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Today's Sports

  • Sportsman’s Club to host archery...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Sunday, 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.

  • Tennis Anyone?

    Anderson County High School girls’ tennis players Kieran Birdwhistell and Kenzi Herndon were among several members of the Lady Bearcat team who took advantage of great weather Monday morning to get a work out in on the first day back after the dead period. Birdwhistell, a sophomore, and Herndon, a junior, were the top two singles players for the Lady Cats last spring.

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  • Dead period an important two...

    I have often thought that in order to keep high school sports lively, they needed to be dead every now and then.

    At least, that was the idea behind the “dead period” mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that prep athletes are in the midst of right now. The 15-day period in which high school athletes can’t work out as a team began on June 25 and runs through Sunday, July 9.

  • 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.