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  • East Jessamine ends Lady Bearcat...

    OWENSBORO – East Jessamine rallied for three runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to oust Anderson County, 10-9, from the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament Friday afternoon.

    Leading 9-7, Anderson appeared to have won the game when shotstop Lexi Tinsley made a spectacular catch of Brylee Hage's line drive up the middle. But as the Lady Bearcats were celebrating their apparent victory, the umpires ruled that Anderson pitcher Hannah Burgin had thrown an illegal pitch, giving Hage a second chance.

  • Holy Cross stuns Lady Bearcats...

    OWENSBORO – Louisville Holy Cross jumped on Anderson County with four runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 10-4 upset of the Lady Bearcats in the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament Thursday night at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.

  • ONLINE ONLY: State tournament...

    This will be Anderson County's fifth trip to the state softball tournament, all since 2002. The Lady Bearcats' best finish was last year when they made the Final Four, losing to Male in the consolation bracket semifinal.

    In 2008, Anderson finished fifth.


  • Lady Bearcat softball built on...

    When Anderson County takes the field in the state softball tournament in Owensboro Thursday night, one of their big fans might not be at Jack Fisher Park but will certainly be there in spirit.

    Kathy Wright rarely makes a game these days, but no one has supported Anderson softball any longer than the retired teacher and administrator.

    Wright got the Anderson program started back in 1989, leading the program for nearly a decade before deciding the grind of coaching a sport featuring numerous weekend tournaments was more than she wanted on her plate.

  • College closing shocks local...

    When they got the news the school they loved would be closing, people close to St. Catharine College experienced shock and disbelief.

    But even though the sting is likely to linger on for some time, some Anderson County residents involved in the college’s sports program are doing their best to reshape their lives in the wake of the the closing.

    The trustees of the college, located in Springfield, announced last Wednesday that it would cease operations as of July 31.

  • Lady Cats eyeing rugged road to...

    All season long, the Anderson County High School softball team has had its eye on winning the state championship.

    The Lady Bearcats have never been the overall favorite as defending state champ McCracken County is wearing that label nicely.

    But the Lady Bearcats have also been considered one of those teams that could make a run at the title ever since advancing to the state Final Four a year ago.

    It won’t be easy. It never is.

  • Aldridge named tourney MVP

    Anderson County senior Mia Aldridge was named the Eighth Region Tournament Most Valuable Player following the regional championship game Wednesday night.

    Aldridge was the winning pitcher in Anderson’s first two games, victories over Carroll County and Oldham County. Aldridge gave up one hit to Carroll and three to Oldham in what might have been her finest pitching performance ever.

  • Turpin on to Midway

    Jeremy Turpin’s name will undoubtedly come up when talking about the top baseball players to come out of the Anderson County High School program.

    Baseball was, and still is, Turpin’s first love. The game took him to St. Catharine College where he moved to the outfield and became the school’s all-time leader with 201 games played. He stayed at the school as a graduate assistant for two seasons before becoming a paid staff member last year.

    He wa not expecting the announcement that his alma mater would be closing.

  • Lady Cats storm to third...

    BEDFORD – The threatening weather visiting Trimble County last Wednesday night just gave Anderson County time to party.

    And get ready to bring its own softball storm.

    The Lady Bearcats endured a 67-minute delay after some lightning was spotted in the area, then thundered for six runs in their first at-bat on the way to a 12-2 rout of Shelby County in the Eighth Region Tournament championship game.