Today's Sports

  • Commanders capitalize early but...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

    That is one of the oldest sports cliche’s in the book, and if any game were a prime example of that phrase, then the Washington County Commanders’ home opener against Western Hills last Friday night was a textbook case.

    The Commanders got off to a quick lead when junior receiver Quan Turner ran the ball for a 56-yard yard touchdown. Junior Seth Mattingly’s extra point gave WC a 7-0 lead 49 seconds into the game.

  • Commanderettes rebound vs. Lady...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Sometimes, when a team is down and feeling weak, the best thing for them to do is pick themselves up by picking on a weaker opponent. And that’s just what the Washington County Commanderettes needed last Tuesday night.

    After going 0-5-1 last Saturday in the Marion County Tournament and losing 0-2 at Central Hardin last Monday, WC, which hadn’t won since Aug. 22, was hungry for a victory as the 0-10 Lady Tigers of Bardstown looked for their first win in Springfield.

  • WC girls beat Meade; boys place...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Both Washington County boys’ and girls’ golf teams hit the links last week in match play.

    The boys hosted teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course. The Cards came out on top as Taylor County shot 163, while WC finished with a 170 and Campbellsville finished last with 200.

    Some individual performances have been outstanding for the Commanders as Aaron Spalding has already qualified for the state tournament Oct. 5-7 at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • SCC golfers finish close second...

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team held the lead after the first day of last week’s golf tournament hosted by Georgetown College at Cherry Blossom Golf Course. But the Patriots couldn’t hold on for the title as the host Tigers overtook them to win the 36-hole event by nine strokes.

    “They wanted to win so badly,” said SCC coach Joan Rizer, “but just didn’t put two rounds together.”

  • Three Patriots named Mid-South...

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College’s Laura Bowling, Mandy Gray and Taylor Malott are the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 5, the conference announced on Monday.

    The weekly honors are the first for all three student-athletes this season.

  • Idle Hour Park Cornhole League

    Idle Hour Park will be holding a cornhole league starting Sept. 8.

    Games will take place Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and the league will last for five weeks.

    Because of Labor Day, the first game will be played Tuesday, Sept. 8 with all following games held on Mondays.

    For more information or to sign-up, please contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.


  • Dudley’s doing right

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old phrase that says you can never go home again. But if you are fortunate enough to win 320 football games in your life, maybe they’ll make an exception.

    Bell County head football coach and Springfield native Dudley Hilton returned to the area last Saturday as his Bobcats took on the Marion County Knights in the 2009 Marion County Pigskin Classic in Lebanon.

  • Osbourne takes Lincoln Men'...

    Special to The Sun

    The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club held their annual club championship on Aug. 22 and 23 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course. It was an exciting two days of golf that came down to the last hole.

  • YMCA Golf Scramble

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will hold a golf scramble Monday, Sept. 21 at the Danville Country Club. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

    Check-in starts at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and an awards presentation at 3 p.m.

    For more information, contact Mark Fryer at (859) 734-9622.

  • Commanderettes struggle on the...

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes hit a rough patch last week with home losses to Elizabethtown and Marion County. They followed up their home stand with a string of tournament losses at Marion County.

    The week started with a 2-1 loss to E-Town last Tuesday. They followed up hosting rivals Marion County on Thursday night. After losing the first game 25-22, the Commanderettes fought back to take the second game 25-21 before Marion won the rubber game 25-16 for the 2-1 win.