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Today's Sports

  • OUTDOORS: Off to a great start...

    Spring turkey season is finally in full swing. Even though I didn’t get to hunt opening weekend due to an out-of-state family wedding my season got off to a great start my first day in the woods. I was able to take out a nice 25-pound gobbler sporting a 10¾-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. 

    My Dad, Darrell, was able to harvest his bird the first Monday of the season. It weighed in around 21 pounds including a 9½-inch beard and 1 1/8 spurs. 

  • TRACK: Ratliff wins in Heart of...

    University of Kentucky high jumper Ryan Ratliff, a resident of Anderson County, took first place in the inaugural Heart of the Bluegrass track meet, held at UK's new outdoor track facility on Saturday.

    Ratliff, a 2011 graduate of Anderson County High School, cleared 6-feet-9-inches for a personal record in the event. His effort was 1.5 inches better than runner-up Zach Hill, of Eastern Kentucky.

  • SOFTBALL: Anderson splits two at...

    Anderson County freshman Mia Aldridge fired a one-hitter as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 9-0 win over Madison Southern in the Tomahawk Classic at Madison Central Saturday.

    Aldridge walked just one and threw first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 26 batters she faced.

    Bailey Curry drove in three runs while Katelyn Harrod pushed two more across to lead the Anderson attack. Molly Burkhead and Alissa Vest both had two hits for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Sports briefs for April 24, 2013

     

    Youth football sign-ups underway

    Registrations for Anderson County Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading will Saturday, April 27, at Legion Park from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading is open to students in grades 3-6. The cost is $75 per participant with each additional sibling costing $50.

     

    Baseball and pizza set for Thursday

  • TRACK: Boys' track...

    The Anderson County boys' track team scored one of its biggest victories in several years when it took the West Jessamine All-Comers meet last Tuesday in Nicholasville.

    “Our team set 32 personal records,” Anderson coach Robert Meacham said. “What a great night at the track. It is validation that our hard work pays.”

    Anderson scored 140 points, well ahead of second place Boyle County, which had 100.

  • COLUMN: Change inevitable,...

    When you’ve been writing sports 28 years, the names and the games often run together and the details blur or fade away.

    But you distinctly remember the big game-winners.

    You don’t forget Miranda Drury's line drive between shortstop and third base to end a 14-inning regional tournament thriller, Seth Carmichael connecting with Matt Sprague to beat Conner or C.J. Penny's 3-pointer to beat Shelby County.

    And I remember the night Tracy Wells showed up late for a girls' basketball game.

  • OUTDOORS: Ponds and small lakes...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Rapidly changing weather can play havoc on early spring fishing.

    The possibility of cold fronts, rain and sunny afternoons, all in one week, often make it difficult to correctly time a fishing trip. But, the one true constant of spring fishing is that ponds and small lakes warm up before larger bodies of water.

  • Little League Opening Day...

    Opening Day Ceremonies for Anderson County Little League, scheduled for Saturday, have been canceled. The ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27.

    Players should contact their team coaches concerning game schedules.

  • Spring football game rescheduled

    The Anderson County High School football team spring game, originally set for Friday night, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. due to Friday's inclement weather. Bearcat coach Mark Peach has also announced that following the game, there will be a community forum on behalf of the Anderson County Bearcat Youth Football League.

  • Martin roars through PDGA...

    Michael Martin, a sophomore at Anderson County High School, won the Rec Division of the 4-day Professional Disc Golf Association Ameteur Championships, held in Bowling Green over the weekend. Martin took a class of 147 disc golfers and led after all four rounds. 

    Martin said he just did what his coach, Ricky Spaulding, advised, “Just go for the par and the birdies will come.”

    Martin is a member of the school disc golf team, the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association, the Bluegrass Disc Golf Association and the Professional Disc Golf Association.