Today's Sports

  • River of Life Volleyball League

    It’s time once again for the River of Life volleyball league. Men and women 13 and older may participate. The league begins March 15 and runs through May 17.

    All games will be played at the River of Life Community Church located on Hwy. 555 in Springfield. Games will begin at either 6 or 6:30 p.m. depending on the number of players.

    The deadline to sign up is March 8. This is a great way to get some exercise and have some fun and fellowship.

    Players may sign up by contacting Terry Bishop at (859) 336-3001 or Todd and Derinda Osbourne at (859) 336-9259.

  • Patriots Prepare for Pikeville...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots split their final two regular-season conference games last week, losing at Georgetown and beating Lindsey Wilson at home. In doing so, J. T. Burton’s squad finished the regular season at 20-10 and 8-6 in the conference.

    That is a significant record in that it came after a 5-24 campaign last year when the Patriots competed for the first time as an NAIA team in the rugged Mid-South Conference. The 15-win turnaround is the best of any NAIA team in the nation this year.

  • Patriot baseball reaches...

    SCC Sports Information

    When the Patriots topped Robert Morris College in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader it marked the program’s 500th win. Then, with the win in Sunday’s first game against Miami-Middletown, head coach Luther Bramblett notched his 300th career win as Bat Pats skipper.

    “I really don’t have a lot to do with it,” said Bramblett. “When you have good players, you are going to win a lot of games.”

  • Commanderettes win thriller over...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With the 19th District Tournament approaching, the Washington County Commanderettes got some much-needed momentum Wednesday night as they hosted the LaRue County Lady Hawks in what turned out to be a thrill ride of a game. Although the young LaRue team put up a good fight, it would be the Commanderettes who would come away victorious as they held on for a 64-61 win.

  • Patriot softball looking for...

    SCC Sports Information

    What does your team do for an encore after it wins a national championship? That is the question facing St. Catharine College softball coach Holly Smith. Ineligible last spring for the post-season in their first season of participation in the NAIA, the Patriots opted to play in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. And in that tournament Smith’s squad won it all with a dramatic walk-off grand slam in the title game.

  • Play ball! Well, sort of

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While the weather outside is anything other than spring-like, the Washington County Commanderette softball team was busy last week holding tryouts for the upcoming season. Veteran players, as well as young hopefuls, spent last Wednesday afternoon working on fielding, throwing and hitting.

  • Commanders fall to Hawks, Cards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In basketball, sometimes the basket seems like it’s as wide as a hula hoop, and other times, it seems as small as a soup can. Last Wednesday night against LaRue County, the shots were there for the Commanders, they just weren’t falling through as WC fell 48-44 to the Hawks.

  • SCC men rout Rio Grande, fall to...

    SCC Sports Information

    “We just didn’t get the hustle plays, the 50-50 balls in the final minutes and that was the difference.”

    Such was the summation of St. Catharine College head coach J.T. Burton after his team lost a tough 67-64 decision Saturday to the visiting Campbellsville Tigers. Even with the bounces going against them late, the Patriots had a shot to tie in the final seconds but Arthur Latham’s 3-point attempt was just off the mark.

  • SCC games benefit Relay for Life

    The SCC Patriot double-header against Pikeville on  Feb. 13 will be Pink Zone games. All proceeds from the gate and concessions will benefit the St. Catharine College Relay for Life team. Those in attendance are asked to wear pink to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

    The women will tip-off at 2 p.m., with the men following at approximately 4 p.m.

  • Goatley elected STMA Secretary/...

    Special to The Sun

    Springfield native James Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D., Virginia Tech University Associate Professor of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, took office as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) on Jan. 14. He was officially elected during the association’s annual meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., held during the STMA 21st Annual Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 12-16.