Today's Sports

  • Jennifer Keene signs with the...

    Last week, Washington County senior Jennifer Keene officially signed with the University of Pikeville Bears womens’ basketball team.

    Her interest in Pikeville first began once the 2013-14 season ended for the Commanderettes.

    Keene sent an email to Pikeville head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee explaining that she was a 6-foot-2-inch power forward who is “looking to help and willing to work hard.”

  • Commanders earn first district...

    The Washington County Commanders pushed their regular-season record to 6-12 (1-2) with a win and three losses this past week.

    Taylor County
    WC senior Adam Smith smacked a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings against the Taylor County Cardinals (18-1) this past Monday night, but it wasn’t enough for the Commanders to pull out the win.

    The Cardinals would find redemption with a two-run double of their own in the top of the eighth inning to seal the victory.

  • WC Commanderettes string...

    The WC Commanderette softball team (6-12, 2-2) finished off this past week by winning consecutive games, only the second time all season they have won two contests in a row.

  • WC tennis action halted by rain

    After having a week off from competition during spring break, the Washington County High School tennis team returned to action last week, hosting the Nelson County Cardinals.

    However, the two teams were unable to complete an entire match because of inclement weather. But before the rain came, WC was able to come away with two individual wins.

    In boys’ singles action, freshman Chase Drury took his match in two sets, winning 6-3, 6-3.

  • Commanders head to state in bass...

    With only 20 minutes to go in the regional bass fishing tournament, Michael Sandusky and

    Michael Shelton knew they needed an upgrade. They had already caught their five-bass limit, but one of their fish was “barely a keeper,” according to Sandusky

    Thanks to the switch to a shaky head worm, they got exactly what they were looking for.

    The duo was able to kick their 12-incher and add a newly captured 14-incher to their bunch in the waning moments of the event.

  • Pats take three events at Centre...

    The “Runnin’ Patriots” proved that they were becoming a force to be reckoned with, scoring a top-five overall finish at the Centre College Track Invitational.

    The Patriots made their mark early, winning both the mens’ long, high and triple jump.

    Chris Johnson kicked things off for the Patriots when he traded his basketball sneakers in for a pair of track spikes to dominate the field in the long jump.

    Johnson’s 6.3-meter mark was just under a meter in front of teammate Tyler Dunn’s 5.45-meter leap.

  • WC baseball loses in first game...

    In their first game of the 5th Region All-A Classic, the Washington County Commanders (5-10, 0-1) lost to the Campbellsville Eagles (8-7) by a score of 11-6.

    The Commanders are just three years removed from winning the regional All-A Classic but are now mired in consecutive first-game exits, losing 5-3 last season to the Green County Dragons.

    It was the team’s fourth game in five days and third loss in three days.

  • WC Commanderettes rout Thomas...

    The Washington County Commanderette (4-9, 1-1) softball team was unable to pull out a win last Saturday while serving as the host team for the 5th Region All-A Classic.

    In their first-game matchup versus the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (9-6), the Commanderettes were routed by a score of 11-3.

    Although they only ended up with four hits for the entire contest, the Commanderettes were still in the game in the fourth inning.

  • SCC falls to Cumberlands in...

    Offense came at a premium, as the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (11-20, 7-15 MSC) fell to the University of the Cumberlands in a crucial conference series.

    After splitting the earlier season meeting between the two Patriot squads, the Purple Pats were looking for an improved result when they traveled to the Cumberlands for an important conference matchup.

  • Bat Pats swept by No. 9...

    The St. Catharine Patriots (18-18, 10-8) ran into a red-hot Georgetown College (27-4, 14-3) team this weekend, losing all three games in the MSC series.  

    The Pats lost 4-3, 5-2 and 6-1 and dropped into fourth place in the Mid-South Conference.

    “We had our chances,” noted Patriot skipper Luther Bramblett. “We left too many people on base in the opener and lost.  We never regained our approach at the plate after that.  They’re a good team, and when you have chances against quality oppenents, you must score them.”