Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Commanderettes pick up first win

    In only its third game of the season, the Washington County Commanderettes (1-2) girls’ basketball team is already halfway to its win total from last year.
    After the Commanderettes defeated the Brown Bears (1-1) on Saturday by a score of 49-33, first-year head coach Lena Bramblett also recorded her first win at the helm for WC. The victory came on the heels of losses to the West Jessamine Colts (2-0) and Taylor County Cardinals (2-1).


  • Commanders ready for season...

    The Milford (Ohio) Eagles saw a different Washington County Commander squad when they came to town for their annual boys’ basketball scrimmage last week. While the jerseys may have been the same for the Commanders, it was the team’s play that differentiated them from years past, when Milford was able to consistently get the best of WC.

  • Learning life and basketball

     Lena Bramblett is in her first year as head coach of the Washington County Commanderette basketball team, but she’s working to teach her team about a lot more than basketball.

    The Commanderettes were in action last week against Henry County in their final scrimmage before the regular season tips off Thursday night, and Bramblett said she is seeing her team make a lot of progress on and off the court.

  • From Commander to Blue Raider

    “Tackle by Curtsinger,” the PA announcer’s voice rang throughout Blue Raider Stadium.

    It was Senior Day for 14 Lindsey Wilson College football players, and it didn’t take long for linebacker Kyle Curtsinger to make his first tackle in the final home game of his college career.

    But it wouldn’t be his last.

    He finished the game with a team-leading 11 tackles — four more than any other player — during a 55-27 rout of Cumberland University.

  • Bevin carries county

    The gubernatorial election — among several other elected statewide positions — was held last week, and if Washington County’s vote totals were any indication, locals are glad to see Republican Matt Bevin take his turn in office.