Sports briefs for Feb. 9

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By The Staff

Little League registrations set.

The Anderson County Little League will be taking registrations for the 2011 season at Saffell Street and Turner Elementary schools on Saturday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Players can also register at Splatter, Inc. and Blades Hair Salon anytime during regular business hours. Registrations can also be submitted online at www.aclittleleague.com.
The Little League will be sponsoring divisions for Coach Pitch (5-6 years old and 7-8 years old), Minor League (8-11), Major League (9-12), and Junior League (13-14). The league will also be sponsoring a Challenger League for mentally- and physically-challenged young people, ages 7-18.
Participants need to bring one proof of age document and one document showing legal residency of the parents or court-appointed guardians of the players.
For more information, see www.aclittleleague.com.

Seventh-graders advance in state tourney

The Anderson County Middle School boys’ basketball team advanced to the second round of the middle school state tournament, held last weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.
The Mustangs won their opener, defeating East Jessamine, 37-27 on Friday night. Nathan McGregor led the Mustangs with 12 points, while Andrew Mitchell and Josh Quire scored 9 and 8 respectively.
Saturday, Conner eliminated the Mustangs with a 34-27 decision. McGregor again led the Mustangs with 11 points and Mitchell added 9.
The seventh-grade team showed improvement over the year and finished at 11-11.
The eighth-grade team is slated to play in the conference tournament this week.

God 1st youth basketball registrations set

God 1st youth basketball will be holding registrations on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registrations will be held in the Simpson Center at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.
Boys and girls, ages 3-12 (as of Oct. 1, 2010) are eligible to participate.
The season will run from March 12 through April 23, with no games scheduled for April 9. There will be one game and one practice per week.
Fees are $40 for the first child in a family and $35 for additional children.
For more information, contact George Gilbert at 502-598-9860 or george.gilbert3366@att.net.

Bearcat baseball alumni invited to play again

The Anderson County High School baseball program is sponsoring the inaugural Anderson County Baseball Alumni Game. All former players are invited to come out for the event.
There will be one 9-inning game pitting the odd year graduates versus the even year graduates. Also on the program will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School baseball program.
The game will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Anderson County field located behind the school's freshman center, or the old Emma B. Ward Elementary school.
The cost for players is $15. All players will receive a t-shirt and an adjustable Anderson County baseball cap.
Tickets for spectators are $5 each.
Anderson County coach L.W. Barnes says the program would like to honor all former coaches, who are asked to RSVP as soon as possible.
For more information or to confirm a desire to play in the game, contact Barnes by e-mail at l.barnes@anderson.kyschools.us. Put “Alumni Game” in the subject line and include name, graduation year and shirt size.
Players can also contact Barnes at the school at 839-5118.

Basketball homecoming set for Feb. 12

Anderson County High School will be sponsoring its annual basketball homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 12 when the Bearcats will be taking on Grant County in boys' basketball action.
The school is asking the local business community get involved as well.
“In an effort to generate Bearcat pride throughout the community, we are asking businesses to decorate for the game and create a poster to bring in support of the team. A committee of ACHS faculty members will be judging the poster and choosing the most original to be recognized at half time of the basketball game,” associate principal Chris Glass said in a news release.
Posters must be submitted to the main office at the high school by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10. The posters will be displayed in the school's upper lobby for viewing during the game that night.
For more information, contact the school at 839-5118.

Legends’ national anthem tryouts set for Feb. 12-13

It’s time for talented, patriotic singers and musicians to step up to the plate.
The Lexington Legends will hold their annual national anthem tryouts at Fayette Mall on Feb. 12 and 13 in the wing of the mall near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Each participant will sing or play the anthem, and those selected by the judges will perform the anthem before a Legends’ home game during the 2011 season.
The tryouts will run from 12-3 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 13 according to a news release.
For more information, or to reserve a time in the tryout lineup, call 859 252-4487. Walk-ups are also welcome as well.

Legends Dance Team auditions set for Feb. 18-19

Auditions for the 2011 Lexington Legends Dance Team will be conducted Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19 at Dance Alley, 3450 Richmond Road in Lexington. The team will perform at Thursday home games and other community events, according to a news release.
Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 18 at Dance Alley. A dance clinic will follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, February 19 from 2-4 p.m. Attendance and participation at both events is required. The Legends are looking for individuals age 18-30. Dance team members will be paid on a per-game basis.
For more information, contact Karen King at Dance Alley, 606-424-5704 or Lauren Shrader, Lexington Legends, 859-422-7854.

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