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Today's Sports

  • WC football notches its first...

    In the days leading up to the Washington County Commanders’ (1-4, 1-2) Friday night showdown with the Thomas Nelson Generals (3-3, 0-2) last week, WC head coach Eric

    Sagrecy had a message for his team: keep working hard.

    The Commanders were off to an 0-4 start but had also played four “awfully good” teams, some of the toughest competition in the state, in fact. But Sagrecy challenged his team to “keep their heads down, keep working and keep making strides as a football team.”

  • WC volleyball defeats Thomas...

    With only five games remaining in the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team’s (18-6, 4-3) season, head coach Anne Mudd has been impressed overall with what she’s seen out of her players this year.

    She was especially pleased with how her team played last week against district opponent Thomas Nelson (2-21, 0-7). The Commanderettes made quick work of the Generals, finishing them off in straight sets, 25-13, 25-16, 25-15.

  • End of Commander golf season...

    The Washington County Commander golf team saw its last week of regular season play come to a close last week before the boys’ and girls’ regional tournaments were held on Monday and Tuesday. The most recent match saw the boys’ and girls’ teams squaring off against both Campbellsville and Taylor County at Lincoln Homestead.

    On the girls side, sophomore Emily Cox led WC with a score of 45, which was the third lowest total and only off the lead by three strokes. Freshman Madeline Townes contributed a 66, while freshman Faith Whitaker carded an 81.

  • 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.

  • WC volleyball plays in All-A...

    Going into the All-A State Classic last weekend, the main goal for the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team was to make it into the winners bracket with a top-two finish in pool play. A third- or fourth-place finish would mean a trip to the consolation bracket and no chance to compete for the All-A state championship.

  • Commanders 0-4 during tough...

    The Washington County Commander football team (0-4, 0-2) was defeated 56-7 by the Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions (5-0, 2-0) this past Friday night. In doing so, WC finished off one of the toughest four-game schedules in the state, facing four teams that are a combined 18-2 this season and ranked in the top five of their respective classes.

  • Springfield native is state...

    Julie Thompson went to back-to-back state tournaments as a basketball player at Washington County High School, but it wasn’t until this year that she was able to capture her first state championship.

    This time around, though, she wasn’t playing basketball; she was pitching horseshoes.

    Thompson, who now lives in Bardstown, was 17 when she first picked up the sport in 2007 after she went with her boyfriend to a couple of the state horseshoe pitching tournaments.

  • 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.

  • WC football falls to 0-3

    It may have been their third straight game against a team ranked in the top five of its class, but Washington County Commander head football coach Eric Sagrecy was pleased with his team’s effort throughout its 47-10 loss to reigning Class 2A state champion DeSales (4-0, 1-0) last week.