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Today's Sports

  • Volleyballers fall in opener at...

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    Washington County volleyball head coach John Rogers knew his team was going up against a tough opponent Monday night as the Commanderettes opened their season at Elizabethtown.

    “I haven’t seen E-Town play, but I’ve heard they have one of the better teams they’ve ever had here, and of course E-Town’s won the region several times, so to say they have one of the best teams they’ve ever had means they’re going to be good,” Rogers said.

    He was right.

  • WC golfers finding a groove

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    The Washington County High School boys’ golf team is having some early success on the course. The team won its match last week against Nelson County and Bardstown high schools. The match was scheduled to be plays at Maywood Country Club in Bardstown, but was moved to Lincoln Homestead State Park in Springfield.

    The five-man varsity Commander group posted a low score of 171, followed by Bardstown with a 183 and Nelson County with a 190.

  • Cards make a clean sweep, finish...

     

    You might say the Little League Cardinals baseball team at Idle Hour Park is in a groove.

    The team just completed its second perfect season, posting a 12-0 regular season record, then winning two games in tournament play to improve to 14-0.

    Coach Scotty Roution’s team also went undefeated last season, winning the regular-season and tournament championships.

    Repeating as champs is never an easy accomplishment, and Roution said he didn’t expect it going into this season.

  • Experience abounds on WC...

     

    After practicing all summer, Washington County volleyball coach John Rogers and his Commanderette team are ready to get on the court against a real opponent.

    “I think they’re ready to start playing somebody else,” Rogers said.

    Washington County hosted Central Hardin this past week in a scrimmage to prepare for the start of the regular season, and Rogers said he liked what he saw from his squad.

  • Haydon is world champ again

     

    He’s only been a professional since 2012, but Springfield resident Phillip Haydon is one of the best cornhole players in the world.

    Haydon recently won his second doubles world championship in as many years. He and his playing partner, Daymon Dennis, of Brownsville, Kentucky, won the American Cornhole League doubles title July 22 in Cherokee, North Carolina.

    “We won the senior division, which is 55 and over. There were 30-some teams in it,” Haydon said.

  • Taylor supports friends,...

     

    As the Washington County 8-10-year-old all-stars prepared to head to Middlesboro this past weekend for the Little League Baseball State Tournament, members of the community were asked to make donations to help with the financial expenses related to their trip.

    Local businesses and even citizens stepped up to help the youngsters realize their dream of competing for a state title.

    While all donations were important, one stood out from the rest.

  • All-stars shine, fall short of...

     

    Washington County’s 8-10-year-old all-star team stepped onto a very big stage this past weekend as it began play in the Little League state tournament.

    The tournament operated with eight teams in pool play, and each team was guaranteed three games, with the two top teams from each pool advancing to the state semi-finals.

    Washington County opened play Saturday afternoon against a tough Owensboro Southern team, and the result was a 4-1 loss.

    After the game, head coach Leonard Abell said his team’s bats didn’t show up.

  • Practice makes perfect for...

    Sports are at the center of many communities big and small across the United States. Whether it’s high school, college, or professional sports, people come from all over to watch and cheer on their favorite team or player. Here in Washington County, there’s a sport more than 20 years old and has seen many participants go on to compete at higher levels in competitions across not only Kentucky, but also the country.

  • Baseball All-Stars battle in...

    The District 5 Little League All-Star Baseball Tournament began Saturday, July 1, at Beaver Creek Park in Glasgow. Washington County’s 8-10 and 10-12 year old teams took on Marion County Saturday and Glasgow Sunday. The teams also took on Boyle County Monday and Adair County on Tuesday, though results weren’t available at press time. Washington County will finish play against Campbellsville today, July 5, at 5 p.m. CT. Be sure to see more in next week’s issue of The Sun.

  • Behind the scenes at Idle Hour...

    Everyone in Springfield knows the name Idle Hour Park. Little League is played there, Washington County High School plays many of their sports there, and community members enjoy walks around the track or days on the playground with their kids there.

    People who visit the park see well-kept fields and an overall clean environment. But keeping it that way isn’t a small task, something park director Bernard Smalley knows all too well.

    “We do what we can out here, I think we do a good job with what we have,” he said.