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Today's Sports

  • Campbellsville softball falls in...

    The Campbellsville University softball team saw its season come to an end when the Lady Tigers, seeded No. 2, fell to top-seeded St. Francis in the Bowling Green Bracket of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics tournament.

    Campbellsville had beaten Freed-Hardeman before losing to Indiana Wesleyan and St. Francis, ending the season at 38-15.

  • Midway participates in national...

     

    The Midway University baseball team fell to Middle Georgia State in the NAIA national baseball tournament last Tuesday, ending a memorable first season for the school’s program.

    Midway had won the River States Conference a week earlier, defeating West Virginia Tech in the final. The Eagles earned the conference’s automatic bid to the national tournament.

    In the Lima (Ohio) Bracket, Midway dropped an 8-3 decision to Mid-America Nazarene in the tournament opener, then went down to No. 10 Middle Georgia in a 14-13 slugfest.

  • Memorial Day weekend kicks off...

     By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky’s lakes and streams are bound to be crowded with anglers, paddlers and pleasure boaters during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    Boating safety officials want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

  • OLD-TIME PLAYER, BIG-TIME WINNER

    It would be easy to assume John Paul Garmon was born several generations too late.

    Just think about what his high school coaches say about him. You might agree that the Anderson County High School senior is from a different generation, and they see it as the ultimate compliment.

    “Oh, John Paul is all about winning,” says Anderson basketball coach Glen Drury. “It doesn’t make any difference what sport it is, all he cares about is the team winning.”

  • Thompson tops national meet

    Anderson County Middle School student Henry Thompson was best in the nation twice over the weekend as he took first place in both the bulls-eye and 3D-IBO competition at the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Over 15,000 archers from around the nation competed in the event. The Anderson County Middle School team placed 44th out of 243 middle school teams in the bullseye competition and ninth out of 89 teams in the 3D-IBO division.

  • Bearcats giddy over new grass

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone so giddy over getting some grass sprigs as Mark Peach was last Monday night.

    But then, I haven’t seen many football fields in worse shape than the one at Anderson County High School in recent years. And Peach, the Bearcat football coach was understandably excited when the Anderson County School Board approved a bid of just over $12,000 to renovate Bob Ware Field. The Bearcats should have a Bermuda grass field ready for their home opener against Mercer County on Sept. 1.

  • District tourneys start Monday

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin Monday, May 22 at Anderson County High School.

    The Anderson County teams are the top seeds in both tournaments. The higher-seeded teams are designated the home team.

    The baseball tournament gets underway Monday with the Bearcats playing fourth-seeded Spencer County at 5:30 p.m. Second-seeded Collins takes on No. 3 Shelby County at approximately 8 p.m. The championship game is set for Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

  • Bearcats romp past Mercer

    The Anderson County High School baseball team got a strong win Wednesday night when the Bearcats rolled to an 11-4 win over Mercer County at Barnes Memorial Field.

    It was the kind of performance the Bearcats were seeking as they hit the final week before district tournament play begins. Anderson starter Luke Dowell got the win, going 6.1 innings and giving up only four hits. He overcame a porous Anderson defense that committed six errors.

  • Home run power makes Lady Cats...

    It was almost like Anderson County was late to its own softball party Monday night.

    The Lady Bearcats spotted Shelby County a 3-0 lead in the top of the first before getting things right in a 9-4 decision over their 30th District rival Monday night.

  • Anderson impressive in Boyle...

    Anderson County is more than capable of making its fourth consecutive trip the state softball tournament.

    That was the statement the Lady Bearcats made in impressive run through the Tyler Missbach Memorial Showcase, hosted by Boyle County over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats won all three of their games and scored 36 runs in the process. The Lady Bearcats defeated Madison Southern, Boyd County and Louisville Eastern for three wins. The showcase was individual games, not a tournament.