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Today's Sports

  • Kays plays on state championship...

    Evan Kays, a senior this coming season on the ACHS girls’ soccer team, was part of the Lexington Futbol Club ‘99 Girls’ White team that won the U.S. Youth Soccer Kentucky State Cup U-18 girls’ championship on June 4 at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The team consisted of players from 13 area high schools including Anderson County, Woodford County, Mercer County, West Jessamine, Tates Creek, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington Catholic, Henry Clay, Dunbar, Harrison County, Madison Central, North Laurel and Corbin.

  • Alves named Mid-South SID of...

    Campbellsville University’s Jordan Alves was honored last week as the Mid-South Conference’s Sports Information Director of the Year. According to a news release, the announcement was made at the conference summer banquet at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

  • Curry’s big smile as much a...

    I really can’t remember the first time I saw Bailey Curry hit a home run. But over the last seven years, I know I have seen her hit a bunch of them.

    How many I saw Curry hit from 2011, when she started for the Anderson varsity as an eighth-grader, until her career as an Anderson County Lady Bearcat ended last week, I could not tell you. I would guess between 30 and 40 with only a handful of those not making the category of “no-doubter.”

  • Lady Bearcats’ regional reign...

    The day Anderson County’s reign over Eighth Region softball would have to end sometime. No team, any sport wins the championship every year.

    Ask UCLA basketball. Ask the New York Yankees.

    And now, Anderson County softball knows that feeling. The Lady Bearcats had been crowned champions of the Eighth Region three straight years, a virtual eternity in the cyclical world of high school sports. They’d been the only high school team to ever be able to make that claim

  • Riley named NAIA All-American

    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley has been named to the NAIA All-American third team, according to a news release.

    A junior at the University of the Cumberlands, Riley has also been named first team All-Mid-South Conference, and Academic All-Conference. She also led Cumberlands to its regular season MSC title and a sixth consecutive MSC Tournament ttite.

    Riley finished third in the NAIA national tournament, turning in a 54-hole eight-over.

  • One last run as a Bearcat

    Blake Borwig has been about school spirit and doing something special from the day he set foot in Anderson County High School as a freshman.

    His transcript shows 11 Advanced Placement courses on the way to graduating third in the Class of 2017.

    And who can forget the picture that appeared with this column showing Borwig as a one-man student section – really, he was – at an Anderson County girls’ basketball game during his junior year.

  • Underrated Civic Center will...

    I’m not sure if I was at the first basketball game played in the Frankfort Convention Center but it had to be close.

    It was back in December of 1971 when the University of Kentucky freshman team played Furman before a sold out crowd. The “Super Kittens” routed a Furman team that was supposed to another of the better freshman classes in America with 7-footer Fessor Leonard and guard Baron Hill, who would later become a U.S. Congressman from southern Indiana.

  • Bearcats giddy over new grass

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone so giddy over getting some grass sprigs as Mark Peach was last Monday night.

    But then, I haven’t seen many football fields in worse shape than the one at Anderson County High School in recent years. And Peach, the Bearcat football coach was understandably excited when the Anderson County School Board approved a bid of just over $12,000 to renovate Bob Ware Field. The Bearcats should have a Bermuda grass field ready for their home opener against Mercer County on Sept. 1.

  • Daylily farm will open to public

    Daylily World, a local farm that holds the title of winning more medals and awards than any other in the history of the Daylily Society, calls Lawrenceburg home.

    From June 27 through July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the farm will be open to the public for all who wish to come and order or possibly dig up their very own daylily.

    “People can come this year and there will be a lot more that are far less expensive,” said David Kirchhoff, who owns Daylily World along with his partner Mort Morss.

  • Picked for All-American team

    Jacob Castle, a rising freshman at Anderson County High School, has been named a direct selection for the United States Specialty Sports Association Great Lakes Regional Team. Castle was selected following a tryout in Milford, Ohio on June 2. Castle was evaluated by USSSA staff and coaches as a third baseman and pitcher and will be participating in the USSSA national tournament, to be held in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 6-12.