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Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes are new district...

    From day one, the goal for the Commanderettes and head coach John Rogers was to have the team playing at its best by the time the district tournament began. Two months and 33 matches later, it’s mission accomplished. For the first time since 2006, Washington County has won the district tournament, beating out Bethlehem and Bardstown along the way. The postseason run ended when they lost 3-2 in a match to Elizabethtown in the regional tournament Monday night.

     

  • Commanders battle with top-...

     

    Going into Friday night’s matchup with DeSales, there was never any doubt that Washington County would be playing the role of underdog. The Colts have been on fire since the start of the season when they defeated class 6A powerhouse Saint Xavier 19-16. Last week, DeSales was ranked third in the state by the Kentucky Associated Press. Last season, the Colts defeated the Commanders by an average score of 48-0 in their two meetings. A betting man would have placed money on a similar scoreline for Friday night’s game as well.

     

  • Commanders rumble over Shawnee

     

    The only thing able to slow down the Commanders Friday night was the weather. After a thunderstorm pushed kickoff back by 30 minutes, Washington County made quick work of the Shawnee Golden Eagles during a 45-0 win at home.

     

    The wet weather continued to play a part once the teams were on the field. A slippery ball led to a fumbled snap that was recovered by Shawnee, ending the Commanders’ opening drive less than 10 yards from the goal line.

  • District title in reach for...

     

    Washington County’s volleyball team ended its regular season with a doubleheader at Boyle County High School Thursday night. The Commanderettes split the evening, picking up a 2-1 win over Franklin County in the first contest before losing 2-1 to Boyle County in the following match.

     

  • Wolverines maul Commanders 32-0

    The pageantry of homecoming night was thrown aside at the opening kickoff, as Western Hills stole the show during a big win on the Commanders’ field.

     

  • Warr prepares for next battle

     

    Kentucky has been kind to Ruben Warr. Since relocating to the Bluegrass, the California-born mixed martial artist has experienced a career resurgence. He’s transformed from a fighter with a losing record and on the verge of retirement, to a championship titleholder who’s only lost once in the past two years.

     

  • Big wins for Commanderettes

    Two games brought two wins to the Washington County volleyball team as it approaches the end of the regular season.

     

    Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory in the match against Green County came after the Commanderettes finished off the final game in extra points. Three Washington County players finished the game with at least five kills, with Lizzie Riley leading the pack with seven. Riley was busy defensively as well, recording 15 digs. Maddie Pettus managed a team-high 20 digs against the Dragons, as well as three aces.

     

  • Golf team competes at regional...

    Washington County’s golf team ended its season at the regional tournament in Danville last Tuesday.

     

    As a team, the Commanders finished fifth out of the 15 schools competing in Region 4. The top two teams automatically had all their members qualify for the state tournament. The top three individuals not on the qualifying teams also qualified. Clay Anderson (Russell County), Reed Gritton (Mercer County) and Colten Wilson (Boyle County) claimed those spots.

     

  • WC gets senior night win, goes 2...

    Washington County volleyball played five games in the Kentucky Challenge Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Commanderettes finished the weekend 2-3.

    The team opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Beechwood. Elizabeth Riley led the Commanderettes’ attack with nine kills and three aces.

  • Commanders cruise over Caverna

    Jeff Moreland
    publisher@readthesun.com
    The road to a 4-1 record was a smooth one for the Washington County Commanders Friday night as they cruised over Caverna, 49-19.

    Seniors Jbias Dawson and Miguel Alacantara took turns scoring early on to make the lead grow for the Commanders.