http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Commanderettes compete at All ‘A’ state http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-compete-all-%E2%80%98a%E2%80%99-state <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_2128.jpg" alt="Trinity Baker gets a partial block on a Community Christian attack. " title="Trinity Baker gets a partial block on a Community Christian attack. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> The Washington County Commanderettes (12-9, 1-4) hit perhaps the busiest part of their schedule last week, playing in six matches in the span of five days.</p> <p class="p3"> This stretch of matches started with their first district win of the season, a five-set district victory over the Thomas Nelson Generals (8-9, 0-4) on Tuesday night. From there, the Commanderettes hosted the Bethlehem Banshees (15-5, 4-1) on Thursday but fell in four sets.</p> WC football loses to undefeated Casey County http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-football-loses-undefeated-casey-county <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_1965.jpg" alt="Trey Mudd plays tight coverage on a Casey County receiver." title="Trey Mudd plays tight coverage on a Casey County receiver." align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p class="p1"> With the score tied 0-0 halfway into the first quarter, Friday night&rsquo;s matchup between the Washington County Commanders and Casey County Rebels was delayed for more than an hour due to lightning.</p> <p class="p3"> And when play resumed, the Rebels (4-0) seized control of the game almost immediately, scoring on a long touchdown two plays after the delay and sustaining that momentum on their way to a 49-7 victory.</p> Commander golf’s regular season ends on high note with two wins http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commander-golf%E2%80%99s-regular-season-ends-high-note-two-wins <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4789edit.jpg" alt="Jim Cecconi watches a drive during a recent match. " title="Jim Cecconi watches a drive during a recent match. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> The Washington County Commander golf team excelled in its final tune-ups before the 5th Region Boys&rsquo; Golf Tournament, defeating Nelson County and Bardstown in the final two regular-season matches.</p> <p class="p3"> The Commanders hosted the Nelson County Cardinals on Wednesday and came away with a 164-208 victory.</p> Commanderettes improve record to 10-6 http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-improve-record-10-6 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4287edit.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Medley dives to keep a ball from hitting the floor." title="Elizabeth Medley dives to keep a ball from hitting the floor." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Washington County Commanderettes (10-6, 0-2) continued their winning ways this past week, defeating Boyle County in straight sets last Tuesday and posting a top-four finish in the &ldquo;Queens of the Court&rdquo; tournament at Central Hardin High School. Just before press time on Monday night, WC defeated the Larue County Hawks in four sets (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18).</span></p> <p class="p2"> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;"><br /> Boyle County</strong></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> WC falls short against Thomas Nelson http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-falls-short-against-thomas-nelson <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_9926.jpg" alt="Jbias Dawson powers through two Thomas Nelson defenders on a kick return." title="Jbias Dawson powers through two Thomas Nelson defenders on a kick return." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A drive in the final minute fell just short for the Washington County Commanders on Friday night, with the team dropping its fourth game of the season in a 27-22 loss to the Thomas Nelson Generals (3-1).</span></p> <p class="p1"> The Commanders (0-4) couldn&rsquo;t get going on their opening drive of the game, but running back Garrett Floyd got the team off to a hot start with a 44-yard run at the start of the second drive to give WC a 6-0 lead with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter after an unsuccessful extra-point attempt.</p> WC volleyball win streak hits five http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-volleyball-win-streak-hits-five <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_1496.jpg" alt="Madison Hilton dives to keep the ball alive in Washington County’s three-set win against Woodford County last week." title="Madison Hilton dives to keep the ball alive in Washington County’s three-set win against Woodford County last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> After an 0-4 start to the season, the Washington County Commanderettes (5-4, 0-2) have finally found their groove, winning their next five matches, including last week&rsquo;s matchups with the Woodford County Yellow Jackets (7-5) and the Danville Admirals (2-9).<br /> <br /> <strong>Woodford County</strong><br /> WC head coach John Rogers said the team has been working on improving its serving all year long, and that focus showed through in the Commanderettes&rsquo; three-set win (25-14, 25-11, 25-17) over Woodford County.</p> Commanders lose 63-28 to Kentucky Country Day http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-lose-63-28-kentucky-country-day <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_1798.jpg" alt="Andrew Scott celebrates a defensive stop by Washington County’s defense." title="Andrew Scott celebrates a defensive stop by Washington County’s defense." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanders (0-3) were able to keep up for one half in a road game against the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats (2-1) on Friday night, but a second-half surge by KCD ended in a 63-28 blowout Commander loss.</p> <p> The Bearcats started the game off with a quick score on their opening possession, but the Commanders answered back on their next drive. Facing a 3rd and 12, WC quarterback John Floyd threw a long pass to Jason Anderson, who drew a pass interference penalty on a KCD cornerback at the Bearcats&rsquo; 38-yard line.</p> Sure Shot http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/sure-shot <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_9797.jpg" alt="Brady Lawson showcases some of the awards he has won during his time as a trapshooter." title="Brady Lawson showcases some of the awards he has won during his time as a trapshooter." align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> Brady Lawson practically grew up with a gun in his hand.</p> <p> By the time he was 7 years old, he was already hunting, and within three years, he had picked up a sport that would become his passion: trapshooting.</p> <p> &ldquo;I just kind of started shooting trap out with [his grandfather, Glenn Lawson] in the backyard,&rdquo; Brady said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s loved guns ever since he could pick one up,&rdquo; added his father, Tim. &ldquo;My dad was a trapshooter, and [Brady&rsquo;s] just got a natural knack for it.&rdquo;</p>