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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs for July 13

    Lawrenceburg Legends open play in E-town

    The Lawrenceburg Legends' 13-and-under baseball team competed in the recent Players' Dugout Tournament, held in Elizabethtown. The Legends dropped an 11-7 decision to the Kentucky Rockers in the first game of the tournament. In that game, Josh Quire delivered two singles and drew a walk while driving in three runs. In the second game of the tournament, the Legends fell behind early and could not catch up to the M.W. Mudcats. No final score was provided.

  • Richmond National ends local...

    This was one time things really were much closer than the scoreboard indicated.

    The linescore will say that Richmond National ended Anderson County’s dream of a Little League district championship with an 8-3 win at Legion Park last Friday evening. The team from Madison County got a stellar pitching performance from right-hander Bryar Rose and the team belted three home runs, one by Rose in the first inning to erase Anderson’s early 2-0 lead.

  • Little Leaguers advance to...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars romped past Harrison County, 12-2 in five innings Thursday night. With the victory, Anderson moves into the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, being held at Legion Park.

    Anderson's Daniel Whalen started a triple play when he caught a ball on the fly, then touched second for the second out and fired to third for the triple-killing. Logan Stephens went the distance to pick up the win.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: High...

    “If you build it, they will come,”
    --The Voice to Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams”

    When it comes to the track and field program at Anderson County High School, however, they have been coming, even though it has not been built.

    Or, to be more precise, they have been coming in record numbers despite the fact that the school's track has not been upgraded in years.

    “I get asked more than once a week, 'When are we going to get our track fixed,'” Anderson track coach Robert Meacham said late in the recently completed season.

  • Mitchell: Plans in place to...

    Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell says the board of education is not oblivious to the deteriorating shape of many of the system’s athletic facilities, and is looking at many different areas that need attention.

  • Litkenhus to participate in...

    Anderson County resident Jessie Litkenhus will serve as a director at the International Finals Youth Rodeo, according to a press release.

    The event will be held in Shawnee, Okla., from July 10-15.

    The only returnee of the six youth directors, Litkenhus will help in one of the three arenas used in the competition.

    Litkenhus says being selected as a youth director is “one of the best experiences of my high school career. And some of the best memories are from the IFYR” according to the release.

  • Sports Briefs for July 6, 2011

    Herpetology House at Salato Center  
    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will host its 10th annual Herpetology House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.


    This kid-friendly event lets families gain an up close and personal look at a variety of snakes, frogs and other critters. The Herpetology House is free to the public.

  • Anderson Little Leaguers roll...

     

     

    Anderson County got a leadoff home run from Josh Lindsey, then got another long ball from Bryndon Labhart to open the second inning on the way to a 6-2 win over Mercer County in the Little League District 3 Tournament being held at Legion Park.

  • Little Leaguers survive scary...

     

     

    Anderson County held off a late rally from Richmond American to post a 5-3 win in the first round of the Little League District 3 Tournament, being held at Legion Park.

  • Fitzpatrick commits to...

    Anderson County High School senior Chris Fitzpatrick has committed to play college football for Northwestern University of the Big Ten.

    Fitzpatrick made his second visit to Northwestern last week for a camp and received a scholarship offer from the school, located in Evanston, Ill., near Chicago, on Saturday. Fitzpatrick immediately accepted.

    “I was excited and wanted to snap my best and I guess I did,” Fitzpatrick told PurpleWildcats.com. “I worked hard that whole week.”