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Today's Sports

  • Corrections and clarifications

    Destiny Stewart's name was inadvertently omitted from a listing of Anderson County athletes who had participated in a state tournament at least three times. Stewart participated in the 2010, 2013 and 2014 girls' state basketball tournaments and was a member of the starting five the last two years. The News regrets the error.

  • The Coach Bird way won't...

    Almost as soon as Tony Kays stepped down as girls' basketball coach at Anderson County High School, the most-asked questions were two-fold.

    Who would be Kays' replacement?

    And what kind of style will the Lady Bearcats play?

    It turns out neither should be a surprise. While the Anderson opening was undoubtedly attractive, it would have been surprising to most observers if anyone other than Clay Birdwhistell had been selected for the job.

  • Birdwhistell lands job of his...

    It was somehow fitting that the call came when Clay Birdwhistell was at basketball camp.

    And he was alone.

    An assistant girls' basketball coach at Anderson County High School since 2006, Birdwhistell was officially offered the promotion to head coach last Tuesday while the Lady Bearcats were participating in a summer camp at Campbellsville University.

  • Mudcats capture own tournament

    It might have been worth the wait for the Central Kentucky Mudcats.

    The local travelling baseball team defeated the Dirty Dawgs, a team based in the London-Corbin area, 3-2, Sunday afternoon to win the annual Mudcat Classic at Anderson County High School's Barnes Field. It was the first time the Mudcats have taken their own tournament in its eight-year existence.

    Josh Brown gave up two first inning runs, then dominated the Dawgs the rest of the way to get the win.

  • Hard work took DeLong past good...

    At the time, the words stung. More than a decade later, they might be the most important ones Kyle DeLong heard during his baseball career.

    “You're not good enough.”

    DeLong still remembers the words, even though his playing career ended over a year ago.

    “I really don't remember who told me that but I was wanting to pitch and he told me I wasn't good enough,” DeLong smiles. “When that happened was when I started working my tail off. I realized it was on me if I wanted to pitch.”

  • Catfish spawn brings hot fishing...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Water temperatures are climbing into the upper 70s, sending channel catfish to rocky banks in reservoirs to spawn. June is one of the most productive months to fish for them.

  • Summer is good time for learning...

    By Jeff Lilly, outdoors columnist

    Remember how this past winter just seemed to keep hanging on like a dog to a bone? Well, summer and 90-degree temps have made it to the Bluegrass State. Now we get to go from wishing it would warm up a couple months ago to wishing it would cool down a little. Just remember, it’s Kentucky so hang around a day or two and the weather will change.

    Bats are beneficial, fun to watch

  • Sportsman's Club sponsors...

    The Anderson County Sportsman's Club will be hosting a 3D Archery Shoot on Sunday, June 29 at the club property on Old Joe Road. The shoot begins at 9 a.m. and will cost $12 per person to shoot for fun, $15 to shoot for points.

    Several classes will also be offered that day.

  • Anderson duo plays well, but...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Makenzie Cann's eyes lit up. So did Eriel McKee's.

    And certainly every Anderson County girls' basketball fan watching was thinking, “We have seen this before.”

    Cann saw her Kentucky All-Star teammate McKee going back-door to the basket. Cann threaded the Indiana defense with a bounce pass that McKee took in stride before laying laying the ball in during Friday's Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic at Transylvania University's Beck Center.

  • Attendance figures for once-...

    It is not easy watching something that was once so grand and lively die a very slow death.

    But that might be the case for the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic.

    This once-grand series that has showcased the likes of Darrell Griffith and Kyle Macy on the boys' side and Lisa Harrison and Skylar Diggins in the girls' half has fallen on hard times in recent years, especially on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.