Today's Sports

  • Sports Briefs for March 14, 2012


    ESPN qualifier set for Wild Turkey Trace

    Who has the best golfing twosome in the area? How does that team stack up against the best from other locales?

    The ESPN National Golf Challenge qualifying tournament will be held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, June 23. First tee time is set for 1 p.m.

    The event is being promoted by ESPN and The Golf Channel.

    The tournament is set up for two-somes which can be two women, two men or one man and one woman with an entry fee of $80 per player.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson students...

    Anderson County High School students recently participated in the Kentucky State Indoor Archery Championships, held at Chickasaw Archery Club in Shepherdsville. Frederick won first place in the Youth Female Freestyle Division and was awarded the Jake and Vi Thompson Award for high overall female youth shooter. She scored a 294 out of a possible 300 points.

    Gamble took first place in the Youth Female Bowhunter Division with a score of 260.

  • OUTDOORS: Nash named sportsman...

    Anderson County resident Kenny Nash has been named the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' Sportsman of the Year for District 6.

    The award was voted on by conservation officers from around the 17-county district. It is given to an individual that has stood out during the year, according to a news release. “The individual is someone that purchases hunting and fishing licenses annually, is a landowner, (is) involved in outdoor events and assists conservation officers in their area in any way.”


    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.