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Sports play big roles, provide opportunities but deciding what is most important the key now

COLUMN: Facing fiscal reality in tough times

By John Herndon

It’s time for a reality check when it comes to high school sports.

We are talking a real reality check in a world where reality is far too often in short supply.

In case you missed it, there was a little bit of action in Frankfort last week. A large number of teachers and other school personnel made their voices heard as the Kentucky legislature overrode Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget they passed earlier in the now-completed session.


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Anderson star follows family tradition, will face Indiana’s best in summer series

Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

By John Herndon

Cobe Penny is continuing a family tradition.


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Anderson hammers Douglass, silenced by No. 1 Scott County

Lady Bearcats rip Spencer in district showdown

By John Herndon

Even with a new-look lineup, Anderson County let it be known last Thursday that the Lady Bearcats will be just fine.


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Mustangs master Mercer meet

By The Staff

The Anderson County Middle School archery team dominated the Mercer County Titans 3D Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. The Mustangs took first place and took nine of the top 10 individual finishes in the tournament.


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Bearcat archers win at Woodford

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The Anderson County High School archery team took first place at the Woodford County Invitational, held Saturday in Versailles. The Bearcats also had six medalists, three boys and three girls.

On the boys’ side, Henry Thompson continued his dominance of the sport, taking first place. Collin Spencer took fourth with Wade Wilson fifth.

On the girls’ side, Sabrina Kostenbader, Anna Rose and Maura Dean placed third, fourth and fifth.


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Russell named MSC Athlete of Week

By John Herndon

For the second consecutive week, Anderson County resident Brayden Russell was selected as the Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.


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The week in sports -- Girls' tennis

By John Herndon


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This week in Anderson County Sports - Lacrosse photos

By John Herndon


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Local parents say faith wins if pitted against athletic competition

Wrestling with priorities

By John Herndon

What if a baseball game was scheduled and there was no one there to pitch?


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Education-based sports designed to put academics first

By John Herndon

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

The odds of a sports scholarship paying for even a portion of a college education are minuscule.


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