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Today's Sports

  • Little Leaguers capture district...

    Pitching, defense and timely hitting all came together as Anderson County claimed the championship of the Kentucky District 3 Little League Tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds last Tuesday at Legion Park.

    Anderson defeated Mercer County, 5-4, to win the title a first for Anderson in the youngest division of championship play in the state.

    However, it was a 12-run second inning against Lexington Eastern that might have signaled that the local team would be a threat to the title. Anderson held on to win 15-12 in a slugfest to advance to the championship game.

  • Proper handling helps fish...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    Summer is arguably the most popular time to fish as muggy, hot days push people to the water for relief and relaxation.

    Many anglers, especially those who seek game fish such as black bass, trout or striped bass, release their catch.

  • Herndon honored by Society of...

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored by the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual Metro Journalism Awards Banquet in Louisville last Thursday.

    Herndon won first place in three separate categories in the Non-metro/community newspaper division.

  • Ditka attends funeral, had...

    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was in Lawrenceburg last week to pay his respects to Buddy Ryan. Ditka attended the visitation, then attended the funeral mass at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church. Ditka left just before the service ended.

    It might have seemed unusual, given the public feud between Ditka and Ryan during the 1985 season.

    At least one former Bear believed the publicity about the coaches’ disagreements might have been overblown.

  • Remembering Buddy Ryan

     

    The greatest thing for me was the influence on the people around him.  Buddy had a tremendous influence on me beyond playing the game.  I knew that he cared about me I knew he was loyal.  I knew that he was trustworthy. There were just so many great qualities about him. But I knew that he demanded excellence of me. So when you know you have that standard and have to live up it every day.

    --Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary

    He was always really good to my son, Keith.

  • Ryan’s final Bears speech...

    In 1981, when the Chicago Bears fired head coach Neil Armstrong, many members of the defensive unit signed a letter to team owner George Halas asking that the Bears keep Buddy Ryan as defensive coordinator. Halas eventually hired Mike Ditka as the head coach but kept Ryan to run the defense.

    The night before Super Bowl XX, Ryan gave his final speech to the Bears. However, most of the team did not know he had accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after the Super Bowl.

  • Lessons in Loyalty

    I didn’t know what I was doing that day I visited the Chicago Bears.

    It was in October 1985 when the Bears were the talk of the sports world, running roughshod through the NFL and being called one of the greatest football teams of all time.

    They were brash, cocky and, at that point, unbeaten.

    I was the new guy on the block, less than nine months into a career that has now lasted more than 31 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I really didn’t know what I was doing.

  • Anderson native honored by NAIA...

    Campbellsville University’s sports information department claimed 10 Media and Publications Contests awards at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Information Directors Association Convention, according to a news release.

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves leads the department as the school’s sports information director.

  • Curry, Aldridge named All-State...

    The awards keep rolling in for Anderson County High School softball players.

    Senior Mia Aldridge and junior Bailey Curry have both been named to First Team All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    It is the second consecutive year that Curry, a catcher, has been named to the first team. She was a second team selection in 2014.

    Aldridge was a third team selection last season.

  • Aldridge selected to Kentucky...

    Anderson County High School softball player Mia Aldridge continues to pull in the honors. Aldridge, who graduated last month, has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team, which will play the Tennessee All-Stars on Wednesday, June 29 at South Warren High School in Bowling Green.

    Aldridge, who will attend Campbellsville University, was selected as a pitcher and outfielder for the team.

    Aldridge becomes the first Anderson County player selected for the all-star games since Courtney Turpin in 2010.