Today's Sports

  • Disc winners

    Michael Martin (left) and Cannon Beasley pose with their hardware after winning the Indian Mounds Wind Bowl disc golf competition Saturday in Mt. Sterling. Michael shot a 164 and Cannon turned in a 165 in the competition, which consisted of two 18-hole rounds.

    The pair also finished first and second in the Ice Bowl, held at Legion Park on Jan. 21. Both are freshmen at Anderson County High School.

  • Swinging a big stick

    Photo by Richard RoBards

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big game for Campbellsville University's softball team on Feb. 25 in the Alabama Arctic Blast, held in Decatur, Ala. As the Lady Tigers' designated player, Turpin had two hits and for RBI against Bryan College. Earlier in the day, Turpin had pitched well but took a 4-3 loss to Lee University. All four of Lee's runs were unearned.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Drury...

    Long before that first tipoff back in Decembrer, Glen Drury felt the just completed boys' basketball season could be a good one.

    Just how good, he was not sure.

    Some might have considered it to be unrealistic optimism coming on the heels of the worst won-loss record at Anderson in 24 years. But Drury really believed his team would be good in 2011-2012.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Few tears as...

    NEW CASTLE – Yes, there were the predictable tears. There were a few red eyes and a slew of dejected looks.

    But they did not last long for the Anderson County boys' basketball team.

    The Bearcats were eliminated last Thursday by an Owen County team that rode the broad shoulders of the Eighth Region's Player of the Year. The Rebels rallied from a deficit, then frustrated the Bearcats with some slick ball-handling in the final minutes of Owen's 48-40 win in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • COLUMN: A basketball goal's...

    It is only a basketball goal.

    It's a cheap one at that. It's not used as much as I would like.

    But Friday, I found out just how important that pole, backboard and hoop standing in my backyard really is.

    After canceling a scheduled interview, doing the best I could to get the word out in the media that the girls' Eighth Region Tournament semi-finals had been postponed until Saturday afternoon and then checking on family, I drove back to my home in Shelbyville to ride out a potentially devastating storm with my wife and daughter.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Clutch...

    NEW CASTLE – Owen County used an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to power its way to a 48-40 win over Anderson County in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    Trailing 37-35, Owen went to the region's Player of the Year, Sawyer Williams, who converted a three-point play.
    After the Bearcats missed from the outside, the 6-foot-7 Williams tipped in a miss to make it 40-37 with 2:50 left.

    After another missed three, Owen killed more than a minute of clock before Williams got free for a layup.

  • BASKETBALL: Three Anderson...

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players have been named named to the All-Eighth Region basketball team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    Sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann were selected to the girls' team while senior Lowell Gordon was named to the boys' team.

    Owen County's Rianna Gayheart and South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield were named the girls' Co-Eighth Region Players of the Year while Owen County's Sawyer Williams was named the boys' Player of the Year.

  • BASKETBALL: Seven Anderson...

    Seven Anderson County High School basketball players were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament Team by the district's coaches.

    Makenzie Cann, Eriel McKee, Corrin Robinson and Danielle Watson were selected by the girls' coaches. Others selected to the team were Hayley Powell and Katie Hudgens of Shelby County, MacKenzie Myers and Sidney Pfeiffer of Spencer County and Aaliyah Wells, Leeara Cardwell and Rebecca Mouser of Collins.

  • Still taking the court for love...

    SPRINGFIELD – It seems such a short time ago when Courtney Milam came onto the scene.

    Tall and lacking the coordination to pull the basketball through or use her footwork to get position as a high school freshman, those limitations couldn't mask the fire that burned in her heart.

    Milam could not contain the joy she had that day when she hit a walk-off grand slam against Taylor County. It was the highlight of a short softball career.

  • Local taxidermist wins at...

    Imagine being approached by a professional in an area of work you would enjoy doing and being asked to join that professional in a new career direction.

    Justin Tinsley may never have dreamed of such an opportunity, yet he’s kind of living that dream now. Just a year or two ago, Justin was approached by Ed Hancock of Full Fan Taxidermy and was asked if he would like to learn the trade and take on the already successful business Ed had built.