Today's Sports

  • Fighting his toughest battle

    Rick Sallee has always been a battler and has been through it all on the athletic fields.

    As a senior at Pikeville High School, he saw Paintsville’s John Pelphrey, the future Kentucky star, hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot in the 15th Region Tournament to end Sallee’s junior season.

  • Sallee says athletic department...

    As Rick Sallee has been battling liver cancer, his assistant, Jeremy Cook, has taken over the duties of athletic director at Anderson County High School until Sallee returns.

    Cook oversaw all of the spring sports seasons, including the school softball team’s trip to the state tournament.

  • Increased awareness leads to...

    Last of a three-part series.

    An awareness of the dangers of overuse and abuse on baseball pitching arms has been on the minds of players and fans for decades.

    At the major league level, four-man pitching rotations were common less than 50 years ago but now nearly all teams go with a five-man rotation and utilize a rule that allows teams to now bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues to pitch a game in a double-header. The rule gives teams one extra player on that day.

  • Travel softball can be dangerous...

    When a young softball player joins a travel team, she and her family probably know what is going to be expected: Be at a tournament somewhere on Friday night or Saturday morning and be ready to play many games through the weekend.

    While the tournaments undoubtedly have some developmental benefit for all players, special care has to be taken with pitchers, especially those who play longer than the summer league schedule.

  • Trooper Chrisman memorial run set

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Little Leaguers to open state...

    The Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars open play in the Little League state tournament Saturday in Richmond.

    The tournament will be held at Lake Reba Complex. Anderson plays Glasgow Saturday at 2:30 p.m., then returns to play Owensboro Southern Sunday at noon.

  • Lady Bearcat softball to host...

    The Anderson County High School softball program will be hosting the Lady Bearcat softball camp Aug. 8-10 at the high school field. The camp will be held from 6-8 p.m. each night and is open to players in the sixth grade and below. The cost for the camp is $35 per camper.

    For more information, contact Lady Bearcat coach Brent Aldridge at 502-320-6543.

  • Fall practice means it’s time...

    Fall sports practices at the high school level began last week at Anderson County and about 275 other schools throughout Kentucky which means it’s time for my annual discussion/rant/informational column.

  • Antsy for deer season? Now the...

    By George Cummins, Outdoors columnist

    Summer is in full swing, and it never ceases to amaze me how fast time flies by. The days are about as long as they could be, and every corner of nature is teeming with life. This is about the time of the year that serious whitetail hunters get antsy. They start doing all that they can to tip the odds in their favor for a successful deer season.

  • Second in tourney