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Today's Sports

  • Dawson sets school record with...

     

    After a tough loss last week, Washington County head coach Eric Sagrecy said this week’s game against Thomas Nelson was a bounce-back game for his team.

    And bounce back they did.

    The Commanders topped the Generals 55-37 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score.

  • WC falls in home opener

     

    The Washington County Commanders were supposed to be taking on Kentucky Country Day Friday night for their home opener at Bennett R. Lewis Field, but instead, both teams found themselves up against Mother Nature.

    With extremely heavy rains predicted from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which had pounded Texas earlier in the week, last Friday night’s game was moved to an early Thursday evening kickoff.

  • There's a new game in town

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    If you’ve ever thought there wasn’t anything to do in Washington County, you may not be alone. Now, however, there’s a new activity available for people of all ages and abilities.

    Disc golf is an outdoor activity that is gaining popularity around the nation, and Bobby Bartholomai is well aware of that fact.

    Bartholomai is the PGA golf pro and park manager at Lincoln Homestead State Park, and he has recently created a disc golf course on the park’s property.

  • Commanders Conquer Cambpellsville

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    After knocking off Campbellsville High School Saturday night in the Forcht Bank Bowl, Washington County head coach Eric Sagrecy told his team that 1-0 is a great way to start a season.

    The Commanders hadn’t opened with a win since 2013 when they topped LaRue County 20-7, and they had only done so twice under Sagrecy since his tenure began in 2011, also opening with a win that year.

  • Volleyballers fall in opener at...

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    Washington County volleyball head coach John Rogers knew his team was going up against a tough opponent Monday night as the Commanderettes opened their season at Elizabethtown.

    “I haven’t seen E-Town play, but I’ve heard they have one of the better teams they’ve ever had here, and of course E-Town’s won the region several times, so to say they have one of the best teams they’ve ever had means they’re going to be good,” Rogers said.

    He was right.

  • WC golfers finding a groove

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    The Washington County High School boys’ golf team is having some early success on the course. The team won its match last week against Nelson County and Bardstown high schools. The match was scheduled to be plays at Maywood Country Club in Bardstown, but was moved to Lincoln Homestead State Park in Springfield.

    The five-man varsity Commander group posted a low score of 171, followed by Bardstown with a 183 and Nelson County with a 190.

  • Cards make a clean sweep, finish...

     

    You might say the Little League Cardinals baseball team at Idle Hour Park is in a groove.

    The team just completed its second perfect season, posting a 12-0 regular season record, then winning two games in tournament play to improve to 14-0.

    Coach Scotty Roution’s team also went undefeated last season, winning the regular-season and tournament championships.

    Repeating as champs is never an easy accomplishment, and Roution said he didn’t expect it going into this season.

  • Experience abounds on WC...

     

    After practicing all summer, Washington County volleyball coach John Rogers and his Commanderette team are ready to get on the court against a real opponent.

    “I think they’re ready to start playing somebody else,” Rogers said.

    Washington County hosted Central Hardin this past week in a scrimmage to prepare for the start of the regular season, and Rogers said he liked what he saw from his squad.

  • Haydon is world champ again

     

    He’s only been a professional since 2012, but Springfield resident Phillip Haydon is one of the best cornhole players in the world.

    Haydon recently won his second doubles world championship in as many years. He and his playing partner, Daymon Dennis, of Brownsville, Kentucky, won the American Cornhole League doubles title July 22 in Cherokee, North Carolina.

    “We won the senior division, which is 55 and over. There were 30-some teams in it,” Haydon said.

  • Taylor supports friends,...

     

    As the Washington County 8-10-year-old all-stars prepared to head to Middlesboro this past weekend for the Little League Baseball State Tournament, members of the community were asked to make donations to help with the financial expenses related to their trip.

    Local businesses and even citizens stepped up to help the youngsters realize their dream of competing for a state title.

    While all donations were important, one stood out from the rest.