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Today's Sports

  • Commanders fall to 0-2 on season

    The Washington County Commanders (0-2) had the ball with less than a minute to play with an opportunity to win Saturday night but fell just short against the Taylor County Cardinals (1-1) in the Forcht Bank Bowl, losing 32-26.

    The matchup literally started with a bang, as thunder and lightning forced the game into a delay that would last for three hours and caused the cancellation of a contest featuring Casey County and Glasgow that was slated to follow WC’s game.

  • Commanders lose opening game

    The Washington County Commanders found themselves in a shootout last Friday night, but they were unable to come out with a win, falling short 54-40 against the high-powered offense of the Western Hills Wolverines during the season opener.

    Despite a two-possession deficit on the board at the end of the game, it looked as if Western Hills would run away in a blowout early on.

  • WC volleyball starts season 0-3

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their first three games of the season last week, but they did so while playing three of the top teams in the 5th Region.

    And that was by design, according to head coach John Rogers.

    “We wanted to load that schedule up, and with the way the girls are fighting, they understand what the game plan is,” he said. “0-3 has no negative effect on us whatsoever as far as the district tournament and the region tournament go, unless we let it.”

  • Commander golf team falls to...

    The Washington County Commander golf team was in action last week, traveling to Taylor County to face off against the Campbellsville Eagles this past Thursday.

    The Commanders were unable to extend their two-match winning streak, though, falling to the Eagles by 21 strokes, with WC scoring 190 compared to Campbellsville’s 169.

  • Yates qualifies for All ‘A’ State

    After posting the lowest overall score at the 12th Region All “A” Classic last week, Drew Yates is headed to the state tournament.

    The Washington County High School sophomore boys’ golfer will be the first male competitor to compete at the All “A” state level since WC’s boys’ team qualified as a whole in 2011.

  • Commanders look to use...

    One thing this year’s Washington County Commander football team will not be lacking is experience. With 14 seniors — including many who have played multiple years on the varsity squad — the Commanders will continue to look to their veterans for leadership, according to head coach Eric Sagrecy.

  • Baker returns from stint with...

    Beau Baker was “very excited” when he was chosen to compete in last week’s Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge in Branson, Missouri, but even that feeling was nothing compared to how he felt after winning the 10-year-old Home Run Derby and being a contributor on a team that would go on to win the event’s championship.

    “It was a good experience,” Beau said. “Not a bunch of kids get to do this. … You’ve gotta take advantage of it.”

  • WC alums excelling in college...

    The speed of the game.

    That’s what first stuck out to Ty’Lyn Byas, Sean Lewis and Adam Smith as the biggest different between high school football and college football.

    But after the initial adjustment period, it’s something that all three former Commanders have adjusted to on their way to making an impact on their respective college teams.

  • Five seniors lead the way for WC...

    With no seniors on last year’s Washington County High School volleyball team, this year’s squad will see the return of many familiar faces.

    For new head coach John Rogers, who was promoted earlier this year from his assistant coach position, returning a team full of varsity-tested players should prove beneficial in the team’s quest for its second-ever district tournament title.

  • Baker selected for national all-...

    Next week, Beau Baker will have the chance to participate in something that not many 10-year-olds can claim to have done: play for a national all-star team.

    This opportunity came about for Beau last week while playing in the Baseball Youth National Showcase in Westfield, Indiana, as part of his travel team, the Danville-based Morse Mustangs.