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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael...

    It was Michael Wheatley’s junior season as a Washington County Commander.

    His team was taking on its biggest rivals in the Marion County Knights during his first year playing high school football, and the Commanders had lost the last two games in the historically close rivalry.

    After the game ended on a controversial game-winning, fourth-and-goal touchdown by Marion County in overtime, Wheatley and his teammates couldn’t forget the agonizing feeling of that defeat.

  • Senior Spotlight: Brandon Smith

    Growing up, Brandon Smith always preferred basketball over football. He played “a little bit” in pee-wee football and two years in middle school, but other than that, Smith always chose to play basketball if he could.

    “I liked it growing up because basketball’s more free,” Smith said. “You’re more loose, and there’s a lot going on. It’s just what I liked playing as a kid.”

  • 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).

    Brown

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Kambron Hayden

    There was only two seconds remaining in the game, and the Washington County Commanders needed a spark. 

    The Commanders were 0-13 on the season and were in the midst of an overtime battle with the Valley Vikings. In addition to being a team hungry for its first win, it was also the first-ever boys’ basketball game in the gymnasium at the new Washington County High School.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: D.J. Keeling

    When Bernard Smalley took over as the Washington County boys’ basketball head coach last year, one of the biggest lessons he hoped to instill in his new players was work ethic.

    And in then-junior D.J. Keeling, he found a player who bought into this philosophy from the start.

    “D.J. is just one of those scrappy kids,” Smalley said. “He always gives you 110 percent.”

  • 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.