Sports briefs for Jan. 16, 2013

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By The Staff


Mustang wrestlers do well at Woodford

The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed eighth out of 30 teams in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament on Jan. 5.

Anderson placed well despite having to forfeit in four different weight classes.

“To come in as an underdog in the biggest tournament of the regular season and finish where we did is a pretty cool thing,” Anderson coach Jonathan Haddix said. “We beat teams with full rosters with our smaller but more efficient team.

Eighth-graders Jonah Perry (92 pounds) and Andrew Goodlett (140) both placed third in the tournament while sixth-grader Joe Taylor (121) finished fourth.

Reds' Caravan to make central Kentucky stops

All-Star Bruce, minor league Player of the Year Hamilton to be in area

The popular Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will be making two area stops as part of a four-state tour over four days.

All fan stops are free and open to the public. Fans will have opportunities to interact with current and former players, broadcasters and front office staff. Time is usually set aside for question-and-answer sessions, the chance to pose for pictures and sign autographs, according to a news release.

The Caravan's Western Tour will be at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Among those scheduled to be in attendance in Louisville are Reds' broadcaster Thom Brennaman, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty, All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce, veteran catcher Corky Miller, minor league outfielder Ryan LaMarre, Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini and mascot Mr. Redlegs.

Representatives of the Louisville Bats, the Reds' AAA affiliate for 14 years, will also be in attendance at Louisville.

The Caravan's Southern Tour will be at The Shops at Lexington Center on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Among those in scheduled to be in attendance in Lexington are broadcaster Jim Kelch, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, infielder Todd Frazier, 2012 minor league Player of the Year Billy Hamilton, Vice-President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams and mascot Rosie Red.

According to the release, other players and front office personnel could also be added to certain stops on the tour. Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions, while representatives of the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend selected stops.

Legends to host National Anthem tryouts

The Lexington Legends minor league baseball team will be hosting tryouts for musicians wanting to perform the National Anthem before a home game this summer. The tryouts will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fayette Mall, in the wing 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 2013 season, according to a news release.

For more information, or to reserve a time in the tryout lineup, call 859-422-7854.  All participants must complete a registration form, which is available online at www.lexingtonlegends.com. Walk-ups are welcome based on availability, but early registration is encouraged in order to secure a spot.

– From staff reports