Today's Sports

  • WCMS girls win NIT tournament

    Last week, the Washington County Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team finished up what head coach Janey Doty called “an incredible run,” winning the NIT championship.

    Doty, who was in her first year as WCMS head coach, believes it was the perfect ending for a team that didn’t start the season particularly well, allowing the players to showcase all the hard work it took to get to this point.

  • Washington County loses on...

    Washington County leads the game 17-14 after kicking a field goal during its overtime possession, but now Marion County has the ball, fourth and goal from the one-yard line.

    The call from the Marion County sidelines is to go for the win. Specifically, the call is a quarterback sneak.

    As both lines crash into each other at the snap of the ball, there is no movement for several seconds, either toward or away from the goal line.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Utility Player

    Ever since Colton Nolan moved from Clay County to Washington County as a 7-year-old, he has felt at home. In fact, he says he has “loved every minute of it.”

    “There’s nothing bad about it,” Nolan said. “I wouldn’t change anything about it if I had to.”

    Nolan especially liked the family atmosphere he found while playing sports in WC.

    He has been interested in football ever since he first heard his father talk about his own experiences playing the game.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lead by example

    Ever since he first started watching the game, Adan Garza was drawn to the physical nature of football.

    As a middle-school student, Garza saw his older brother playing and became intrigued by a sport that “just wasn’t like anything else.”

    “I thought it would be fun because it’s so different from every other sport,” Garza said. “Being able to hit other people, be physical, it just always looked like something I would love doing.”

  • Commander football clinches...

    With a 47-14 win over the Fort Knox Eagles (0-9, 0-6) last Friday night, the Washington County Commander football team (3-5, 3-3) clinched a berth in the Class 2A playoffs.

    WC was able to pull off this feat with a dominant ground game that accumulated 406 total yards. The Commanders were led by sophomore Garrett Floyd, who had 251 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries for an average of 11.4 yards per carry.

  • Commander football loses to...

    The Washington County Commander football team (2-5, 2-3) was unable to topple the Bardstown Tigers (6-2, 3-2), a 4th District opponent, during last week’s homecoming festivities, losing by a score of 40-7.

    WC was looking to secure a bid to the Class 2A playoffs with a win but will have to wait until this Friday’s game against Fort Knox (0-8, 0-5) to clinch its berth.

  • WC volleyball falls in district...

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (21-10) was unable to overcome a Nelson County Cardinal squad (28-5) that had already beaten them in their two previous matchups.

    After leading 22-20, WC dropped the next five points to lose the first game 25-20.

    However, they were able to use that momentum to come back strong in the second set to tie up the match at one game apiece, winning 27-25.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Great...

    In all aspects of Madison Bonzo’s life, communication has been key.

    Growing up in a small community like Washington County, she loved the fact that she could consistently walk down the street and stop to chat with someone she knows.

    “You know everyone and everyone knows you, so you develop a lot of friendships,” Bonzo said. “I really like getting to know people and talking to people.”

  • Patriots men's soccer picks...

    The Patriot men’s soccer team (8-4, 4-2) picked up two key wins last week against Mid-South Conference teams.

    On Saturday, Oct. 4 the Patriots picked up a 1-0 win against archrival Georgetown College (3-8, 1-4) when they got a goal five minutes into overtime.

    The Patriots had a chance to crack the scoreboard in the fifth minute when Marvin Wesselburg had his shot saved by the Tigers’ keeper.

    Patriot goalkeeper CJ Powell made a key save in the 16th minute to keep the game scoreless.

  • WC volleyball returns from...

    Last week, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (19-9, 4-4) traveled to northern Illinois to face two schools that assistant coach Casey Mudd estimates have “around 3,000 students” each.