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Today's Sports

  • STILL PLAYING THE GAME HE LOVES

    Logan Mann just had one concern as he was coming to after surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

    “When he woke up from the surgery, he was in the ICU,” Logan’s father, Paul Mann remembers. “When he was coming to, his eyes were not open, but he asked, ‘Can I play football?’”

    He’d just undergone an operation in which part of his skull had been temporarily removed so a surgeon could fix a problem in his brain. Yet Logan Mann was concerned if he could put on a helmet again.

    He did.

  • Lady Bearcats defeat Spencer for...

    The Anderson County High School softball team overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat host Spencer County, 8-5, in 30th District action Monday night in Taylorsville.

    The Lady Bearcats claimed the victory in their first regular-season district contest of the season. Anderson will be going for its sixth consecutive district crown next month.

    “Our kiddos were really focused and played with confidence and energy,” Lady Bearcat coach Brent Aldridge said.

  • Rogers rules Rockets in District...

    Timmy Rogers picked the right time to turn in the best pitching performance of his high school baseball career.

    The junior right-hander gave up two unearned runs on three hits and two walks to lead Anderson County to a 3-2 win over visiting Shelby County in a 30th District game Monday night.

    Rogers was able to throw some heat when he had to but seemed to be fooling the Rockets with off-speed pitches throughout the contest.

  • Pitching makes baseball most...

    For years, I believed that making the state baseball tournament was the most difficult task in high school sports. My reasoning centered simply on the fact that baseball is the only team sport that does not allow a coach to put his best lineup on the field every day.

  • Simon Kenton slips past Bearcats

    The unpredictability of high school baseball was on display Friday afternoon when Anderson County hosted Simon Kenton in a battle of two of the better teams in the Eighth Region.

    But with both teams looking at district seeding games early this week, neither coach was willing to throw one of his top pitchers, but in the end it still came down to Simon Kenton being able to make one more play than Anderson as the Pioneers claimed a 6-5 win.

  • Mercy pitching quiets Lady Cat...

    Anderson County could not get the bats going last Thursday night in Louisville.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked 17th in the state, managed only four hits against No. 12 Mercy as the Jaguars took a 3-1 decision in high school softball action.

    Anderson’s Bailey Curry, Sammy Rogers, Lexi Tinsley and Kelsey Sutherland were the only Lady Bearcats to reach base on hits. Anderson coach Brent Aldridge said Mercy pitcher Lexi Ray, who has committed to Tennessee-Martin, “is pretty good. We just need to swing it a little better.”

  • Kays strong in Heart of Bluegrass

    Anderson County junior Evan Kays turned in a strong performance in only her second track meet Saturday, placing sixth in the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Heart of the Bluegrass meet, held at Alvis Johnson Field in Harrodsburg.

    Kays scored Anderson’s only points, placing sixth in the 200-meter dash and eighth in the 400 meters to score Anderson’s only points in the prestigious meet.

  • Net Cats improving as tourney...

    Measures of improvement in Anderson County boys’ tennis often come in small doses.

    For example, as a team the Bearcats were winless a year ago but have beaten Franklin County and Nelson County in the first month of the 2017 season. Yet, the struggles remain constant for the Anderson program.

    “We only lost one senior and the addition of Job Bush has been a good fill in. He has caught on quick,” says Anderson coach Seann Speray, now in his second season of leading the program.

  • ACMS archery team takes Woodford...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team ruled the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Saturday, taking first place with 3,288 points of a possible 3,600.

    The Mustangs boasted five individual medalists with eighth-grader Henry Thompson taking first place in the middle school boys division and earning the top overall score in the tournament.

  • Elk quota hunt application...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Twenty years ago this December, seven elk were released atop Potato Knob in Perry County in front of thousands of onlookers. The landmark restoration of a free roaming elk herd in Kentucky was off and running.

    Fast forward to present day. There are now more elk in Kentucky than any state east of the Rocky Mountains and each year the prospect of harvesting one compels tens of thousands of hunters to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunts.