Today's Sports

  • Basketball teams face midseason...

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    At nearly the halfway point of the season, Washington County High School’s basketball teams are in very different places.

    The boys have seesawed their way through the first half of the season and the team’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’ve won four regular season games in a row, outscoring their opponents by a cumulative score of 255-214.

  • New year, more wins

    After a largely forgettable opening act of the season, the Commanderettes will be happy to use last Saturday night’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.

  • Local sports editor, Bobby...

    Jordan Alves

    Campbellsville University Sports Infomation Director

    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.

  • 2017: Looking back at a year of...


    Yates sinks 14 3-pointers,

    scores 57 in two games

    It was a hot-shooting night for sophomore guard Drew Yates that paced the Commanders, and Yates connected on 8 of 12 shots from 3-point range and finished the game with 33 points to fuel the 70-58 win for Washington County.

    In addition to his long-range marksmanship, Yates went a perfect 5-for- 5 from the free-throw line. Senior DT Yocum followed with 20 points in the win, including a 4-for-4 night at the charity stripe. He added a team-high nine rebounds on the night.

  • Boys struggle in Campbellsville...

    Campbellsville’s Holiday Classic Tournament provided a chance for the Washington County boys’ team to put an end to a string of bad results that had plagued them before Christmas. After the struggles looked like they would continue with an opening game loss to Gallatin County by a score of 62-53, the Commanders righted the ship with a win in their next game against Carlisle County 84-75. The chance to leave the weekend with a winning record was snatched away in the final game of the tournament after Lincoln County defeated the Commanders 47-45.

  • Girls break slump with win

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    Two separate trips into Bardstown resulted in two losses for the Commanderettes last week. After the 71-14 loss to Nelson County, a run-down Washington County team was unable to rally against the Bethlehem Banshees. But returning to their home court seemed to be the remedy, with the team picking up its second win of the season in a 48-41 victory over Henry County.

  • Commanders' streak broken

    In what seems to have become the theme of this season, the Commanders lost in heartbreaking fashion twice in the span of a week. After a late run got Washington County to within one point of forcing overtime, the Bethlehem Eagles slammed the door shut and took the victory 75-74. Days later, a buzzer beater gave the Henry County Wildcats the opportunity to beat the Commanders 87-86 in overtime.

  • Boys basketball bounces back

    The Commanders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 73-55 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals last Friday night. The victory came after back-to-back losses to Bullitt Central and Garrard County earlier in the week. Currently 4-4 on the season, the Commanders have been dominant in their wins, outscoring the opposition by an average of over 35 points. Meanwhile, the Commanders’ losses have all come in extremely close games, with the victor winning by an average of less than three points.

  • Girls' basketball lose...

    Washington County girls’ basketball team had its chances with a couple of a good scoring runs in the later stages of the game against the Taylor County Cardinals, but fell short, losing 46-43 in its first game at home.

  • Commanders off to rocky start

    It’s never pleasant being on the wrong side of a loss. Double that when the loss is in the team’s home opener. Triple it when it comes after giving up the lead in the final seconds of the game. The 74-73 loss to the Taylor County Cardinals was about as tough as they come for Washington County.

    “Our kids, they gave everything they had,” said boys’ head basketball coach Bernard Smalley.