Today's Sports

  • All-Stars in district tourney...

    11-year-olds win 8-0 over Boyle

    It was a baseball game, but it looked more like a game of catch between Lance Coulter and Dylan Mattingly.
    Coulter struck out 11 of the 12 outs in his four innings of work, as he continued to throw the ball past Boyle County batters, only to have Mattingly toss it back to him to do it all over again.
    Boyle County collected just one hit and one base on balls against Coulter and failed to score a run.

  • World What?

    Nearly two weeks into the tournament, the group stage is coming to a close. Some teams have locked up spots in the next round, while others have already been mathematically eliminated. The opening round has been filled with drama and plenty of unpredictability, so let’s take a look at the biggest storylines so far.

    Giants fall

  • Out of the dark

    Washington County  High School baseball will step out of the (literal) dark ages next season, as the plans for new lights on the high school field were finally able to get underway.
    The lights at the Commander ball field had been in operation since Idle Hour Park first opened in 1976. Judy Spalding, the Director of Finance and Business for Washington County Schools, says that the school was first notified that the lights were experiencing problems in 2015.

  • World What?

    Last week we broke down the first four groups of the tournament. This week we’ll look at the second set of teams and see who has the best chance of raising the trophy on July 14.

    Group E
    Brazil, Switzerland,
    Costa Rica, Serbia

  • Youth football pipeline helps...

    There’s a long-term vision for Washington County football. Now, after close to a decade of tweaks and improvements, a system is taking shape that will help guide kids from the first time they put on pads, all the way up to when they graduate high school.
     “That’s what our end-all goal is,” said Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy. “To have everything under one umbrella so that we were all an extension of each other and we were all working towards the same things.”

  • 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.