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Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes make it to region...

    As the Washington County Commanderettes (19-12) walked off the field, most — if not all — hanging their head in defeat, Commanderette fans rose in unison to give the players a standing ovation that rivaled the one received by the winning team. Even though WC’s season had ended in an 8-0 loss to Central Hardin in the 5th Region Tournament championship game, the Commanderettes had earned the fans’ praise by advancing further than any WC fast-pitch softball team had ever gone.

     

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Mac Stevens

    Growing up in Washington County, Mac Stevens always enjoyed the small-town atmosphere of his hometown because, as he put it, “you have a lot more space than a lot of other kids do.”

    “In a highly populated area, you don’t have the opportunity to go and play whenever you want,” Stevens said. “You can go hiking, you can go backpacking. I’ve always liked that about living here.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Stephen...

    Stephen Thompson first started playing baseball around the age of 3 or 4, and it was something he had fun doing from the very beginning. From the action on the field to the camaraderie in the dugout, Thompson enjoyed every aspect of this newfound sport.

  • Commanders clinch back-to-back...

    The Washington County Commanders (19-17, 9-1) saw their season come to a close Monday with a 4-3 loss to the Elizabethtown Panthers (26-12) in the opening round of the 5th Region Tournament. The loss came on the heels of an 8-7 win against the Bethlehem Eagles (17-18, 6-4) last week in the 19th District championship game, which clinched the Commanders’ first back-to-back district titles since the 2001-2002 seasons.

     

    19th District Championship

  • WC softball wins first-ever...

    It was a week of firsts for the Washington County Commanderette fast-pitch softball team. 

    Nearly a week after WC clinched its first-ever district championship with a 3-0 win over Bethlehem, the Commanderettes defeated North Hardin by a score of 11-3 to earn its first-ever victory in the 5th Region Tournament.

     

    5th Region Tournament

    “Why not us?”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaac Yates

    It didn’t take long for Isaac Yates to get attached to the game of baseball. 

    He remembers starting T-ball when he was either 3 or 4 years old, and from the moment he put on his glove, baseball has been a part of Yates’ life.

    “I really enjoyed the game, and I just stuck with it ever since,” he said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tanner Yates

    When Tanner Yates’ mother asked him if he wanted to play baseball when he was around 3 or 4 years old, his answer was simple: “Well, yeah.”

    That answer proved to be the right choice for Yates, who immediately became attached to the game.

    One of the things he liked about it, especially when he was younger, was the connections he was able to make through the game.

  • Golf lessons being offered...

    Two separate chances to learn about the game of golf are being sponsored this summer.

    The first golf clinic is being held by Washington County High School golf head coach and Lincoln Homestead golf pro Bobby Bartholomai.

    The junior clinic, which will take place at Lincoln Homestead, will be held from May 31 through June 3. 

    Golfers ages 10 and under will participate from 8 to 9 a.m., while Bartholomai will work with those who are 11 and older from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Trae Coulter

    Whenever Trae Coulter steps onto the mound, he knows that he is in control of the entire game. And in his four years as a starter for the Washington County Commander baseball team — including multiple years as the team’s ace — it’s a role he has come to embrace.

    “Everybody feeds off how you’re doing,” he said, “and whenever you’re on the mound, the game’s in your hands and it’s all up to you.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Shawn Byrd

    Growing up, Shawn Byrd said he was taught the importance of hard work.

    And according to Washington County head baseball coach Adam Blair, those lessons show each and every time Byrd steps onto the baseball field.

    “Shawn’s just a hard-working kid, a player who’s going to give you 110 percent all the time,” Blair said. “He would run through a wall for any of his teammates.”