http://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Scoreboard woes frustrate Bearcat baseball fans http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/scoreboard-woes-frustrate-bearcat-baseball-fans <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/04.16.14_sports-scoreboard_woes_story_pic.jpg" alt="After being out of commission during Tuesday&#039;s game – a recurring problem for several years – the scoreboard at the Anderson County High School baseball field was working fine during Friday&#039;s game with Spencer County." title="After being out of commission during Tuesday&#039;s game – a recurring problem for several years – the scoreboard at the Anderson County High School baseball field was working fine during Friday&#039;s game with Spencer County." align="left" hspace="6" width="146" height="85" /><p> If some fans could issue a grade on the baseball scoreboard at Anderson County High School, chances are an &ldquo;F&rdquo; would be forthcoming.</p> <p> It could be an &ldquo;F&rdquo; for failure.</p> <p> Or it could be an &ldquo;F&rdquo; for frustration.</p> Anderson track team looks to keep climbing wall after big wins http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/anderson-track-team-looks-keep-climbing-wall-after-big-wins <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/04.16.14_sports-anderson_track_wins_central_hardin_pic.jpg" alt="Members of the Anderson County High School track team are all smiles after sweeping both the boys&#039; and girls&#039; competitions at the Central Hardin Invitational Meet, held Friday. They are, front row, from left: Alorra Sims and Tiffany Yount. Second row: Abram Gettlefinger, Mary Lee, Trulee Gilkison, Casey Moninger, Elle Buse and Abby Satterly. Third row: Jacob Downing, Jessica Rice, Summer Gritton, Izzy Ransdell, Ty Gilkison, Kylie Boggess, Brandez Fuller and Trinton Ashburn. Back row: Ethan Woodrow, Cameron Peyton, Brayden Russell, Tyson Yett, Connor Duncan and Nathan McGregor." title="Members of the Anderson County High School track team are all smiles after sweeping both the boys&#039; and girls&#039; competitions at the Central Hardin Invitational Meet, held Friday. They are, front row, from left: Alorra Sims and Tiffany Yount. Second row: Abram Gettlefinger, Mary Lee, Trulee Gilkison, Casey Moninger, Elle Buse and Abby Satterly. Third row: Jacob Downing, Jessica Rice, Summer Gritton, Izzy Ransdell, Ty Gilkison, Kylie Boggess, Brandez Fuller and Trinton Ashburn. Back row: Ethan Woodrow, Cameron Peyton, Brayden Russell, Tyson Yett, Connor Duncan and Nathan McGregor." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Anderson County track and field might have had its biggest day in years as the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats both posted wins at the Central Hardin Invitational Friday night.</p> <p> &ldquo;The kids, as well as the coaches, were extremely proud of the finish for both teams,&rdquo; said Anderson coach Keith Brown. &ldquo;Thanks to a lot of things falling into place, we were able to come out on top. It was quite a scene to see all the parents who would not leave until we got those trophies.</p> Lack of reliable scoreboard an embarrassment to Anderson baseball http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lack-reliable-scoreboard-embarrassment-anderson-baseball <p> You probably know some well-meaning souls who espouse something along the line of, &ldquo;The score should not matter. Just go out and play.&rdquo;</p> <p> Those folk should have suited up at the Anderson County High School baseball field in recent years. It seems like more often than not, no one could have known the score unless he was keeping it himself.</p> <p> It really has been that bad in recent years when it has seemed like the chances of a no-hitter being thrown have been better than those of the scoreboard working.</p> Anderson duo named first team all state http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/anderson-duo-named-first-team-all-state <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/04.16.14_sports-mckee_cann_named_first_team_all-state.jpg" alt="Anderson County girls&#039; basketball players Makenzie Cann (left) and Eriel McKee were named to the prestigious Lexington Herald-Leader all-state first team in voting by the state&#039;s coaches. The duo will find out this week if they have been selected to play on the Kentucky All-Star team for the summer series against Indiana." title="Anderson County girls&#039; basketball players Makenzie Cann (left) and Eriel McKee were named to the prestigious Lexington Herald-Leader all-state first team in voting by the state&#039;s coaches. The duo will find out this week if they have been selected to play on the Kentucky All-Star team for the summer series against Indiana." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Anderson County High School basketball players Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee continue to haul in the awards.</p> <p> The Lady Bearcat seniors have been named to the Lexington Herald-Leader all-state first team, which was announced in Sunday&#39;s editions of that newspaper.</p> <p> The voting was taken from the state&#39;s coaches.</p> <p> Cann, a repeat selection to the first team, was third in the voting behind LaRue County senior Ivy Brown, the Player of the Year, and Elizabethtown sophomore Erin Boley.</p> Lady Bearcats looking like powerhouse they were expected to be http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcats-looking-powerhouse-they-were-expected-be <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/04.16.14_sports-softball_missa_walker_hit_pic.jpg" alt="Missa Walker slaps for a hit against Spencer County last Tuesday." title="Missa Walker slaps for a hit against Spencer County last Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Anderson County softball is finally living up to its lofty pre-season expectations.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Not that anything major was ever wrong with the Lady Bearcats, but after a week that saw them win seven of eight games by a combined 62-12 score, Anderson is showing signs it has designs not only on an Eighth Region championship but also making noise at the state tournament if the Lady Bearcats get there.</p> It's fun again for Bearcats in drubbing of Spencer County http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/its-fun-again-bearcats-drubbing-spencer-county <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/04.16.14_sports-baseball_brandon_eliadis_pitching_pic.jpg" alt="Anderson County left-hander Brandon Eliadis delivers during Friday&#039;s win over Spencer County. Eliadis gave up only two hits and walked one in a route-going performance. He also drove in three runs with a triple." title="Anderson County left-hander Brandon Eliadis delivers during Friday&#039;s win over Spencer County. Eliadis gave up only two hits and walked one in a route-going performance. He also drove in three runs with a triple." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Baseball is supposed to be a fun game.</p> <p> And, for a real competitor, winning is usually much more fun than ending up on the short end of the score. Such was the case for the Anderson County baseball team during last Friday&#39;s 8-0 win over 30<sup>th</sup> District rival Spencer County.</p> <p> Anderson erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to break open a tight game and put to rest a brief two-game losing skid that saw the Bearcats struggle in every area but the pitching mound.</p> Christian Academy rolls to four more wins http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/christian-academy-rolls-four-more-wins <p> The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg defeated Lexington&rsquo;s Bluegrass Baptist, 11-4, last Thursday at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg. CAL shut the door early and scored seven runs in the first three innings, to put the game away early.</p> COLUMN: Local Wildcat fans show just how Blue their blood really is http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/column-local-wildcat-fans-show-just-how-blue-their-blood-really <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gee_pic.jpg" alt="Anderson County resident Ben Gee, right, and his son Tristan, celebrate the Wildcats&#039; win over Wisconsin with Ben&#039;s friend Mike Castelli (left), who lives in Dallas. Ben and Tristan flew home Sunday but Ben said the experience was wonderful." title="Anderson County resident Ben Gee, right, and his son Tristan, celebrate the Wildcats&#039; win over Wisconsin with Ben&#039;s friend Mike Castelli (left), who lives in Dallas. Ben and Tristan flew home Sunday but Ben said the experience was wonderful." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> If anyone from around these parts had made a reservation to travel to the Final Four a month ago, most of us would have thought they were either crazy or just college basketball junkies.</p> <p style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Or maybe Louisville fans.</p> <p style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in"> After all, back in early March, it looked like the Cardinals were the only team inside the Commonwealth&#39;s borders that would have even a slight chance of playing in Jerry Jones&#39; mansion.</p>