Today's Sports

  • Growing the league

    This year will mark the 10th anniversary of youth football in Washington County, a project that has made strides in growing the county’s football pedigree.
    Before the league’s start, youth football options were limited.
    “You didn’t play until you got to middle school,” says John Graves, one of the league’s current administrators. “You look at Danville and Boyle County and all these other programs that do really well [on the high school level] and they’ve got an established youth football program.”

  • World What?

    Last week we looked at what exactly was going down in Russia this summer and how a four-year long process will eventually culminate in crowning the best soccer team on the planet.
    The tournament’s 32 teams are divided up into eight groups. After three games, the top two finishers in each group advance into the knockout rounds.
    This week will rundown the big names of 16 teams in the tournament and who is going to be making headlines and dominating news feeds.

    Group A
    Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

  • High school anglers go to...

    The Washington County High School Bass Fishing team wrapped up its season fishing at the KHSAA regional tournament at Lake Cumberland.
    The Commanders’ region encompasses a swath of the state that stretches from Louisville to the Tennessee border. More than 170 boats launched from Burnside Island, with only 29 spots available for state tournament qualification.

  • Commanders end season

    All good things must come to an end. For the Washington County baseball team, season finale came in an 8-4 loss to the Central Hardin Bruins in the semifinals of the regional tournament.
    The end was delayed more than once. A narrow win over Adair County in the opening round stretched the Commanders’ season farther than it went last year, and bad weather pushed the game against Central Hardin back four days.

  • World What?

    Do you want something more?
    Maybe the drought of major sporting events in the summer months has your desperate for a new fix. Maybe you’re burned out from watching the same two teams compete for the NBA Championship year after year. Maybe you’ve gotten so sucked in to playing FIFA on your PlayStation that now you want to take the next step into soccer fandom. Maybe you just love a good bit of drama.

  • Softball three-peats after win...

    After a 0-6 start to the season, the prospect of a district title couldn’t have looked farther away for Washington County Softball. But after a mid-April revival, the team went on a 15-6 run that took it into the 19th District championship and beyond. That run, and the season, came to an end after a first round exit in the regional tournament.

    Thomas Nelson

  • Commanders advance to second...

    At the beginning of the season, baseball coach Adam Blair said his team would be playing with a chip on its shoulder after failing to reach the regional tournament last year.
    “It was big,” he said, “it was the first time for these guys…they’re going to be hungry because they had something taken away from them.”
    That hunger paid off, as the Commanders stormed on to a 13-1 district record and title and now look for a run in the Fifth Region Tournament.

    Bardstown Tigers

  • Commanders look to reclaim their...
  • Commanderettes leave behind...


    The Commanderettes’ 28-game season was evenly split at 14 wins, 14 lossess for the second year running after they finished their final game of the regular season this past Saturday. Their 5-3 district record was good enough to allow them a first round bye that puts them one win away from playing for their third consecutive title. 


  • Win over Atherton stops losing...


    Marion County Knights


    A slow start made all the difference in the Commanders’ 8-3 loss to Marion County on Thursday.

    The Knight’s speed out of the gate gave them two early runs that stood unanswered for four innings.