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Today's Sports

  • Ultimate teammate loved by all...

    Kentucky lost a good one last week.

    Make that a great one that our state lost when Eric Chrisman, a Kentucky State Trooper who was less than six months into his career, died in the line of duty.

    Our state lost a great young man who just happened to grow up in Anderson County.

    Even though we were distant cousins through our mothers, I didn't really know Eric Chrisman well. I had seen him play basketball when he was attending Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and really remember only one thing about his career.

  • Duncan shooting for national...

    Anderson County resident Connor Duncan is planning to compete in the AAU regional meet, being held at Knoxville, Tenn., from June 30 to July 3.

    Duncan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, needs to be one of the top six finishers to qualify for the Junior Olympics, to be held in Norfolk, Va., in August.

    Running unattached due to a scheduling conflict that kept him from competing with USA Track and Field, Duncan has had a busy summer. He competes in the 17-18 year old division.

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  • Herndon honored by Society of...

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored for his work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter, at the organization's 2015 awards banquet Thursday night in Louisville.

    Herndon was awarded first place in sports writing for his story on Anderson County High School baseball coach L.W. Barnes being inducted into the the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. The story, which was titled, “From Huck Finn to the Hall of Fame,” was published in January 2014.

  • Get your news to The News

    The Anderson News is often asked how to get sports news, photos and information in the paper for publication.

    The process is easy. You can send information and photos via our website, www.theandersonnews.com, or e-mail sports editor John Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

    Be sure to include a phone number or e-mail address where we can reach you if necessary. The deadline is 8 a.m. Monday.

  • An old-school message to modern...

    Tommy Bowden is a football coach. At least that’s how he’s known to the masses.

    And even though he’s been away from the sidelines for more than six years, that success he had at Tulane and Clemson give Bowden an avenue to share his first love.

    Bowden, who also spent a year as Bill Curry’s first offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky, was in town over the weekend, speaking at Hope Community Church Sunday morning.

    He was using a platform given by his enormous gridiron success to talk about his deep Christian faith.

  • BEARCATS WRAP UP STRONG SUMMER

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team was scheduled to complete summer basketball Tuesday. Since the Bearcats began playing other teams in off-season workouts, they have given glimpses that the accolades putting them among the contenders for the Eighth Region championship in 2016.

  • Lady Cats have strong week at...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team was impressive during camp at Campbellsville University last week. The Lady Bearcats won five of seven games in the camp, which ran from Monday through Wednesday.

    “We defeated Robertson County, Henry County and Mt. Zion from Tennessee,” said Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell. “Our JV team beat Carroll County and Clark County.”

    Birdwhistell said the Anderson varsity dropped two games, losing to Clark County and Graves County.

  • Currens helps East to victory in...

    Anderson County’s Kaci Currens scored 11 points as the East team beat the West, 71-69, in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Game held Saturday night at Bellarmine University in Louisville.

    Currens’ three-point shot gave the East a 49-48 lead late in the third quarter, the team’s first lead since the opening quarter. The East later went on a 10-0 run to take command of the annual all-star game.

  • Cox to cheer for Colonels