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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats erupt for...

    This one was far from a classic.

    About the only things that resembled the 11-inning thriller Anderson County and Shelby County put together in the Eighth Region championship game last June were the names on the front of the jerseys.

    Classic? Far from it.

    But Anderson, at least, was not complaining after taking a 10-3 win and virtually guarantee itself a bye in the first round of the 30th District Tournament in late May.

  • COLUMN: Drury looking to make...

    Glen Drury knows he will have some ammo, maybe more than any Kentucky All-Star coach in recent years.


    Seniors from around the state will gather in Louisville Friday and Saturday, trying out for the honor of wearing a Kentucky All-Star jersey for the annual summer basketball series against Indiana.

  • SOFTBALL: Girls use spring break...

    A lot of work and a little play added up to Anderson County’s best day of the softball season on Saturday.


    Unlike recent years, the Lady Bearcats did not spend their spring break on the beaches at Gulf Shores, Ala. Instead they stayed home flipping tires and pushing sleds in an all-out conditioning effort. The prize on Saturday, however, was wins over Eastern and Daviess County in a three-way double-header at Eastern.


    Like Anderson, both Eastern and Daviess County are receiving votes to be placed in Kentucky’s Top 25.

  • BASEBALL: Harley, Case shine for...

    Anderson County baseball began to warm up last week in Florida.


    “The week showed us what we already knew,” Barnes said of the annual spring break trip to the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach.


    “We have potential to be a pretty good team, but we must play nearly flawless to win,” Barnes continued.

  • Middle School wins tourney

    The Anderson County Middle School baseball team continued a very successful season with a tournament championship in the Bondurant Spring Break Invitational in Frankfort.  With wins over Winchester Conkwright, Bondurant and Elkhorn, both of Franklin County, the Mustangs ended the rain-shortened tournament as the only undefeated team.

  • Lake, Flora to tee off for...

    Anderson County High School golfers Marcus Lake and Jacob Flora have decided to take their talents to Georgetown College. The pair signed with the Tigers in late February.


    Flora and Lake have both done extremely well in the summer tours and helped the Bearcats to one of the program’s best finishes ever last fall.


    “Georgetown is a great academic school and they are giving me the best chance to succeed in the classroom and on the golf course,” said Lake, who never seriously considered another school.

  • Tourney dedicated to Bishop

    The 20th Annual Anderson County Invitational basketball tournament, held on March 24 and 25, was dedicated in honor of longtime Anderson County parks and recreation director Chip Bishop, who died last month. His widow, Robin Bishop, accepted the award. From left are tournament director Edwin McKee, Stacey Newton, Robin Bishop and Mark Newton.

  • State runnerup

    Andrew Mitchell, 12, finished second in the Knights of Columbus state free throw competition, held March 19 in Louisville. Mitchell hit 19 of 25 free throw attempts in the state competition. Earlier, Mitchell had won the local contest, held in Frankfort on Jan. 30. He went on to win the district competition on Feb. 27. He took the regional honors on March 13 in Georgetown, hitting 22 of 25 shots that day.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Thursday, April 14: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 8 p.m.
    Saturday, April 16: Anderson Co. at Carroll Co., 10:30 a.m.
    Saturday, April 16: Anderson Co. vs. Grant Co. at Carroll Co., 1 p.m.
    Monday, April 18: Anderson Co. at Washington Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball
    Wednesday, April 13: Dunbar at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.
    (Freshman game also scheduled)
    Thursday, April 14: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Four Final thoughts on...

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    Obviously, it would have been more of a blast for most people in these parts if a different shade of blue had been playing Monday night, but Kentucky’s run to the Final Four was what sports are really supposed to be.

    For Kentucky fans, at least, watching a team morph from marginal to mighty was as much as anything since, oh, 1998 or so. And you can bet that it won’t take 13 more years.

    So with that, I will leave you with four final thoughts on the college basketball season.