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- The Commander basketball team won a triple overtime thriller 99-95 over Metcalfe County in the National Guard Holiday Classic in LaRue County. Washington County was three points shy of the school record of 102 points scored, set in 1968.
- St. Catharine track coach Blake Jones won the Frostbite 5K in Louisville. Jones defeated a field of more than 1,000 runners, finishing in 15 minutes and 59 seconds, 52 seconds ahead of the closest competitor.
- The Commanderette basketball team -- the defending champions -- were eliminated in the semifinals of the 5th Region All-A Classic by Bardstown.
- Washington County senior Madison Phillips signed to play soccer at St. Catharine College in 2012-13.
- St. Catharine baseball Head Coach Luther Bramblett was recognized for 10 years at the helm, posting a 362-150 record over that span with a United States Collegiate Athletic Association national title in 2009.
- Commanderettes senior Shay Yocum and junior Kenya Turner became the 11th and 12th members of the WC girls’ 1,000-point club.
- Jones took another first-place finish at the four-mile Snowman Shuffle race at Cherokee Park in Louisville. Jones’ time of 20:42 beat the second-place finisher by 36 seconds.
- The SCC women locked up their first 20-win season as members of the NAIA -- 20-7 at the time -- on their way to a 21-10 finish.
- The North Washington Middle School seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won the 2012 NIT tournament, with a 57-49 victory over St. James in the finals.
- Turner scored a school-record 43 points in a 69-39 home win for the Commanderettes over Fort Knox. The previous record, 41, was set by Latonja Martin in 1986.
- Five members -- Paul Borders, Dr. Johnny Isaacs, Jr., Bill Robinson, Brenda Smith and Johnny Wimsatt -- were inducted into the Washington County High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
- Assumption High School’s Katie George -- daughter of Ann (Haydon) George, originally from Springfield -- was named PrepVolleyball.com’s 2011 National Player of the Year.
- WC boys’ basketball was eliminated in the first round of the 19th District tournament, while the girls advanced to the finals to earn a trip to the 5th Region tournament, before falling to Nelson County in the championship.
- Upon the KHSAA announcing bass fishing as a sanctioned sport, WCHS revealed its plans to start a fishing team for the 2012-13 school year.
- Joan Hamilton of Springfield was awarded the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeder’s Award by the United States Equestrian Federation.
- Turner was named to the 2011-12 5th Region regular season all-region team.
- The Commanderettes were knocked out of the first round of the 5th Region tournament by Elizabethtown.
- The SCC men’s season ended in the first round of the Mid-South Conference tournament against Campbellsville University.
- WC football senior tight end Kyle Curtsinger signed with Lindsey Wilson College for the 2012-13 season.
- The SCC women lost to Campbellsville in the first round of the MSC tournament, bringing their season to a close.
- Junior forward Janae Howard was named first team all-conference for the SCC women, while Kasei Evans and Courtney Milam received honorable mention.
Senior guard Brandon Johnson was first team all-conference for the men, with junior center Travis Wilkins being named to the second team.
- The St. Dominic fifth-grade boys’ basketball team won its second-consecutive championship in the Nelson County Developmental Basketball League. St. D posted a 29-1 record over two seasons.
- The Commander baseball team earned back-to-back 5th Region All-A championships with an 8-4 win over Campbellsville in Green County.
- After a first-round win over Bethlehem, the WC softball team exited the 5th Region All-A Classic in the semifinals with a 4-2 loss to Caverna.
- The Military Appreciation Day 5K took place in Washington County, with Jones taking the top spot.
- SCC softball knocked off Shawnee State and UVA-Wise in the MSC tournament before falling to Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville to bring their season to an end with a 25-33 record.
- SCC baseball was eliminated from the MSC tournament with losses to Shawnee State and top-seeded Lindsey Wilson. The Patriots finished 32-25 on the season.
- WC baseball’s All-A run came to an end just short of a trip to the state tournament with an 11-4 loss to Walton-Verona.
- Former SCC basketball Head Coach Donnie Tyndall (1996-97) left his post at Morehead State to take over the head coaching job at Southern Mississippi University.
- SCC sophomore decathlete Troy Mattingly reached the national standard and earned a trip to the NAIA national meet with 4,892 points in 10 events at a track meet in Georgia.
- Senior Patriot second baseman Andrew Garcia was named first-team all-conference, as well as a member of the MSC Gold Glove team.
Senior center fielder Kasie Prather was named to the all-conference first team for the softball team.
- Tom Harmon stepped down as girls’ golf coach at WCHS prior to the 2012 season. Boys’ coach Bobby Bartholomai took over the girls’ team as well.
- Curtsinger finished fifth in the shot put at the Class 2A Region 2 meet with a distance of 43 feet and four inches, earning a trip to the state competition.
- Johnson and Prather were named 2011-12 SCC Athletes of the Year.
- The Commanderette softball team lost in the first round of the 19th District tournament, 7-3, to Nelson County.
- Curtsinger finished 24th in the state in shot put with a top distance of 41 feet and one-and-a-half inches.
- Washington County baseball lost an exciting district championship game against Bethlehem, 12-11, before falling 7-3 to Campbellsville in the first round of the region tournament.
- 11-year-old Devin Hurst finished the 11-12-year-old Little League baseball season 25-for-26 -- a .962 batting average -- at the plate.
- The Dodgers claimed the 11-12-year-old Little League baseball crown at Idle Hour Park, while the Rays upset the regular-season champion Reds in the softball finals.
- The 11-12-year-old Washington County softball all-stars earned a trip to the state tournament with a 12-6 win over Marion County in Hardin County.
- 2011 SCC graduate and former basketball player Ervin Williams signed a contract to play for the Washington Generals, the usual opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters.
- The WC softball all-stars lost their first game of the state tournament to Valley Sports. They bounced back for a win over Russell-Flatwood -- the eventual champion -- before being eliminated by North Laurel.
- Lebanon defeated Springfield in the President’s Cup, 15.5-14.5, at Lincoln Homestead golf course and the Lebanon Country Club. The win was Lebanon’s second in a row and ties the all-time series at seven wins each.
- Reese Hoffa, whose ties to WC include his grandfather Carl Thomas Brady of Springfield, earned the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a 21.23-meter (69.65 feet) shot put toss.
- Washington County native and current University of Kentucky shotgun team member Stephanie Carey qualified for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s 113th Grand American World Trap Shooting Championship with a first-place finish out of 926 shooters.
- WC volleyball was knocked out of the first round of the 5th Region All-A Classic with a 17-25, 15-25 loss to Green County.
- The Commander golf team was unseated as 5th Region All-A champions with a third-place finish in Green County. The host Dragons took the title, with Bethlehem finishing runner-up.
- Commanderette golfers Amanda and Emily Cox qualified for the All-A state tournament at Lincoln Homestead as individuals with nine-hole scores of 46 and 48, respectively.
- The WC football team played their rivalry game with Marion County, falling on the road to the Knights 28-21.
- Walk Time Charlie, a horse that was raised by Bob and Vicki Stannard at Rolling Acres breeding farm in Springfield, won the 2012 World Grand Championship at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
- Washington County varsity tennis Head Coach Aaron Dugger resigned after two seasons on the job.
- Assistant WC softball coach Paul Coulter was named to the head coaching position after Holly Medley resigned following her first season with the Commanderettes.
- Lindsey Pfoff took over as head coach of the SCC swim team, replacing Mike Carey, who led the program in its inaugural season.
- Commanderette volleyball advanced to the second round of the district tournament with a three-games-to-one victory over Bardstown.
- WC volleyball’s upset bid of top-seeded Nelson County fell short in the 19th District semifinals. The Commanderettes fell to the Lady Cardinals 3-2 (25-21, 20-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-7).
- Senior LeeAnn Abell and junior Johanna Spalding were named to the 19th District volleyball all-tournament team.
- The Commander football team secured a spot in the playoffs for the eighth-straight season with district wins over Fort Knox -- 41-6 on the road -- and Shawnee -- 54-12 at home.
- Hoffa visited local elementary schools to talk about his struggle to become an Olympic medalist.
- The fifth-sixth-grade Springfield Steelers won the Blake Hoppes championship with a 20-7 victory over the Lebanon Raiders. Hurst was named most outstanding player with three touchdown runs.
The third-fourth-grade Springfield Colts also advanced to the championship game, losing to the Marion County Cowboys, 20-7.
- Glasgow ended WC football’s season in the first round of the playoffs for the second-straight year.
- Abell became the first WC volleyballer to earn all-state honorable mention honors.
- The North Washington eighth-grade girls defended their Mid-Kentucky Conference championship with a 27-24 win over Spencer County in overtime.
- Washington County native Kate Spaulding posted two national standard times in swimming at Lindsey Wilson College, earning her the right to compete at the NAIA national meet in 2013.
- The Commander basketball team beat Nelson County 67-60 in overtime, their third overtime game in the season’s first five matchups. They knocked off Thomas Nelson 75-74 on the road and fell to Taylor County 50-47 in the season opener in the other two overtime games.
- The WC girls secured a 3-1 start to the district season with a 61-42 win at home over Bethlehem.
- The St. Dominic fifth-grade girls’ basketball team won the championship in the Nelson County Basketball Development League, with the fourth-graders finishing runner-up in their division.