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Today's Sports

  • Curry’s big smile as much a...

    I really can’t remember the first time I saw Bailey Curry hit a home run. But over the last seven years, I know I have seen her hit a bunch of them.

    How many I saw Curry hit from 2011, when she started for the Anderson varsity as an eighth-grader, until her career as an Anderson County Lady Bearcat ended last week, I could not tell you. I would guess between 30 and 40 with only a handful of those not making the category of “no-doubter.”

  • Lady Bearcats’ regional reign...

    The day Anderson County’s reign over Eighth Region softball would have to end sometime. No team, any sport wins the championship every year.

    Ask UCLA basketball. Ask the New York Yankees.

    And now, Anderson County softball knows that feeling. The Lady Bearcats had been crowned champions of the Eighth Region three straight years, a virtual eternity in the cyclical world of high school sports. They’d been the only high school team to ever be able to make that claim

  • Riley named NAIA All-American

    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley has been named to the NAIA All-American third team, according to a news release.

    A junior at the University of the Cumberlands, Riley has also been named first team All-Mid-South Conference, and Academic All-Conference. She also led Cumberlands to its regular season MSC title and a sixth consecutive MSC Tournament ttite.

    Riley finished third in the NAIA national tournament, turning in a 54-hole eight-over.

  • Eighth Region All-Tournament...

    Anderson County High School baseball players Dalton Lewis, Timmy Rogers and Bryndon Labhart were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament team following the regional championship  game last Wednesday night.

  • Keep the Wild in Wildlife

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Release

    John Hast has a word of advice for anyone tempted to throw doughnuts or food scraps to a bear: Don’t.

    “We’ve found that time and time again, a fed bear is a dead bear,” said Hast, the bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “A bear that is used to human food, whether it’s scraps or garbage, begins to lose its fear of people. And that’s where the problems begin.”

  • One to remember! Bearcats erase...

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing one more game of baseball.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings in last Tuesday’s regional semifinal and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

    But just as they had all season, the Bearcats proved the doubters wrong with a 12-10 win to advance to the Eighth Region championship game.

  • Mustangs place high at state meet

    From staff reports

    Two members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team placed high in the state middle school track meet, held Saturday at the University of Louisville.

    Hurdler Logan Ritchie finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a 43.92 effort to score six points in the team standings. Ritchie also finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a 15:03 for another team point.

    Distance runner Jordan McHugh turned in a 10:58.93 time in the 3200-meter run, good enough for fifth place and four team points.

  • Bearcats tame Dragons in a wild...

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing baseball Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to another...

    Saying things were bleak in the Anderson County dugout would be an understatement. No one could have predicted the 9-8 win over regional rival Oldham County and a berth in a fourth consecutive regional championship game.

    In the Eighth Region semifinal at Collins High School, the Lady Bearcats trailed regional rival Oldham County 6-0 in the middle of the third inning and prospects for a fourth straight trip to the state softball tournament seemed to be slipping away with every pitch.

  • One last run as a Bearcat

    Blake Borwig has been about school spirit and doing something special from the day he set foot in Anderson County High School as a freshman.

    His transcript shows 11 Advanced Placement courses on the way to graduating third in the Class of 2017.

    And who can forget the picture that appeared with this column showing Borwig as a one-man student section – really, he was – at an Anderson County girls’ basketball game during his junior year.