Today's Sports

  • WC Commanders win 19th District...

    Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County Commanders (11-21-1, 2-7) topped the Thomas Nelson Generals (12-20, 3-6) in the opening round of the 19th District Tournament by a score of 6-3 on Monday.

    To pick up their second win against Thomas Nelson this season, WC put up one of its most impressive outings of the year.

    On offense, the Commanders tallied 11 hits and drove in six runs.

    Junior Wade Moore shined throughout the game, going 3-for-3 with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Leading the Way

    Stewart Young knew that his role would be changing this season. He knew he would be the lone senior on Washington County’s tennis team this year, and that meant he would be thrust into a leadership role, ready or not.

    “Being the only senior, I just tried to set a better example for everybody else,” Young said. “I did that by showing respect, showing them how to play the game.”

    And, according to his head coach, Scotty Burns, those lessons were effective from the start.

  • WC No. 5 seed in district tourney

    The Washington County Commander baseball team (10-21) is in the midst of a tough stretch as the regular season winds down, losing six of its last seven games.

    The Commanderettes haven’t been able to find any more success in district play, either, going 1-7 on the year and falling into the last seed in next week’s district tournament.


    The Commanders’ lone win in their last seven games came late last week in a lopsided 15-4 victory over the Burgin Bulldogs (0-21) in five innings of work.

  • Tennis season ends at regionals

    Two losses in the second round of the regional tournament marked the end of the season for the Washington County tennis team.

    On the girls’ doubles side, juniors Erika Weir and Gabby Sims were pitted against the No. 3-seeded team in the tournament and “had them on the ropes,” as head coach Scotty Burns put it, leading 5-3 in the first set.

    The duo, which won the conference tournament a week prior to competing in regionals, soon gave up four straight games and dropped the first set.

  • WC Commanderettes score 44 runs...

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team (10-14, 4-3) took three out of its four games over the past week and is only two games away from the end of the season (although there is the possibility of adding one more game).

    WC blanked the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (6-13) in five innings of work to cap off its recent hot streak.

    The 14-0 victory was the team’s third straight win, which is currently the longest win streak of the season.

  • COLUMN: UK's great...

    Please don’t do it again, UK fans.

    Don’t fall into the same old traps.

    When Willie Cauley-Stein, the Harrisons, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress ALL returned for another season, the immediate reaction was extreme jubilation for every UK fan, which is completely called for.

  • WC tennis ends regular season on...

    When the Washington County Commanders tennis team faces off in the Heartland Conference Tournament this week, freshman Chase Drury will be sitting in the driver’s seat after securing the number-one seed in the boys’ singles portion of the event.

    Drury claimed the spot after going undefeated for the entirety of the regular season, which ended last Wednesday.

    In that match, a home contest for the Commanders against the Adair County Indians, WC outperformed their foes by winning three of the evening’s five total matches.

  • WC softball suffers loss

    In a lopsided loss last week, the Washington County Commanderette softball team (6-13, 2-3) fell by a score of 16-2 against the Bethlehem Banshees (18-6, 6-0)., dropping WC to third place in the 19th District while clinching  the top seed in next month’s tournament for the Banshees.

    The 14-run WC loss occurred only a week after Bethlehem defeated the Commanderettes by just four. Bethlehem put the game out of reach early, building a nine-run lead in the first two innings. The Banshees also exploded for 17 total hits in the five-inning contest.The loss to

  • WC baseball on year's...

    The Washington County Commanders wrapped up a busy week with a perfect showing in the first-ever Breast Cancer Awareness Invitational in Marion County this past weekend.

    The Commanders went 3-0 in the event.

    LaRue County
    WC head coach Derek Schuler described his team’s performance against the LaRue County Hawks last Saturday as “a real feel-good win.”

    Earlier in the season, Schuler thinks his team might have reacted differently facing a 2-0 deficit headed into the sixth inning.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Baseball...

    Whether it’s baseball or football, Adam Smith is all about developing relationships or, as he puts it, “becoming a brotherhood” when it comes to sports.

    He realizes that not any one individual can win a game by themselves and the more united a team can get, the better they will perform as a unit.

    “Having these close relationships, you’ve got a bond that’s gonna last forever,” Smith said. “Not everyone gets to experience that because having it on a team is such an important thing. You almost have to have it.”