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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Former Bearcat shines...

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell appears to be loving his summer job.

    Russell, a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate, blasted two home runs and drove in five as the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots routed Adirondack, 22-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.

    Russell belted a 2-run homer in the second inning, then came back with a 3-run shot two innings later as Newark set a league record for runs scored.

  • COLUMN: A welcome change for...

    Whenever I think I have seen it all, a trip to a middle school athletic event is usually about all I need to realize I have not.

    And I never will.

    In this job, I don't get to attend a lot of middle school games, regardless of the sport. It's more a matter of having only so many hours in a week than anything else. 

    But over the years I have heard some great stories.

  • Sports briefs for July 3, 2013

    Send us your vacation pictures

    Have you shot a round of golf at a famous course? Gone surfing or swimming with the sharks? How about hiking to the top of a mountain or attending a game at a favorite ball park?  The Anderson News wants your vacation photos to publish.

  • SOFTBALL: Now in third year,...

     The Central Kentucky Mudcats are no longer just for the boys.

    The organization is now in its third year of sponsoring a softball travel team, this year fielding a 14-and-under club. The team went 1-4 in the 127 Challenge, held at Anderson County Community Park over the weekend.

    Mudcats' baseball coach Chris Copenhaver started the team when his daughters began to show interest in softball, a first cousin to baseball. Copenhaver says there are differences but they are not major.

  • BASEBALL: Little things, big...

    It's all about the little things with the Central Kentucky Mudcats.

    Making the right decisions in the field. Putting the bat on the baseball. Getting bunts down. Running the bases. Throwing strikes.

    And it's learning how to put socks on and knowing smells.

    That's what the Mudcats organization is all about

  • Anderson golfers compete at...

    Three Anderson County golfers participated in the Women's State Am, held last week at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London.

    Laurie Goodlett, Kaitlyn Riley and Taylor Gillis all went down in the first round of the championship flight of the match play tournament.

    Riley, a senior at Anderson County High School, lost to University of the Cumberlands junior Shannon Bishop, of Glasgow, in the opening round, 2-up.

    Gillis, a senior at Cumberlands, fell to Brianne Coe, of Russell Springs, in a match that took 21 holes to compete.

  • At Alton Ruritan Field, it'...

    For nearly 50 years, slow-pitch softball enthusiasts from Anderson and surrounding counties have descended on the Alton Ruritan Field during the summer.

    The club hosts the Anderson County Church League with women's and men's teams playing four nights a week through mid-August.

    Last Tuesday, the Ninevah Christian women defeated Tyrone Baptist 9-6.

  • COLUMN: Pee Wee remained a kind-...

    I always knew the voice.

    It seemed to be full of perpetual sunshine, even if the days were cloudy, either literally or figuratively.

    The words were simple.

    “Helllllllllooooo, brottthhhherrrrrrr!!”

    I knew it was Pee Wee.

    If you have been around Anderson County sports for any period of time, say before 2011, you just knew Pee Wee. Whether you knew his actual name or not – Marvin Robinson – didn't really matter.

    He was Pee Wee.

  • SOFTBALL: Burkhead plays well in...

    Molly Burkhead really did not know what to expect when she reported for the East-West All-Star softball series.

    Playing a position where she had never lined up and going against some of the state's best, Burkhead turned in a strong performance in the three-game set, held at Louisville's Ballard High School, June 15-16.

    Burkhead, who was a member of the West Junior All-Stars from Regions 1-8, went 3-for-8 on the weekend as her team defeated the East Junior All-Stars but lost to both of the senior teams.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann,...

    Getting a job opportunity without submitting a resume doesn't happen very often, so Nick Cann had to make a change of plans when it did.

    Cann, who has worked with the Anderson County girls' basketball program as an assistant coach five of the last six seasons, has left for Lexington Christian Academy, where he was named head coach last Monday.

    It's an opportunity Cann, felt he could not turn down, especially since he wasn't looking to move.