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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: From Huck Finn to Hall...

    It is doubtful that Mark Twain had any idea of influencing Kentucky high school baseball when he penned “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

    Yet, that classic might have set the wheels in motion for L.W. Barnes to become recognized as one of the state's best baseball coaches.

  • Barnes has quite a record

    Quite a record

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes has put up a Hall of Fame record

     

    Overall record: 310-239

    At Anderson County: 279-211

  • What others are saying about L.W...

    What others are saying about Anderson County's Hall of Fame coach, L.W. Barnes

     

    “L.W. Was one of the smartest young men I have ever coached. He cared for his team and the players around him at a very high level.”

    --Glen Drury, boys' basketball coach, Anderson County High School

     

  • Barnes wishes his heroes could...

    While boys his age might have been trying to be the next Dale Murphy or Eric Davis, L.W. Barnes stayed closer to home.

    “My biggest hero growing up was Tom,” Barnes says of his cousin, Tom Barnes. “In the summer, we were playing ball all the time. I was always around Tom and my brother.”

    P.D. Barnes, the brother, was three years older than L.W., just like Tom, who lived in Frankfort.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox first team all-...

    Anderson County wide receiver Ross Cox was named first team all-state by the Associated Press recently.

    It was incorrectly reported in the Jan. 8 edition of The Anderson News that he was named second team in the statewide media vote.

    Cox was named first team all-state by the AP and was also a member of The Class of the Commonwealth, a team of the 22 best Kentucky seniors selected by The Lexington Herald-Leader.
    Cox was a third team selection on The Courier-Journal all-state team.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann...

    Anderson County's Makenzie Cann scored 31 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists as the Lady Bearcats rolled past host Collins, 77-38, Friday night.

    Cann lit up the 30th District rival with seven three-pointers, four coming in the first eight minutes as the Lady Bearcats improved to 12-2 on the year. Anderson is 3-0 in district play.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Prime...

    Saturday games are supposed to be “prime time.”

    If that is the case, Anderson County's matchup with Ballard on Saturday afternoon should not disappoint. It is expected to be two state championship contenders and three Miss Basketball candidates hooping it up at Anderson County High School.

  • COLUMN: No right answers when...

    Occasionally, there really are no-win situations in sports.

    No winners. No losers.

    And, there is no overtime to determine the winner or a satisfactory solution. Those involved can only do the best they can with what they've got at their disposal under difficult circumstances.

  • Reds Caravan to stop in...

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making two area stops, giving local Reds' fans an opportunity to meet and greet some players, broadcasters and front office staff.

    According to a news release, the Caravan's south tour will be stopping at Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Reds' top minor league team, the Louisville Bats, on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Swimming roundup: Bearcats fast...

    The Anderson County boys turned in one of their best performances ever in the Shelby County Holiday Sprints, held Saturday at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville.

    The Bearcats placed sixth out of 14 boys' teams with 117 points as the 100-meter freestyle relay placed first with a time of 52.77, finishing .14 ahead of Collins. “Josh Lindsey, Jacob Rutherford, Ben Spear and Cameron Peyton did an awesome job in this relay,” Anderson coach Karla Williams said.