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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Dearinger picked for Future Stars

    Darion Dearinger, a resident of Anderson County, has been selected to play for the Kentucky Future Stars’ eighth-grade team as it takes on the Tennessee stars. The game will be played on June 17. The game will take place at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. A seventh-grade game will get underway at 1 p.m. Eastern/12 p.m. Central with the eighth-grade game to follow.

  • Eighth Region All-Tournament...

    Anderson County High School baseball players Dalton Lewis, Timmy Rogers and Bryndon Labhart were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament team following the regional championship  game last Wednesday night.

  • Keep the Wild in Wildlife

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Release

    John Hast has a word of advice for anyone tempted to throw doughnuts or food scraps to a bear: Don’t.

    “We’ve found that time and time again, a fed bear is a dead bear,” said Hast, the bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “A bear that is used to human food, whether it’s scraps or garbage, begins to lose its fear of people. And that’s where the problems begin.”

  • One to remember! Bearcats erase...

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing one more game of baseball.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings in last Tuesday’s regional semifinal and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

    But just as they had all season, the Bearcats proved the doubters wrong with a 12-10 win to advance to the Eighth Region championship game.

  • Mustangs place high at state meet

    From staff reports

    Two members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team placed high in the state middle school track meet, held Saturday at the University of Louisville.

    Hurdler Logan Ritchie finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a 43.92 effort to score six points in the team standings. Ritchie also finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a 15:03 for another team point.

    Distance runner Jordan McHugh turned in a 10:58.93 time in the 3200-meter run, good enough for fifth place and four team points.

  • Bearcats tame Dragons in a wild...

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing baseball Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to another...

    Saying things were bleak in the Anderson County dugout would be an understatement. No one could have predicted the 9-8 win over regional rival Oldham County and a berth in a fourth consecutive regional championship game.

    In the Eighth Region semifinal at Collins High School, the Lady Bearcats trailed regional rival Oldham County 6-0 in the middle of the third inning and prospects for a fourth straight trip to the state softball tournament seemed to be slipping away with every pitch.