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Today's Sports

  • Netting some points
  • Bearcats conclude spring practice

    Spring practice in high school football can be deceptive, but Thursday’s Red-White game at Anderson County High School showed the Bearcats potentially have some weapons they did not have last fall.

    “What I liked was a lot of different players contributing,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said. “With the mix of our returning players with our new additions gives us better team speed and also helps with the depth.”

  • Not with best intentions

    By now, Bailey Curry is used to the treatment she gets around the Eighth Region.

    And she knows there’s nothing she can do about it other than break into her huge smile and punish the opponent the best she can.

    Such was the case last Wednesday at Collins High School. The Titans had to believe they were at least Anderson’s equal, maybe even a bit better than the Lady Bearcats in 2017. After all, Anderson has been playing just a bit above .500 against a rugged schedule while Collins had routed Oldham County two nights before.

  • Lady Bearcats defeat Spencer for...

    The Anderson County High School softball team overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat host Spencer County, 8-5, in 30th District action Monday night in Taylorsville.

    The Lady Bearcats claimed the victory in their first regular-season district contest of the season. Anderson will be going for its sixth consecutive district crown next month.

    “Our kiddos were really focused and played with confidence and energy,” Lady Bearcat coach Brent Aldridge said.

  • Pitching makes baseball most...

    For years, I believed that making the state baseball tournament was the most difficult task in high school sports. My reasoning centered simply on the fact that baseball is the only team sport that does not allow a coach to put his best lineup on the field every day.

  • Rogers rules Rockets in District...

    Timmy Rogers picked the right time to turn in the best pitching performance of his high school baseball career.

    The junior right-hander gave up two unearned runs on three hits and two walks to lead Anderson County to a 3-2 win over visiting Shelby County in a 30th District game Monday night.

    Rogers was able to throw some heat when he had to but seemed to be fooling the Rockets with off-speed pitches throughout the contest.

  • STILL PLAYING THE GAME HE LOVES

    Logan Mann just had one concern as he was coming to after surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

    “When he woke up from the surgery, he was in the ICU,” Logan’s father, Paul Mann remembers. “When he was coming to, his eyes were not open, but he asked, ‘Can I play football?’”

    He’d just undergone an operation in which part of his skull had been temporarily removed so a surgeon could fix a problem in his brain. Yet Logan Mann was concerned if he could put on a helmet again.

    He did.

  • Little League celebrates season...

    Opening Day festivities for the Anderson County Little League get under way Saturday, April 22 at Legion Park.

    The Little League season has already begun but a celebration of the youth baseball season is set to begin at 9 a.m., according to the organization’s website. Each year, hundreds of local youth participate in Little League baseball from ages 5-12. The local league also offers a Challenger division for young people of all ages with special needs.

  • Simon Kenton slips past Bearcats

    The unpredictability of high school baseball was on display Friday afternoon when Anderson County hosted Simon Kenton in a battle of two of the better teams in the Eighth Region.

    But with both teams looking at district seeding games early this week, neither coach was willing to throw one of his top pitchers, but in the end it still came down to Simon Kenton being able to make one more play than Anderson as the Pioneers claimed a 6-5 win.

  • Elk quota hunt application...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Twenty years ago this December, seven elk were released atop Potato Knob in Perry County in front of thousands of onlookers. The landmark restoration of a free roaming elk herd in Kentucky was off and running.

    Fast forward to present day. There are now more elk in Kentucky than any state east of the Rocky Mountains and each year the prospect of harvesting one compels tens of thousands of hunters to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunts.