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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats split first...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats have opened their summer baseball season by splitting the first four games on the schedule.


    The local 15-and-under travel team dropped its first two games of the year, losing both to the Louisville Cyclones, but rallied to sweep a pair of games at Boyd County.

  • The British are coming for youth...

    Challenger Sports has been invited to hold a soccer camp in Lawrenceburg.


    Anderson Independent Youth Soccer has teamed up to host the week-long British Soccer Camp, June 20-24, at AIYSA soccer fields at Anderson County Community Park.


    The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches.

  • Kentucky takes fight to Hoosiers...

    Indiana went on a 13-0 run early in the second half, then held off a spirited Kentucky rally to post a 94-82 win at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday night. 

    Indiana All-Americans Cody Zeller, headed to Indiana University, Branden Dawson (Michigan State) and Marquis Teague (Kentucky) led the Hoosiers to their third consecutive sweep in the series. Louisville Western's Ryan Taylor, who has committed to Louisville, but has not qualified yet, paced Kentucky with 24 points.

  • All-Star coaches remember past...

    When one takes a look at Jason Booher's meteoric rise to the top of the high school basketball coaching ranks, it is hard to imagine his first game with everything riding on it.

    Go back to Feb. 23, 1999. Anderson County was playing Henry County in the semi-final round of the 30th District Tournament at Shelby County High School.

  • Meet a Kentucky All-Star: Jordan...

     

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    When the Kentucky All-Star selections were made public back in April, there was one name that stood out: Jordan.

     

    Not like Mike, but as in Jordan Gilbert, a point guard from Mason County.

     

    It was not that Gilbert can't play. He can, and will be for Transylvania University next winter.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: For All-Stars,...

    The first indication that the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic is not like any other all-star game came before one entered Anderson County High School for Monday’s scrimmage.


    There were a couple of cars with Indiana license plates in the parking lot.


    “Oh, I am sure they had someone here,” Anderson County coach Glen Drury said after the Kentucky All-Stars routed a team made up of some of Kentucky’s best juniors, 107-78.

  • COLUMN: Making Memories

    There are times in this business something just stays with you.

    Many, perhaps most, would deem the particular moment insignificant, but for some reason, you just remember.

    One of those times in my 26 years of pecking out copy came two years ago this week. I was in the crowded media room of Bellarmine University's Knights Hall. Indiana's Mr. Basketball, Jordan Hulls was talking about how much it meant to him to be able to play in the Indiana-Kentucky summer series.

    (That is what they call the 71-year-old classic north of the Ohio River, you know.)

  • Loving what he is doing

    Anderson County Middle School’s baseball team had one of its most successful seasons ever. At the helm, in his fourth season as head coach, Graham Carlton has been enjoying the ride.

    His reasons for coaching are simple yet sincere. “I coach for three reasons: I love kids. I love to help kids improve at what they do. And I’m addicted to competition, particularly the part that involves winning,” he says.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Brown to...

    Anderson County's Sydney Brown, a rising senior, will get to test her game against Kentucky's best Wednesday night.

    Brown, a 6-foot-1 center, is scheduled to be a member of the Kentucky Junior All-Stars girls' team that will scrimmage the Kentucky All-Stars as they prepare for their summer series with Indiana.

  • British are coming for soccer...

    Anderson Independent Youth Soccer will host the week-long Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp June 20-24, at AIYSA soccer fields at Anderson County Community Park.
    The camp will run Monday through Friday with different sessions available for children ages 3-19.
    In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot-skills, technical, tactical practices and daily tournament play, the camp will educate players in lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.