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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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Already looking to 2013 event

GOLF: Riley advances to State Am quarterfinals

By John Herndon

Kaitlyn Riley had no idea what to expect at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. But now she knows she wants more.


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County building new football field at park

By John Herndon

Anderson County will soon be the home of a new football field. This one will be serving the youth leagues of Anderson County.

“It is something that has been talked about for as long as I can remember,” Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said last week.


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COLUMN: Not what I expected but it's never a bad day at the ball park

By John Herndon

CINCINNATI – What I love most about baseball is that you never really know what you are going to get when you go to the ball park.


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GOLF: Goodlett falters at State Am

By John Herndon

Laurie Goodlett knew what the competition was at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. After all, the former Anderson County High School and University of Kentucky golfer had won the event twice in the 1990's.

But at the Elizabethtown Country Club last Monday, Goodlett shot a 12-over 83 in the qualifying round of the tournament, putting her in the first flight, one of the consolation brackets of the prestigious tournament.


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GOLF: Gillis makes championship flight at State Am

By John Herndon

Anderson County resident Taylor Gillis found the third time really was a bit of a charm at the women's State Am golf tournament last week at Elizabethtown.

Gillis, who now plays golf for the University of the Cumberlands, shot a 7-over 79 in the qualifying round, good enough to earn a berth in the championship flight of the top 32 scores at the Elizabethtown Country Club. But in the match-play championship bracket, Gillis ran into some tough luck and went out in the first round.


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FOOTBALL: Middle School Football Practice to start

By The Staff

Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman has announced a parental organization meeting to be held at the school's cafeteria on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. All parents of prospective players should attend.

The Mustangs will open practice on Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the practice field located behind the school. Players should bring current sports physicals and wear appropriate practice clothing. For more information, call 502-598-6206 or 502-600-3647.


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