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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball team has strong...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team showed some promise during the Blue Grass State Games, splitting six matches against good competition in Lexington over the weekend.

    The team defeated Ballard 23-21, 21-19, to open the tournament on Friday, then beat  Rowan County 21-9, 8-21,15-10 in the second match later that night. “Our team displayed tremendous focus and discipline on the court,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said in a news release.

  • Little Leaguers go down in state...

    PRESTONSBURG – Baseball has changed over the years, but the oldest constant in the game remains.

    Good pitching will beat good hitting.

    Ask a major league manager or a high school coach. Ask Brian Franklin. He'll tell you the same after the Anderson County All-Stars were eliminated in their quest for a berth in the Little League World Series last Thursday.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2012

    Riley wins two on Pepsi tour

    Anderson County High School junior Kaitlyn Riley recently won two more events on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour, sponsored by the Kentucky Golf Association.

    Riley won at The Bull in Richmond, shooting a 71 over 18 holes, then winning at Tates Creek in Lexington, firing a 78. She was second in the Tournament of Champions, held at Henry County Country Club last week, finishing with a 150, three strokes behind the winner, Rachel Carter of Scottsville.

  • Youth baseball and softball...
  • COLUMN: Long road trip becomes...

    I will admit I wasn't looking forward to driving to Prestonsburg last Thursday night.

    The state Little League baseball tournament was being held in that eastern Kentucky city, about 160 miles away. As far as I can remember, it would be the longest trip I have ever taken to cover a sporting event involving a team from Anderson County.

  • Little Leaguers advance to state...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars defeated Fleming-Neon, 12-7, Wednesday night to advance to the semi-finals of the state Little League tournament, being held at Stone Crest Field in Prestonsburg.

    Anderson will take on Warren County in one semi-final game Thursday night, July 26, at 6 p.m. Marion County will be playing Russell-Flatwoods in the other semi-final game at 8 p.m.

    The state championship game is set for Friday night, July 27. The winner of that game will advance to the Great Lakes Region tournament.

  • COLUMN: Even with increased...

    There is little doubt that the focus on the long-term effects of head injuries has become a hot topic over the last few years.

    Then when several prominent former NFL players committed suicide and other prominent current and former pros said they had reservations about their children playing the sport that made them rich, the critics pounced and predicted the game will be gone – or at least irrelevant – within 20 years.

    But football is not dead yet. Not by a long shot.

  • Middle School coach says helmets...

    Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman knows he coaches a vulnerable age group. Not only are his players going through rapid physical changes, many are also getting professional instruction about playing football for the first time when they don a Mustang uniform.

    Head injuries are not common, but are a concern with coaches and equipment manufacturers, he says.

  • Batcats win 14-and-under ASA...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 14-and-under softball team captured first place in the Kentucky state championship of the American Softball Association A division last Saturday. The tournament was held in Bowling Green.

    The Batcats went 5-1 for the tournament and outscored their opponents 37-15.

  • Batcats win gold at Bluegrass...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 12-and-under softball team earned a gold medal at the Bluegrass State games recently. Team members are, front row, from left: McKinley Walls, Lyndsay Day, Kynleigh Miller, Hannah Burgin and Lela Freeman. Back row: Lauren Boblitt, Kendra Wolcott, Lexi Tinsley, Lauren Heckel, Emily Hestand and Hailey Johnson.