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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Lemonade from lemons?

    Rick Sallee says he believes in making lemonade out of lemons.

    Not that anyone needs a summertime beverage to cool off these days. The Polar Vortex, or whatever the weather nerds are calling that phenomenon that made Kentucky colder than Alaska last week – really, it did – has seen to that.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to learn...

    The unexpected layoff the recent snow and cold weather has forced on high school basketball teams across Kentucky has caused some problems foreign to late January and early February. Players have been itching to play but it appears the coaches are taking things in stride.

    “At least we have been able to practice some,” said Anderson boys' coach Glen Drury, whose team has played only twice since Jan. 1, “but that is not the same as playing games. We need games.”

  • WRESTLING: Leaving it all on the...

    There is intensity and there is David Lannum.

    And that's not a bad thing in wrestling, where the difference in winning and losing is often determined by one's effort and focus.

    “He says he eats, breathes and sleeps wrestling. I believe it,” says Anderson assistant coach Drew Robinson.

  • West Va. team shoots down...

    LOUISVILLE – Ever since Dr. Naismith tacked that first peach basket to a wall, one of the simple, accepted truths about basketball has been to work for shots closer to the basket.

    “High percentage shots,” are what coaches at every level and in every locale preach.

    But apparently James Naismith never met the girls' basketball team from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, W.Va.

  • Weather cancels some Saturday...

    UPDATED 9:45 a.m. Saturday: Anderson County girls' basketball game with Sacred Heart at Mercy Academy in Louisville has been canceled. Anderson athletic director Rick Salle said, in a text message, "We are not sending a bus. Too dangerous so we have canceled (the) girls' game."

    Anderson could play Sacred Heart next Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Louisville Invitational Tournament semifinals.  Anderson could also play Ballard, a team the Lady Bearcats were to have played last Saturday, in the LIT quarterfinals Friday night.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats sizzle nets...

    Even a night when Anderson County was burning the nets was not enough in a district matchup at Collins last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats shot better than 73 percent (19-for-26) and missed just one two-point field goal attempt all night but still came up short in a 63-55 decision that dropped the Bearcats to 0-2 in 30th District play.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats hungry...

    It's been over four years since that November afternoon when the girls' basketball team from Anderson County Middle School was crowned the best in Kentucky.

    At Rupp Arena that Friday after Thanksgiving, the Lady Mustangs whipped Whitley County, got a big trophy and went back to work.

  • Barnes inducted into Hall of Fame

    Anderson County High School baseball coach L. W. Barnes was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats to...

    It's all about getting better.

    Coach Tony Kays sprinkled the Lady Bearcats' schedule with rugged teams from out of the region, and even out of the state, with the intention being to pay dividends in the regional and state tournaments.

    Such is the case Friday and Saturday when the Lady Bearcats have two monumental tests in the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy Academy in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: No pedestal for Farmer,...

    Last week's chapter of the Richie Farmer saga was more than the wheels of justice turning.

    It was a dagger through the heart of a story -- a hometown, feel good story that evolved into a sordid nightmare. And while no one can excuse the basketball legend's actions as Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture, the whole affair should serve to make us pause and look at ourselves and how we view those who are gifted at playing a game.