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Today's Sports

  • Aggressive Lady Bearcats hammer...

    Courtney Turpin knew it was gone as soon as the bat connected with the ball.

    Hannah Searcy, on the other hand, kept a crowd of softball fans holding their breath until her first varsity home run carried just past the right field fence.

    But the two long balls summed up Anderson County's 9-2 win over visiting Shelby County Monday night. The Lady Bearcats hit the ball hard, and hit it throughout the lineup.

    “We were aggressive at the plate tonight,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass. “We were getting the bat head out in front of the ball.”

  • Bearcats or B-error-cats?

    A rivalry game is supposed to bring the unexpected.

    A walk-off home run by the No. 9 hitter. An overpowering pitching performance from a smallish hurler. Such have been the signature of the Anderson County-Shelby County baseball rivalry in recent years.

    But no one could have foreseen what happened when Shelby ripped Anderson 16-6 in six innings to virtually clinch the top-seed in the 30th District tournament to be held later this month.

  • Having fun is the name of the...

    Chances are that few played in the NCAA basketball tournament last month with a stated desire of “beating my best score.”

    You can also  bet that few head to a bowl game with the stated desire to “just have fun.”

    And chances are that you won't find many claiming to relax in a sport where perfection is found in an area eight centimeters across. For the metric system-challenged, that is just a bit more than three inches.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, May 6: Anderson Co. at West Jessamine, 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game to follow

    Friday, May 7: Anderson Co. in LaRue Co. Tournament, TBA

    Saturday, May 8: Anderson Co. in LaRue Co. Tournament, TBA

    Junior varsity baseball

    Tuesday, May 11: Oldham Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Softball

  • Lady Bearcats play long ball,...

    Anderson County left little doubt about 30th District softball supremacy on Monday night. At least for now the Lady Bearcats did with a 9-2 thrashing of visiting Shelby County.

    But the Lady Bearcats were not ready to make that statement, yet.

    “The only thing that matters is the district (tournament),” said Anderson senior Lauren Brown, who remembered that Shelby routed the Lady Bearcats in the district finals last year.

  • COLUMN: Holt's Derby dream...

    The countdown had already started but it was to begin in earnest on Saturday night.

    Fifty-three weeks, 371 days until May 7, 2011.

    Everyone in Lawrenceburg knew that was the date one of our own could be living a real-life Hollywood story. A small Anderson County farm, with a name inspired by the owner’s son, would be saddling up a horse in the Derby.

    Having a horse with the bloodlines that say you might just be on the winner’s stand with the governor? That’s Hollywood off the charts.

  • Shelby rolls past error-prone...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County took advantage of six Anderson County errors and made Bearcat pitching pay for seven walks and four hit batsmen in posting a 16-6 win in district baseball action Friday night.

    Shelby took firm control of the regular-season 30th District race and has the inside track on the top seed in the district tournament, to be played in late May.

  • Saturday Little League games...

    All Anderson County Little League games scheduled for Saturday, May 1, have been canceled because of the rain and storms in the area. Make-up dates, if any, will be announced at a later date.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, April 29: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m. JV game to follow.

    Friday, April 30: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 5:30 p.m. 30th District seeding game.

        Junior varsity game following.

    Monday, May 3: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 5:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game following.

    Junior varsity baseball

  • Bearcats to battle for district...

    Note: The Anderson News was informed Thursday morning of a time change in the Anderson County vs. Shelby County baseball game on Friday. First pitch is now set for 5:30 p.m. at Shelby County.

    For years, Shelby County dominated Eighth Region baseball so it is a good bet that the Rockets are not about to let Anderson County keep its claim as the regional king without a fight.

    The teams square off Friday night, April 30, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.