Sports Briefs for March 13, 2013

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By The Staff

Elliott named to KCSAA all-star team

Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball player Brette Elliott was selected to the North Region All-Star team by the Kentucky Christian Schools Athletic Association. She was to play in a KCSAA-sponsored tournament in Somerset last weekend.

Players are selected to the teams based on their performance during the regular season, according to Lady Ram coach Meghan Bowling. Christian Academy finished with a 6-8 record.

Elliott was selected to the team “for her outstanding serve and her commitment to the team and her overall positive attitude,” Bowling said in a press release. A freshman, Elliott is the first Christian Academy player to be named to a volleyball all-star team in the 17-year existence of the school.

“Brette is one of the most humble, hard-working young ladies you could ever be around,” Bowling said  in the release. “If it was left up to Brette, no one would know that she was selected as CAL's very first volleyball all-star. Not only is she an exceptional student-athlete but she is equally as terrific as a young Christian woman. She has a monster serve, an awesome sports 'attitude' and is incredibly supportive of her teammates. I am excited to have the opportunity to coach her for three more years.”



Last chance for tee ball and softball sign ups

Registrations for tee ball and softball, sponsored by the Anderson County Parks and Recreation will be held on consecutive Saturdays, March 9 and 16, at the Community Building in Anderson County Community Park. Players can sign up from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

Tee ball is offered to children ages 3-6 while softball is open to girls, ages 3-18.

The cost is $65 per player in tee ball and 6-and-under softball. For all other leagues, the cost is $75.

Players can also register by mail, sending a completed application and registration fee to Anderson County Parks and Recreation, Attn: Kasey Briscoe, 137 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, Ky., 40342.  Make checks payable to ACRD.

For more information, call 502-680-7530.


Anderson spring sports to start this week

Spring sports at Anderson County High School are scheduled to begin this week.

The Anderson County baseball team opens the season at home Thursday night when the Bearcats host Mercer County at 5:30 p.m. The junior varsity team is set to play following. The Bearcats will be playing at Louisville Eastern Friday night at 6 p.m.

The Anderson track team is to be at Woodford County on Saturday and at Shelby County on Tuesday, March 19.

Anderson boys' tennis is to host Frankfort on Monday with the girls' tennis team hosting North Bullitt next Tuesday. Boys' tennis matches with South Oldham and Bullitt Central last week were canceled.

Previews of the Bearcat spring sports teams will appear in future editions of The Anderson News.

Any changes in the spring sports schedules due to the Anderson County girls' basketball team in the Sweet 16 will be posted at www.theandersonnews.com.



NAIA national tournament comes to Frankfort; Former Anderson  player on court Thursday

The NAIA Division I women's basketball tournament will be held at the Frankfort Convention Center starting Wednesday, March 13 and running through Tuesday, March 19.

The tournament features six teams from the Mid-South Conference, including Georgetown, Campbellsville, St. Catharine and the University of the Cumberlands.

The action tips off at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. the next two days. Quarterfinal action tips off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

The semifinals will get underway on March 18 at 6 p.m. with the championship game tipping off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. The championship contest will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

Campbellsville opens tourney play on Wednesday, March 13 against Wiley College of Texas. The other in-state teams will play their first round games on Thursday, March 14.

St. Catharine takes on Westminster of Utah at 12:30 p.m. and Cumberlands takes on a No. 1 seed, Westmont of California at 2:15.

Georgetown, with Anderson County High School graduate Lindsay Fultz on the roster, plays its first round game at 8 p.m. Thursday against Lyon College of Arkansas.

Tickets are $9.95 for a one-day pass or 29.95 for the entire tournament.


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Thank you for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.



Want to write or use a camera?

If you like to write or use a camera, The Anderson News would like to talk with you.

With far more scholastic and recreational teams than our one-person sports department can expect to cover, The News is always looking for people willing to write, submit information or take photos.

We offer a perfect opportunity for students who might be interested in journalism or another form of creative writing, fans who have a hidden talent or team parents who would just like to see results in the local paper. There is no pay involved, but The News will take care of your press credentials.

If you are interested, contact sports editor John Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

It can be a fun hobby and who knows? It might lead to other things.