Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats rally to...

    Anderson County might be getting accustomed to these extra-inning contests.

    For the third straight game, the Bearcats worked overtime, getting their second consecutive walk-off win as Cole Sayre's single drove in Landon Case to defeat visiting Mercer County, 7-6, Friday night in nine innings.

    The Bearcats defeated the defending state runner-up for the second time this season with what Coach L.W. Barnes called his team's “most complete game of the year.”

    Case led off the ninth with a drag bunt single, then stole second base.

  • SOFTBALL: Spencer Quiets Anderson

    Brian Glass is usually a talkative sort after a softball game, whether his Anderson County team wins or loses.

    Until last Thursday, that is.

    He watched Spencer County pitcher Tara Sorrells baffle Anderson hitters and notch a 1-0 district win on the Anderson field.

    “I was almost speechless,” Glass said. “I told them that they have to be more relaxed at the plate. We have talked about quality at-bats and hitting good pitches.”

    It simply should not have happened.

  • COLUMN: Russell quarterbacks...

    You really couldn't get around the perception that Jacob Russell looked small Saturday night.

    He still stands 6-foot-4. The University of Kentucky's official roster lists Russell at 223 pounds, about where he checked in when he graduated from Anderson County High School in 2010.

    But on the field at Commonwealth Stadium, it just looked like the former all-stater was not quite as big. I noticed it. So did a friend in the media who had seen Russell quarterback Anderson County to a few of those 30 wins in 41 starts at Anderson.

  • Gritton to be inducted into...

    Former Kentucky governor and baseball commissioner A B. “Happy” Chandler and basketball star Orbrey Gritton top a list of seven new inductees into Transylvania University's Pioneer Hall of Fame, according to a news release.

  • Payton's single ends 12-...

    Eventually, something had to go Anderson County's way.

    It did when Alex Payton lined a bases-loaded one-out single, driving in Cole Sayre to give the Bearcats a 2-1 win over 30th District rival Spencer County last Tuesday night.

    Did we mention that Payton's hit came in the bottom of the 12th inning, the next game after dropping a 12-inning heartbreaker to Woodford County.

    The Bearcats needed the win like a thirsty man needs a drink in the desert.

  • Sports briefs for April 25, 2012

    Two Mustangs among the state's best tracksters

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County Middle School track performers are among the best in Kentucky, according to ratings at milesplit.com.

    Eighth-grader Connor Duncan has been named to the website's Power 20 of middle school performers in Kentucky. He has been consistently ranked at the top of the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the state middle school level. He had personal records of 15.66 in the 100 and 43.09 in the 300 in a meet last week at Western Hills High School.

  • OUTDOORS: Sportsman's Club...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its Annual Turkey Youth Hunt on April 7-8. The event was hosted by officers David Goodlett, Jason Wells and Sgt. Phillip Crane, with 20 youth, between ages 10-15, who participated.  Six youth successfully harvested a turkey.

    This event was a great opportunity for the youth to experience hunting during the Youth Turkey Hunt in Anderson County. The youth enjoyed this time as they watched and listened for opportunities to harvest a turkey.

  • Sports Briefs for April 18, 2012

    Anderson track has big day at Woodford

    Sims, Woodrow, Davis shine

    The Anderson County High School track and field team had a strong showing at the Woodford County All-Comers meet last Tuesday. The Bearcats placed fourth in the field while the Lady Bearcats finished sixth.

  • COLUMN: Done with slamming the...

    We might as well get used to it.

    As long as John Calipari is winning big at Kentucky the criticism will be as sure as the sun coming up in the east.

    As long as talents like John Wall and Anthony Davis come through Lexington for one season of Big Blue basketball on their way to being the most-coveted commodity by the NBA, you are going to continue hearing that now-tired refrain, “Those one-and-dones are ruining the college game.”

    I wish Davis could just reject that statement like he swatted away 186 opponents' shots this year.

  • Jacob is just being himself as a...

    LEXINGTON – Six months ago, he might have been Connor Shaw one week, Jarrett Lee another, then Tyler Brey the final week.

    But today, he's just Jacob Russell, walk-on quarterback who is fighting for playing time at the University of Kentucky.