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Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes slip up over...

    Washington County’s girls’ basketball team came up short twice over the weekend during losses to Thomas Nelson and Berea.

    Friday night’s game at Thomas Nelson started off well enough for head coach Lena Bramblett’s team, but things spiraled away quickly.

  • Commanders win district opener

    It was a strong statement from the Commanders as they defeated 19th district foe Thomas Nelson 66-50 Friday night.

  • Slow start for Commanderettes

    Two tough losses for the Commanderettes got their season off to a rocky start, but a decisive win Monday night has them trending back in the right direction.

    The team’s opening game was played Tuesday night against Taylor County. After narrowly winning in last season’s contest, the Lady Cardinals dominated the first half of this year’s match, keeping the Commanderettes scoreless for long stretches going into halftime. Washington County did its best to recover in the second half, with Madison Snellen leading the way with 10 points.

  • Opening week hard on Commanders

    The Commander team was put through a gauntlet early in the season. After an opening night 82-74 loss against Taylor County, the misfortune continued with a 94-72 loss three days later to Marion County.
    “That’s why we play a tough schedule early, to see where we are,” said head coach Bernard Smalley. “We didn’t quit, we kept fighting.”

  • Home for the holidays

    The thought of 30 extra guests at Thanksgiving dinner would make most people shutter, but for Alma Burton Edelen, it was just another day in the kitchen.
    “JT let me know about two or three days before they came,” she said with a laugh when describing the call she got from her son. “I just asked him, ‘How many?’”

  • Hamilton signs with UK Rifle team

    Washington County High School senior Mason Hamilton made his decision official when he signed to join the University of Kentucky Rifle team for the 2019-2020 season.
    “I went to Murray State University and University of Kentucky. Both programs were virtually the same. It was a hard decision, but I feel like I made the one that was best for me,” he said.

  • Commanderettes looking to...

    Speed is the key word for the Commanderettes this season, as head coach Lena Bramblett says the team will be looking to make the most out of a smaller, but athletic, squad.
    “We’re going to be a small team, but we’re going to be a scrappy team.”

    While changes in the roster have taken some height away from the Washington County side, there’s still plenty of experienced players for Bramblett to put on the court. There are nine upperclassmen, and most have played on the high school team for at least four years.

  • Veteran team could live up to...

    Second chances are not a common luxury in high school sports. The four-year revolving door that brings new players in and sends others out means that team poised for greatness one year could be completely dismantled by the start of next season.

  • Esports come to Kentucky high...

    The newest competition among high schools won’t take place on the court or on the field, but online. The National Federation of State High School Associations, the body responsible for governing high school sports nationwide, announced earlier this year that they would begin introducing esports to high schools and state associations around the country.

  • WCHS alum earns starting spot at...

    College football was not the original plan for Adam Smith, but four years of hard work have seen him rise from scout teamer to varsity starter at the University of the Cumberlands.

    The road to get there hasn’t been a simple one.
    “During high school, I was more looking into playing baseball,” Smith says.
    When a good opportunity to play in college wasn’t available, he took a year at community college, taking classes and trying to figure out what he should do next.