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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • TENNIS: Ty vying to be Bearcats...

    It's hard to believe that one of the area's best tennis players traces his love for the sports back to a football coach.

    “The first time I ever got on the court, I was in Mr. (Lucas) Shouse's gym class,” Ty Glover smiles. “He was like, 'Do you want to play some tennis?'

    “I just said, 'Yep!'”

  • OUTDOORS: Early May is start of...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Early May in Kentucky is not only a good time to set out tomato plants in backyard gardens, but it's the start of the best fishing of the year for bluegill and redear sunfish.

    When water temperatures approach 70 degrees, these two native sunfish species move into the shallows of ponds, small lakes and large reservoirs in preparation for spawning.

  • OUTDOORS: Big Catch!

    Klein Perry, left, hangs on to a 22-pound turtle while Randy Peyton displays the 30 pounds of fish the pair caught during a recent day of fishing in the Salt River.

     

  • SOFTBALL: Breaking out against...

    Anderson County might have reached a new level of slump-busting Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats ended a string of four losses in five games with an 11-0 rout of visiting Spencer County, clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Where to start?

    Freshman Mia Aldridge dominated the Lady Bears from the pitching circle, throwing a 5-inning no-hitter in her first varsity start.

  • FOOTBALL: Pleasant surprises...

    There is little doubt that expectations are very high for the Anderson County High School football team this fall. The Bearcats finished 8-3 in 2012 and will likely be one of the favorites to not only win District 6, but advance deep into the state playoffs. A second trip to the state Class 5A championship game in three years is not out of the question.

    Still, there are some holes to fill and improvements to be made following a 48-0 loss in the first round of last year's state playoffs.

  • TENNIS: All in the family

    There won't be many surprises around Amanda and Hannah Wampler this year.

    The Anderson County doubles tandem caught nearly everyone, including themselves, off guard with their run to the Eighth Region tennis tournament final in 2012, but even though they are noticeably better players in 2013, no one is guaranteeing a repeat or better when the tennis post-season gets underway next week.

    The girls will play their first two rounds at Western Hills High School on Monday, then move to Franklin County the rest of the week.