Today's Sports

  • WCHS will lower prices of season...

    Washington County High School will be briefly changing prices of the season passes for the boys and girls basketball teams.
    The prices will affect the 2014-2015 season and will give everyone some serious savings.

    According to an email sent to The Springfield Sun by Jeff Tingle, athletics director at WCHS, they will be offering the season passes at a discounted rate until Jan. 1.

  • WCMS in hoops action

    The Washington County Middle School eighth grade basketball team traveled to Marion County to face the Knights of St. Charles last week.
    WCMS turned a 12-9 lead into a halftime rout with an 18-1 run to go into the locker room 30-10.

  • Simply made for the game

    She was built for basketball.

    Washington County senior forward Jadiesha Durham is no stranger to the game of basketball. In fact, she’s been playing it since the sixth grade.  The 18-year-old girl started her career as a Comanderette when she was in the seventh grade and said she began playing at the varsity level when was a freshman.

    Durham said she got her start through by working hard, practicing, and never giving up.

    “And showing that I want to play,” Durham said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Overcomer

    After a promising sophomore season, Davon Moore was looking forward to having an even stronger junior campaign. Everything seemed to be heading in that direction, too, until the injury bug struck and derailed those plans. Moore broke his wrist the week before Washington County’s first game of the season. Head coach Eric Sagrecy initially speculated that the injury would cost him three-to-four weeks of playing time; it ended up sidelining him for the entire year after a surgery was needed to repair his wrist.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Striving for...

    John Overby
    Sun Sports Writer

    From the moment Austin Riggs discovered football, he was in awe at the physical nature that the game entailed. Unlike basketball and baseball, he says, football is a sport that you can impose your will on the other team through sheer physicality and “it not be a problem.”

    “You can hit somebody and not have to worry about it,” Riggs said.

    For him, that is perhaps the most rewarding part about playing football.

  • Reeling in the big one

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Brothers Nathan and Lynn Cochran could be considered hometown heroes.
    That’s because the two took the win in the amateur division of the 2014 Crappie Classic National Championship at Cumberland Lake in Somerset.

    According to Nathan, the pair won a slew of prizes including a new boat, motor, anchor, depth finder and battery charger. He said it felt good to win the event.
    “It’s a great feeling,” Nathan said.

  • WC girls gearing up

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Through sounds of sneakers running on the court and the echo of a ball dribbling, the Washington County Commanderettes are coming off a 6-19 season and are gearing up for action.

  • ‘It’s not going to be easy’

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    In with a flash, the Washington County Commanders boys’ basketball team are tooling up to take on the district this season.

    Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, who coached the Comanderettes for the last seven years, said the team, who is coming off a rough 3-22 season, will have to believe in themselves this year if they want to succeed.

    He said his four seniors will be leading the team this year.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Home Sweet Home

    Michael Moreland may have just moved to Washington County around 10 years ago, but it is the place that he considers home.

    When Moreland, who is originally from eastern Kentucky and moved to WC from eastern Maryland, first came to Springfield, there were a few things that stood out right away.

    For one, it was clear that it was a “real close-knit town,” something he values about WC.
    What really separates Springfield from the other places he has lived, though, is what all he has experienced in the community.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: A Natural...

    Both on and off the football field, Nick Hagan is a leader.

    Playing for Washington County this past season, he readily accepted the leadership role that was thrust upon him because of his status as a senior. In fact, he embraced it.

    “Just seeing the younger guys behind me, you’ve got to show the younger kids what to do and what the coaches expect from you as a player,” Hagan said. “You’ve got to let them know that they have to bring their ‘A’ game every day they come to practice.”