Today's Sports

  • Mudcats enjoying big return to...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team is back in action in 2017. So far the team is showing exactly why it was created 16 years ago.

    The Mudcats are technically a “travel team” that plays against similar clubs in Kentucky and surrounding states. The Mudcats work on developing all parts of the game throughout the summer, closing out the season shortly before school is back in session in August.

  • Herndon honored by SPJ

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Chapter Awards Dinner Thursday night in Louisville.

    Herndon received a pair of first place awards in the Non-Metro/Community Newspapers division in judging by the Hawaii Chapter of the SPJ. The contest was open to journalists in a large area of Kentucky and southern Indiana. Entries were published in the 2016 calendar year.

  • Anderson grads named to Midway...

    Several Anderson County High School graduates are among 160 student-athletes earning a spot on Midway University’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester.

    The award is bestowed on student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, according to a news release.

    Among those named to the honor roll were Libby Pike (women’s basketball), Missa Walker (women’s basketball and softball), Trista Craigmyle (softball) and Granville Hayes (men’s golf).

  • Curry plays for Kentucky team

    Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star softball series, held last week at Belmont University in Nashville. Kentucky won the series by taking two of the three games. Kentucky now leads the series 7-5.

    Despite being the state’s career home run queen, Curry saw limited action in the series.

    Kentucky won the first game, 5-3 before Tennessee came back for a 2-1 victory in the second game. Kentucky took the third game, 3-2.

  • The man who broke a young fan’s...

    It’s funny how the twists and turns of life give you a much different perspective on things that happen.

    And most of all, it can give a different look at the people involved.

    I was reminded of that again recently when my wife, Stephanie, suggested we visit one of her old friends she had not seen in some time, Hall of Fame basketball coach Ray Vencill.

    If you are under the age of 50, that name might mean little to you. But if you grew up in central Kentucky in the 60’s or 70’s, chances are you are well aware of him.

  • Setbacks can’t quench Sallee’s...

    In the moments following the 30th District softball tournament championship game and trophy presentations, a scene quietly unfolded that might speak loudly about the impact Rick Sallee has had on the Anderson County High School athletic program.

    The Lady Bearcats had just seen their domination of the district come to an end as Collins had defeated Anderson, 9-3. They were not in the best of moods, but quickly changed their demeanor and asked for a photo with athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Mudcats off to good start

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team for 13- and 14-year-olds have gotten off to a hot start in the summer travel baseball season.

    The team has put together a 7-2-1 record in the early season, according to coach Chris Copenhaver.

    “The team is a 13u/14u team comprised of seven 13-year-olds, four 14-year-olds and one 12-year-old,” Copenhaver said. “This group could really be special. Not only have they posted a good record against strong competition, they listen extremely well and truly enjoy playing together.

  • Special deadline for July 5

    From staff reports

    Because of the Independence Day holiday, all submitted sports news for the July 5 edition of The Anderson News must be received by noon, Friday, June 30 for publication.

    Regular sports news deadlines will resume for the July 12 edition of The Anderson News. Thank you for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • Youth football sign-ups resume...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Youth Football registrations will be held at the Anderson County Parks and Recreation office on Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The fee is $75 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.

    For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jason Chesser at 502-598-7512.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host Tim...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Friday, July 30, according to a news release.

    The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at the club, located at 1070 Old Joe Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All archers, from National Archery in the Schools Program participants to professionals are welcome, according to the release.

    The shoot will include 30 targets with a bowhunter class, open class, kids class and more.