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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats beat...

    Anderson County 8, Washington County 3
    Anderson right-hander Steven Watts, a junior, turned in what Anderson coach L.W. Barnes called “by far the best performance of his career” in dominating Washington County last Monday at Springfield.

    Watts went six innings, giving up one unearned run. He struck out four and walked four.

  • SOFTBALL: Frosh sweep Madison...

    The Anderson County freshman softball team swept a double-header from Madison Central last Tuesday, winning 5-1 and 9-1.

    In the first game, Anderson pitcher Madison Brummet worked five innings and giving up one earned run. She allowed four hits and struck out three. Anderson hits came from Kaci Currens, Alissa Vest, Brummet, Rebecca Hawkins, Bailey Curry, Tara Phillips and Sydney Jessee.

  • Former Anderson coach takes new...

    Former Anderson County assistant football coach and head track coach Travis Gay has accepted the head football coaching position at Adair County High School in Columbia.

    “I am extremely excited about the opportunity,” said Gay, who accepted the position on April 13.

  • Big Prize

    Reagan Jennings, 11, took this bird on the opening day of spring turkey season. The bird weighed 25 pounds, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.Reagan Jennings, 11, took this bird on the opening day of spring turkey season. The bird weighed 25 pounds, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.

  • Youth hunt a family affair

    Logan Stephens, left, and his brother Dylan, had a big day on April 2, the first day of youth hunt. Both got a good-sized turkey that morning. Logan, 11, took one with an 11-inch beard for his second bird. Dylan, 9, got his first catch, bagging a bird with a 10-inch beard. They got the birds with a 20-gauge shotgun. The family plans to mount the fans, beard and spurs.
     

  • Turkey trifecta for Pendleys

    Nathaniel Pendley, 6, took this gobbler during spring turkey season. It weighed 23 pounds and had one-inch spurs.

    Micheala Pendley, 8, got this jake, her first turkey, during the spring hunting season.

    Hunter Pendley, 10, got his second turkey, a jake, during youth hunt season. They are the children of Michael and Cheryl Pendley.
     

  • Great start to turkey season

    Turkey season opened with a bang this season for several of the Lilly clan.

  • SOFTBALL: No. 13 Oldham shows it...

    Reality, wearing Oldham County softball uniforms, hit Anderson County quickly last Thursday.

    Just minutes after the Lady Bearcats had ridden Mackenzie Peavler’s first home run of the season for a 2-1 lead over 13th-ranked Oldham, the visitors sent eight batters to the plate, scoring three runs in the third inning. That 4-2 Oldham lead eventually turned into an 8-4 victory. A team that finished at 12-15 a year ago has suddenly become one of the state’s best, winning its 17th in 18 games.

  • BASEBALL: Ailing Case makes...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Landon Case was a bit under the weather but he made Spencer County’s bats sick.

    The junior right-hander went the distance, scattering five hits in a 6-2 win last Tuesday. The victory guaranteed Anderson can do no worse than a two-seed in the 30th District Tournament next month. Case dominated Spencer, getting his fourth win in five decisions.

    And he was not 100 percent.

    “I started feeling bad yesterday,” Case said of what was called a stomach virus.

  • Spring hunting, fishing prizes

    Several Anderson County residents have had big catches in the spring hunting and fishing seasons.