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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats draw North...

    Don’t look now, but Anderson County could make a run for another Eighth Region baseball championship.

    The Bearcats would appear to be a slight favorite in the upper bracket of the regional tournament, which starts Monday at Simon Kenton High School.

    The Bearcats, who have won five of their last seven games, including two in last week’s 30th District tournament, will open the tournament against 29th District runner-up North Oldham at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

  • Ratliff finishes sixth at state...

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    LOUISVILLE – Ryan Ratliff grimaced as the cushioning in the high jump pit enveloped him.

    He had just nicked the crossbar enough to dislodge it for the third time at 6-04 to go out of the state Class 3A Track and Field meet Saturday at the University of Louisville.

  • Bearcats hold off Collins for...

    The field wasn't the only thing sloppy at Collins High School on Thursday night.

    Anderson County (14-15, 5-1 in the district) took advantage of several early miscues by the Titans (18-6, 5-1) and then held on for a 10-7 victory and the 30th District Championship.

    “I was really proud of the way we came out early and played small ball, put the pressure on and capitalized off their mistakes,” coach L.W. Barnes said. “

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats defeat...

    Anderson County scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and twice more in the bottom of the sixth to break open a close game and cruise past pesky Spencer County in the 30th District tournament semi-final.

    Anderson advances to the district championship game and to the Eighth Region tournament with a 13-15 record.

    Check back for more details as they become available.

  • SOFTBALL: Collins ends Lady...

    Collins scored four unearned runs in the top of the first inning and that was all the Lady Titans would need to defeat Anderson County 4-0 in the semi-finals of the 30th District softball tournament at Shelby County Tuesday night.

    “It was nerves,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass.

    There was no other way to describe the way a team that had won five straight and seven of nine played against a team it had beaten twice in the regular season. But Collins turned a walk, a hit batter and an error into a first inning disaster for Anderson.

  • Ratliff leaves no doubt


    LEXINGTON – Ryan Ratliff was not going to leave anything to chance on Saturday.

    The Anderson County senior turned in what might have been his best performance ever when he easily cleared 6-06 to outlast Paul Dunbar’s Lamont Johnson and win the Class 3A, Region 6 high jump at Bryan Station High School.

    Nervous in his last chance at an elusive state championship?

    “Not really,” Ratliff said. “At least not until 6-06.”

  • Drury likes what he sees in All-...


    Anderson County basketball coach Glen Drury said his first weekend of working with the Kentucky All-Stars was a good one.

    “They played hard and they played together,” he said of the three-day mini-camp, held in Louisville over the weekend. “Our intra-squad scrimmage on Sunday was excellent.”

    Drury is leading one of the strongest Kentucky teams in recent years against a loaded Indiana group in the summer series that is sometimes called “The World Series of High School Basketball.”

  • Kentucky All-Stars to be here...

    The Kentucky Boys’ High School All-Stars will be conducting a public scrimmage at Anderson County High School on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.


    The Kentucky team, led by Mr. Basketball and LSU signee Anthony Hickey of Christian County, will be scrimmaging the Kentucky Junior All-Stars in preparation for the annual summer series against Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Another year, come and...

    It just does not seem possible that another year has come and gone.
    No, the calendar has not changed, but when you head up the sports coverage of a newspaper in a town whose sports are a dominant theme, your year runs from Aug. 15 to about May 30. Your calendar is the school calendar.
    Actually, some members of the Anderson County track team will be competing in the state meet Saturday in Louisville and the Anderson County baseball and softball teams were alive at press time, but both were expected to have tough matchups Tuesday night.

  • Heavy rains put damper on spring...

    I am pretty sure most of you out there are like me and are tired of all the rain.
    I know the folks with river properties are, whether it be here along the Kentucky, along our northern border with Ohio or in far west Kentucky’s Mississippi River shores. Let’s keep all these folks in our prayers as they continue to battle the forces of nature whether it is from water, tornadoes or anything else uprooting their lives.