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Today's Sports

  • Boys notch another win

    The Washington County Commanders had a mixed bag of luck last week when they took a win and two losses against some of the Commonwealth’s finest.

    After falling to the Somerset Briar Jumpers (11-10) 80-59 in the 12th Region All “A” Classic on Jan. 19, Washington County picked up a game and a 64-55 win over the sixth region’s number three squad, the Beth Haven Bearcats (13-3) on Jan. 23.

  • Commanderettes drop heart...

    If there could ever be such a thing as a great loss, it would have been last weekend.

    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes (1-14) fought the good fight and fell 67-64 after a failed three-point attempt to tie the game against the Hart County Lady Raiders on Jan. 24.

    “I can live with that loss,” Commanderettes head coach Mike Holt said after the game.

    Proud of the girls’ efforts, he said they never gave up.

  • Commanders top Vikings 82-80

    By Nick Schrager
    Sun sports writer

    Overtime, game tied 80-80, 2.1 seconds remaining. No slow-motion, no dramatic fireworks - nothing but net.

    The Washington County Commanders notched the first win of the season over the Valley Vikings when junior Kambron Hayden fired in a two-point buzzer beater on an assist by sophomore DT Yocum.

    The crowd was left wild after the hard earned victory.

  • Patriots play Trailblazers,...

    The Patriot women’s basketball team (6-11) kicked off the new year with a 65-57 victory over the visiting Trailblazers of Ohio Christian University (8-8). Lena Bramblett’s squad not only started the new year off right, but they also put an end to a three game skid dating back to Dec. 15.

    The Patriots used a balanced scoring attack with four players scoring in double figures led by Cora Moore (Louisville, Ky.) and Heather Sandlin (Florence, Ky.), who scored 15 apiece in the win. Sandlin nearly notched a double-double with seven assists on the night.

  • Rough week for WC girls

    The Washington County Commanderettes suffered painful blows last week when they were dealt a 72-10 loss against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals, a 50-21 defeat to the East Jessamine Jaguars, and a 55-33 loss to the Knox Central Lady Jaguars.

    Senior Jadiesha Durham opened scoring for the match up against East Jessamine (11-2) with a field goal, but the fire from the team would be quickly extinguished.

    Down 17-5 at the end of the quarter, the Commanderettes would respond to the Jaguar attack by throwing blind passes in the second and third periods.

  • Fighting the border war

    In what they call the border war, the Washington County Commanders fell hard to the Marion County Knights, 68-42, in their first of two meetings this season on Jan. 10.
    Commander head coach Bernard Smalley said rivalry losses can be disappointing.

  • WC girls fall 60-24

     

    The Washington County Commanderettes took a tough loss when they were defeated by the Marion County Lady Knights (7-6) on Jan. 10. The Commanderettes, who opened the girl/boy double header, were defeated 60-24 in the rivalry game, and the loss put Washington County’s record at 1-9.

  • Home for the holidays

    Who would have thought a 29-year-old, multi-million dollar professional athlete would have roots right here in Springfield, a town which according to the 2010 U.S. census, has a population of 2,553.

    Probably not many, but as hard as it is to believe, Ann Murphy, a teller at Springfield State Bank, is one of those roots, and the sports star she’s related to is Daniel Murphy, a left fielder and first/second baseman for the New York Mets.

    She’s his grandmother.

  • Simply leading by example

    She may be smaller than some, but she can hustle on the court.

    Victoria Mattingly, 17, has been playing basketball for a total of nine years, the last four of which were for the Washington County Commanderettes.

    Mattingly, who could be called a seasoned veteran, is one of only two seniors on the team.

    She can often be seen playing post on the court, which she said she considers tough because of her stature.

  • The quiet one

    “We call him the silent assassin.”

    Those are the words of Washington County Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley.

    The person he’s referring to is senior Derek Barr.

    “He’s a kid of few words, he don’t say much, he just goes out and plays (and) gives you 110 percent,” Smalley said. “(He) does the dirty work, he does the little things for you.”