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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat football camp date set

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Bearcat Football Camp will be held on Friday, June 3 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Anderson County High School field house.

    The camp will have a Friday Night Lights theme and is open to young people entering grades 2-6.

    The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door with checks payable to ACHS Football.

    For more information, contact Head Coach Mark Peach at 502-839-0366.

  • Anderson boys soccer to host...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team will be hosting an Alumni Game on Saturday, June 4 at the high school pitch. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    The game format will be “The Old Guys” taking on “The Young Guys.”

    Admission to the game is $3 for adults and $1 for students. The cost to play in the game is $20 per player, except for active college students, who will pay $10. All proceeds from the game will benefit the Bearcat boys’ soccer program. Donations are also welcomed.

  • Lady Cats no lock to repeat,...

    Before I got in my car to leave Owensboro’s Jack Fisher Park last June, the notion that Anderson County would be back was already embedded in my mind and the minds of nearly every Lady Bearcat fan that made the trip west.

  • Bearcats still playing for May

    All season long, Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes has been saying his team is “playing for May.”

    It means that Barnes felt his team, faced with a major rebuilding job against a rugged schedule could improve enough to be a factor in the 30th District and perhaps the Eighth Region by tournament time, which begins May 23.

    If last week is any indication, the Bearcats, despite a 3-18 record, might be living up to that plan.

  • Duncan 3-peats as CKC champ

    Anderson County High School hurdler Connor Duncan took the championship of the boys’ 300-meter hurdles in the Central Kentucky Conference meet Friday in Harrodsburg.

    Duncan turned in a 40.59 time to outlast Mercer County’s Dustin Baker by .18 second. The title was Duncan’s third consecutive CKC championship.

    Duncan was Anderson County’s only event champion. He just missed another title in the 110-meter hurdles, turning in a 15.80, just .01 second behind Mercer’s Aaron Johnson.

  • High school tennis tournament...

    Girls' Region 8 tournament results (Anderson Co. only)

    Singles

    Rachel Dove (Shelby Co.) def. Ally Hayes, 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

    Kieran Birdwhistell def. Gilstrap (Spencer Co.) 6-1, 6-0; Barker (Franklin Co.) def Birdwhistell 6-0, 6-0.

    Doubles

    Lauren Lambdin-Ally Henderson (Spencer Co.) def. Kenzi Herndon-Nich Kiem, 6-1, 6-4.

    Spenneberg-Davidson (Carroll Co.) def. Molly Mullins-Nita Kiem 6-0, 6-1.

  • Four inducted into Anderson Lady...

    Four local softball greats have been inducted as the first class of the Anderson County Softball Hall of Fame.

    Selected to the class were Nikki Lay, Colleen Fitzpatrick Fyffe, Courtney Turpin, and Corrin Robinson. The four were honored at various home softball games this year.

    The inductees were selected by a committee of past and present players and coaches.

    Each of the four received a “Lady Cat Legend” crystal and each will have her picture hanging in the Anderson softball facility.

  • Louisville Slugger Museum and...

    From staff reports

    Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory will unveil a lifelike sculpture of Jackie Robinson on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. according to a news release.

    As the first African-American major leaguer in the 20th Century, Robinson broke the color barrier in the big leagues. Over the course of his Hall-of-Fame career, Robinson faced-down racism and inspired millions of people. After retiring from baseball, he was dedicated to the advancement of civil rights and remained active and vocal on the issue until his death in 1972 at the age of 53.

  • GROWING WITH HIS ROOTS

    The roots Connor Duncan wanted to grow with were roots he’d never seen or experienced.

    They were roots literally about halfway around the world and roots with no obvious manifestations in the Anderson County High School track star.

    Until now.

    Just look at his arm. His left arm, to be exact.

    Look at all of the ink on his left shoulder. On his bicep and tricep. All the way past his elbow to his forearm.

    Connor Duncan, the blue-eyed, blonde-haired hurdler, is in touch with his Samoan roots.

  • Cann should play key role for...

    Remember those days when you could walk up to the ticket window at Memorial Coliseum and watch the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team play from no more than a few rows off the floor?

    That might be an exaggeration but not by much. Before Matthew Mitchell came, I’d been to games against Tennessee when I could have sworn there was more orange than blue in the house where Adolph Rupp once coached.

    And I can remember running a UK media release advertising an offer to purchase season tickets to women’s basketball for 20 bucks.