Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes host game against...

    Zack Peãlva

    Sports Writer

    This past Monday, it would have been easy to mistake who was the home team when the Commanderettes basketball team hosted the Marshall County Lady Marshals. The game’s “Marshall Strong” theme was taken to heart by those in attendance as the stands were filled with a sea of blue and orange; a symbol of memoriam for the two students killed and 21 wounded during a shooting at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23.

  • Girls fall short against Danville

    A chance for midseason accolades was snatched away from the Commanderettes as they lost 60-30 against Danville in the championship of the 12th Region All “A” Classic. Washington County had earned their spot in the final after they defeated Burgin 58-25 in the tournament’s opening round.

  • Somerset overpowers commanders...

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    After breezing through the opening round of the All “A” Classic against Burgin with a 71-40 win, the Commanders came up against their most difficult opponent of the season in the championship game. Despite keeping things close in the first quarter, a well-balanced Somerset team would eventually open up the gap and go on to win 76-59.

  • Basketball teams face midseason...

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    At nearly the halfway point of the season, Washington County High School’s basketball teams are in very different places.

    The boys have seesawed their way through the first half of the season and the team’s record sits at just above .500 at the time of print. A rocky end to 2017 saw them go 1-5 in a two-week span. Since then, they’ve won four regular season games in a row, outscoring their opponents by a cumulative score of 255-214.

  • New year, more wins

    After a largely forgettable opening act of the season, the Commanderettes will be happy to use last Saturday night’s win over Marion County as a starting point for the second half of their schedule. It took two overtime periods, but the 51-48 win against Marion County did help wash away the sting of the 48-35 loss to Bethlehem the night before.

  • Local sports editor, Bobby...

    Jordan Alves

    Campbellsville University Sports Infomation Director

    The Campbellsville community lost a dear friend on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. Bobby Brockman, the long-time sports editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, passed away in his sleep at the age of 61.

  • Boys struggle in Campbellsville...

    Campbellsville’s Holiday Classic Tournament provided a chance for the Washington County boys’ team to put an end to a string of bad results that had plagued them before Christmas. After the struggles looked like they would continue with an opening game loss to Gallatin County by a score of 62-53, the Commanders righted the ship with a win in their next game against Carlisle County 84-75. The chance to leave the weekend with a winning record was snatched away in the final game of the tournament after Lincoln County defeated the Commanders 47-45.

  • 2017: Looking back at a year of...


    Yates sinks 14 3-pointers,

    scores 57 in two games

    It was a hot-shooting night for sophomore guard Drew Yates that paced the Commanders, and Yates connected on 8 of 12 shots from 3-point range and finished the game with 33 points to fuel the 70-58 win for Washington County.

    In addition to his long-range marksmanship, Yates went a perfect 5-for- 5 from the free-throw line. Senior DT Yocum followed with 20 points in the win, including a 4-for-4 night at the charity stripe. He added a team-high nine rebounds on the night.

  • Girls break slump with win

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    Two separate trips into Bardstown resulted in two losses for the Commanderettes last week. After the 71-14 loss to Nelson County, a run-down Washington County team was unable to rally against the Bethlehem Banshees. But returning to their home court seemed to be the remedy, with the team picking up its second win of the season in a 48-41 victory over Henry County.

  • Commanders' streak broken

    In what seems to have become the theme of this season, the Commanders lost in heartbreaking fashion twice in the span of a week. After a late run got Washington County to within one point of forcing overtime, the Bethlehem Eagles slammed the door shut and took the victory 75-74. Days later, a buzzer beater gave the Henry County Wildcats the opportunity to beat the Commanders 87-86 in overtime.