Today's Sports


    It was only natural for Anderson County girls' basketball players to play the “What if?” game at last week's state tournament in Bowling Green.

    After all, the Lady Bearcats defeated Lincoln County, a team that made the Final Four. They also defeated Montgomery County, which advanced to the quarterfinals.

    “We had a lot of successes this year,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said Monday. “It is natural to compare teams and say, 'We beat this one' or 'We could play with that one.'”

  • Carlton named one of NAIA's...

    This time, the thrill is Will's.

    And it is a big thrill at that.

    Anderson County native Will Carlton has been selected as one of the 60 greatest players in the history of the 75-year history of the NAIA. He will be honored at halftime of the association's national championship game in Kansas City, Mo., next Tuesday, March 20.

  • See John Herndon's NCAA...

    Do you think your bracket can beat sports editor John Herndon's? If so, be sure to enter The Anderson News' bracket contest. If you do beat John, you will be entered in a drawing where five winners will be announced. See the March 14 edition of The Anderson News for details.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky is human, but...

    Well now. Looks like Kentucky is human after all.

    But really, did it really change anything when the Wildcats lost to Vanderbilt?

    I don't think for a minute that UK needed to lose one, nor do I think John Calipari let them lose one. But what he said before the SEC Tournament is right: What happened in New Orleans really didn't matter.

  • No jerseys, no high-tops, no...

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits and has yet to name the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball...

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.

  • State medalists

    The Anderson County Youth Wrestling Club had six wrestlers medal at the youth state wrestling tournament held on Feb. 19 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Medal winners were (placings in parentheses) front row, from left: Chase Fink (third) and Justin Barber (fourth). Back row: Joe Taylor (fourth), Travis Walling (first) and Ryan Stratton (third). Not pictured is Hunter Stratton, who placed fourth in his class.

  • Disc winners

    Michael Martin (left) and Cannon Beasley pose with their hardware after winning the Indian Mounds Wind Bowl disc golf competition Saturday in Mt. Sterling. Michael shot a 164 and Cannon turned in a 165 in the competition, which consisted of two 18-hole rounds.

    The pair also finished first and second in the Ice Bowl, held at Legion Park on Jan. 21. Both are freshmen at Anderson County High School.

  • Swinging a big stick

    Photo by Richard RoBards

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big game for Campbellsville University's softball team on Feb. 25 in the Alabama Arctic Blast, held in Decatur, Ala. As the Lady Tigers' designated player, Turpin had two hits and for RBI against Bryan College. Earlier in the day, Turpin had pitched well but took a 4-3 loss to Lee University. All four of Lee's runs were unearned.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Drury...

    Long before that first tipoff back in Decembrer, Glen Drury felt the just completed boys' basketball season could be a good one.

    Just how good, he was not sure.

    Some might have considered it to be unrealistic optimism coming on the heels of the worst won-loss record at Anderson in 24 years. But Drury really believed his team would be good in 2011-2012.