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Today's Sports

  • Blair’s Commanders open season...

    As this crazy weather season moves into March, high school baseball follows soon after at Washington County High School. For head coach Adam Blair, he expects his team to heat up very quickly this season.

    Blair enters his third season as coach of the Commander baseball team. During his time as coach, the team has won two consecutive district championships and has been successful in district play, posting a 17-3 district record last season. For obvious reasons, Blair says he expects more of the same this year.

  • Girls show character through...

    Young teams face struggles, and that has been the case for the Washington County Commanderettes. Lena Bramblett’s girls’ basketball team has posted a record of 2-13 so far this season, but one thing Bramblett and assistant coach JT Roby have seen from the squad is a determination to keep fighting and never give up.

    After Saturday night’s game at Marion County, a 56-23 loss, Bramblett said here players are responding to encouragement from their coaches.

  • Girls lose three in tournament...

    Some tough competition over the Christmas holiday left the Washington County Commanderettes in the midst of an eight-game skid as they get ready for the new year.

    The ladies played three games in Campbellsville’s Food Pantry Holiday Classic last week, falling in all three games.

  • Boys take two in tourney

    Jeff Moreland

    Publisher

     

    All the Washington County Commanders wanted for Christmas was to win the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central High School. Santa didn’t bring that present, but coach Bernard Smalley’s boys did deliver two wins against tough opponents in their four-game stint in the tournament.

    The Commanders opened things up to face Whitley County last Tuesday night, and they came out ready to play.

  • Ladies take two tough district...

    A tough season continued down that path for the Washington County Commanderettes last week as they hosted a pair of district opponents.

    Nelson County visited the Commanderettes last Tuesday, handing the ladies a 69-23 loss.

    Madison Snellen led Washington County with eight points, followed by Lucky Burton with five and Kailey Thompson with four.

    Friday night brought the Bethlehem Banshees to visit. Although the Commanderettes got a better offensive output, the result was a 59-41 loss.

  • Drama in district play

    If you attended the Washington County Commanders’ two district games last week against Nelson County and Bethlehem, it’s understandable that your fingernails might be chewed down a bit. Coach Bernard Smalley and his boys played a pair of nailbiters, coming out on the short end in both.

    Tuesday night, Nelson County visited the WCHS gym, and the game was nip and tuck from the opening tip.

    The teams played to a 14-14 tie after the first period, with all of Washington County’s points coming from senior guard DT Yocum.

  • WC girls win two, drop three

    Jeff Moreland

    Publisher

     

    Lena Bramblett and her Washington County Commanderettes must feel like they have been riding a roller coaster into the 2016-17 basketball season. The team has seen its share of ups and downs after winning two games last week, then most recently dropping three straight.

    Garrard County came to town last Tuesday, Dec. 6, and handed the ladies a 64-28 loss in their home opener. The Lady Lions jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

  • WC boys off to hot start

    Baby, it’s cold outside, but things are heating up for the Washington County Commanders.

    The boys’ basketball team has started the season with a 4-1 record, which is the best start the team has had since the 2004-05 campaign.

    Did head coach Bernard Smalley see that as a possibility coming into the season?

  • Commanderettes notch first wins...

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-2) tasted victory for the first time this season when they took out the Henry County Ladycats (0-4) 47-37 over the on Dec. 3 and the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (0-3) 53-20 on Monday night. The victories came after the Commanderettes were beat 64-25 by the Taylor County Lady Cardinals (3-0) in a rough rouser on Dec. 2.

    According to Commanderette Head Coach Lena Bramblett, the win was a big morale booster for the young team. 

  • Commanders defeat Burgin, fall...

    The Washington County Commanders took their second win of the season Monday night when they defeated the Burgin Bulldogs (0-4) 88-54. The win came after they fell to the Adair County Indians 92-70 in their second official game of the season on Dec. 3. The Indians (3-0) had come off two fresh wins where they defeated the Green County Dragons (0-2) in a decisive 94-75 win and the Cumberland County Panthers (1-2) 59-53.

    According to Commander Head Coach Bernard Smalley, the Commanders didn’t come out ready to play.