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Today's Sports

  • Art of pitching requires getting...

    Improper warmup plus excessive arm strain is an equation that is likely to equal arm problems for young pitchers, according to Steve Herrenbruck, Regional Sports Medicine Coordinator for KORT Physical Therapy.

    Herrenbruck, who works out of the company’s Lawrenceburg office, also serves as trainer for the Anderson County High School sports teams.

    With studies showing many arm injuries happening in youth baseball, Herrenbruck says preparations are vital.

  • High school fall sports begin...

    With the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s mandated dead period ending last Sunday, the Anderson County High School fall sports teams are able to start official practice this week.

    Some teams were conducting off-season workouts prior to the 15-day dead period and have been in workouts since Monday.

    For more information on participating in varsity sports, contact Anderson County High School at 502-839-5118 or email assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook at jeremy.cook@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Lady Bearcat golf meeting set

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks has announced the Lady Bearcats will have their first practice, team tryouts and an organizational meeting at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Friday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m.

    For more information, contact Hanks at 502-330-0756.

  • 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.