https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Back on track https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/back-track <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/main-image-web_1.jpg" alt="With less than five seconds on the clock, freshman Will Pettus kicks the game-winning field goal against the Thomas Nelson Generals in Friday night&#039;s game." title="With less than five seconds on the clock, freshman Will Pettus kicks the game-winning field goal against the Thomas Nelson Generals in Friday night&#039;s game." align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve never been closer to having a heart attack.&rdquo;<br /> Head coach Eric Sagrecy spoke for many Washington County fans after his team pulled off a last-second comeback to defeat the Thomas Nelson Generals 45-43 in Friday night&rsquo;s game.<br /> Moments of individual brilliance defined the game, as neither team&rsquo;s defense was able to cope with the attacking talent on the field.</p> WCHS golfers at All-A State https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wchs-golfers-all-state <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/golf_alla_090818_008_copy.jpg" alt="Logan Wilson watches his putt during the All-A State Tournament at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky. Wilson finished Saturday with a score of 77." title="Logan Wilson watches his putt during the All-A State Tournament at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky. Wilson finished Saturday with a score of 77." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> Two Washington County golfers placed in the top eight at the All-A State Tournament in Richmond, Kentucky, this Saturday.</p> <p> <br /> Logan Wilson and Drew Yates teed-off Saturday morning amongst a field of about 100 other golfers from across the state. After 18 holes, Wilson finished tied for fifth place with a score of 77. Yates was only three spots behind with a score of 79.</p> Commanderettes go on winning run https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-go-winning-run <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/main-image-web_2.jpg" alt="Trinity Baker sends a shot over to the Nelson County side of the net to score a point for the Commanderettes. Washington County defeated the Lady Cards 3-0 on Thursday." title="Trinity Baker sends a shot over to the Nelson County side of the net to score a point for the Commanderettes. Washington County defeated the Lady Cards 3-0 on Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It was a successful week for Washington County volleyball as the team managed three wins in three games, including victories over two district opponents.</p> Commanders slip in first loss https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-slip-first-loss <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web-main-image.jpg" alt="Josh Burkhead lines up on offense against Kentucky Country Day during the Commanders&#039; first loss of the season." title="Josh Burkhead lines up on offense against Kentucky Country Day during the Commanders&#039; first loss of the season." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A few pivotal plays ended up making all the difference during the Commanders&rsquo; loss to Kentucky Country Day on Friday night.<br /> Washington County&rsquo;s defense held steady in the opening, ending the first Bearcat drive with a punt. Later in the quarter, a long pass from KCD got the team down to within the 20-yard line and in good position to take the contest&rsquo;s first lead. But the Commanders&rsquo; defense held firm, made tackles in the backfield and forced a turnover on downs.<br /> Bruins end Commanderette run https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/bruins-end-commanderette-run <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/main-image-web_0.jpg" alt="The spike from Margaret Stevens makes it past the hands of the Central Hardin netminders, but the Bruins defense held firm to shut out the Commanderettes 3-0." title="The spike from Margaret Stevens makes it past the hands of the Central Hardin netminders, but the Bruins defense held firm to shut out the Commanderettes 3-0." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> After six wins through six matches, the Washington County volleyball team was brought back down to earth during a 3-0 defeat by the Central Hardin Bruins last Tuesday.<br /> The Commanderettes knew they were in for a tough match from the start. Central Hardin is the defending champion of the 17th District and the 5th Region. After only graduating two seniors from last year&rsquo;s team, the Bruins&rsquo; roster and starting lineup are still packed with experienced talent.<br /> Commanders grind out win https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-grind-out-win <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/footballvbethlehem_082418_004.jpg" alt="Miguel Alacantara rises to his feet after bringing down Bethlehem&amp;#039;s Buddy Ulrich during the Commanders&amp;#039; win last week. Alacantara had five tackles against the Eagles and scored two touchdowns." title="Miguel Alacantara rises to his feet after bringing down Bethlehem&amp;#039;s Buddy Ulrich during the Commanders&amp;#039; win last week. Alacantara had five tackles against the Eagles and scored two touchdowns." align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><p> After nearly throwing the game away in the opening two quarters, the Commanders rallied from behind to win 33-26 against the Bethlehem Eagles Friday night.<br /> Regional champs yet again https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/regional-champs-yet-again <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vb_all_a_champions_edit.jpg" alt="The Commanderettes volleyball team is shown with its trophy after winning the 12th Region All-’A’ Tournamnet over the weekend. " title="The Commanderettes volleyball team is shown with its trophy after winning the 12th Region All-’A’ Tournamnet over the weekend. " align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> Commanderette volleyball capped off an impressive week of matches by winning the 12th Region All &lsquo;A&rsquo; Tournament for the fifth year in a row.<br /> After starting off the season 1-3, Washington County turned the corner during last Tuesday&rsquo;s 3-0 win against its rival at Marion County. After squeaking out a win in game one of that match, a sloppy start to the second nearly handed the game over to the Lady Knights.<br /> A commanding start https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanding-start <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/footballvgreencounty_081718_003.jpg" alt="Jbias Dawson powers past a Green County defender during Washington County&#039;s season opener on Friday at the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University. Dawson scored three touchdowns in the Commanders&#039; win." title="Jbias Dawson powers past a Green County defender during Washington County&#039;s season opener on Friday at the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University. Dawson scored three touchdowns in the Commanders&#039; win." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:200%"> Friday night&rsquo;s 39-13 win over the Green County Dragons showed that the Commanders could get things done on both sides of the ball.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:200%"> <span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span>In a team packed with so much big-play ability, head coach Eric Sagrecy said this first victory will be the perfect catalyst for a team hunting for its third straight postseason win.</p>