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Robinson-Catlett tandem wins twice at Wild Turkey Trace

By The Staff

The team of Robby Robinson and Carol Catlett has been very successful in recent couples’ night golf competitions at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.
Last week, the tandem won for the second time in recent weeks, winning a two-person, nine-hole scramble and beating Rick and Carolee Hawkins in a playoff hole.
On June 22, the team of Robinson and Catlett took first place in the two-person scramble with Shawn and Julie Black taking second place.
Last week, the three-person team of Mark Lilly, Colin Cox and Danny Vernon won in the men’s league play.


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KHSAA trying to educate about head injuries

By John Herndon

Nearly anyone who has attended even a few football games has experienced that scary moment when two players collide full speed and one does not get up or, at best, gets up slowly and groggily.
For years, fans and media passed it off as just a temporary problem with no long-term effects.
While a knee or shoulder injury causes visible problems, a head injury or concussion was simply passed over.
Research over the years has identified the dangers of concussions in many sports, prompting the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to act.


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Football head injury scrutiny has increased over time

By John Herndon

Football has come a long way since the days of playing with no helmet.
Next came the leather headgear, followed by molded plastic helmets with no facemask. Helmets with no internal padding – only a web of straps kept the helmet away from the head – finally gave way to padding, air suspension and the high-tech equipment worn today.


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NFL injuries, suicides heighten awareness as coaches work to keep players safe

Head injuries no longer ‘getting bell rung’

By John Herndon

Mark Peach remembers the day he got a concussion playing football.
At least he thinks it probably was one.
One day, while playing offensive tackle for Campbellsville University about 20 years ago, Peach was a bit woozy after taking a hit.
But there was no blood. No broken bones.
At the time, it was considered a minor thing. He’d “gotten his bell rung.”
“I remember one of the coaches was over on the sidelines and told me just to walk it off,” Peach says. “I went back in that game.”


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Peach notes high school hits are different from NFL

By John Herndon

Head injuries are common in high school sports and medical research has shown that adolescent brains are vulnerable to them.
However, there is very little data on the long-term effect of head injuries on people who have not played football or other sports past the high school level. Gathering statistics for such a study is considered very difficult, given privacy laws and the failure of people to report injuries in past years.


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COLUMN: Looking back at head injuries shows we still have much to learn

By John Herndon

It might have been the defining moment of my football career.
As an eighth-grader, I was a member of the Anderson County High School freshman team, listed well down the depth chart as a defensive tackle but was getting some work in a live practice session.
When the center snapped the ball, a huge hole suddenly opened in front of me. Eager to make an impression, I shot through the hole looking to hit some ball carrier in the backfield. The problem was the offense had other ideas.


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Former Bearcat standout to play baseball at UK

Report: Russell leaves UK football

By John Herndon

Former Anderson County High School football player Jacob Russell has left the University of Kentucky football team, according to an internet report released Monday.
Ira Combs, owner of Tri-State Sports Media services, reported that Russell has left the Wildcat football team and will join the UK baseball team this year.
Russell, an all-state performer at Anderson County, began his college career at Eastern Kentucky University but transferred to UK after one year in order to pursue his dream of playing college football at the highest level.


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Little League district tourney to open

By John Herndon

The Anderson County Little League all-star teams embark on their post-season journeys with the District 3 Tournament Saturday, July 7, at Anderson Dean-Park in Harrodsburg.

The 9- and 10-year-old team will be playing Eastern American of Lexington at 3 p.m. The 10- and 11-year-old team will also be playing Eastern National at 1 p.m.

the 11- and 12-year old team will play Harrison County at 11 a.m. That division tournaments eventually lead to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The tournaments will continue through Saturday, July 14.


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SOFTBALL: Scenes from the 127 challenge

Scenes from the 127 Softball Challenge.


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Volleyball clinic held at high school

By The Staff

The Anderson County Lady Bearcat Volleyball Clinic was held on June 23 at the school. The one-day all-skills camp focused on intensive group and individual drills in all phases of volleyball. Lady Bearcat coaches Courtney DeLong and Bobby Hardin provided specialized instruction during the day. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams helped facilitate the drills and worked one-on-one with each camper on volleyball fundamentals such as serving, passing, setting, blocking and both offensive and defensive techniques.


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