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Today's Sports

  • PASSION, NOT PASTIME

    It all started as a day to start the summer vacation. Now, it has become a year-round passion.

    “It” is fishing and 11-year-old Jordan McHugh has quickly transformed from someone who just threw a line and hook into the water into an expert who can talk with the pros.

    “When I remember it,” McHugh says of his start, “it was after the first grade. On the first day after school (had dismissed for the summer), Dad said, ‘Let’s go fishing.”

  • Final Four loss makes Wildcats...

    It still hurts.

    Not even the reality of the big “38” can overcome the pain of the “1” for any Kentucky basketball fan.

    At least, that one will sting for a long time. A real long time.

    After all, 38-1, as great as it is, is a long way from 40-0.

  • Lady Cats shine in Florida sun

    The Anderson County High School softball team, ranked ninth in the latest Kentucky coaches’ poll, stepped outside the state during spring break but showed that did not matter.

    At the Beach Bash, held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Lady Bearcats rolled to five wins in as many games, running their record to 10-2 on the year. Two of the victories were by the “mercy rule” and Lady Bearcat pitching recorded a pair of shutouts.

  • Bearcat bats take break against...

    Anderson County’s bats might have been on spring break last week.

    At least, it seemed that way Wednesday when Grant County right-hander Jason Goe limited the Bearcats to two hits in recording a 7-0 shutout. Goe used a strong fastball and sharp-breaking curve to strike out 15 Anderson hitters.

    “A tip of the hat to him,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “His fastball was really good. He had a change-up in there. He had control.”

  • Taylorsville, Guist Creek lakes...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although the redbud trees haven’t bloomed yet, it isn’t too early to start fishing for crappie.

    Black crappie are likely along rocky banks now in lakes that have them.

  • All-Tournament team
  • Campbellsville cheerleaders to...

    The Campbellsville University cheerleading team will be holding cheer and mascot tryouts on Friday, April 17, according to a news release. The tryouts will be held in the Powell Athletic Center on campus.

    Coach Vanessa Adkins says the cheerleading clinic will be conducted from 5-9 p.m., according to the release.

    Two Anderson County residents, Morgan Cubert and Courtney Drury, have been members of the Campbellsville cheerleading squad for the last four years.

  • Ponderosa Speedway looks to open...

    From staff reports

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will attempt to open the 2015 dirt track racing season on Friday, April 10. Practice laps begin at 7:20 p.m. with time trials commencing at 7:45. The green flag will go out at 8:30 p.m.

    According to a news release, Friday was originally scheduled to be an open date, but after the first two Friday dates were washed out by rains, the track promoters added a full racing card for this week.

  • Blue-blood in her veins, even in...

    You know that old saying about there being a reason for everything? Deanna Conaty will vouch for it being true.

    Back when she was looking at her children’s school calendar, Conaty noted spring break running from March 30-April 3. The itinerary was very simple: Travel to Lawrenceburg.

    Make that travel to friendly territory from her home in Mequon, Wis.

  • GIVING BACK TO HER GAME

    It has been five years since Kristen Hamrick made it to the state tennis tournament. Not only did she make it – the only Anderson County player to ever get to the state in singles play – Hamrick advanced.

    Just as she hopes Anderson County girls’ tennis will advance under her leadership.

    Hamrick is back on what she called her home court during those days when she was considered one of the top high school players in Kentucky. She has answered the call to lead the Lady Bearcat tennis team as their new head coach.