Today's Sports

  • Little Leaguers split two state...

    RICHMOND -- The Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars split their first two games in the Kentucky Little League state tournament, held at Lake Reba Park in Richmond.

    Anderson defeated Glasgow Saturday but dropped a decision to Owensboro Southern Sunday.

    Anderson advanced to the Final Four by defeating North Oldham, 12-1, as this edition of The Anderson News was going to press Monday afternoon. Details of that game can be found at theandersonnews.com.

    Anderson Co. 7, Glasgow 6

  • Baseball would be better with...

    It was only fitting that I was covering the Little League state tournament Saturday. It was one day before Ken Griffey, Jr. went into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    It would be just a bit premature to say one of the 9- and 10-year-old kids I was watching will join Junior in Cooperstown 35 or 40 years from now, but at the same time, who am I, or anyone else, to discourage the dream? They happen and some of them really do come true.

  • Some changes for upcoming early...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

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  • Little Leaguers advance to state...

    RICHMOND -- The Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars roared past Fleming County, 13-2, to advance to the championship game of the Little League Baseball state tournament Tuesday evening in Richmond.

  • Anderson routs North Oldham,...

    Anderson County erupted for seven runs in the first inning then rode a stellar pitching performance from Bailey Cole to roll past North Oldham, 12-1, in the Little League 9- and 10-year-old State Tournament Monday in Richmond.

  • Fall practice means it’s time...

    Fall sports practices at the high school level began last week at Anderson County and about 275 other schools throughout Kentucky which means it’s time for my annual discussion/rant/informational column.

  • Fighting his toughest battle

    Rick Sallee has always been a battler and has been through it all on the athletic fields.

    As a senior at Pikeville High School, he saw Paintsville’s John Pelphrey, the future Kentucky star, hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot in the 15th Region Tournament to end Sallee’s junior season.

  • Increased awareness leads to...

    Last of a three-part series.

    An awareness of the dangers of overuse and abuse on baseball pitching arms has been on the minds of players and fans for decades.

    At the major league level, four-man pitching rotations were common less than 50 years ago but now nearly all teams go with a five-man rotation and utilize a rule that allows teams to now bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues to pitch a game in a double-header. The rule gives teams one extra player on that day.