Today's Sports

  • Penny shines in all-star matchup

    HARRODSBURG – It is often difficult to get a feel for how good a player performs in an all-star basketball setting, but one thing was certain about Cobe Penny last Thursday night.

    “He got picked as one of the Top 10 players in the state of Kentucky,” Anderson County High School coach Glen Drury said of his standout. “He was representing Anderson County on the Kentucky All-Stars.”

    And Penny, who was part of the Kentucky Junior All-Star Team, represented well in a scrimmage at Mercer County Senior High School.

  • Barnes’ belief that Cats could...

    When I met with L.W. Barnes back in mid-March, one thing, more than any other, stood out about that hour-long interview to discuss Anderson County’s outlook for the high school baseball season.

    He was very upbeat. Barnes even said he felt the Bearcats had a chance to contend for the Eighth Region championship.

    Since Barnes, who took over the Anderson program in 1999, has always been a straight shooter with me, I didn’t think he was pulling my leg.

  • Curry recognized as All-State...

    Bailey Curry’s high school softball career ended two weeks ago but the awards keep coming in for the Anderson County High School standout.

    Curry was named Class 3A first-team all-state in voting by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association. It was the third consecutive season that Curry has been awarded the first team all-state honor. She was named second team all-state as a freshman in 2014.

    “It is an honor to be on the list of names with some of those girls and be a part of that again. I am super blessed,” Curry said.

  • Kays plays on state championship...

    Evan Kays, a senior this coming season on the ACHS girls’ soccer team, was part of the Lexington Futbol Club ‘99 Girls’ White team that won the U.S. Youth Soccer Kentucky State Cup U-18 girls’ championship on June 4 at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The team consisted of players from 13 area high schools including Anderson County, Woodford County, Mercer County, West Jessamine, Tates Creek, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington Catholic, Henry Clay, Dunbar, Harrison County, Madison Central, North Laurel and Corbin.

  • Alves named Mid-South SID of...

    Campbellsville University’s Jordan Alves was honored last week as the Mid-South Conference’s Sports Information Director of the Year. According to a news release, the announcement was made at the conference summer banquet at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

  • Curry’s big smile as much a...

    I really can’t remember the first time I saw Bailey Curry hit a home run. But over the last seven years, I know I have seen her hit a bunch of them.

    How many I saw Curry hit from 2011, when she started for the Anderson varsity as an eighth-grader, until her career as an Anderson County Lady Bearcat ended last week, I could not tell you. I would guess between 30 and 40 with only a handful of those not making the category of “no-doubter.”

  • Lady Bearcats’ regional reign...

    The day Anderson County’s reign over Eighth Region softball would have to end sometime. No team, any sport wins the championship every year.

    Ask UCLA basketball. Ask the New York Yankees.

    And now, Anderson County softball knows that feeling. The Lady Bearcats had been crowned champions of the Eighth Region three straight years, a virtual eternity in the cyclical world of high school sports. They’d been the only high school team to ever be able to make that claim

  • Riley named NAIA All-American

    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley has been named to the NAIA All-American third team, according to a news release.

    A junior at the University of the Cumberlands, Riley has also been named first team All-Mid-South Conference, and Academic All-Conference. She also led Cumberlands to its regular season MSC title and a sixth consecutive MSC Tournament ttite.

    Riley finished third in the NAIA national tournament, turning in a 54-hole eight-over.

  • One last run as a Bearcat

    Blake Borwig has been about school spirit and doing something special from the day he set foot in Anderson County High School as a freshman.

    His transcript shows 11 Advanced Placement courses on the way to graduating third in the Class of 2017.

    And who can forget the picture that appeared with this column showing Borwig as a one-man student section – really, he was – at an Anderson County girls’ basketball game during his junior year.

  • Underrated Civic Center will...

    I’m not sure if I was at the first basketball game played in the Frankfort Convention Center but it had to be close.

    It was back in December of 1971 when the University of Kentucky freshman team played Furman before a sold out crowd. The “Super Kittens” routed a Furman team that was supposed to another of the better freshman classes in America with 7-footer Fessor Leonard and guard Baron Hill, who would later become a U.S. Congressman from southern Indiana.