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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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Lady Bearcats win Boyle Tournament; Bearcats smoking at Woodford

By John Herndon

Anderson County was never threatened in winning four games in the Boyle County Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Danville. The tournament, which was delayed by Friday's rains, was played at Danville's Millennium Park.


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Rain alters Bearcat sports schedule again

By John Herndon

Friday's rains and threats of serious storms have altered the Anderson County athletic schedules again as all varsity sporting events have been canceled for Friday night.

The Central Kentucky Conference track meet, to be held at Boyle County, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at Boyle.


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Poor defense wastes strong pitching performance

No. 10 Scott County ends Lady Bearcat win string at 12

By John Herndon

Errors, both mental and physical, cost the 11th-ranked Anderson County softball team as No. 10 Scott County posted a 2-1 win over the Lady Bearcats last Thursday in Georgetown.

Anderson pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just four hits and struck out seven.

“We made three errors in the first inning and Scott scored a run,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said. Scott scored again in the third on a dropped fly ball.

The Anderson bats had a difficult time too, getting only two hits, a pair of doubles from Chelsea Bright.


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Anderson now ranked 24th

Bearcats drop one spot in latest baseball poll

By John Herndon

Anderson County remained in the state's Top 25 in the statewide coaches' poll released on Thursday. Anderson, which made its first ever appearance last week at No. 23, fell one notch into a three-way tie with Christian County and Lafayette. Apollo remains the state's top-ranked team but Lexington Christian, a team that defeated Anderson earlier in the year, is now No. 2 after winning the championship of the All-A Classic.

Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches' Association poll of May 7.


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THE SPORTS BUZZ for May 7: Who are the best baseball players and teams in Anderson County history?

By John Herndon

Several times during the current baseball season, I have had discussions about the best players to take the diamond in Anderson County history. This sports buzz is simple: Who are the best you have seen?  And who are the best opponent's you have seen?

From this corner, picking the best Anderson baseball players is difficult. There have been no true superstars to come through Anderson County, although one, Matt McWilliams, appeared to be heading that way until arm problems ended his career.


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Lady Cats still ranked 11th

By John Herndon

Anderson County is holding at No. 11 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll, released Thursday. Anderson will play in the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, opening with Danville on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. They follow with a contest against Nelson County, a team the Lady Cats struggled to defeat on March 31, at 7 p.m.

Christian County remains atop the poll.

The current softball poll is:


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Anderson sinks Danville

By John Herndon

Jacob Russell belted a 2-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave Anderson County some breathing room in a 4-1 win over visiting Danville Thursday night. Russell drove in three runs and picked up the save. Kyle Delong pitched six strong innings to pick up the win for the 24th-ranked Bearcats. Full details and comments will be available in the May 13 edition of The Anderson News.


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Lefty goes distance as Bearcats beat regional foe; hot Brown burns Owen

DeLong dominates Rebels

By John Herndon

Kyle DeLong wasn’t overpowering. Owen County just couldn’t hit him Friday night.

The junior left-hander scattered five hits and struck out nine as homestanding Anderson County routed its regional rival, 9-1.

DeLong gave up an unearned run in the first, then was in complete control the rest of the way. At one point he retired 10 straight batters and did not issue a walk as he went the distance for the newly-ranked Bearcats.


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Rain altering Wednesday Bearcat schedule

By John Herndon

Wednesday's rains have canceled two Anderson County sporting events while coaches are keeping their eyes on the weather concerning other events.

The Bearcat boys' tennis match with Gallatin County has been canceled.

The Lady Bearcat softball game with No. 10 Scott County has also been canceled. No makeup date, if any, has been announced.

The Bearcat freshman baseball game with Oldham County is still on. Anderson head coach L.W. Barnes said a tarp is covering the field and the game should go on if the rain stops.

Check back for updates as they happen.


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