tourney...

    The Lincoln Men’s Golf Club held the Red, White & Blue tournament on Sunday. 

    The low gross winner was Tom Harmon, with an adjusted score of 51. 
    Second place was Joe B. Yates, with an adjusted score of 63.7.
    Third place was Fred Armstrong with a 64. 
    The low net winner was Tony Medley with a five-under par round of 66. 
    Second and third went to Ricky Hoppes and Chad Hardin, each with a 69. 
    The next event for the club will be a Glow-Ball tournament at 5 p.m. on June 25.

  • SCC athletes to join mentoring...

    For years the athletes at St. Catharine College have taken an interest in the youth of Central Kentucky.

    The Patriot athletic teams have volunteered to read in elementary schools, have helped distribute commodities to needy families, and have visited area schools for athletic clinics and camps.
    Now the athletes at St. Catharine have a chance to embark on what is the most meaningful public service to date.
    That is the Hope Mentor Program, which SCC athletics director Mike Doig recently received information about.