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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: WC volleyball falls in...

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (21-10) was unable to overcome a Nelson County Cardinal squad (28-5) that had already beaten them in the their two previous matchups.

    WC dropped the first game 25-20 but came back strong in the second set to tie up the match at one game apiece, winning 27-25. It was only the second set that the Commanderettes had taken against Nelson County all year.

  • Commander football loses to...

    The Washington County Commander football team (2-5, 2-3) was unable to topple the Bardstown Tigers (6-2, 3-2), a 4th District opponent, during last week’s homecoming festivities, losing by a score of 40-7.

    WC was looking to secure a bid to the Class 2A playoffs with a win but will have to wait until this Friday’s game against Fort Knox (0-8, 0-5) to clinch its berth.

  • Home Stretch

    The Washington County Commander football team (2-4, 2-2) had a dominating performance last Friday night against the Shawnee Golden Eagles (4-4, 1-4). The Commanders rushed for 387 yards on 54 tries and containing a potentially explosive Shawnee passing attack on defense for a 43-18 win over a district opponent.

    According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, the tempo on offense was established early on by the offensive line, which was awarded player of the game honors after the big win.

  • Emily Cox competes at state

    Washington County sophomore golfer Emily Cox made a “dream come true” last week when she participated in her first-ever state tournament.

    Although she acknowledged that she made “a couple of bad swings on a few holes,” Cox was pleased with her performance overall.

    She posted an 89 in the first round and only missed the cut of the top 20 scores by five strokes.

    “It’s hard to come back from some of those bad swings, but the main thing was that I really, really had a lot of fun,” Cox said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Great...

    In all aspects of Madison Bonzo’s life, communication has been key.

    Growing up in a small community like Washington County, she loved the fact that she could consistently walk down the street and stop to chat with someone she knows.

    “You know everyone and everyone knows you, so you develop a lot of friendships,” Bonzo said. “I really like getting to know people and talking to people.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Serenity Now

    When Halie Browning moved from Bardstown to the ‘Burg in third grade, she noticed right away how calm Washington County was in comparison to where she was.

    “We lived in a pretty busy part of Bardstown, so when we moved out to the country, it was so peaceful and quiet,” Browning said. “I just liked that a lot right away.”

    Another part of small-town living she really enjoyed was how close-knit everyone was. In fact, Browning started out playing volleyball based on the recommendations of the friends she made in Washington County.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Shake it off

    Whenever Katlyn Seger makes a bad pass or hits a ball out, she always makes it a point to move on to the next play because “five minutes from now, it’s not going to matter … you just have to focus on the next play.”

    It’s that ability to shrug off her mistakes that the Washington County Commanderette senior says is her biggest strength as a volleyball player.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Giver

    When Bethany Wheatley started playing volleyball during her seventh grade year, she didn’t know whether or not she would stick with it. She enjoyed the game, sure, but she wasn’t positive that she wanted to continue playing once she got into high school.

    It wasn’t until her eighth grade year that she decided she would be a Washington County Commanderette volleyball player.

    It turned out to be the right decision.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: In their...

    The first time JoHanna Spalding saw her sister, Shelby, play volleyball, she was hooked. She was captivated by how quickly the ball moved from player to player, but she was especially fascinated by the hitting. That was definitely what stuck out the most.

    But even if she had not been awestruck by the game at first sight, it’s safe to say that she would have pursued the sport anyway. Shelby played, and that was the most important aspect for JoHanna.

  • Patriots men's soccer picks...

    The Patriot men’s soccer team (8-4, 4-2) picked up two key wins last week against Mid-South Conference teams.

    On Saturday, Oct. 4 the Patriots picked up a 1-0 win against archrival Georgetown College (3-8, 1-4) when they got a goal five minutes into overtime.

    The Patriots had a chance to crack the scoreboard in the fifth minute when Marvin Wesselburg had his shot saved by the Tigers’ keeper.

    Patriot goalkeeper CJ Powell made a key save in the 16th minute to keep the game scoreless.