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Today's Sports

  • Getting ready

    Fall sports are just around the corner!

    Members of the Anderson County High School teams were able to begin organized practice sessions last week and they are already hard at work for the upcoming seasons. Several of the teams are expecting big things this fall.

    Check out all of the high school teams starting with next week's Anderson News with a look at Anderson County golf. The first match is Aug. 2.

    As always, The Anderson News is your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • Dance! Dance! Dance!
  • Future Lady Bearcats learn at...

    Anderson County High School hosted a girls' basketball camp during the week of July 8-12. About 50 girls in grades 1-6, were given the chance to learn fundamentals and get special attention to focus on their techniques.

    “Girls don’t get the same treatment when playing with boys,” said Libby Pike, a senior on the Lady Bearcats' state Final Four team this year. “They wanted to play, but the boys didn’t think they could when I had them at the other camp (Bearcats youth basketball camp).”

  • Batcats rock Danville

    Batcats are All-Americans in Danville.

  • Football coaching turnover a...

    Anderson County might be the first district favorite in Kentucky history where you will need a roster to know the coaches.

    The Bearcats return 19 of 22 starters from last year's 8-3 team and are generally considered one of the top Class 5A teams in the state. They should be talented, deep and experienced.

    Amazingly, it looks like there will be as many new faces on the seven-man varsity coaching staff as there are in the starting lineup. Such is a simple, yet emphatic, reminder of the tough economic times and that high school sports are not immune.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Anderson County...

    By Larry Vaught

    Danville Advocate-Messenger

    Being a basketball official or baseball umpire normally is a thankless job. Ask anyone who has ever officiated.
    However, Howard Sullivan of Mercer County was unique. He was an official/umpire that everyone liked.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats roll in return...

    The Cincinnati area is baseball country, but they don't play a bad brand of the game 100 miles south either.

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats showed that Saturday when they swept a double-header at Boone County High School, located in the Cincinnati suburbs.

    The Mudcats, a local 16-and-under team, defeated the Bluegrass Lions, 8-3, in the opener, then came back to beat the Bluegrass Buzz, 8-5, in the nightcap. Both opponents were teams made up of players from Cincinnati and northern Kentucky high schools.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: On the fast...

    A pair of Anderson County High School students hope the fast track they are on leads to bigger things at the AAU National meet.

    Connor Duncan, a sophomore, and Alorra Sims, a freshman, are slated to compete at the organization's biggest meet, to be held July 28-Aug. 3 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

    Another Anderson County runner, eighth-grader Elle Buser, also qualified for the event but has elected not to attend, according to former Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • Sports briefs for July 17, 2013

    Sponsorships being accepted for Carnahan Bowl

    The second annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl football game will be played on Saturday, August 10 at Warford Stadium on the campus of Anderson County High School.

    Anderson County Middle School will host the game, playing Union Middle School of Boone County.

    Proceeds from the game will go toward improvements in the middle school football facility, which is currently only a field located behind the school.

  • Letting go of his baby

    It's never easy walking away from something you love.

    It's doubly hard when that something is a job where you got your first experience and elevated the performance from the good to the great.

    But Clay Birdwhistell just felt it was time.

    After seven years leading the girls' basketball program at Anderson County Middle School and doubling as an assistant coach at the high school, Birdwhistell announced he was giving up the middle school part of his duties in the spring.