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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • End of the road for WC football

    Washington County’s hopes for a third-straight playoff win were dashed after losing 50-44 to Lloyd Memorial Friday night in Erlanger, Kentucky.

    “I felt like it was going to be one of those games,” said Commanders’ head coach Eric Sagrecy. “We’ve got great playmakers, they’ve got great playmakers…it could get rolling in that situation and there could be a lot of points scored.”

  • Commanders prepare for Lloyd...

     

    It’s win or go home for Washington County football, as the team prepares for Friday night’s contest with Lloyd Memorial in the first round of the Class 2A KHSAA State Tournament.

    A bye last week gave the Commanders a week off to regroup and reorganize after a tough loss to Christian Academy of Louisville. In the time since, head coach Eric Sagrecy has been preparing his team for the Juggernauts.

     

    Getting healthy

  • Commanders end regular season

    Relentless rain, injuries, and a matchup with the most difficult opponent in the class; altogether, it combined to create a night to forget as the Commanders were routed 49-0 by Christian Academy of Louisville Friday night.
    “You plan for them to be good,” said head coach Eric Sagrecy after his team’s loss. “Did I think they’d turn out to be possibly the best team in the state? No, I didn’t plan for that.”