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Today's Sports

  • Boys on 3-game win streak

    Bernard Smalley’s Washington County Commanders (12-11) have put together a three-game winning streak, matching their longest such streak of the season.

    Not only are they winning games, but they are also scoring plenty of points in the process. The boys have averaged nearly 83 points per game over that winning streak, knocking off Campbellsville, Thomas Nelson and Cumberland County in the process.

  • Commanderettes make close-call...

     

    Rarely will fans enjoy a game in which their team loses, but regardless of the results, that’s exactly what the crowd on hand for the Washington County Commanderettes (2-23) game against Cumberland County (7-16) did Friday night.

    The Commanderettes suffere≈d a 77-72 loss, but there was a time that score would have seemed pretty far-fetched.

    The Lady Panthers held a 20-7 lead after the first quarter, and at halftime that lead stood at 21, but had been as much as 27 points.

  • WC falls to Marion

    It’s been a tough week for the Washington County Commanders (10-11), who took two losses in three games over the past week to Bardstown and Marion County, before topping Campbellsville Monday night. 

    Bardstown picked up the 68-62 win over the Commanders last Tuesday despite DT Yocum’s 31 points. He went 11-for-13 from the charity stripe and grabbed four rebounds in the game. Fellow senior Shylan Key followed with 14 points and grabbed five rebounds against a tough and athletic Bardstown squad, whose record improved to 15-4 with the win.

  • Girls show character through...

    Young teams face struggles, and that has been the case for the Washington County Commanderettes. Lena Bramblett’s girls’ basketball team has posted a record of 2-13 so far this season, but one thing Bramblett and assistant coach JT Roby have seen from the squad is a determination to keep fighting and never give up.

    After Saturday night’s game at Marion County, a 56-23 loss, Bramblett said here players are responding to encouragement from their coaches.

  • Boys take two in tourney

    Jeff Moreland

    Publisher

     

    All the Washington County Commanders wanted for Christmas was to win the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central High School. Santa didn’t bring that present, but coach Bernard Smalley’s boys did deliver two wins against tough opponents in their four-game stint in the tournament.

    The Commanders opened things up to face Whitley County last Tuesday night, and they came out ready to play.

  • Girls lose three in tournament...

    Some tough competition over the Christmas holiday left the Washington County Commanderettes in the midst of an eight-game skid as they get ready for the new year.

    The ladies played three games in Campbellsville’s Food Pantry Holiday Classic last week, falling in all three games.

  • Ladies take two tough district...

    A tough season continued down that path for the Washington County Commanderettes last week as they hosted a pair of district opponents.

    Nelson County visited the Commanderettes last Tuesday, handing the ladies a 69-23 loss.

    Madison Snellen led Washington County with eight points, followed by Lucky Burton with five and Kailey Thompson with four.

    Friday night brought the Bethlehem Banshees to visit. Although the Commanderettes got a better offensive output, the result was a 59-41 loss.

  • Drama in district play

    If you attended the Washington County Commanders’ two district games last week against Nelson County and Bethlehem, it’s understandable that your fingernails might be chewed down a bit. Coach Bernard Smalley and his boys played a pair of nailbiters, coming out on the short end in both.

    Tuesday night, Nelson County visited the WCHS gym, and the game was nip and tuck from the opening tip.

    The teams played to a 14-14 tie after the first period, with all of Washington County’s points coming from senior guard DT Yocum.

  • WC girls win two, drop three

    Jeff Moreland

    Publisher

     

    Lena Bramblett and her Washington County Commanderettes must feel like they have been riding a roller coaster into the 2016-17 basketball season. The team has seen its share of ups and downs after winning two games last week, then most recently dropping three straight.

    Garrard County came to town last Tuesday, Dec. 6, and handed the ladies a 64-28 loss in their home opener. The Lady Lions jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

  • WC boys off to hot start

    Baby, it’s cold outside, but things are heating up for the Washington County Commanders.

    The boys’ basketball team has started the season with a 4-1 record, which is the best start the team has had since the 2004-05 campaign.

    Did head coach Bernard Smalley see that as a possibility coming into the season?