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Today's News

  • WC picks up first district win

    “Heat check!” a voice rang throughout the gym.

    Washington County junior DT Yocum had already scored seven points in the first three minutes and 30 seconds, so when he pulled up for his second 3-point attempt of the night, one enthusiastic fan couldn’t help but vocalize what the rest of the Commander supporters were thinking.

  • WC picks up first district win

    “Heat check!” a voice rang throughout the gym.

    Washington County junior DT Yocum had already scored seven points in the first three minutes and 30 seconds, so when he pulled up for his second 3-point attempt of the night, one enthusiastic fan couldn’t help but vocalize what the rest of the Commander supporters were thinking.

  • County, city preps for winter

     Though December has been unseasonably warm, it still never hurts to be prepared for the winter months. 

    According to Washington County Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann, the county has been getting its trucks prepared for snow removal and salting. 

    “We’ve got eight trucks and they’re all equipped with salters and plows,” Mann said. 

  • New batting facility approved

     The construction of a recently proposed batting facility at Idle Hour Park was approved last week by the Springfield City Council, but there are still a few details left to finalize before the project is completed.

    Andy Matherly, owner of AM Electrical Services in Springfield and contractor for the proposed facility, was present at the council’s meeting to share an estimated cost for the project, which he expected to be approximately $150,000.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Wheatley

    It was Michael Wheatley’s junior season as a Washington County Commander.

    His team was taking on its biggest rivals in the Marion County Knights during his first year playing high school football, and the Commanders had lost the last two games in the historically close rivalry.

    After the game ended on a controversial game-winning, fourth-and-goal touchdown by Marion County in overtime, Wheatley and his teammates couldn’t forget the agonizing feeling of that defeat.

  • Senior Spotlight: Brandon Smith

    Growing up, Brandon Smith always preferred basketball over football. He played “a little bit” in pee-wee football and two years in middle school, but other than that, Smith always chose to play basketball if he could.

    “I liked it growing up because basketball’s more free,” Smith said. “You’re more loose, and there’s a lot going on. It’s just what I liked playing as a kid.”

  • WC boys battle, fall short in first two games

    Before the season, head coach Bernard Smalley said that the Washington County Commanders boys’ basketball team was going to run and gun. And so far, his team has not disappointed.

    Although the Commanders have fallen short in their first two games — a 72-65 loss to the Model Patriots (1-3) and a 71-68 loss to the Beth Haven Bears (3-0) — they have reached at least 65 points in both games, something last year’s WC squad was only able to do twice the entire season.

    Beth Haven

  • Commanderettes pick up first win

    In only its third game of the season, the Washington County Commanderettes (1-2) girls’ basketball team is already halfway to its win total from last year.
    After the Commanderettes defeated the Brown Bears (1-1) on Saturday by a score of 49-33, first-year head coach Lena Bramblett also recorded her first win at the helm for WC. The victory came on the heels of losses to the West Jessamine Colts (2-0) and Taylor County Cardinals (2-1).

    Brown

  • Santa Walk is this Saturday

    Springfield will be a hub of holiday spirit this weekend as multiple Christmas-themed events, including this year’s Santa Walk, unfold in town.

    The Santa Walk will take place Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. Those wanting to trot with the jolly man should arrive at the new fire station on 400 W. Main St. at 11:15 a.m. The walk will take St. Nick, his fans, the Washington County Band and the Salvation Army Canteen up Main St.

    Those interested are urged not to forget their Santa cap if they’re feeling festive.

  • Scammed

    If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

    That’s one thing Washington Countians should keep in mind, not just for the holidays, but for every time of the year, as scam artists are out there.  

    One Washington County victim of scamming, who spoke to The Sun on the condition of anonymity, said they were recently scammed out of $700 through Facebook.