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Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaac Yates

    It didn’t take long for Isaac Yates to get attached to the game of baseball. 

    He remembers starting T-ball when he was either 3 or 4 years old, and from the moment he put on his glove, baseball has been a part of Yates’ life.

    “I really enjoyed the game, and I just stuck with it ever since,” he said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tanner Yates

    When Tanner Yates’ mother asked him if he wanted to play baseball when he was around 3 or 4 years old, his answer was simple: “Well, yeah.”

    That answer proved to be the right choice for Yates, who immediately became attached to the game.

    One of the things he liked about it, especially when he was younger, was the connections he was able to make through the game.

  • Golf lessons being offered locally

    Two separate chances to learn about the game of golf are being sponsored this summer.

    The first golf clinic is being held by Washington County High School golf head coach and Lincoln Homestead golf pro Bobby Bartholomai.

    The junior clinic, which will take place at Lincoln Homestead, will be held from May 31 through June 3. 

    Golfers ages 10 and under will participate from 8 to 9 a.m., while Bartholomai will work with those who are 11 and older from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Trae Coulter

    Whenever Trae Coulter steps onto the mound, he knows that he is in control of the entire game. And in his four years as a starter for the Washington County Commander baseball team — including multiple years as the team’s ace — it’s a role he has come to embrace.

    “Everybody feeds off how you’re doing,” he said, “and whenever you’re on the mound, the game’s in your hands and it’s all up to you.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Shawn Byrd

    Growing up, Shawn Byrd said he was taught the importance of hard work.

    And according to Washington County head baseball coach Adam Blair, those lessons show each and every time Byrd steps onto the baseball field.

    “Shawn’s just a hard-working kid, a player who’s going to give you 110 percent all the time,” Blair said. “He would run through a wall for any of his teammates.”

  • WC softball loses in Mercer

    The Washington County Commanderettes (14-10, 6-2) had more hits and fewer errors than the Mercer County Titans (14-13) in a matchup between the two teams on Monday night, but they couldn’t pull out a win in a game that went down to the wire, losing 6-5.

    Monday night’s matchup quickly transformed from a defensive battle to an offensive outburst in the sixth inning after the Titans took a 2-0 lead after five innings.

  • Commanders 17-13 on season

    The Washington County Commanders (17-13, 7-1) picked up their 17th win of the season last week, defeating John Hardin on Friday by a score of 7-2. WC was unable to build off this success, though, losing to Adair County 7-0 the next day before falling 5-4 to the Danville Admirals (19-12) just before press time Monday night.

     

    John Hardin

  • WC bass fishing pair signs with CU

    Coming on the heels of their region tournament win, Washington County bass fishing team members Michael Shelton and Trevor Sagrecy accomplished something else they had been aspiring to: getting a college bass fishing scholarship.

    The two signed with Campbellsville University last week, becoming the first from WC’s bass fishing team to earn a college scholarship in the program’s four-year existence.

  • WC softball now 12-9

    The Washington County Commanderettes (12-9, 5-2) split their two games last week, defeating Nelson County 14-3 in five innings and falling to Spencer County 13-5. WC was scheduled to play Marion County on Monday, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather.

     

    Spencer County

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Evan Mattingly

    Evan Mattingly was 3 years old when he joined his first T-ball team. His father, Jim, was “a big baseball fan,” and with Evan’s older brother, Luke, set to play on their father’s team, Evan naturally wanted to join.

    And from that point on, Evan was hooked on baseball.

    “My dad got me into it, and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said.