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Today's Sports

  • Taking fewer chances for diamond...

    Scary could not do justice to describing that video of Aroldis Chapman falling to the pitcher's mound.

    The Cincinnati Reds' relief pitcher had just taken a line drive off the bat of the Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez during a spring training game in March. Chapman had thrown one of his 100-mph fastballs. Perez connected and the ball hit Chapman in the face. The following day, he had surgery to put a titanium plate in, to repair his shattered eye-socket.

  • Former Bearcat foe looking for...

    I had driven through the backroads to meet up with J.D. Shelburne.

    He'd done the same to catch up with a writer he knew little about.

    But that wasn't really that unusual. I'm a sports writer who's just as comfortable talking about cattle as baseball. Shelburne could fill the nets from 3-point land at Spencer County High School but is now working his way up the ladder in Nashville.

  • Anderson's Drury remembers...

    Early in our 30-minute interview, J.D. Shelburne started reminiscing about his days playing basketball for Spencer County High School. During his three seasons at Spencer, the Bears fell on hard times, going 22-55 from 1999-2001, according to the KHSAA website.

    However, in Shelburne's senior year, the only one with stats available on KHSAA.org, the future country star did his best to carry the team. In the 2000-2001 season, Shelburne hit 56 three-point shots in 27 games. He hit 32.2 percent of his bomb attempts.

  • Shelburne says Anderson County...

    Long before J.D. Shelburne had become almost a household name in Kentucky music circles, he made an unforgettable stop in Lawrenceburg.

    “I headlined the Burgoo Festival in 2008,” he says with a laugh.. “I played on a stage that was really a wagon. Every time we moved, it seemed like the stage moved too.

  • Shelburne to host softball game...

    J.D. Shelburne, whose second CD is due out Aug. 23, is scheduled to play Fourth Street Live in Louisville on Friday, Aug. 1. “The last three years, I have opened for a Kentucky Derby show on Fourth Street Live,” he says. “They called and I had another commitment but I changed it to be able to make it work.

  • Mudcats play well in Smokies

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 17-and-under baseball team took just one of three games during last weekend's Smoky Mountain Classic, held at Smokies Park, near Sevierville, Tennessee.

    The tournament, which features some of the best teams from the eastern half of the United States, was played at the home of the Tennessee Smokies, the AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

    “Overall, it was a good weekend at a great park against some very tough competition,” said Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Future stars shine at Lady Cat...
  • Volleyball campers
  • Full racing program added at...

    After a couple of weekends off and a pair of weekend rainouts, Ponderosa Speedway will return to action with a full program of racing action that has been added to the schedule on Friday, July 25.

  • Sports Briefs for July 23, 2014

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    While the the Bearcats of Anderson County High School enjoy community support that is widely known, Lawrenceburg is more than a high school sports town.

    But we need your help. The many youth teams and local happenings are far more than The Anderson News' one-man sports department could hope to know, but we welcome your submissions.