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Sports briefs for June 18, 2014

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Anderson softball, baseball players and coaches honored

By John Herndon

Aldridge named region's coach of the year

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Anderson County High School softball coach Brent Aldridge has been named the Eighth Region Coach of the Year by the region's coaches.

Aldridge, in his first year at the helm, led the Lady Bearcats to a 29-10 record and an extended run in the post-season. The Lady Bearcats won the 30th District and Eighth Region tournaments and won a game at the state tournament.

Curry named all-state

Anderson County freshman Bailey Curry has been named second team Class 3A all-state by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

Curry tied a state record with 19 home runs in the just completed season. She also drove in 56 runs in 39 games.

Lady Bearcats named all-region

Three Anderson County High School softball players have been selected to the All-Eighth Region Team by the region's coaches. The selections were based on regular-season play before the post-season tournaments.

Freshman catcher Bailey Curry was also named the region's Player of the Year. Sophomores Kaci Currens and Mia Aldridge were also named to the team.

Others named to the team were Shelbi Poehlein and Lindsey Ketcham of Collins, Hannah Dossett and Danielle Nicholson of Gallatin County, Kailey Rigdon of Oldham County, Walton-Verona's Hannah Thacker, North Oldham's Sam Maiocco, Shelby Gambrell of Owen County, Aly Stanley of Henry County, South Oldham's Courtney Galvan and Sydney Wright and Kara Wiley of Shelby County.

Lady Bearcats earn all-tournament awards

Several members of the Anderson County High School softball team were named to the various all-tournament teams on the Lady Bearcats' way to the state tournament.

Mia Aldridge, Missa Walker, Alissa Vest and Kaci Currens were named to the 30th District All-Tournament Team by the district's coaches.

Aldridge, Currens, Bailey Curry and Allyson Moore were selected to the Eighth Region All-Tournament Team. Currens, whose home run in the 12th inning of the regional final gave the Lady Bearcats a win over Oldham County and a berth in the state tournament, was named the regional tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Bearcats named to all-tournament teams

Three members of the Anderson County High School baseball team were selected to both the 30th District and Eighth Region All-Tournament Teams recently. Seniors Conor Cotton and Brandon Eliadis were closed their high school careers being named to both teams. Junior Josh Brown was also named to both teams.