https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Miscues derail Commanders https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/miscues-derail-commanders <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football14.jpg" alt="WC&#039;s Mike Ellery escapes a tackle Friday night against Kentucky Country Day. " title="WC&#039;s Mike Ellery escapes a tackle Friday night against Kentucky Country Day. " align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Against Kentucky Country Day Friday night, Washington County had 10 possessions, scoring touchdowns on six of them.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">It was the other four possessions that was the deciding factor in the Bearcats 41-39 win over the Commanders.</span></span></p> JV soccer scores two in second game https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/jv-soccer-scores-two-second-game <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_0.jpg" alt="Eighth-grader Bella Woodson dribbles downfield during Washington County&#039;s Aug. 22 game against Bluegrass United. " title="Eighth-grader Bella Woodson dribbles downfield during Washington County&#039;s Aug. 22 game against Bluegrass United. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jessi Hammes made history last Tuesday as she scored the first goal of the season for the Washington County Commanderettes junior varsity soccer team in her team&rsquo;s 4-2 loss to Frankfort Christian.</p> <p> Scoring first goals is nothing new for Hammes, as she also tallied the first goal in middle school history.</p> <p> &ldquo;We got off to a great start,&rdquo; Coach Chris Hammes said. &ldquo;Jessi scored in the second minute of the game.&rdquo;</p> Washington County volleyball wins one, loses one https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/washington-county-volleyball-wins-one-loses-one <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/volleyball-abby_warner.jpg" alt="Washington County&amp;#039;s Abby Warner goes up for a kill attempt in Thursday&amp;#039;s match at 5th Region rival Taylor County." title="Washington County&amp;#039;s Abby Warner goes up for a kill attempt in Thursday&amp;#039;s match at 5th Region rival Taylor County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It was mixed results for Washington County last week in volleyball action as the Commanderettes went 1-1, beating Bethlehem but falling to Taylor County to finish up a seven-game road trip.</p> <p> Washington County (7-2, 3-0) stayed perfect in district play with the 3-1 win over Bethlehem (6-6, 1-2), a win coach John Rogers called &ldquo;a grind.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;We came out flat against Bethlehem,&rdquo; Rogers said. &ldquo;We missed serves and had hitting errors, a different effort than we had versus Thomas Nelson.&rdquo;</p> Washington County's Mattingly finishes 14th in All A https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/washington-countys-mattingly-finishes-14th-all <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_12.jpg" alt="Luke Mattingly likes his chip shot on the fifth hole at Lincoln Homestead." title="Luke Mattingly likes his chip shot on the fifth hole at Lincoln Homestead." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> Washington County junior Luke Mattingly turned in an impressive performance on Saturday when he finished 14<sup>th</sup> in the All A State Golf Tournament at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> Mattingly fired his best ever tournament round score with a four-over-par 76.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> He started his round on back nine and eagled the par-five 16<sup>th</sup> hole to get to one under par. He made a bogey coming in to finish the outward nine at level par.</p> Washington County football holds Atherton scoreless for second shutout of season https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/washington-county-football-holds-atherton-scoreless-second-shutout-season <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-4_football_1.jpg" alt="Mike Ellery rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass in Washington County&amp;#039;s 48-0 win over Atherton Friday." title="Mike Ellery rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass in Washington County&amp;#039;s 48-0 win over Atherton Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;">A 27-point second quarter helped propel Washington County to a 48-0 win over visiting Atherton for the Commanders&rsquo; second straight shutout. WC opened the season by crushing Nelson County, 56-0.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;">&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know when the last time we had back-to-back shutouts,&rdquo; Coach Eric Sagrecy said. &ldquo;That says a lot for our defense.&rdquo; </span></p> WC girls volleyball wins two on the road https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-girls-volleyball-wins-two-road <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/volleyball.jpg" alt="Washington County claimed a three-set win at Nelson County to open district play Wednesday." title="Washington County claimed a three-set win at Nelson County to open district play Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: rgb(32, 31, 30); background: white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Fresh off their All &ldquo;A&rdquo; 12<sup>th</sup> Region title win, the Washington County Commanderettes took to the road last week to open district play with back-to-back road matches at Nelson County and Thomas Nelson, winning both matches to start district play at 2-0.</span></span></p> Washington County youth football to start play this weekend https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/washington-county-youth-football-start-play-weekend <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6307.jpg" alt="Washington County youth football players practice Aug. 29. The footballers begin play this weekend. " title="Washington County youth football players practice Aug. 29. The footballers begin play this weekend. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">While youth football numbers continue to drop nationwide, that&rsquo;s not the case in Washington County.</span></span></p> In first-ever home game, Commandarettes fall to Bluehawks 3-0 https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/first-ever-home-game-commandarettes-fall-bluehawks-3-0 <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6047new.jpg" alt="Jillian Hammes, Washington County keeper, makes a block." title="Jillian Hammes, Washington County keeper, makes a block." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p class="MsoNormal"> Though Washington County soccer&rsquo;s home opener didn&rsquo;t result in a win, at this point and time, progress takes precedence over victories for this first-year program.</p>