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As select teams become more prevalent, 'paradigm shift' emerging on local sports scene

Changing the way kids play

By John Herndon

Editor's note: This story is part one of a three-part series titled "Have game, will travel."


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Local youth sports leaders divided on issue

Are travel teams pricing some kids out of opportunity?

By John Herndon

 


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New law requires high school coaches to take sport safety course

Cats aware of heat dangers as fall practice begins

By John Herndon

As fall sports practice begins today for high school athletes, coaches and school officials are preparing to implement a new law aimed at reducing heat-related injuries.

House Bill 383 requires the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the state Department of Education to increase sport safety. The bill was passed after the death of Pleasure Ridge Park football player Max Gilpin from an apparent heat stroke last August.


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Elidas smashes walk-off grand slam against Richmond

Lexington team ends local Little League dream

By John Herndon

(Editor's note: A slideshow of Little League District Tournament action can be found on the homepage.)

HARRODSBURG -- The top seed in the District 3 tournament meant little for the Anderson County Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars Friday night.

Third-seeded Western National of Lexington scored twice in the bottom of the first, then rolled to a 7-2 win in the tournament semifinals at Harrodsburg’s Anderson-Dean Park.


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Education a key to successful prevention

COLUMN: Tragic Louisville case brings new awareness to heat illness

By John Herndon

It's so easy to point fingers.

Especially when we have no explanation for something tragic, bizarre or both. We want to know. We analyze and try to find answers. Then when the answers we uncover don't add up, someone has to pay the price.

Over the last 11 months, I, like just about anyone who has access to the Louisville media market, have been following the tragic case of Max Gilpin, the young man who played football at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville before his death last August.


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Sloan competes in Michigan

By The Staff

Jordan Sloan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, competed in the high jump at the World Youth Trials track meet last Wednesday.

The event was held on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Sloan had qualified for the event by jumping 6-04 during the regular season.

He has a personal best of 6-07.

Eleven jumpers from across the nation took part in the event with David Smith of Georgia winning with a jump of 7-02.5.

Sloan finished with a jump of 6-03, disappointing to him.


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COLUMN: Lack of pool is becoming embarrassment

By John Herndon

A story in Saturday’s Lexington Herald-Leader got the journalistic juices flowing.

The story examined what some pools in Georgetown were doing to comply with a new state law requiring covers over drains in swimming pools.

Knowing a good angle, even if it’s borrowed, when  I see one, I thought it would be good to find out how this is going in Anderson County.

Except for one minor difficulty.

Anderson County doesn’t have a public pool.


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High school practices scheduled to begin next week

By The Staff

The state-mandated dead period for high school athletics ends Thursday, and athletes can use the school facilities, condition and meet with coaches again beginning Friday, July 10.

Official practices for fall sports can resume on Wednesday, July 15.

Anderson County High School offers football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and boys’ and girls’ golf in the fall.

For more information, contact the school at 839-5118.


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Anderson Little Leaguers win first two district games

By John Herndon

The Anderson County Little League All-Stars won their first two games in the District 3 tournament at Harrodsburg. The tournament is the first step toward the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Saturday, Anderson defeated Western American, of Lexington, 3-0 as Dusty Puckett smacked a two-run double. Caleb Chambers got the win and Zachary Carmichael recorded the save.

Monday, Anderson romped past Mercer County, 9-2. No other details have been submitted to The Anderson News.


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Open with a win

Little League District tournament results

By John Herndon

Anderson County 3, Western American 0

The Anderson County Little League All-stars defeated Western American of Lexington in the district tournament opener.


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