Today's Sports

  • Sports Briefs for March 21, 2012

    Bearcat baseball alumni game set

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats eyeing...

    Years ago, someone thought up a catchy little phrase to emphasize the importance of an organization working together.

    “There is no I in team.”

    Last spring, Anderson County softball coach Brian Glass believed he saw his Lady Bearcats overlook that and focus on the fact that “M” and “E” are in the letters.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball looks...

    Anderson County was not supposed to go out with a whimper. Not Anderson County baseball.

    But there the Bearcats were last Memorial Day, just three days removed from their third district championship in four years, being hammered by North Oldham in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    “It wasn't like it could not have happened,” remembers Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “We knew we could be around .500 and still be competitive and North Oldham was better than I thought.”

  • Archery teams excel at regional...

    The Anderson County archery teams had a big day at the recent Region 7 meet. Five different Anderson County teams qualified for the state meet with local archers claiming 25 of the 50 individual awards.

    The Anderson County High School team won the regional championship with a new National Archery in the Schools Program score of 3441, besting the old record by six points, according to Dave Frederick, the high school team's coach.

  • New hoops hall inducts Kavanaugh...

    LEXINGTON – The next piece of the puzzle honoring high school basketball in Kentucky is about to be cut.


    “We have a lot of catching up to do. Indiana has had a high school basketball Hall of Fame for 50 years,” said Ken Trivette, the executive secretary of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

  • COLUMN: 1975 epic was greatest...

    It's probably a good thing that Duke got knocked out of the NCAA Tournament, but not for the reason you are thinking.

    I would just hate to hear the CBS commentators hyping the potential Kentucky-Duke South Region final by referring back to the second-greatest college basketball game ever played.

    Especially after a matchup of the schools involved in the greatest game ever will take place Friday night in Atlanta. Unfortunately, if you are under the age of 40 you probably have no idea.

  • Sports blog: UK women going for...

    It was an experience like none other I have had in 27 years of writing.

    I quickly accepted an invitation to watch the ESPN Selection Show for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament with the Wildcats at Coach Matthew Mitchell's house Monday night.

    I hesitated – there were some things that needed to be tended to in Anderson County – but eventually accepted.

    And I have to admit it was an experience.

  • Eagles were ecstatic about...

    The madness is not limited to March. Never has been.

    And it certainly was not 44 years ago when Anderson County's two junior high teams met on the basketball court.

    That's right, two.

    Western and Anderson Junior High.

    And Western won. Both times.

    Beating what was expected to be a junior high powerhouse might have been the highlight of a stellar season for first-year coach Gary Stinnett.

    “I should have quit coaching then,” Stinnett says with a laugh.

  • Sports Briefs for March 14, 2012


    ESPN qualifier set for Wild Turkey Trace

    Who has the best golfing twosome in the area? How does that team stack up against the best from other locales?

    The ESPN National Golf Challenge qualifying tournament will be held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, June 23. First tee time is set for 1 p.m.

    The event is being promoted by ESPN and The Golf Channel.

    The tournament is set up for two-somes which can be two women, two men or one man and one woman with an entry fee of $80 per player.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson students...

    Anderson County High School students recently participated in the Kentucky State Indoor Archery Championships, held at Chickasaw Archery Club in Shepherdsville. Frederick won first place in the Youth Female Freestyle Division and was awarded the Jake and Vi Thompson Award for high overall female youth shooter. She scored a 294 out of a possible 300 points.

    Gamble took first place in the Youth Female Bowhunter Division with a score of 260.