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Today's Sports

  • Senior spotlight: Dwayne Yocum

    Dwayne Yocum is a worker.

    According to his head coach, Eric Sagrecy, Yocum is the type of football player “who never complains, never whines and never gets injured.”

    He just comes to practice each day — Sagrecy also noted he is literally there at practice every day — and works as hard as he can to become a better player for the Washington County Commanders.

  • WCMS seventh-graders win NIT...

    If you had told Janey Doty before this season that her Washington County Middle School seventh-grade girls’ basketball team would be champions by the end of the year, she probably would not have believed you.

    So when they won the NIT championship last week, she knew it was a testament to how hard her team had worked all season.

    It wasn’t that Doty didn’t believe her team was talented at the start of the year; it was just that they were “all out of sync.”

  • Ring the bell

    Last year’s game against Marion County was mired in controversy for the Washington County

    Commanders, with WC losing on a last-second, goal-line stand that seemingly could have gone either way.

    But this year’s edition of the historically close rivalry was never in doubt, as the Commanders (5-5, 1-2) pulled out a 46-33 win over the Knights (0-10).

    It was only the second game in the series that was decided by more than one possession in the past 10 years and the first double-digit Commander win since a 16-6 victory in 2003.

  • Haydon a top-ranked cornhole...

    Philip Haydon doesn’t remember exactly when he started playing cornhole — “It was probably seven or eight years ago, when everyone started playing,” he said — but he does remember that he didn’t have a problem “putting the bag in the hole” from the very start.

    Haydon became hooked immediately, playing every night soon after he tried it for the first time.

  • NLCS MVP has ties to Washington...

     Daniel Murphy’s postgame press conference, which followed his New York Mets clinching a trip to the World Series and him being named the NLCS Most Valuable Player, had just wrapped up.

    And after several failed attempts by a multitude of reporters to get Murphy to compliment himself rather than his team, it was SportsCenter host’s Scott Van Pelt’s turn.

  • WC's young squad looks...

    A season full of transitions for the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17) ended last week with a loss to the Nelson County Cardinals (13-19) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    Coming into this year, the Commanderettes lost five players to graduation from last season’s 21-10 team and had no seniors.

  • WC has no answer for CAL, loses...

    In what would be their second consecutive game against a team in the conversation as Class 2A’s top football team, the Washington County Commanders (4-5, 1-2) were unable to keep up with the vaunted offense of the Christian Academy-Louisville Centurions (7-2, 3-0) on Friday night, losing by a score of 56-8.

    The Centurions showed why they are considered a top Class 2A team from the very start, jumping out to a 21-0 lead early on in the game.

  • WC falls to two-time defending...

     The Washington County Commanders (4-4, 1-1) couldn’t dethrone the two-time defending Class 2A state champions on Friday night, losing to the DeSales Colts (6-2, 1-1) by a score of 48-0.

    WC’s defense started the game off with a strong performance, holding the Colts to a field goal on the opening drive of the game.

  • Commanderettes ousted in first...

    After two dominating wins over the Franklin County Flyers and the Burgin Bulldogs last week, the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17, 3-6) were tripped up by the Nelson County Cardinals in Monday night’s opening round of the district tournament just before press time on Monday night. 

    The Commanderettes fell to the Cardinals in four sets (30-28, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21).

  • SCC women’s soccer wins high-...

    It’s not very often that there are 10 goals scored in one women’s soccer match, but that’s how many were scored on Saturday afternoon when the Patriot women’s soccer team (5-7) defeated Oakland City (Ind.) 7-3.

    It was a career day for freshman, Bethany Massey. The Oldham County, Ky. native netted the first hat-trick of her career to lead the Patriots in the win. Four other Patriots also found their name in the scoring column to finish off the 7-3 victory.