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  • Young Lady Bearcats give coach...

    Anderson County softball coach Brian Glass is smiling mighty big these days.

    It is true that the Lady Bearcats seemed to catch fire at the end of the 2012 season, winning their third 30th District title in five years and advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals four the fourth time in six seasons.

    The Lady Bearcats only finished 18-16, but Glass focuses on last May. “Toward the end of the season, there is no doubt we got a lot better,” he says. “We started trusting one another as a team.”

  • Tindall on target at Midway

    Anderson County High School student Brooke Tindall recently signed a national letter-of-intent with the Midway College archery team in a ceremony at the school. Those in attendance were, front row, from left: John Tindall (Father), Brooke Tindall, Shelly Tindall (mother) and John Tindall (brother). Back row: Anderson County assistant coach Dana Mehs, Midway coach Cliff Tompkins, Anderson County head coach Dave Frederick and Anderson County assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook.

  • Backpack buddies

    Members of the Anderson County High School football team recently volunteered to help pick up and drop off food for the ‘Backpack Buddy’ program for needy students in the school district. ‘It was a real eye-opening experience for our boys as they got to see how much food goes out on an annual basis to underprivileged students in Anderson County,’ said Bearcat coach Mark Peach. Jody McGrath brought the team and the program together. Team members shown in this photo are, from left, Chris Kelly, Ross Cox, Huston Page and Austin Phillips.

  • Pitching key question for...

    L.W. Barnes looks over the spreadsheet on the computer in front of him and chuckles. “We hit .230 as a team and won 19 games,” Barnes said. “Tell me how a team hits .230 and wins 19 games?”

    Of course, that answer lies in keeping the other team from crossing home plate, too. Anderson averaged 4.9 runs per game and gave up 4.6 as the Bearcats went 19-18 against a tough schedule but then won their fourth 30th District championship in five years.

  • Hardin signs with Spalding

    Anderson County High School senior Bethany Hardin signs a national letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Spalding University during a ceremony held at the school recently. Those attending the ceremony included, front row, from left: Mason Hardin (brother), Anne Hardin (mother), Bethany Hardin, Bob Hardin (father) and Megan Floyd. Back row: Anderson County High School volleyball coach Courtney DeLong, former Anderson coaches Corey Sayre and Jason McDannold and Spaulding coach Kevin Shipp.

  • Boys' Tennis: Net Cats...

     With four returning players from last year, things should be looking bright for the Anderson County boys’ tennis team in 2013.

    However, it is really difficult to know at this point. Early season weather woes have hit the Bearcats harder than a 115-mph serve.

    “It has been a hard start to the season because of the weather,” Anderson coach T.J. Spivey said last week. “We have only been able to practice outside on the courts three times before our matches start.”

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  • ONLINE EXTRA: NCAA Tourney...

    If the people in the know really know, then the NCAA Tournament's big trophy is going to stay in the Commonwealth of Kentucky this year. The 2013 version is going to take up residence about 75 miles west of its last nesting spot.

    It could certainly happen, but I would not bet the farm on it or any other possible winner, for that matter.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats to be on road

    Anderson County's high school baseball game with Washington County, originally scheduled for Barnes Memorial Field Wednesday afternoon, March 20, has been moved to Washington County due to Anderson's field being unplayable.

    The problems stem from a renovation of the infield. Wet weather has delayed completion of the project, according to Anderson coach L.W. Barnes, who said the Bearcats hope to be back on their home field by mid-April.

  • Sweet 16 notes: Lady Bearcats...

    There's always next year. It's just the nature of being a sports fan.

    Players had not emerged from Anderson County's locker room after the Final Four loss to Marion County Saturday when people were already talking about 2014.

    It could be one of those rare instances when the expectations could be warranted as the Lady Bearcats will probably be one of the favorites to win the whole shebang next year.

    Let that sink in for a minute: Anderson will be one of the teams given strong consideration as the team to beat in Kentucky in 2014.