Today's Sports

  • Commanders are making contact

    With the varsity team away at camp at Eastern Kentucky University, Washington County coach Larry Smith put his freshman Commander squad through drills on the first day of contact practice Monday morning. After sweating in the summer heat during the past few weeks, the boys were ready to strap on the pads and helmets and get in a few hits.

  • Athletic trainer on the job for...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s going to be a new face at Washington County High School football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball games in the coming seasons.

    Jenna Meyer will serve as the school’s athletic trainer now that the school board has contracted with KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) to provide service for high school teams.

  • From Left Field

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. After wrapping up two hectic weeks of Little League all-stars, I had enough hours saved up to take a very rare Friday off. So I decided to check out a Reds game in Cincinnati, my first of the year.

    I lucked out because the game I attended featured a 20th anniversary celebration of the 1990 championship team. It was also MC Hammer night (The Reds’ unofficial theme song that year was U Can’t Touch This).

  • Commander baseball awards banquet

    The Washington County Commander baseball team held its awards banquet on June 27 at the home of Mike and Susan McCain. Head coach Derek Schuler handed out the following awards:

    Varsity Awards

    Defensive Award- Fergus McCain

    Offensive Award- Ben Simms

    Pitching Award- Joseph Hamilton

    Most Improved- Seth Mattingly

    Commander Award- Hunter Goatley

    JV Awards

    Defensive Award- Connor Riney

    Offensive Award- Taylor Wheatley

    Pitching Award- Trae Abell

    Freshman Awards

  • Commanderettes receive softball...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes held their annual softball awards banquet on July 6.

    Receiving academic awards were senior Samantha Seger, junior Olivia Thompson, sophomore Daphne White and freshman Samantha Mudd.

    Varsity award winners

    Most RBIs - Kelly Hill

    Coaches Award - Samantha Seger

    Most Stolen Bases - Kelly Hill

    Most Improved - Zana Yocum

    MVP - Kelly Hill

    Commanderette Award - Samantha Seger

    Highest On-base Percentage - Kelly Hill

  • New faces on the Commander...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football Commanders have been shaping up for the 2010 season by bulking up on the field and making a few changes within the coaching staff.

    Gone from seasons past are assistant coaches Tim Messer and Jeff Doig. Messer has assumed more of an administrative role within the high school, while Doig moved out-of-state to take a new job.

  • Youth Awards Night

    An awards night for Washington County summer youth leagues will be held July 26 at Idle Hour Park starting at 6 p.m.

  • Former Patriot part of Cliff Lee...

    SCC Sports Information

    Former St. Catharine College right-hander Josh Lueke was traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Texas Rangers in the Cliff Lee deal last week.  Lueke was an NJCAA All-American pitcher for the Patriots in 2006 and signed with Northern Kentucky University following that year.  He was a 16th round pick of the Rangers in 2007.  Lueke had a career 1.01 ERA for SCC and won 14 games with 141 Ks in 134 innings in two seasons at St. Catharine (2005-2006).

  • Lincoln Homestead Men's...

    Special to The Sun

    The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club played their annual President’s Cup match against the Lebanon Country Club this past weekend. The teams consisted of 13 players from each course. They played four nine-hole matches in Ryder Cup style match play. The Lincoln Men’s Club needed to win 15.5 out of 30 possible points to regain the cup that was lost last year to Lebanon in a landslide defeat.

    This year, Captains Joe B. Yates and Kurt Blandford assembled a team to go up against a strong Lebanon squad.

  • Simms among Bat Pat signees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When the St. Catharine Patriot baseball team takes the field next season, a familiar face will be among those at Edelen-Haydon Field. Washington County graduate Joe Joe Simms is among the latest crop of players that have committed to playing for head coach Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats.