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Lady Bearcats crack state's Top 10

By John Herndon

Anderson County is making what is believed to be the Lady Bearcats' first-ever appearance in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll Top 10. The Lady Bearcas are ranked eighth in the latest poll, released Friday.

Anderson, now 22-5 on the year, has won 19 of its last 20 games.

The Anderson baseball team fell out of the top 25 this week.

The latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll.


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Five others qualify for state, several still awaiting their fate

Sloan wins regional track title

By John Herndon

UPDATED: Friday, May 15, 12:50 a.m.


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Hamrick rallies for upset in Region 8 tourney

By John Herndon

FRANKFORT – What Kristen Hamrick didn’t know definitely did not hurt her Monday.

The unranked Anderson County junior might have pulled off the shocker of the first round when she defeated seventh-seeded Demi Bechtloff of South Oldham 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to advance in the Region 8 tournament at Western Hills High School.

“I didn’t know she was seeded,” Hamrick said with a huge smile amid well-wishers offering congratulations on winning the grueling three-hour marathon.


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Davenport goes long on Senior Night

SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats keep rolling, beat No. 7 Manual

By John Herndon

Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, managed just four hits, including Tiffany Davenport's home run, but managed to defeat No. 7 DuPont Manual 3-1 in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

Davenport's fourth-inning shot to left center gave the Lady Bearcats some breathing room and was the decisive blow as the Lady Bearcats improved to 21-5 and recorded their 18th win in 19 games.

Pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just three hits and issued no walks. She struck out six.


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'Fast kids' send Lady Bearcats past Henry Clay

By John Herndon

The “Fast Kids” were blazing for Anderson County on Wednesday night.


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Saturday’s maulings show Anderson teams intent on repeating

Column: Did you see those scores?

By John Herndon

When I sent a Twitter message out Saturday saying that Anderson County baseball had defeated Bell County 32-2, I was wrong.

Surely, Anderson could not beat Bell, a team that is touted as a 13th Region contender, by more runs than most teams score in a week, some in a month.

So I was wrong. It wasn’t 32-2.

It was worse. Since I was unable to attend that game at Woodford County, a parent text messaged the score in good faith.


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REGION 8 TENNIS: Anderson teams play well but eliminated from tournament

By John Herndon

The Anderson County tennis teams played well but were eliminated from the Region 8 tennis tournaments in Frankfort.

The final Bearcats alive in the meet, the boys' doubles teams, went out in the tournament quarter-finals on Tuesday afternoon at Franklin County High School.

Anderson's top entry of Eric Steedly and Zach Allen extended Franklin County's top team to three sets while the team of Jerry Hockensmith and Tyler Hyatt lost to Franklin's No. 2 team in straight sets, but a match closer than the score indicated.


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Bearcats prevail in pitching duel

Russell’s bomb sinks Admirals

By John Herndon

It took nearly six innings, but Anderson County finally figured out Duran Elmore Thursday night.

Locked in a duel with Anderson’s Kyle DeLong, the Danville left-hander used an unorthodox delivery – think Dontrelle Willis – to limit Anderson to one hit through the first five innings. But Jeremy Turpin cracked a one-out single, then two batters later, Jacob Russell drove an Elmore fastball over the left-field fence, giving Anderson the cushion it needed in a 4-1 win.


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Have won nine of last 10

BASEBALL: Anderson juggernaut pummels Scott County

By The Staff

Anderson County picked up where it left off Saturday, thrashing host Scott County 20-8 in a “mercy rule” contest called after five innings.

“We punished the ball up and down the lineup,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

Anderson leadoff hitter Jordan Alves set the tone, going 4-for-4 with a walk and scoring five runs. He also stole a base.

Jacob Brown “crushed all three balls he hit, including the first-inning rocket over the left field fence, giving us an early 2-0 lead,” Barnes said. Brown had three RBI.


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Lady Bearcats slip by Lafayette

By John Herndon

Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, slipped past No. 13 Lafayette, 4-2, Monday night in Lexington.

The Lady Bearcats plated three runs – two unearned – in the second inning then held on for the win. Karrah Bottoms delivered the big hit, a two-run single that scored Kritty Morrow and courtesy runner K.K. Fitzpatrick. Brooke Collins, who had singled, came on to score on an error.

Anderson added another run in the sixth when Morrow got caught in a rundown between first and second, but prolonged things long enough for Fitzpatrick to score again.


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