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Today's Sports

  • Restroom directive could...

    I wonder what would happen if sometime during the spring, a thoroughbred horse owner concluded that his prized 3-year-old colt really identified as a filly.

    Could he petition to let his horse run in the Kentucky Oaks or the Black-Eyed-Susans Stakes? Or if he wanted to still run in the Triple Crown races, would he get a 5-pound weight allowance?

    Absurd? Of course, it is.

    But it’s no more absurd than the directive out of Washington last week that could greatly affect sports as we know them.

  • Two Bearcats qualify for state...

    LEXINGTON – For several weeks, the track team at Anderson County High School might have resembled a M*A*S*H unit or a sick bay. Or both.

    Friday night, two of those who were not at full strength still had enough to place second in their best events in the Class AAA, Region 6 meet at Tates Creek High School. Connor Duncan, in 300-meter hurdles, and Alorra Sims, in both the long jump and triple jump, automatically qualified for the state meet, scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at the University of Kentucky.

  • Mustang archers are national...

    National champions!

    That title was bestowed on the Anderson County Middle School archery team in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    The Mustang archers took the national championship of the NASP IBO 3D Challenge, a tournament that features shooting at life-like targets instead of bull’s eye targets.

  • Lady Cat bats silent in Bowling...

    Anderson County’s bats went silent over the weekend as the Lady Bearcats dropped three straight games at the Best of the West tournament, held in Bowling Green.

    Anderson, once ranked as high as No. 5 in the state, now stands at 20-9 on the season. The Lady Bearcats were to have played at Madison Central Monday night and host Louisville Ballard Tuesday after press time.

  • Late spring means redear sunfish...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    May is a special time for anglers who chase redear sunfish and bluegill as they move into the shallows to spawn.

  • Spring weather creates optimal...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    An extended stretch of stable weather and seasonably warm temperatures in late April created optimal spring fishing conditions for anglers across Kentucky.

    The calm broke at the end of the month when rounds of storms over a period of days preceded a cold front. In their wake, rivers and streams that had been running low and clear and warmer than normal rose and cooled off a bit.

  • Learn to hook and cook your own...

    From staff reports

    People in search of their own locally-sourced, organic fish need to look no further than the nearest lake or river.

    For those foodies who are lost when it comes to catching their own meals, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers a special Hook and Cook program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Jacobson Park Lake in Lexington.

  • ON TARGET WITH HIS COMEBACK

    Checking the results of Noah Kidwell’s efforts, it is quickly apparent this is no typical eighth-grader handling a bow and arrow.

    On the target set up in his family’s driveway, nearly every arrow is in or near the bullseye.

    A few feet over, stands a 3D deer figure where several arrows are stuck near where the heart would be located.

    “He normally averages around 280,” says Noah’s father, Chris Kidwell.

  • 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.

  • 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.