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Today's Sports

  • ‘It’s not going to be easy’

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    In with a flash, the Washington County Commanders boys’ basketball team are tooling up to take on the district this season.

    Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, who coached the Comanderettes for the last seven years, said the team, who is coming off a rough 3-22 season, will have to believe in themselves this year if they want to succeed.

    He said his four seniors will be leading the team this year.

  • WC girls gearing up

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Through sounds of sneakers running on the court and the echo of a ball dribbling, the Washington County Commanderettes are coming off a 6-19 season and are gearing up for action.

  • Reeling in the big one

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Brothers Nathan and Lynn Cochran could be considered hometown heroes.
    That’s because the two took the win in the amateur division of the 2014 Crappie Classic National Championship at Cumberland Lake in Somerset.

    According to Nathan, the pair won a slew of prizes including a new boat, motor, anchor, depth finder and battery charger. He said it felt good to win the event.
    “It’s a great feeling,” Nathan said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Striving for...

    John Overby
    Sun Sports Writer

    From the moment Austin Riggs discovered football, he was in awe at the physical nature that the game entailed. Unlike basketball and baseball, he says, football is a sport that you can impose your will on the other team through sheer physicality and “it not be a problem.”

    “You can hit somebody and not have to worry about it,” Riggs said.

    For him, that is perhaps the most rewarding part about playing football.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Overcomer

    After a promising sophomore season, Davon Moore was looking forward to having an even stronger junior campaign. Everything seemed to be heading in that direction, too, until the injury bug struck and derailed those plans. Moore broke his wrist the week before Washington County’s first game of the season. Head coach Eric Sagrecy initially speculated that the injury would cost him three-to-four weeks of playing time; it ended up sidelining him for the entire year after a surgery was needed to repair his wrist.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tough Enough

    “Jimmy Wheatley is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached.”

    When Washington County Commanders head football coach Eric Sagrecy says this about one of his senior captains, it is not just idle praise; he means every word of it.

    “I’ve only coached a few players in the past like him,” Sagrecy said. “He has an extreme amount of heart, and he’s going to give you 110 percent all the time. You just always know what Jimmy Wheatley is going to bring, and that’s everything he’s got.”

  • SCC wrestling begins journey as...

    The St. Catharine College Patriots wrestling squad traveled to Ohio this past weekend for its first-ever tournament as a program.

    The “Grappling Patriots” competed in the inaugural Case Western Reserve University Wrestling Festival, held on CWRU’s campus. The showcase consisted of two separate events — The Bob Del Rosa Duals and the Claude Sharer Classic.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Total...

    Offense, defense and special teams.

    In all three phases of football, Jordan Bottoms played an integral part during his career playing for the Washington County Commanders.

    On offense, Bottoms played fullback in a run-first offense. It was from this spot that he scored the first touchdown of his varsity career against Thomas Nelson earlier this year.

  • WC volleyball holds year-end...

    The Washington County High School Commanderette volleyball team officially closed its season last week with the annual volleyball team banquet.

    Several awards were handed out on the evening, including two WC seniors — Katlyn Seger and JoHanna Spalding — receiving the Commanderette Award, a leadership-based honor that is voted on by fellow teammates.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: A Natural...

    Both on and off the football field, Nick Hagan is a leader.

    Playing for Washington County this past season, he readily accepted the leadership role that was thrust upon him because of his status as a senior. In fact, he embraced it.

    “Just seeing the younger guys behind me, you’ve got to show the younger kids what to do and what the coaches expect from you as a player,” Hagan said. “You’ve got to let them know that they have to bring their ‘A’ game every day they come to practice.”