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Today's Sports

  • Salato to host Hunting and...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a celebration in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day according to a news release. The festivities will take place at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort on Saturday, Aug. 6. Activities and demonstrations will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free during the event, according to the release.

  • Top-water lures during low light...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else.

    The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the break room at work. Once bitten by the top-water bug, it becomes part of your fishing arsenal for life.

  • The games taught one of life’s...

    There are times when the eyes see, the ears hear but the brain is unable to put it all together to process.

    There are times like last Friday morning when I woke up, turned on the TV and learned of the horror in Dallas the night before.Five policemen had been gunned down as they worked to protect a protest about police actions in other cities.

  • Awareness changes but basics same

    To say baseball has changed is kind of like noting it’s been a while since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

    The Cubs seem to have their best shot in years in ending a drought of 107 years this year and the big reason is pitching. Lots of good pitching.

    But one statistic stands out when considering how pitching and an awareness of how the arm works has changed.

    Complete games. Once an indicator of a pitcher’s effectiveness, complete games at the major league level are almost a thing of the past.

  • Art of pitching requires getting...

    Improper warmup plus excessive arm strain is an equation that is likely to equal arm problems for young pitchers, according to Steve Herrenbruck, Regional Sports Medicine Coordinator for KORT Physical Therapy.

    Herrenbruck, who works out of the company’s Lawrenceburg office, also serves as trainer for the Anderson County High School sports teams.

    With studies showing many arm injuries happening in youth baseball, Herrenbruck says preparations are vital.

  • Aldridge plays in Kentucky all-...

    Anderson County High School graduate Mia Aldridge played for the Kentucky All-Stars in the annual softball series with the Tennessee All-Stars on June 29.

    Kentucky won both games, 2-0, in the series played in Bowling Green.

    Kentucky had four hits in both games, while Blue Grass pitching limited Tennessee to two hits in each game, according to Anderson County coach Brent Aldridge.

    Mia Aldridge went 0-for-3 in the games, playing in the outfield in both games.

  • High school fall sports begin...

    With the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s mandated dead period ending last Sunday, the Anderson County High School fall sports teams are able to start official practice this week.

    Some teams were conducting off-season workouts prior to the 15-day dead period and have been in workouts since Monday.

    For more information on participating in varsity sports, contact Anderson County High School at 502-839-5118 or email assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook at jeremy.cook@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Lady Bearcat golf meeting set

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks has announced the Lady Bearcats will have their first practice, team tryouts and an organizational meeting at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Friday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m.

    For more information, contact Hanks at 502-330-0756.

  • Holding Court
  • Lessons in Loyalty

    I didn’t know what I was doing that day I visited the Chicago Bears.

    It was in October 1985 when the Bears were the talk of the sports world, running roughshod through the NFL and being called one of the greatest football teams of all time.

    They were brash, cocky and, at that point, unbeaten.

    I was the new guy on the block, less than nine months into a career that has now lasted more than 31 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I really didn’t know what I was doing.