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Today's Sports

  • District defeat

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost any hope of making it to region play when they were knocked out of the 19th District tournament Monday night. The Commanderettes suffered a 73-54 defeat at the hands of the Bethlehem Banshees in the first round of play.

    “We thought we had a game plan together to come here and win,” Commanderettes head coach Mike Holt said after the game.  “We let it get out of our hands.”

    Holt said the Banshees had tall players with long arms that disabled the Commanderettes’ long passes.

  • WC boys fall in 19th district...

    The Washington County Commanders’ year came to a close when they fell in the 19th District tournament to the Thomas Nelson Generals for the third time this season. The contest was lost 66-55 after fans were given an exciting final quarter.

    According to Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, while it was a disappointing end to the season, they improved as the year progressed.

    “My kids didn’t give up,” Smalley said. “And I’m proud of them û they could have laid down but they played until the final horn.”

  • Patriots chop down Mighty Oaks,...

    The Patriot women’s basketball team (9-13) returned to the friendly confines of Lourdes Hall on Saturday against Oakland City University (6-13).

    The Patriots trailed by three at the break, but turned it around in the final 20 minutes to come away with a 76-72 win.

    Cora Moore continued her hot streak with 17 points. Moore connected on half of her three-point attempts, going 5 for 10.

  • WC girls fall again

    The Washington County Commanderettes suffered another heartbreak during senior night when they lost a fiery matchup to the Cumberland County Lady Panthers, 54-50.

    It wasn’t all bad news for the girls, however. Junior Lexi Thompson led the girls in scoring by posting 18 points and joining the 500-point club, which was something she said felt great.

    “It all kind of flowed together,” Thompson said.

  • Third time is a charm

    The Washington County Commanders had a busy night between recognizing the team’s seniors and defeating the Cumberland County Panthers (0-22) in a heated affair on Feb. 6.

    The Commanders defeated the Panthers 59-49. The way the game ended was a relief to Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley.

    “It don’t happen very often,” Smalley said. “It felt really good.”

    He said he attributed the Commanders’ lead to their aggression.

  • Girls fall short 59-21

    The Washington County Commanderettes went in as underdogs and went down swinging when they fell to the Adair County Lady Indians 59-21 on Jan. 31.

    As of press time, the Lady Indians were second in the fifth region.
    Coming off a 70-25 loss against the Bardstown Tigers on Jan. 27, the Commanderettes (19-5), fell victim to a strong offense by both opponents.

    Washington County took deep cuts in the first half of the game against the Lady Indians, managing to score only once in the second quarter.

  • Commanders fall in double OT

    Going into double overtime and being just inches away from an upset, the Washington County Commanders fought tooth and nail against the Adair County Indians on Jan. 31.

    Despite their  best efforts, however, the Commanders fell 76-71 in the heated competition.
    Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley said you couldn’t be upset with a loss like that.

    “The kids played their hearts out,” Smalley said. “I can’t say anything, nothing negative.”
    He added the game could have gone either way.

  • Commanderettes drop heart...

    If there could ever be such a thing as a great loss, it would have been last weekend.

    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes (1-14) fought the good fight and fell 67-64 after a failed three-point attempt to tie the game against the Hart County Lady Raiders on Jan. 24.

    “I can live with that loss,” Commanderettes head coach Mike Holt said after the game.

    Proud of the girls’ efforts, he said they never gave up.

  • Boys notch another win

    The Washington County Commanders had a mixed bag of luck last week when they took a win and two losses against some of the Commonwealth’s finest.

    After falling to the Somerset Briar Jumpers (11-10) 80-59 in the 12th Region All “A” Classic on Jan. 19, Washington County picked up a game and a 64-55 win over the sixth region’s number three squad, the Beth Haven Bearcats (13-3) on Jan. 23.

  • Patriots play Trailblazers,...

    The Patriot women’s basketball team (6-11) kicked off the new year with a 65-57 victory over the visiting Trailblazers of Ohio Christian University (8-8). Lena Bramblett’s squad not only started the new year off right, but they also put an end to a three game skid dating back to Dec. 15.

    The Patriots used a balanced scoring attack with four players scoring in double figures led by Cora Moore (Louisville, Ky.) and Heather Sandlin (Florence, Ky.), who scored 15 apiece in the win. Sandlin nearly notched a double-double with seven assists on the night.