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  • COLUMN: Band of Brothers gearing up for another fun run?

    Now wasn't that fun? Want to try it again sometime?

    You know, that little five-week playoff party that Anderson County had last year. It was a blast, even though the ending was not what most everyone around these parts would have hoped.

    But we were realists. Few gave Anderson County a chance to beat Bowling Green in the state Class 5A football championship game and the Purples showed why, rolling up a 55-3 win, the largest final game margin ever in Kentucky. Bowling Green really was that good.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson wins Little League district title

    HARRODSBURG – Even when Mercer County had briefly taken an early lead Monday night, there was never a hint of worry in the eyes of the Anderson County Little League All-Stars.

    They were joking and cutting up like 12-year-olds. And they displayed the confidence of the champion they became with a 14-3 mercy-rule win in the District 3 final at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.

    It is Anderson's first district title in the 12-year-old division and is the first step toward advancing to the Little League World Series.

  • Proper technique, equipment nutrition keys to preventing head injuries

    Nearly everyone that has ever put on shoulder pads and a football helmet remembers the cardinal rule of tackling: Keep your head up.

    While the details of the technique have changed, the long-held belief of not initiating contact with the head is still the basis for avoiding head injuries in tackling.

    “We teach the kids not to lead with the head,” Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach says. “We teach to tackle with your eyes on the football and do not lead with your head.”

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  • Sports Briefs for July 18, 2012

    Boys' soccer team to hold signups and tryouts

    Any high school or middle school boys (grades 7 and 8 only) interested in playing soccer for the Anderson County High School teams, need to meet at the school soccer field behind the Freshman Wing on Monday, July 23 for a practice session from 5 – 7 p.m. New coach Mike Brody will follow the session with a short parent meeting for new players. Boys in grades 9-12 can play at any level of the high school program but middle schoolers cannot play above the junior varsity level.

  • Conway, Satterly say safety is first in youth football

    John Wayne Conway never played football at Western High School. There never were enough numbers for the Eagles to field a team.

    But the Anderson County Judge-Executive has been a lifelong fan of the game. He was stunned when future NFL Hall of Famer Junior Seau took his own life in May. He'd read many of the stories about former NFL players dealing with problems presumably caused by concussions many years earlier.

    He had become aware that some former pros were steering their children away from the game.

  • BASEBALL: Senior League All-Stars win district, advance to state

    The Anderson County Senior League All-Stars took their first district baseball championship, beating the Richmond All-Stars in the championship game Monday night at Richmond.

    The Senior League is a part of Little League International.

    Anderson advances to the state tournament, to be held at Oldham County High School in Buckner. The local team will be playing the winner of South Oldham and Ashland National on Sunday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m.

    More details will be posted online when they become available.

  • BASKETBALL: Smith plays in East-West game

    Anderson County's Jay Smith scored 6 points and had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for the East team in the Kentucky High School Coaches' Association Junior All-Star game Saturday at Louisville's St. Xavier High School.

    However, Smith's team dropped a 122-121 decision when Bullitt East's Trey Rakes sank a 15-foot jumper as time expired.

  • Fundraiser tonight for teen killed in wreck

    A fundraiser is scheduled for 6 to 8 tonight to help raise funds for the family of a Lawrenceburg teenager killed early this month in a wreck.

    Cody Ramsey, who would have been a high school senior this year, worked part-time in the county park, and his co-workers, other county employees and fiscal court magistrates have already raised about $800 to help cover his final expenses.

    Tonight, Edwardo's Pizza on Glensboro Road will donate 15 percent of its sales during that time, organizers said, to help the family purchase a headstone for Ramsey.

  • Football parents asked to meet Friday night

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach has asked parents of Bearcat football players to gather for an informational meeting on Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at Hollie Warford Stadium, located behind the high school.
    The Bearcats are scheduled to open fall practice on Monday, July 16, Peach said last week.
    For more information, contact the high school at 839-5118.