Today's Sports

  • Commanderettes slow out of the...


    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team has seen it all before. The experienced squad features 14 returning members as well as 10 upperclassmen, meaning it could be a golden chance for the team to improve on last year’s 15-22 record and avenge the disappointment felt by finishing as runners-up in the district tournament.

  • The end of the road

    An early scoring surge from North Oldham was what put an end to the Washington County All-Star team’s run in the state tournament.
    After going through the first round of play undefeated and wholly untested, Washington County faced a substantial challenge going up against the team from North Oldham in the tournament semifinal. The tone was set early, as the Washington County offense went three up, three down in the top of the first and allowed North Oldham the chance to put the game’s first runs on the board.

  • Local horse wins big in New York

    She’s not the biggest, her pedigree isn’t the greatest and her legs are even a little crooked. But now, after nearly two years without a stakes win, Silverton Hill Farm’s Ruby Notion made her return to the winner’s circle spectacularly at the Caress Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in New York last Monday.

  • All Stars sweep first round of...

    Washington County’s 11-year-old All-Stars cruised to three straight wins in the opening round of the State Little League Tournament over the weekend. It was a dominant performance from the Washington County squad as they outscored its opponents 39-0 and finished first place in its pool of four teams.

    Game 1 v. North Laurel

  • 11-year-olds claim district title

    Twice the Washington County 11-year-old  All-Stars were matched up against Adair County, and twice they came away victorious.

    In the first meeting, Adair County looked much more dangerous. After going up 3-0 in the first two innings, Washington County’s All-Stars roared back into the game by scoring seven unanswered runs across three innings and winning the game 7-3.

  • 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.”