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Today's Sports

  • Third quarter blitz fuels Lady...

    SHELBYVILLE – The good teams make the plays when they need to.

    At least that is what the old adage, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, says. If it is true, then the Anderson County girls make up a good team.

    After a night of sputtering like a car needing a tuneup, the Lady Bearcats blitzed host Collins for a 13-1 scoring spurt to go up 52-32 at the end of the third quarter last Wednesday.

    Game. Set. Match.

  • Lady Cats collapse in fourth,...

    To say nothing went right for Anderson County in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to Woodford County is akin to saying the temperatures dropped a bit over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats saw a 15-point lead disappear as they tasted defeat on their home court for the third time this year. Woodford closed things out with a 24-2 run to improve to 13-15.

    The Yellow Jackets avenged a 57-41 Anderson win in the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County just after Christmas.

    It should have never happened, Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

  • Whiteside dominates glass for...

    Asbury avenged a 24-point loss to Midway by scoring an 82-58 win last Tuesday in Wilmore.

    Midway had whipped Asbury back on Jan. 6.

    Anderson County resident Kali Whiteside dominated the glass, pulling down 16 rebounds and blocking four shots. She also scored seven points and was credited with two assists as Asbury improved to 21-6.

     

    Asbury 67, Indiana-Southeast 51

    Asbury overcame a slow start to defeat IU-Southeast, 67-51, Saturday in New Albany, Ind.

  • Region winners
  • Five ways to save money for...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although the price of a gallon of gas is lower than at any time in recent memory, not many folks have extra money to burn.

    This is especially true for non-essential things such as fishing reels, shotguns, hunting clothing or fishing waders. Adult commitments such as your mortgage must be paid before any money goes toward a new spinning reel. Obtaining quality hunting and fishing gear inexpensively is a useful skill for outdoors enthusiasts to learn.

  • Best weather conditions for...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    There is a saying in fishing that goes “the best time to go fishing is when you can.”

    With the frenetic pace and busy schedules of modern life, the saying is true more than ever. However, if you only have a few weekends each spring to fish, the experience yields more stress reduction, enjoyment and memories if the fish bite like crazy.

  • Legends’ national anthem tryouts...

    The Lexington Legends will determine at least one starting lineup in February – and that’s the lineup of singers and musicians who will sing or play the national anthem before each Legends home game in 2015.

  • Gentle giant larger than life

    When you are 10 or 12 years old, the world around you is often growing closer and simultaneously getting bigger.

    And the heroes can vary.

    I grew up in the 1960s and 70s. Those were the days of three television channels – if the weather was good and you had a decent antenna – and AM radio. Wireless phones that fit in your pocket were just on Star Trek.

  • Remembering Jack Upchurch

    “Jack was a player’s coach, firm, direct, decisive and always fair. God gave me the talent, Jack taught me what to do with it. I am blessed by my many years of association with Jack and he will be missed but not forgotten. He was the father figure I needed and gave me an example of how to live.”

    -- Jimmy Dan Conner, Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 1971, All-American, and All-State member of Anderson County’s 1971 state runner-up team

  • CATS WILL THEIR WAY PAST PANTHERS

    Success on the basketball court is more often determined by those few inches between the ears than a quick first step or being taller than the opponent.

    The latest exhibit is the Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team which willed its way to a 73-67 win over Frankfort Saturday afternoon in the Gary Moore Classic at Franklin County High School.