Today's Sports

  • Commanders pick up third win

    The Washington County Commanders (3-7, 1-2) only played one game last week, but they made it count, defeating the St. Patrick Saints (5-8) by a score of 56-51.

    The Commanders jumped out to a quick lead behind nine points from junior DT Yocum, and they looked to be well on their way to an easy victory as they took a 29-22 lead into halftime.

    But St. Patrick refused to go away.

  • Senior spotlight: Daisha Edelen

    When Daisha Edelen is on the basketball court, she is always looking to make an impact on defense.

    It’s not that she doesn’t like offense, but for her, she has the most fun when she’s creating offense through her defense.

    “I like defense better than offense,” she said. “I like getting deflections and going down to the other side and getting the ball to a teammate for an assist.”

  • 2015: A sports year in review

    Sun Staff

    • New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, who has family in Springfield, visits Washington County over the holidays.
    • The Washington County Commanders notch their first win of the 2014-2015 season after Kambron Hayden hits a buzzer-beating, game-winning basket against the Valley Vikings.
    • The Commanders pick up their second win of season against the Beth Haven Bearcats behind team-leading 18 points from Zac Graves.


  • Commanders play six games in...

    Six games in eight days, all on the road.

    That’s the gauntlet the Washington County Commanders (2-7, 1-2) have run in the past week, and while the Commanders only went 1-5 in that time, WC head coach Bernard Smalley said he saw several positives in his team’s play during the grueling stretch.

    Garrard County Holiday Classic

  • WC beats Campbellsville on road...

    Only nine games into the season under first-year head coach Lena Bramblett, the Washington County Commanderettes (2-7, 0-3) have already matched their win total from last year. 

    WC completed this mark during its most recent run of games before Christmas, where the Commanderettes played five games in just seven days, going 1-4 during the challenging stretch.

    Food Pantry Holiday Classic

  • Commanderettes lose to Generals

     What jumped out to Washington County head coach Lena Bramblett as she prepared for the Thomas Nelson Generals (5-2, 1-0) and their high-scoring offense was how they used their distinct size advantage to score in the post.

    So going into Friday’s game against the Generals, she instructed her players to “dare them to shoot it from the outside.”

  • WC picks up first district win

    “Heat check!” a voice rang throughout the gym.

    Washington County junior DT Yocum had already scored seven points in the first three minutes and 30 seconds, so when he pulled up for his second 3-point attempt of the night, one enthusiastic fan couldn’t help but vocalize what the rest of the Commander supporters were thinking.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael...

    It was Michael Wheatley’s junior season as a Washington County Commander.

    His team was taking on its biggest rivals in the Marion County Knights during his first year playing high school football, and the Commanders had lost the last two games in the historically close rivalry.

    After the game ended on a controversial game-winning, fourth-and-goal touchdown by Marion County in overtime, Wheatley and his teammates couldn’t forget the agonizing feeling of that defeat.

  • Senior Spotlight: Brandon Smith

    Growing up, Brandon Smith always preferred basketball over football. He played “a little bit” in pee-wee football and two years in middle school, but other than that, Smith always chose to play basketball if he could.

    “I liked it growing up because basketball’s more free,” Smith said. “You’re more loose, and there’s a lot going on. It’s just what I liked playing as a kid.”

  • WC boys battle, fall short in...

    Before the season, head coach Bernard Smalley said that the Washington County Commanders boys’ basketball team was going to run and gun. And so far, his team has not disappointed.

    Although the Commanders have fallen short in their first two games — a 72-65 loss to the Model Patriots (1-3) and a 71-68 loss to the Beth Haven Bears (3-0) — they have reached at least 65 points in both games, something last year’s WC squad was only able to do twice the entire season.

    Beth Haven