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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats slip...

    Anderson County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn one of its best wins of the season, 3-1 over Franklin County last Wednesday night.

    “It was just a better overall attitude and approach,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “As upset and let down as I have been over the previous four games, I was just as proud after that game.”

  • Lady Mustangs honor eighth-...

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ soccer team celebrated its Eighth Grade Night last Thursday.


    They beat Owen County 4-1 to finish their season.


    Madeline Wilson scored twice while Billie Clark and Autumn Miller added goals for the Lady Mustangs. Kennedy Smith and Hannah Drury shared keeper duties for Anderson.


    “This group of eighth-graders will be a hard group of girls to replace,” said coach Daniel Rogers.

  • Carmichael's grand slam...

    Zachary Carmichael’s third-inning grand slam capped a 12-run explosion for the Mustangs as they easily defeated visiting Washington County, 14-1 last week.


    Leading only 2–1 entering the inning, Dusty Puckett singled, Jacob Crouch doubled, driving in one, and Brice Stockton belted a two-run home run.

  • Bullfrog season opens Friday

    The season opens as spring days begin to warm, but the nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.


    Spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns. You’ll then understand the allure of the season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, opening on the third Friday in May, May 20 of this year, and running through Oct. 31.

  • Sports briefs for May 18, 2011

    Truck Tuggers host benefit
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host a Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, May 21 at Anderson County Community Park. The event is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m.
    Classes include the 4,200-pound 4x4, 5,500-pound 2WD, 6,000-pound 4x4, street stock gas and street stock diesel.
    Admission is $7 with children under 5 admitted free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
    For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-680-0252.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co, 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. at Tates Creek, 5:45 p.m.
    Saturday, May 21: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co, noon
        Junior varsity game following.

    Softball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 6 p.m.
    Junior varsity game following

    Junior varsity softball
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. in Ballard JV tournament, TBA

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats breathe...

    Mackenzie Peavler could only take a deep breath and relax.

    And throw strikes.

    With the bases loaded, the unlikely go-ahead run stepping into the batter’s box and one out in the top of the seventh inning, Anderson County’s Peavler stepped out of the pitching circle, collected her thoughts and delivered, getting Collins’ Bailey Rankin to hit a soft fly ball to Molly Burkhead in short center field.

    “I knew I would have to do my part,” smiled Peavler, a sophomore.

  • COLUMN: Something just doesn...

    If back on April 2, a few minutes after UConn ended Kentucky’s season in the Final Four, you would have said Terrence Jones had more games to play as a Kentucky Wildcat, you could have gotten a lot of weird looks.

    That was about as likely to happen as a horse that had never run on dirt winning the Kentucky Derby. Or the Lakers being swept.

    But Jones tweeted out Saturday that he would be back in Lexington for another year, officially taking Kentucky from “loaded” to “you have got to be kidding me.”

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Mustangs finish...

    The Anderson County Middle School softball team ran its overall record to 14-8, finishing second in the Bluegrass Softball Conference Postseason tournament.

     The team was the second seed heading into the tournament, based on regular-season conference standings.  Friday, Anderson defeating Georgetown 12-0 in 3 innings.

    Saturday, the Lady Mustangs faced off against the No. 3 seed, Bourbon County, going to extra innings before winning 12-11.  Anderson scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a six-run deficit.

  • BASEBALL: Mustangs continue to...

    The Anderson County Middle School baseball team won three of four games at home last week to raise its season record to 21 – 3. 


    Taking on St. Dominic for the third time this season, the Mustangs jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a 10-5 victory. Caleb Chambers and Brett Thompson combined to limit the visitors to only two hits while striking out four. Chris Toomey and Brice Stockton each scored twice. Dusty Puckett and Toomey each had two hits for the Mustangs.