http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en A fast start http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/fast-start <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_7814.jpg" alt="Washington County Commanderettes sophomore Chelsea Brak rises up for a block attempt against the Danville Admirals in last week’s 3-0 win. WC is now 2-0 on the season." title="Washington County Commanderettes sophomore Chelsea Brak rises up for a block attempt against the Danville Admirals in last week’s 3-0 win. WC is now 2-0 on the season." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes (2-0) started off their season by making history last week, defeating the Green County Dragons (2-5) for the first time ever in volleyball.</p> <p> The Dragons, who are the two-time defending champions in the 5th Region, have had the Commanderettes&rsquo; number since the teams&rsquo; first match in 2002.</p> <p> It seemed like history would repeat itself after the first set of WC&rsquo;s opening match, which the Dragons won by a score of 26-24.</p> Commanders lose opening game 50-18 http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-lose-opening-game-50-18 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_9899.jpg" alt="Junior running back Anterius Edelen tries to stiff arm a Western Hills defender." title="Junior running back Anterius Edelen tries to stiff arm a Western Hills defender." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Four turnovers. Three scores.</p> <p> That was the story for the Washington County Commanders (0-1), as they watched the Western Hills Wolverines (1-0) capitalize on three of WC&rsquo;s four first-half mistakes with touchdowns.</p> <p> According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, these errors &mdash; and Western Hills&rsquo; scores as a result of them &mdash; prevented the Commanders from being able to settle into its offense.</p> WC golf drops matches in Campbellsville, Bardstown http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-golf-drops-matches-campbellsville-bardstown <p> The Washington County Commanders golf team took to the course last week but was unable to keep up its winning ways that gave them victories against Nelson County and Green County in their last two matches.</p> <p> On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Commanders headed to Campbellsville Country Club to tee off against Campbellsville and Taylor County in a three-way match.</p> WC golf team takes wins http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-golf-team-takes-wins <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9608edit.jpg" alt="Drew Yates tees off on the first hole against Green County last week." title="Drew Yates tees off on the first hole against Green County last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> The Washington County High School golf team is teeing it up and already making big strides on the greens. And one player, Emily Cox, earned a ticket to the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; State tournament for her sixth time.</p> <p> On Aug. 1, Cox qualified for the state tournament by shooting an 81 and tying for fifth in the David &ldquo;Big Daddy&rdquo; Parsons Cardinal Classic hosted at Campbellsville Country Club.</p> Mudd takes over as head volleyball coach http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/mudd-takes-over-head-volleyball-coach <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0783edit.jpg" alt="Washington County Commanderette volleyball head coach Casey Mudd directs her team during a practice last week." title="Washington County Commanderette volleyball head coach Casey Mudd directs her team during a practice last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team is under new guidance this year, but they&rsquo;re being led by a very familiar face &ndash; former assistant coach, Casey Mudd.</p> <p> Mudd, 26, was an assistant coach under the leadership of her mother, former head coach Anne Mudd.</p> <p> Anne Mudd coached the team from 2011-2014 and before that coached at St. Dominic.<br /> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s for sure some big shoes to fill,&rdquo; Mudd said. &ldquo;Considering she [her mother] had really productive and good seasons all the years she was here.&rdquo;</p> Hyman takes reins of SCC volleyball team http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/hyman-takes-reins-scc-volleyball-team <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lauryn_hymanedit.jpg" alt="Lauryn Hyman has been named the new head coach of the SCC volleyball team." title="Lauryn Hyman has been named the new head coach of the SCC volleyball team." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Lauryn Hyman has quickly moved up in the coaching ranks at St. Catharine College. After just one season as the Patriot assistant volleyball coach, the Louisville native was named last week as the head coach for the 2015 season.</p> Belden is WCHS’s new athletic trainer http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/belden-wchs%E2%80%99s-new-athletic-trainer <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kendra-4552edit.jpg" alt="Kendra Belden is WCHS’s new athletic trainer. " title="Kendra Belden is WCHS’s new athletic trainer. " align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Whether it&rsquo;s acting as a first responder, water girl or someone who applies ice packs and tape, athletic trainers are often the unsung heroes of high school sports. Recently, Washington County High School lost its athletic trainer, Kelsey Marberger, but starting this month, the school will have a new trainer on its fields and courts. Her name is Kendra Belden.</p> <p> Belden, 24, spent her early years in Bardstown, but left the Bluegrass State and moved to Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 15.</p> Dzikas tabbed new women’s basketball coach at SCC http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/dzikas-tabbed-new-women%E2%80%99s-basketball-coach-scc <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8709edit.jpg" alt="Megan Dzikas was recently introduced as the new women’s basketball coach at St. Catharine College. Dzikas served as an assistant last season under Lena Bramblett, who spent the last 15 seasons with the Patriots." title="Megan Dzikas was recently introduced as the new women’s basketball coach at St. Catharine College. Dzikas served as an assistant last season under Lena Bramblett, who spent the last 15 seasons with the Patriots." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Any young aspiring coach that comes up through the ranks dreams of being a head coach at some point during their career. This is no different for Megan Dzikas, as she was named the new head women&rsquo;s basketball coach at St. Catharine College.</p> <p> Dzikas will take over for Lena Bramblett, who was head of the women&rsquo;s basketball program for the last 15 years. Bramblett will make the move to the high school game and take over at Washington County High School.</p>