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Today's Sports

  • Polson living big dream, ‘crazy...

    Dreaming big dreams.

    That simple, yet gigantic step is usually the first step to success in any endeavor.

    For countless boys growing up in Kentucky, playing basketball in the recreation leagues, middle schools and high schools that dream starts with eventually wearing a blue and white uniform and running onto the floor at Rupp Arena. 

    Somewhere along the way, the cruel realization hits that the dream is bigger than one’s basketball ability.

    Jarrod Polson was no different.

    In many ways, that is.

  • Anderson team wins NASP 3D...

    The Anderson County High School Arechery team took first place in the National Archery in the Schools International Bowhunter Organization 3D Challenge held Saturday in Louisville. The IBO format involves shooting at three-dimensional animal targets at 10 and 15 meters.

    Two weeks after winning the state IBO 3D tournament, Anderson won the national tournament, defeating 102 other teams, scoring 1,430 points out of a possible 1500.

    Anderson County’s Chance Wayne took the individual championship, winning a three-way shootoff.

  • Bearcats sweep district for top...

    Just another Anderson County-Shelby County baseball game. Just another nail-biter.

    And just another night when an unlikely source turned into a hero for the night.

    Anderson County sophomore John Paul Garmon homered to lead off the bottom of the sixth, giving the Bearcats a 2-1 win over Shelby County in 30th District action Tuesday night.

    Garmon’s blast, his first varsity home run, punctuated a Bearcat victory that clinched the top seed in the district tournament, set to get underway May 18.

  • Garmon’s grandfather gets home...

    When Anderson County sophomore John Paul Garmon belted a sixth-inning home run for the winning run against Shelby County last Tuesday, there was little doubt where the ball would eventually wind up.

    His grandfather, Jerry Crawford, walked out of the ball park with the ball his grandson hit for his first varsity home run, according to Garmon’s father, David Garmon.

  • Shake-up wakes up Bearcats;...

    All Anderson County needed was a little shake-up. The one they had in Saturday’s win over Walton-Verona packed a powerful punch.

    Wesley Jorette’s third-inning home run scored two runs, but, most importantly, ignited an Anderson attack to a 12-4 romp over its Eighth Region rival.

    Trailing 2-1 after a first inning that really was wild – all three runs scored on wild pitches – Jorette’s fourth blast in the last two weeks also scored Worth Sparrow and gave the Bearcats the lead they would never relinquish.

  • Roaring Butler bats whisper...

    Pitching and defense had carried Anderson County to a 23-5 record and a No. 6 in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Associaion poll before the Lady Bearcats entertained Louisville Butler last Thursday.

    But even after Ally Moore’s one-hit gem to beat the Bears, 1-0, the Lady Bearcats were spending time in the team batting cage after the game. A long time.

  • Lady Cats squander stellar...

    The Anderson County softball team learned much about itself during the Best of the West Classic, held at Buchanan Park in Bowling Green Friday and Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats lost to top-ranked Bowling Green and fourth-ranked Male before recovering to defeat 10th-rated Union County in a conglomeration of some of the best teams in Kentucky.

    The Lady Bearcats are 25-7 with one game left before district tournament play begins.

  • Net Cats advance to regional...

    Three entries from the Anderson County High School tennis program advanced to the Region 8 semifinals, but all were eliminated by entries from South Oldham.

    On the girls’ side, senior Hannah Wampler saw her high school career come to an end one win short of a state tournament berth when third-seeded Natalie Dearen of South Oldham defeated Wampler 6-0, 6-4 in the regional quarter-finals held at Western Hills High School in Frankfort.

  • Beast of the Bluegrass...

    From staff reports

    The eighth annual Beast of the Bluegrass will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Eagle Lake Convention Center Expo 2. The national qualifying strong man contest will get underway at 11 a.m. with doors opening 30 minutes earlier.

    Competitors from around the nation are expected to compete, according to event organizer Dave McCann.

  • Bearcat Pride Foundation seeks...

    From staff reports

    A group of local citizens have formed a non-profit organization and begun a fundraising venture to assist with future improvements of the Anderson County High School athletic facilities, according to a news release.

    Comprised of a school administrator, several former Anderson County athletes and local citizens, the Bearcat Pride Foundation plans to be involved in fundraising for improvement of the current high school athletic facilities, the release said.