http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Commanders' streak grows http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-streak-grows <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bbbvwhitefield_0209007.jpg" alt="John Floyd and Cameron Willis lock down a Whitefield player in the backcourt after the Wildcats inbound pass." title="John Floyd and Cameron Willis lock down a Whitefield player in the backcourt after the Wildcats inbound pass." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It was three games and three wins last week for the Commanders as they rumble down the final stretch of the regular season and toward the district tournament.</p> Commanderettes pick up wins as season winds down http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-pick-wins-season-winds-down <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gbbvwhitefield_0209025.jpg" alt="Amber Murphy brings the ball up the court on the fast break for the Commanderettes against Whitefield Academy." title="Amber Murphy brings the ball up the court on the fast break for the Commanderettes against Whitefield Academy." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A 72-55 win over Whitefield Academy provided a bright spot for a Commanderettes team that has struggled to find results in its last few games.</p> <p> After defeating Marion County by a score of 51-48 at home early in January, the Lady Knights got their revenge in a 55-40 win over Washington County on Feb. 6. That loss was compounded by another loss later that week, 53-36, against Campbellsville.</p> Commanderettes host game against Marshall County http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-host-game-against-marshall-county <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gbbvmarshallcounty_0205016.jpg" alt="Washington County&amp;#039;s Fran Taylor (center) stands with two Marshall County players while the two teams participate in a pre-game prayer." title="Washington County&amp;#039;s Fran Taylor (center) stands with two Marshall County players while the two teams participate in a pre-game prayer." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Zack Pe&atilde;lva</p> <p> Sports Writer</p> <p> This past Monday, it would have been easy to mistake who was the home team when the Commanderettes basketball team hosted the Marshall County Lady Marshals. The game&rsquo;s &ldquo;Marshall Strong&rdquo; theme was taken to heart by those in attendance as the stands were filled with a sea of blue and orange; a symbol of memoriam for the two students killed and 21 wounded during a shooting at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23.</p> Girls fall short against Danville http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/girls-fall-short-against-danville <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gbbvdanville_0120001.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A chance for midseason accolades was snatched away from the Commanderettes as they lost 60-30 against Danville in the championship of the 12th Region All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Classic. Washington County had earned their spot in the final after they defeated Burgin 58-25 in the tournament&rsquo;s opening round.</p> Somerset overpowers commanders in All "A" finals http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/somerset-overpowers-commanders-all-finals <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bbbvburgin_0118013.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Zack Pe&ntilde;alva</p> <p> Sports Writer</p> <p> After breezing through the opening round of the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Classic against Burgin with a 71-40 win, the Commanders came up against their most difficult opponent of the season in the championship game. Despite keeping things close in the first quarter, a well-balanced Somerset team would eventually open up the gap and go on to win 76-59.</p> Basketball teams face midseason test in All ‘A’ Classic http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/basketball-teams-face-midseason-test-all-%E2%80%98%E2%80%99-classic <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bbbvnelsoncounty_0109016.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Zack Pe&ntilde;alva</p> <p> Sports Writer</p> <p> At nearly the halfway point of the season, Washington County High School&rsquo;s basketball teams are in very different places.</p> <p> The boys have seesawed their way through the first half of the season and the team&rsquo;s record sits at just above .500 at the time of print. A rocky end to 2017 saw them go 1-5 in a two-week span. Since then, they&rsquo;ve won four regular season games in a row, outscoring their opponents by a cumulative score of 255-214.</p> New year, more wins http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/new-year-more-wins <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cutout_fixed.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> After a largely forgettable opening act of the season, the Commanderettes will be happy to use last Saturday night&rsquo;s win over Marion County as a starting point for the second half of their schedule. It took two overtime periods, but the 51-48 win against Marion County did help wash away the sting of the 48-35 loss to Bethlehem the night before.</p> Local sports editor, Bobby Brockman, passes away http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/local-sports-editor-bobby-brockman-passes-away <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brockman_1.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Jordan Alves</p> <p> Campbellsville University Sports Infomation Director</p> <p> The Campbellsville community lost a dear friend on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. Bobby Brockman, the long-time sports editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, passed away in his sleep at the age of 61.</p>