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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Facing fiscal reality in...

    It’s time for a reality check when it comes to high school sports.

    We are talking a real reality check in a world where reality is far too often in short supply.

    In case you missed it, there was a little bit of action in Frankfort last week. A large number of teachers and other school personnel made their voices heard as the Kentucky legislature overrode Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget they passed earlier in the now-completed session.

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer in...

    Even with a new-look lineup, Anderson County let it be known last Thursday that the Lady Bearcats will be just fine.

    Using clutch hitting and a sharp pitching performance from junior Lexi Tinsley, Anderson romped past previously undefeated district rival Spencer County, 10-3, on the Lady Bearcats’ home diamond.

    “We are learning,” said Anderson’s first-year coach Jeff Hawkins, who got his first district win. “We are young, but they executed well on offense. We got some big hits with two outs and runners in scoring position.”

  • Russell named MSC Athlete of Week

    For the second consecutive week, Anderson County resident Brayden Russell was selected as the Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

    The junior compiled 23 total points at the Centre College Twilight Invitational to pace the Tigers to a second-place finish at the event. Of the 23 points, 18 came in field events.

  • Bearcat archers win at Woodford

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place at the Woodford County Invitational, held Saturday in Versailles. The Bearcats also had six medalists, three boys and three girls.

    On the boys’ side, Henry Thompson continued his dominance of the sport, taking first place. Collin Spencer took fourth with Wade Wilson fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Sabrina Kostenbader, Anna Rose and Maura Dean placed third, fourth and fifth.

  • Mustangs master Mercer meet

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team dominated the Mercer County Titans 3D Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. The Mustangs took first place and took nine of the top 10 individual finishes in the tournament.

    The Mustang boys took four of the first five places in the tournament with Paul Zigo taking first place. Logan Sea and Bryce Foster followed in second and third place with Hudson Reed placing fifth.

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  • Wrestling with priorities

    What if a baseball game was scheduled and there was no one there to pitch?

    Or what about the wrestling meet without a referee? Could a March Madness game be rescheduled because neither team had enough to play?

    None of those scenarios would be far-fetched if Anderson County wrestling parents Brad Briscoe and Blake Drury have their way. The two are part of what is now an informal local drive to challenge parents to reevaluate priorities when it comes to one’s faith and how it relates to sports.

  • Taking a stand the right way

    It would be more than a stretch to say it was my day of reckoning, but it was one of those high school basketball games that just made me think about where I was and where we were headed.

  • Hall of Famers, hoops heroes

    Even though he was still in elementary school when the Kentucky Colonels basketball team folded, the memories are still vivid for Keith Currens.

    The Anderson County resident revisited some of those memories along with many other moments of hoops history when he and his wife, Tamara, attended the American Basketball Association Reunion at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday.

    All proceeds from the event benefited the Dropping Dimes Foundation, formed to offer financial assistance and other support to former ABA players who did not have a pension.