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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Another year, come and...

    It just does not seem possible that another year has come and gone.
    No, the calendar has not changed, but when you head up the sports coverage of a newspaper in a town whose sports are a dominant theme, your year runs from Aug. 15 to about May 30. Your calendar is the school calendar.
    Actually, some members of the Anderson County track team will be competing in the state meet Saturday in Louisville and the Anderson County baseball and softball teams were alive at press time, but both were expected to have tough matchups Tuesday night.

  • Heavy rains put damper on spring...

    I am pretty sure most of you out there are like me and are tired of all the rain.
    I know the folks with river properties are, whether it be here along the Kentucky, along our northern border with Ohio or in far west Kentucky’s Mississippi River shores. Let’s keep all these folks in our prayers as they continue to battle the forces of nature whether it is from water, tornadoes or anything else uprooting their lives.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Wednesday, May 25:  30th District Tournament championship game at Spencer County High School, 6 p.m.

    Monday, May 30: Eighth Region Tournament begins at Simon Kenton High School, TBA
        (Pairings will be posted at www.theandersonnews.com as soon as possible after they are announced.)

        Softball

  • District tourneys put on hold

    UPDATED, May 24, 3:55 p.m.

    The 30th District baseball semifinal between Anderson County and Spencer County has been postponed a second time. The game is now scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. at Spencer County High School.

    The Anderson County-Collins softball game set for Tuesday night is still on for a 7:30 start.

     

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments were put on hold Monday night when strong thunderstorms moved through the area.

  • BASEBALL: 30th District...

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    30th District Baseball Tournament

    Hosted by Spencer County High School

     

    Monday, May 23 (First round game)

    (5) Eminence at (4) Shelby Co., 6 p.m.

    (Game suspended. No resumption date set._

     

  • SOFTBALL: 30th District...

    30th District Softball Tournament schedule All games at Shelby County Athletic Complex

    Monday, May 23 (4)Shelby Co. vs. (5) Eminence, 6 p.m.

    (Game suspended in third inning. To resume on Tuesday, May 25, 5 p.m.)

    Tuesday, May 24 (1) Spencer Co. vs. Shelby Co.-Eminence winner, 6 p.m.; (2)Collins vs. (3) Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 25 Championship game, 6:30 p.m.

     

  • COLUMN: Vision is needed in...

    One of the lasting lessons I learned as a kid was very simple: Whether you say you can or say you can’t, you are right.


    I can’t be sure where I heard that first. It’s just one of those pithy little statements that catches you off guard at first, but carries far more truth than most would think is possible in 12 words.


    Several years ago, long before The Anderson News moved from downtown Lawrenceburg, a visitor came by my office and left me with those same 12 words.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats have...

    When trying to figure out the post-season prospects for Anderson County softball, one can safely say Anderson County has a chance.


    The Lady Bearcats have a chance to be playing in Owensboro at the state tournament. And they have a chance to be heading home for the season in the first district tournament game, a semi-final showdown with Collins.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats eying another...

    Handicapping the Eighth Region baseball race is easy in 2011.
    Just throw about 12 names in a hat an pick one.

    The hard part is getting the right one.


    That is how wide open the quest for the top of the region is this year after a decade of dominance by Anderson County and Shelby County, the schools that have combined for nine of the 11 regional titles since 2000.

  • Track team focuses on individual...

    To say Anderson County was short-handed last week is kind of like commenting that it has rained a little bit lately.

    Competing in the Central Kentucky Conference championships, a meet surpassed in importance only by this week’s regional, the Bearcats were without most of their junior and senior performers, many of whom were gone on school sponsored trips.

    “This last week was rough on the stat sheet with the senior and junior trips taking place the same weekend,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.