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Wind denies Bearcats of dramatic win

PAINFULLY CLOSE

By John Herndon

LOUISVILLE – Neither Wrigley Field nor Candlestick Park have anything on Eastern High School.


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Only second in Anderson history

Turpin named all-state first team

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Anderson County pitcher Courtney Turpin has been named first team all-state in a vote of the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

While multiple classes are not recognized for determining a state champion, the association divides the all-state teams into three classes. Turpin was named in Class 3A, the state’s largest schools.


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Hoosiers boast dozen Division I players

Penny, teammates to face loaded Indiana stars

By John Herndon

C.J. Penny knows what his team will be up against Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Nearly two months ago, Penny was selected to be a part of the Kentucky All-Star team that is set to play Indiana in the summer basketball series. The Hoosiers boast one of their strongest team’s ever, led by the state’s Mr. Basketball and Indiana signee Jordan Hulls of Bloomington South and Lawrence North’s 6-foot-9 Stephen Van Treese, who is headed to Louisville.


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Change in state tourney does not come soon enough

SPORTS BUZZ for June 6: Good riddance to semi-state series

By John Herndon

There's little doubt that crowning a champion in baseball is best done by just about any means other than a single-elimination tournament.

There are so many quirks and nuances to the game that it is the only one I know of where fans generally shrug their shoulders when a really good team is beaten by one not so good.

It happens and it's part of the game.

But I am glad to see the death of the best-of-three semi-state series format in what is actually the first round of Kentucky's high school state tournament.


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Shamrocks convert opportunities in 7-4 win

Trinity takes lead in semi-state series

By John Herndon

LOUISVILLE – Oddly enough, Anderson County might have taken a bit of a confidence boost in a 7-4 loss to Louisville Trinity in the first game of the Semi-state 4 series at Eastern High School.


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Thinking of his grandfather, Hawkins saves day in regional final

COLUMN: Cool Hand Luke lets cats escape

By John Herndon

Cool Hand Luke might have delivered his biggest escape yet last Wednesday.

You know Cool Hand Luke. Forget that Paul Newman character in the classic movie.

Think Luke Hawkins, who cemented his place in local sports lore one night before he picked up his high school diploma at the Frankfort Civic Center.


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Bearcats hold off Shelby, repeat as regional champs

Encore!

By John Herndon

SHELBYVILLE – Kenny Chesney might have brought the house down singing about sexy tractors Saturday night but his encore could not have been any better than Anderson County baseball.


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Sea of red descends on Shelby for final

Bearcats in awe of their fans

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Anderson County already had a reputation for supporting high school sports better than most places, but few were expecting the spectacle displayed at the Eighth Region championship game at Shelby County last Wednesday.

Bearcat fans made the short trip in droves, far outnumbering the host school’s supporters. To be fair, it should be noted that Shelby’s softball team was also playing in a regional final on an adjacent field at the same time.


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Anderson leaves bases loaded in last two innings.

Trinity hangs on to win semi-state

By John Herndon

LOUISVILLE – Before he could entertain any question, L.W. Barnes sported a look that combined the frustration and shock of the high school baseball season abruptly ending.


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Directions to Eastern High School

By John Herndon

Directions to Eastern High School

From Lawrenceburg, get on I-64 West to the Gene Snyder Freeway North (Exit 19B). Go just over a mile to the Middletown exit (US 60-Shelbyville Road) and take a left off the exit ramp. Counting the light at the bottom of the exit ramp, go through five stoplights. Just past the fifth light, turn left onto Old Shelbyville Road (Old Main Street) and turn left.  (If you reach the McDonald's, you have gone too far.) The school is just up Old Shelbyville Road (Old Main) on the left.


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