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Today's Sports

  • Four inducted into Anderson Lady...

    Four local softball greats have been inducted as the first class of the Anderson County Softball Hall of Fame.

    Selected to the class were Nikki Lay, Colleen Fitzpatrick Fyffe, Courtney Turpin, and Corrin Robinson. The four were honored at various home softball games this year.

    The inductees were selected by a committee of past and present players and coaches.

    Each of the four received a “Lady Cat Legend” crystal and each will have her picture hanging in the Anderson softball facility.

  • Louisville Slugger Museum and...

    From staff reports

    Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory will unveil a lifelike sculpture of Jackie Robinson on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. according to a news release.

    As the first African-American major leaguer in the 20th Century, Robinson broke the color barrier in the big leagues. Over the course of his Hall-of-Fame career, Robinson faced-down racism and inspired millions of people. After retiring from baseball, he was dedicated to the advancement of civil rights and remained active and vocal on the issue until his death in 1972 at the age of 53.

  • GROWING WITH HIS ROOTS

    The roots Connor Duncan wanted to grow with were roots he’d never seen or experienced.

    They were roots literally about halfway around the world and roots with no obvious manifestations in the Anderson County High School track star.

    Until now.

    Just look at his arm. His left arm, to be exact.

    Look at all of the ink on his left shoulder. On his bicep and tricep. All the way past his elbow to his forearm.

    Connor Duncan, the blue-eyed, blonde-haired hurdler, is in touch with his Samoan roots.

  • Cann should play key role for...

    Remember those days when you could walk up to the ticket window at Memorial Coliseum and watch the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team play from no more than a few rows off the floor?

    That might be an exaggeration but not by much. Before Matthew Mitchell came, I’d been to games against Tennessee when I could have sworn there was more orange than blue in the house where Adolph Rupp once coached.

    And I can remember running a UK media release advertising an offer to purchase season tickets to women’s basketball for 20 bucks.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Lady Bearcats roll...

    Eighth-ranked Anderson County delivered timely hitting and rode an impressive pitching performance from freshman Jenni Beasley to defeat Shelby County, 5-0, in softball action at the Shelby County Athletic Complex Monday evening.

    Anderson improved to 18-6 on the year while Shelby fell to 14-9. The game did not count in the 30th District seeding race.

    Anderson had defeated Shelby, 3-0, two weeks earlier in Lawrenceburg.

  • Lady Bearcats focus on win at...

    LEXINGTON – There is little argument against the idea that, when healthy and motivated, Anderson County is a heavy favorite to win the Eighth Region softball championship. It is also a given that the Lady Bearcats could be a threat to win the whole shebang when the 16 regional survivors meet in Owensboro the second weekend of June.

  • Bearcat tennis teams enter...

    The Anderson County High School tennis teams look to be on an uptick as they enter Region 8 play on Monday, May 9.

    The girls’ tournament gets underway at Western Hills High School while the boys will compete at Franklin County High. While weather could change the schedule, the tournaments are scheduled to be played at Franklin County from Tuesday through their completion.

  • Spencer sweeps season series

    Spencer County survived repeated Anderson County threats to post a 3-2 baseball win over the Bearcats Friday night in Taylorsville.

    The contest was the completion of a suspended game that had started three nights earlier. Anderson had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when rain and lightning forced officials to stop play.

    When the teams got back together Friday, Spencer wasted no time tying things up on a two-run home run by Lucas Tackett off Anderson pitcher Luke Dowell.

  • Running with the Tigers
  • Thompson edges older teammate...

    Henry Thompson was just wanting to make sure he didn’t mess up.

    Chance Wayne admits he was shaking.

    But when all the scores were tabulated, Thompson, a seventh-grader, and Wayne, a senior, had taken the top two spaces in the KHSAA state archery tournament last Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    By a matter of inches, Thompson won the state championship in his first state tournament. Wayne finished second in his last.