Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Washington County falls to...

    Pitching was the story of the night when the Washington County 9-and-10-year-old Little League softball all-stars battled Marion County on June 21 at Idle Hour Park.

    Haley Mattingly hurled 12 strikeouts in six innings, earning a no-hitter. Six of those strikeouts were the result of Washington County batters going down looking.
    She walked two batters.
    Haylee Graves fanned eight Marion County batters and only gave up two hits, but it wouldn’t be enough to win. Graves walked three batters.

  • WC bats too much for South Hardin

    Washington County used three big innings to nearly run-rule South Hardin on Sunday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The highlight of the afternoon came from John Floyd, who cleared loaded bases with a triple, then reached home himself on an error for an inside-the-park grand slam.
    Floyd fell to the ground with joy after crossing home, only to be picked up by the ankles by his coach, as he was carried to the dugout among cheers from his teammates and fans.

  • Marathon thriller

    It took over four hours to finish, including a prolonged lightning delay and three extra innings, but the Washington County 11-and-12-year-old Little League baseball all-star team outlasted Campbellsville 6-5 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon on Sunday.

    Thomas Bartley began the ninth inning with a 0-1 single, then stole second to put himself in scoring position.
    Michael Chastain, who started the game on the mound for the all-stars, finished the deal from the plate by knocking in Bartley on an RBI single to end the game.