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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Trevor Sagrecy

     For as long as he can remember, football has been a part of Trevor Sagrecy’s life. In some of his first baby pictures, he is wearing a football jersey, and as soon as he was old enough to understand what was going on, he began watching Cincinnati Bengals games with his family and — just like them — pledged his allegiance to the team.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Morrison Smith

    Morrison Smith suffered his first major football injury his junior year. 

    It was his first scrimmage playing varsity, and a player hit him in the side of his knee. The diagnosis was an ACL tear, and it would end his season. 

    It wouldn’t be his last injury.

    As Smith puts it, that’s just the risk he took by never giving up on a play and going full speed all the time.

  • WC loses 43-9 in Class 2A...

    In each of the past four seasons, the Washington County Commanders saw their season end in Glasgow, and on Friday night, history repeated itself once again, as the Scotties took a 43-9 victory to move on to the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs.

    But unlike in years past, the Commanders (5-6, 1-2) held their ground and even had a chance to pull out the win for a majority of the contest.

  • Patriot wrestlers to honor...

    It was 87 years ago that a cease fire was called, ending World War I between the Allies and Germany. Originally called Armistice Day, the day is now celebrated as Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to honor all of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

    This year, the St. Catharine College wrestling team will do its part to recognizethese military heroes at the first home meet of the 2015-2016 season.