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Today's Sports

  • Loyola’s run more than cool...

    Random thoughts while trying to stay warm and dry …

    One of the craziest things I have ever seen reported about college sports was that of Sister Jean’s press conference a the Final Four in San Antonio.

    Really. She had a press conference.

    On the day before the national semifinals, a 98-year-old nun fielded questions at one of the most attended media events of the entire NCAA Tournament, and you’ve got to admit her story of being the team chaplain was one of those cool stories that came along just when major college sports needed it.

  • Seeing Cann wear Blue and White...

    Bill Keightley, Mr. Wildcat himself, used to brag that alumni from little old Kavanaugh High School of Lawrenceburg had two jerseys hanging from the rafters at Rupp Arena.

    An Anderson County native, Mr. Wildcat always broke into that huge smile when he reminded visitors just how special the honor was for Keightley, the Kentucky Wildcats’ equipment manager for 46 years, and his cousin, Aggie Sale, the first All-American to play for Adolph Rupp in Lexington.

  • Big changes, same expectations...

    The word around softball circles is that Anderson County should be “down” in 2018, that the Lady Bearcats lost way too much to really be a factor in the race for the Eighth Region crown.

    That perception, however, comes from the magnitude of the changes in the Lady Bearcat lineup than the reality of the Anderson situation.

  • Salt River Road access open at...

    Anglers eager to catch the white bass spawning run along a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake can get there easier now that some road access has re-opened in the area.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off Ky. 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark into summer, according to a news release. Exceptions will be made for closures during the youth-only and general spring turkey seasons, the release said.

  • Bearcat archers repeat as region...

    The Anderson County High School archery team won its fourth consecutive Region 5 championship Saturday at Anderson County High School. Four Anderson archers took individual awards in the competition while seven Anderson archers were named to the all-region team.

    The Anderson boys’ and girls’ teams both took championships in the first year of separate competitions sponsored by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    The Anderson boys took first place with 2,005 of a possible 2,100 points while the girls’ team registered 1,964 points.

  • Madness can’t describe what...

    You probably won’t believe this but I had another column written to run in this space.

    Really.

    I looked at the calendar, decided that I wanted to watch more of the NCAA Tournament, so I wrote a nice little opinion piece last Wednesday and counted myself ahead of the game.

    That plan was busted.

    How appropriate, given the weekend.

  • Bearcats till swinging for the...

    When a high school sports program has built a reputation like Anderson County baseball, there is always a high expectation.

    As they open the 2018 season, things are no different for the Bearcats. as they are coming off a regional runner-up finish -- the tying run was on base when the final out was recorded in the championship game against Simon Kenton -- and are expected to be a force in the Eighth Region and a contender for their third 30th District title in four years.

  • Optimistic Lady Bearcats look to...

    There is guarded optimism around the courts for the Anderson County girls’ tennis team as the 2018 season gets underway.

    Numbers are strong as 11 girls are out for the team and Coach Holly Wampler says others might join the team. The Lady Bearcats have some experience and expect to be competitive in most matches.

    In the season opener last Thursday, the Lady Bearcats defeated Collins, 3-2, even though the top two singles players went down to defeat.

  • Bearcat netters look to reach...

    With five starters back from last year’s lineup, Anderson County boys’ tennis is in a position that the Bearcats could be improved over last season.

    It’s all in untapped potential, however. Anderson has the ability to be “really good” according to Coach Seann Speray. But in last week’s season opener at home against Collins, the Bearcats won just one of five varsity matches.

  • Anderson archers have big day

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team hosted the Mustangs’ pre-state tournament Saturday with the local teams having outstanding days.

    The Anderson County High School team captured first place with five individuals earning medals in the high school division. Henry Thompson took first place, Wade Wilson second, Luke Slone third and Dalton Burkhead fourth in the boys’ competition while Maura Dean placed third on the girls’ side.