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Today's Sports

  • Split results for softball

     

     

    Bethlehem Banshees

    A strong performance in the later innings of the game gave the Commanderettes an 8-3 win over Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Trinity Baker resumed her home run streak against the Eagles after failing to clear the fences against Thomas Nelson in the previous game. Her shot to center field marked her fourth home run in her last four games.

  • Track and Field team ends season...

     

    The Commanders track team joined 15 other schools to compete at the regional meet last Friday in their final meet of the season.

    Running against the most competitive field they’ve faced so far, the Commanders managed a couple of season-best times but failed to have anyone qualify for the state meet later this week.

  • Commanders sweep Bethlehem

    Game 1 v. Bethlehem Eagles

    The tone for the three-game series between Washington County and Bethlehem was set in game one, with the Commanders delivering a dominating 12-0 win over the Eagles away from home.

    It was a slow burn across the first two innings, as neither team was able to generate much at the plate. Washington County seemed poised to open the scoring, but weak contact from the Commander bats gave the Eagles easy pickings in the infield.

  • Thomas Nelson ends...

     

    The Commanderettes made it back to .500, winning two games in the last week to take their season record to 12-12. Still riding the momentum of a good showing at the All ‘A’ Classic, Washington County made short work of their two district opponents.

    Nelson County Cardinals

  • Youth clinic helps grow tennis...

     “We want to make sure we have kids involved in things that are positive.”

    The words came from Tichaedza Chikuni, a Springfield resident and tennis coach. “Some kids have never played a sport before. Tennis can carry for a long time.”

    His recent four-week clinic helped introduce the basics and fundamentals of the game to young children. For his students, their introduction to the game was a bit more structured than his own.

  • Elite Eight exit for...

    Arriving at the Class ‘A’ State Tournament as massive underdogs wasn’t something Washington County head coach Christy Baker wanted her team to focus on.

    “I don’t talk to them about rankings,” she said. “We just play. We don’t care how other people judge us. We’re here to play for our team.”

  • Winless weekend for Commander...

    The results were anything but memorable for the Commanders as they lost three in a row at the end of last week.

    “This week we bumped up the competition a little bit and played some tough teams,” said head coach Adam Blair. “It might hurt our record at times, but like I told the kids, I can schedule weaker teams and make us look good, but in the long run it’s not going to help us.”

     

    Game 1 v. Anderson County Bearcats

  • Hurst, Willis named co-MVP’s

    End-of-the-year awards were given out at the boys’ basketball banquet last week.

    Cameron Willis and Devin Hurst shared Most Valuable Player honors after the two juniors helped lead the team to a 17-13 record.

  • Commanders complete sweep of...

     

    A week’s worth of sterling displays by the Commander baseball team was slightly tarnished as it was sent packing from the Class ‘A’ Regional Tournament in the first round. The loss came after the Commanders swept their three-game series against Thomas Nelson earlier in the week.

    Thomas Nelson Game 1

  • Lift, lower, repeat

     

    For some, 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning is bringing about the drowsy start of a comfortably lazy day. The height of activity is probably rolling out of bed, a shuffle for coffee and breakfast and maybe a heroic lift of the remote control to turn on the morning news. What brings greater happiness than pure relaxation?

    For some, it comes from the boom of music, the thunder of weights and a good sweat. Lots and lots of sweat.