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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs for May 8, 2013

    Jay Smith was named the Most Valuable Player as the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a 22-5 season at the annual team banquet on April 28.

    Smith, who will play basketball collegiately at Transylvania University, also received the awards for Most Defensive Rebounds, Most Steals, Most Assists, Free Throw Percentage, and the Leadership Award.

    Smith shared the Academic Award with manager Katie Rogers and shared the Keith Foster Most Committed Award with Kyle Sutherland.

  • SOCCER: Lady Mustangs honor...

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team recently honored the eight-grade members of the team before a 6-0 win over Lincoln County.

    During the game, eighth-graders Billie Clark and Lucero Ramos scored out of the offense and another, Brooke Snider, connected on a penalty kick. Seventh graders Taylor Harley, Kinsey Robers and Caitlyn Stumph also scored for Anderson. Goalie Hannah Drury recorded a shutout.

  • SOFTBALL: Rivalry gets ailing...

    There's nothing like a good old-fashioned rivalry to get a softball team out of a little bit of a funk.

    Granted, Anderson County did not blow 30th District foe Shelby County off the field last Thursday, getting just five hits in a 3-0 home field win.

    And to be sure, the Shelby County of 2013, while vastly improved since the first time the teams had met nearly a month before, is not the same Shelby that was locked in a perennial battle with Anderson for Eighth Region supremacy just a few years back.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats battle...

    NEW CASTLE – This one could have hurt. Badly.

    Clinging to a razor-thin margin that had looked like a sure blowout just two innings before and seeing the tying run ready to charge just 90 feet away and still two outs to go, somehow Anderson County held on.

    When Anderson left hander Brandon Eliadis got Henry County batter Dylan Adams on a called third strike to end the Bearcats' 8-7 win, there were simultaneous sighs of relief and shouts of jubilation.

  • TRACK: Busy Yett gets top prize...

    LEXINGTON – Tyson Yett was one busy young man Friday night.

    The Anderson County High School junior would take some time working his craft near one end zone of Robert J. Bell Stadium, then head to the center of the stadium for another job before heading back to his previous work area at the Central Kentucky Conference track meet.

  • COLUMN: Living a dream

    There is just something about those quiet types, you know.

    Not a lot of chatter, not a lot of extraneous noise. When they talk, it's generally to the point.

    In the lustrous annals of University of Kentucky basketball, there probably have been few quieter than A'dia Mathies.

    That means when she speaks, we'd do well to listen.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcat frosh cap...

    The future appears to be very bright for Anderson County softball after the young Lady Bearcats won a pair of tournaments on the final two weekends of the season to close out the year at 19-1. Anderson played in three tournaments, winning all three.
    Several of the Lady Cat freshmen play key roles on the varsity team as well.

    Over the weekend, Anderson impressively won all four games to win the championship of their own season-ending tournament.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Mustangs play...

    The Anderson County Middle School softball team entered the Anderson County Lady Bearcat freshman tournament over the weekend and gave a good account. The Lady Mustangs won one game but lost two in the tourney.

  • Rain wreaks havoc on regional...

    Rain played havoc with the Eighth Region tennis tournament, being held at Franklin County and Western Hills High Schools this week.

    While the schedule called for the the first and second rounds to be completed on Monday, neither the boys' nor the girls' tournaments completed the first round.

    At Western Hills, Anderson County's Hannah and Amanda Wampler, seeded fourth, won their first match, defeating the Shelby County duo of Gowin and Roley, 6-2, 6-0.

  • COLUMN: Anderson County is going...

    The bases are still 60 feet apart.

    The right field fence still separates the playing field from a pasture, just like it did when the Alton Ruritan Field opened in the 1960s.

    But behind home plate, someone else will be making the calls. Charlie Bryant will only be at every game of the Anderson County Church League in spirit.

    A fixture around Anderson County sports for years, Bryant passed away on April 6 after a lengthy illness. But Bryant's memory will live at what amounted to his second summer home.