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Anderson unable to shine in ‘incredibly tough’ Class AAA Region 6

TRACK AND FIELD: Two qualify for state track meet

By John Herndon

LEXINGTON – Anderson County was reminded again just how difficult it is to be able to qualify for the state track and field meet last Friday.


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Impossible to predict what anderson teams will do in 2012 post-season

COLUMN: Time to get back to the good old days?

By John Herndon

It's hard to long for the good old days when the “old” is roughly equivalent to the duration of Justin Bieber's career.

But that's life in these 4G days when things are obsolete just about the time you get used to them.

And some might think that is how it is with Anderson County's spring dynasty.

If you have been around Anderson County any time at all, you know that I am talking about that period in late May and early June when Anderson County has been shining in high school baseball and softball.


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Curry, Hyatt help Lady Bearcats finish second after falling to Bullitt

SOFTBALL: Smoking bats lead Anderson in own tourney

By John Herndon

Anderson County softball was bitten by the Bullitt during the Lady Bearcats' own tournament over the weekend, yet there were some hints that things could be getting better as the post-season arrives next week.


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Disc golfers win Kenton tournament

By John Herndon

The Anderson County High School disc golf team took the High School Disc Golf Championships, held in Kenton County on Saturday. The Bearcats set a new course record with a 408 score as they defeated Covington Scott, Conner and Covington Holy Cross for the title.


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Two doubles teams qualify for state

TENNIS:Wamplers finish as regional runner-up

By John Herndon

The Anderson County doubles team of Amanda Wampler and Hannah Wampler finally went down in the Region 8 tennis tournament but it was not without a fight.
The seventh-seeded tandem pushed the region's top seed, North Oldham's Taylor McGuire and Nicole Walton, to the limit in the first set before falling, 7-5. In the second set, the Mustang duo took over, winning 6-0.
Both teams move on to the state tournament, starting Thursday, May 17, at the Boone tennis Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.


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Anderson gets just two hits against Titans

BASEBALL: Collins rips Bearcats in key district contest

By John Herndon

You might say that Collins High's baseball team had a titanic effort Monday night.


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BASKETBALL: Bearcat basketball team celebrates season

By The Staff

The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a very successful season with the annual team awards banquet, held on April 29 at the high school.

The Bearcats finished the season at 21-9 and advanced to the Eighth Region tournament as the 30th District runner-up. Anderson opened the season with 11 straight wins, the best start ever for an Anderson team, then went on to earn the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.


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COLLEGE: Campbellsville teams going to nationals

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Three Campellsville University teams with Anderson County residents on the respective rosters have received bids to various post-season tournaments according to news releases from the school.


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Carlton honored for 100th win

By The Staff

Anderson County Middle School baseball coach Graham Carlton received a commemorative bat and plaque from his team and assistant coaches after earning his 100th coaching victory Wednesday, May 2. The Mustangs defeated Bardstown 7-5 at Anderson County Community Park. Pictured, from left, are Nathan McGregor, Lane Marquardt, Josh Lindsey, Kyler Campbell, Andrew Mitchell, Evan Flora, Coach Carlton, Mason Hardin, Cade Cotton, John Paul Garmon, Conner Wells, Tanner Walker, Logan Stephens, Joe Dan Crawford, Mason Baker, Caleb Boyles, Garryn Wood, Daniel Whalen and Bryndon Labhart.


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New hoops rule sounds better than it is

COLUMN: Oh mercy!

By John Herndon

In case you missed it, there will be a major change in high school basketball next year.

A few weeks ago, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced it would begin using a form of the “mercy rule” by having a running clock after one team is ahead by 35 points or more in the second half.

It was met with a lot of applause, usually for an emphasis on sportsmanship and not beating a team mercilessly.

Here is one, though, that is not crazy about the rule. And I base my take on things based on experience.


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