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Today's Sports

  • Sportsman’s Club to host archery...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Sunday, July 30, according to a news release.

    The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at the club, located at 1070 Old Joe Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All archers, from National Archery in the Schools Program participants to professionals are welcome, according to the release.

    The shoot will include 30 targets with a bowhunter class, open class, kids class and more.

  • Fast-growing saugeye offer...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    With every passing season, anglers are building their knowledge base about how to catch saugeye stocked in a handful of central and northern Kentucky lakes.

  • Crushing the Competition
  • Tennis Anyone?

    Anderson County High School girls’ tennis players Kieran Birdwhistell and Kenzi Herndon were among several members of the Lady Bearcat team who took advantage of great weather Monday morning to get a work out in on the first day back after the dead period. Birdwhistell, a sophomore, and Herndon, a junior, were the top two singles players for the Lady Cats last spring.

  • Setbacks can’t quench Sallee’s...

    In the moments following the 30th District softball tournament championship game and trophy presentations, a scene quietly unfolded that might speak loudly about the impact Rick Sallee has had on the Anderson County High School athletic program.

    The Lady Bearcats had just seen their domination of the district come to an end as Collins had defeated Anderson, 9-3. They were not in the best of moods, but quickly changed their demeanor and asked for a photo with athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • The man who broke a young fan’s...

    It’s funny how the twists and turns of life give you a much different perspective on things that happen.

    And most of all, it can give a different look at the people involved.

    I was reminded of that again recently when my wife, Stephanie, suggested we visit one of her old friends she had not seen in some time, Hall of Fame basketball coach Ray Vencill.

    If you are under the age of 50, that name might mean little to you. But if you grew up in central Kentucky in the 60’s or 70’s, chances are you are well aware of him.

  • Creating her path on the mat

    It was only her first wrestling match but there was just something different about Courtney Pittman.

    And it had little to do with the fact the she was taking the mat against boys.

    Yes, she.

    And even though she lost, she was good.

    Courtney was in the sixth grade at Anderson County Middle School when a teacher, Shannon Knight, suggested she do something almost unheard of in these parts and give the Mustang wrestling team a try.

  • The buck stops here in sports,...

    I wonder what Harry Truman would have thought about that press conference the University of Louisville held last week.

    You know, the one after the NCAA announced its verdict on the stripper scandal.

    For those who think anything that went on before ESPN is ancient history, Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He approved the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II and fired Gen. Douglas McArthur in Korea.

    And whether he was praised or pounded in the press, the buck stopped with him.

  • Bearcats getting ready for the...
  • Dead period an important two...

    I have often thought that in order to keep high school sports lively, they needed to be dead every now and then.

    At least, that was the idea behind the “dead period” mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that prep athletes are in the midst of right now. The 15-day period in which high school athletes can’t work out as a team began on June 25 and runs through Sunday, July 9.