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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building blocks

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    As the 2017 football season cAs the 2017 football season comes to an end in Washington County, it’s not too early to start looking toward what next year might hold.

    The Commanders team this season featured seven seniors, quarterback John Floyd, linebacker Dallas Clark, offensive/defensive linemen Christopher Railey and Andrew Scott and receivers/defensive backs Trey Cheatham, Daniel DeWitt and Jack Wheatley.

  • Commanders' season comes to...

    For the betting man, last Friday night’s football game between Washington County and the DeSales Colts featured a very clear favorite. The undefeated and seemingly untouchable Colts hosted the Commanders in the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Washington County was playing in only its fourth postseason game in nearly two decades after edging out Owen County 21-20 the week before. In the end, there were no surprises, as DeSales stampeded over Washington County, handing the Commanders a 54-0 loss.

  • Survive and advance

    Down 19-6 in the third quarter, it looked like the end of the road for Washington County football.

    Playing against a physically imposing Owen County side on a field that had been turned into a soup by the day’s earlier rain, the Commanders had struggled for much of the game to string drives together and keep their offense on the field. But with the season on the line, Washington County put together a fourth quarter comeback that saw them force two turnovers and score 14 unanswered points on the way to a 20-19 win over the Rebels.

  • By the numbers

    Jbias Dawson

    Dawson is ranked 12th in the state among 2A schools and is averaging 9.5 yards per carry and around 100 yards per game. Bullish and not afraid of contact, a large percentage of the junior running back’s yards come after breaking at least one tackle. He has nine rushing touchdowns so far this season and has also operated often as a pass-catcher out of the screen. He has turned eight catches into 124 yards and three touchdowns. Also acting as a kick returner, he has three touchdowns directly from returns this season.

    John Floyd

  • Breaking through

    After the loss to Christian Academy of Louisville on Oct. 20, one season ended and a new, higher-stakes season began for the Washington County football team. This Friday’s game against the Owen County Rebels will be the start of a win-or-go-home postseason campaign.

  • WC shutdown in Louisville

    Going up against the defending 2A State Champions, the Commanders of Washington County were handed their fourth loss of the season in last Friday’s 49-6 defeat against the Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions.

    “We game planned really hard for them and they just stymied everything we tried to do,” said Washington County head coach Eric Sagercy after the game.

  • Volleyball makes post-season run

    Before last week, Washington County volleyball had never made it past the semifinal round in the 19th District Tournament. That streak was broken last Tuesday as the Commanderettes beat Bethlehem in a thrilling five-game match for their first chance at a 19th District title. The team would come up just short, falling 3-1 to Bardstown in the championship game in a performance that head coach John Rogers praised for its tenacity.