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Today's Sports

  • The games taught one of life’s...

    There are times when the eyes see, the ears hear but the brain is unable to put it all together to process.

    There are times like last Friday morning when I woke up, turned on the TV and learned of the horror in Dallas the night before.Five policemen had been gunned down as they worked to protect a protest about police actions in other cities.

  • Awareness changes but basics same

    To say baseball has changed is kind of like noting it’s been a while since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

    The Cubs seem to have their best shot in years in ending a drought of 107 years this year and the big reason is pitching. Lots of good pitching.

    But one statistic stands out when considering how pitching and an awareness of how the arm works has changed.

    Complete games. Once an indicator of a pitcher’s effectiveness, complete games at the major league level are almost a thing of the past.

  • Art of pitching requires getting...

    Improper warmup plus excessive arm strain is an equation that is likely to equal arm problems for young pitchers, according to Steve Herrenbruck, Regional Sports Medicine Coordinator for KORT Physical Therapy.

    Herrenbruck, who works out of the company’s Lawrenceburg office, also serves as trainer for the Anderson County High School sports teams.

    With studies showing many arm injuries happening in youth baseball, Herrenbruck says preparations are vital.

  • Aldridge plays in Kentucky all-...

    Anderson County High School graduate Mia Aldridge played for the Kentucky All-Stars in the annual softball series with the Tennessee All-Stars on June 29.

    Kentucky won both games, 2-0, in the series played in Bowling Green.

    Kentucky had four hits in both games, while Blue Grass pitching limited Tennessee to two hits in each game, according to Anderson County coach Brent Aldridge.

    Mia Aldridge went 0-for-3 in the games, playing in the outfield in both games.

  • High school fall sports begin...

    With the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s mandated dead period ending last Sunday, the Anderson County High School fall sports teams are able to start official practice this week.

    Some teams were conducting off-season workouts prior to the 15-day dead period and have been in workouts since Monday.

    For more information on participating in varsity sports, contact Anderson County High School at 502-839-5118 or email assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook at jeremy.cook@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Lady Bearcat golf meeting set

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks has announced the Lady Bearcats will have their first practice, team tryouts and an organizational meeting at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Friday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m.

    For more information, contact Hanks at 502-330-0756.

  • Holding Court
  • Lessons in Loyalty

    I didn’t know what I was doing that day I visited the Chicago Bears.

    It was in October 1985 when the Bears were the talk of the sports world, running roughshod through the NFL and being called one of the greatest football teams of all time.

    They were brash, cocky and, at that point, unbeaten.

    I was the new guy on the block, less than nine months into a career that has now lasted more than 31 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I really didn’t know what I was doing.

  • Ryan’s final Bears speech...

    In 1981, when the Chicago Bears fired head coach Neil Armstrong, many members of the defensive unit signed a letter to team owner George Halas asking that the Bears keep Buddy Ryan as defensive coordinator. Halas eventually hired Mike Ditka as the head coach but kept Ryan to run the defense.

    The night before Super Bowl XX, Ryan gave his final speech to the Bears. However, most of the team did not know he had accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after the Super Bowl.

  • Remembering Buddy Ryan

     

    The greatest thing for me was the influence on the people around him.  Buddy had a tremendous influence on me beyond playing the game.  I knew that he cared about me I knew he was loyal.  I knew that he was trustworthy. There were just so many great qualities about him. But I knew that he demanded excellence of me. So when you know you have that standard and have to live up it every day.

    --Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary

    He was always really good to my son, Keith.