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Today's Sports

  • College closing shocks local...

    When they got the news the school they loved would be closing, people close to St. Catharine College experienced shock and disbelief.

    But even though the sting is likely to linger on for some time, some Anderson County residents involved in the college’s sports program are doing their best to reshape their lives in the wake of the the closing.

    The trustees of the college, located in Springfield, announced last Wednesday that it would cease operations as of July 31.

  • Turpin on to Midway

    Jeremy Turpin’s name will undoubtedly come up when talking about the top baseball players to come out of the Anderson County High School program.

    Baseball was, and still is, Turpin’s first love. The game took him to St. Catharine College where he moved to the outfield and became the school’s all-time leader with 201 games played. He stayed at the school as a graduate assistant for two seasons before becoming a paid staff member last year.

    He wa not expecting the announcement that his alma mater would be closing.

  • Lady Cats storm to third...

    BEDFORD – The threatening weather visiting Trimble County last Wednesday night just gave Anderson County time to party.

    And get ready to bring its own softball storm.

    The Lady Bearcats endured a 67-minute delay after some lightning was spotted in the area, then thundered for six runs in their first at-bat on the way to a 12-2 rout of Shelby County in the Eighth Region Tournament championship game.

  • Aldridge masterpiece sends Lady...

    BEDFORD – Mia Aldridge’s pitch broke ever so slightly catching the outside corner of home plate. Before the umpire had finished ringing up Aldridge’s sixth strikeout, catcher Bailey Curry had flipped the ball in her victory routine.

    Aldridge had fanned Oldham County’s Brittany Ryan to put the finishing touch on a pitching masterpiece Anderson County needed to survive Oldham, 1-0, in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament semifinals Tuesday night at Trimble County High School.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Lady Bearcats...

    There was a time when any time Anderson County and Shelby County met on any field, in any sport, the competitive juices got flowing a little bit more.

    That's what a rivalry is all about.

    It's beating the ones you might know the best. Sometimes, it means spoiling their season.

    That's where the Anderson County and Shelby County high school softball teams stand today.

  • Lady Bearcats slam Carroll in...

    BEDFORD – The calendar said that it was Memorial Day, but Bailey Curry was ready for the Fourth of July.

    Curry set off some the fireworks in the form of a walk-off grand slam to send Anderson County to an 11-0 win over Carroll County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Softball Tournament Monday at Trimble County High School.

    With Anderson firmly in control with a 7-0 lead, Curry sent a 1-1 pitch from Carroll pitcher Andrea Searcy into orbit. Curry’s blast landed perhaps 50 feet beyond the fence in right-center, 200 feet away.

  • Lady Bearcat softball team makes...

    There’s always something special about every graduating class. Always.

    It’s something all of us claim to know, but when you are writing about a ton of high school sports, people and dates tend to run together. It’s not uncommon to realize someone is graduating from college when I am thinking he’s a sophomore or so.

  • Three Bearcats medal at state...

    LEXINGTON – The final results of the KHSAA Class 3A Track and Field Meet might have been a synopsis of the now completed 2016 season at Anderson County High School.

    Only three Bearcats survived the regional and at-large eliminations to advance to the state and those three had mixed results, a finish driven by high expectations and hampered to a degree by medical issues.

  • Bearcat basketball camp next week

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9 according to a news release.

    The camp sessions will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

    The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Those entering kindergarten through third grade should report to Robert B. Turner Elementary School. Those entering grades 4 and 5 should report to Saffell Street School with those entering grades 6-8 should report to Anderson County High School.

  • Bearcat football camp set

    The Anderson County Bearcat Football Camp will be held on Friday, June 3 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Anderson County High School field house.

    The camp will have a Friday Night Lights theme and is open to young people entering grades 2-6.

    The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door with checks payable to ACHS Football.

    For more information, contact Head Coach Mark Peach at 502-839-0366.