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Today's Sports

  • Jennifer Keene signs with the...

    Last week, Washington County senior Jennifer Keene officially signed with the University of Pikeville Bears womens’ basketball team.

    Her interest in Pikeville first began once the 2013-14 season ended for the Commanderettes.

    Keene sent an email to Pikeville head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee explaining that she was a 6-foot-2-inch power forward who is “looking to help and willing to work hard.”

  • WC Commanderettes string...

    The WC Commanderette softball team (6-12, 2-2) finished off this past week by winning consecutive games, only the second time all season they have won two contests in a row.

  • Commanders earn first district...

    The Washington County Commanders pushed their regular-season record to 6-12 (1-2) with a win and three losses this past week.

    Taylor County
    WC senior Adam Smith smacked a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings against the Taylor County Cardinals (18-1) this past Monday night, but it wasn’t enough for the Commanders to pull out the win.

    The Cardinals would find redemption with a two-run double of their own in the top of the eighth inning to seal the victory.

  • KHSAA football realignment...

    Last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a tentative plan that would potentially lead to some minor changes to Washington County’s football schedule, beginning in 2015 and ending after the 2018 season.

    Three teams have moved out of District 4 of Kentucky’s Class 2A, although the Commanders will stay put for the time being.

  • Commander tennis nearing end of...

    The Washington County High School tennis team played in three matches last week.

    In their most recent contest last Friday, the Commanders took on the Thomas Nelson Generals and ended up splitting the six matches at three each.

    Chase Drury, who remains undefeated on the year, took his singles match by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

    WC’s other two victories came in doubles play, as the duos of Erika Weir/Gabby Sims (7-5, 6-1) and Trevor Devine/Zach Sneed (6-3, 6-3) accounted for the team’s other wins.

  • Smalley to lead WC boys

    Bernard Smalley was born and raised in Washington County. He played five years of varsity baseball and four years of varsity basketball at Washington County High School, and he was the head coach of the WC girls’ basketball team for seven years.

    Last week it was announced he will now get the chance to take over the Commander basketball team, something he has aspired to do since he was a child.

  • KHSAA football realignment...

    Last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a tentative plan that would potentially lead to some minor changes to Washington County’s football schedule, beginning in 2015 and ending after the 2018 season.

    Three teams have moved out of District 4 of Kentucky’s Class 2A, although the Commanders will stay put for the time being.

  • WC tennis action halted by rain

    After having a week off from competition during spring break, the Washington County High School tennis team returned to action last week, hosting the Nelson County Cardinals.

    However, the two teams were unable to complete an entire match because of inclement weather. But before the rain came, WC was able to come away with two individual wins.

    In boys’ singles action, freshman Chase Drury took his match in two sets, winning 6-3, 6-3.

  • Commanders head to state in bass...

    With only 20 minutes to go in the regional bass fishing tournament, Michael Sandusky and

    Michael Shelton knew they needed an upgrade. They had already caught their five-bass limit, but one of their fish was “barely a keeper,” according to Sandusky

    Thanks to the switch to a shaky head worm, they got exactly what they were looking for.

    The duo was able to kick their 12-incher and add a newly captured 14-incher to their bunch in the waning moments of the event.

  • Pats take three events at Centre...

    The “Runnin’ Patriots” proved that they were becoming a force to be reckoned with, scoring a top-five overall finish at the Centre College Track Invitational.

    The Patriots made their mark early, winning both the mens’ long, high and triple jump.

    Chris Johnson kicked things off for the Patriots when he traded his basketball sneakers in for a pair of track spikes to dominate the field in the long jump.

    Johnson’s 6.3-meter mark was just under a meter in front of teammate Tyler Dunn’s 5.45-meter leap.