Today's News

  • Patriot wrestlers to honor veterans

    It was 87 years ago that a cease fire was called, ending World War I between the Allies and Germany. Originally called Armistice Day, the day is now celebrated as Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to honor all of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

    This year, the St. Catharine College wrestling team will do its part to recognizethese military heroes at the first home meet of the 2015-2016 season.

  • Senior spotlight: Dwayne Yocum

    Dwayne Yocum is a worker.

    According to his head coach, Eric Sagrecy, Yocum is the type of football player “who never complains, never whines and never gets injured.”

    He just comes to practice each day — Sagrecy also noted he is literally there at practice every day — and works as hard as he can to become a better player for the Washington County Commanders.

  • WCMS seventh-graders win NIT Championship

    If you had told Janey Doty before this season that her Washington County Middle School seventh-grade girls’ basketball team would be champions by the end of the year, she probably would not have believed you.

    So when they won the NIT championship last week, she knew it was a testament to how hard her team had worked all season.

    It wasn’t that Doty didn’t believe her team was talented at the start of the year; it was just that they were “all out of sync.”

  • Ring the bell

    Last year’s game against Marion County was mired in controversy for the Washington County

    Commanders, with WC losing on a last-second, goal-line stand that seemingly could have gone either way.

    But this year’s edition of the historically close rivalry was never in doubt, as the Commanders (5-5, 1-2) pulled out a 46-33 win over the Knights (0-10).

    It was only the second game in the series that was decided by more than one possession in the past 10 years and the first double-digit Commander win since a 16-6 victory in 2003.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

    Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.

    “It seems to be kind of cyclical,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We’ll go for a couple of months and there’ll only be a few stolen, there’s always some missing, and then we’ll have a big rash of them and then it will quiet down and then we’ll have a large number again.”

  • Haydon a top-ranked cornhole player in ACO

    Philip Haydon doesn’t remember exactly when he started playing cornhole — “It was probably seven or eight years ago, when everyone started playing,” he said — but he does remember that he didn’t have a problem “putting the bag in the hole” from the very start.

    Haydon became hooked immediately, playing every night soon after he tried it for the first time.

  • NLCS MVP has ties to Washington County

     Daniel Murphy’s postgame press conference, which followed his New York Mets clinching a trip to the World Series and him being named the NLCS Most Valuable Player, had just wrapped up.

    And after several failed attempts by a multitude of reporters to get Murphy to compliment himself rather than his team, it was SportsCenter host’s Scott Van Pelt’s turn.

  • WC's young squad looks ahead to next season

    A season full of transitions for the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17) ended last week with a loss to the Nelson County Cardinals (13-19) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    Coming into this year, the Commanderettes lost five players to graduation from last season’s 21-10 team and had no seniors.

  • WC has no answer for CAL, loses 56-8

    In what would be their second consecutive game against a team in the conversation as Class 2A’s top football team, the Washington County Commanders (4-5, 1-2) were unable to keep up with the vaunted offense of the Christian Academy-Louisville Centurions (7-2, 3-0) on Friday night, losing by a score of 56-8.

    The Centurions showed why they are considered a top Class 2A team from the very start, jumping out to a 21-0 lead early on in the game.

  • WC falls to two-time defending state champions

     The Washington County Commanders (4-4, 1-1) couldn’t dethrone the two-time defending Class 2A state champions on Friday night, losing to the DeSales Colts (6-2, 1-1) by a score of 48-0.

    WC’s defense started the game off with a strong performance, holding the Colts to a field goal on the opening drive of the game.