Today's Sports

  • St. Catharine trainer to call...

    At 24, Justin Farr is young to be a college athletic trainer.

    But Farr, in his first year as the trainer at St. Catharine College, finds himself in even older company in his secondary occupation: that of an accomplished umpire.
    Accomplished would very well describe Farr’s umpiring credentials as the native of Clarksville, Ind., has already called balls and strikes in some prestigious venues. The most recent call came from the Little League World Series, where he will umpire the softball World Series in Portland, Ore. in August.

  • Track teams compete at state

    Washington County High School’s track team sent five athletes to compete in four events at the KHSAA Class AA state meet on Thursday at the University of Louisville.

    Qwan Turner was unable to clear five feet, eight inches, the starting height for the event.
    Turner cleared 5-10 to earn a spot at state, but failed to clear 5-8 in three attempts on Thursday.
    Tyler Bray of Lloyd Memorial won the event, clearing 6-8.
    Turner finished 22nd in the long jump, recording a distance of 18-9.

  • Oh, what a spring

    Spring is always a busy time of the year for sports, but this one has left me breathless.

    One quick glance at this week’s sports section will give you an idea why.
    For starters, the Commanders continued a long tradition of baseball excellence by winning their 20th district championship in 45 years.
    If you didn’t catch the Commanders this season, shame on you. When the boys are on, the bats are aflame. They can really knock it around the park.

  • Commanderettes bow out to...


    The Washington County High School softball team (11-12) ran into region favorite Central Hardin (32-4) on Monday  night at LaRue County.
    The Commanderettes hung tough for five-and-a-half innings, keeping it tied 1-1.

  • Commanders beat Cards for title...

    Washington County vs. Elizabethtown
    7-2 Washington County
    When: Monday, May 30
    Where: Central Hardin High School

    Game highlights: Blake Smith left the mound with a bloody finger, but Elizabethtown just left bloodied.
    The Commanders recovered from a shaky third inning to win their first round region game.

  • Correction

    Due to incorrect information, a story in last week’s The Springfield Sun should have acknowledged a no-hitter thrown by the Orioles’ Devin Hurst in a 1-0 win over the Reds in boys’ Little League action at Idle Hour Park.

  • Sports briefs

  • SCC basketball reloads

    The national media doesn’t dwell on the recruiting success of NAIA basketball as it does with the NCAA. But if rating recruiting classes was a practice, the 2011-12 class of the St. Catharine College Patriots would have to draw top 10 acclaim.

  • Athletic facilities construction...

    Despite the incessant rains of the 2011 spring, the new track at St. Catharine College is still “on track” for completion by the start of the fall semester in August.

    Along with the track and its many amenities, there will be a refurbished soccer field, six tennis courts and lights all around to provide for night events.

  • String tourney winners named

    The Lincoln Men’s Club held their String Tournament on Sunday at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    David Carney shot a 65 to win by four strokes over Joe B. Yates,  who fired a 69.
    Ted McNeal finished third with a 70.
    The next scheduled event is a pick-up Calcutta scramble on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
    The Red, White, and Blue tournament will be the following day, June 12, at 3 p.m.
    It is not too late to join the club and there are more events to come this year.