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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Ready as I can be

    Beginning about July 1, the question comes my way at least once a day.

    “Are you ready for football (or the fall sport of your choice) to get started?”

    Or sometimes, it comes in a more generic form: “Are you ready for school to start?”

    It means the same as the person that asks is usually just trying to make some friendly conversation that often evolves into our respective expectations for that sport in the upcoming season.

  • Peavler's perfection...

    Mackenzie Peavler fired a perfect game as the Central Kentucky Batcats 14-and-under softball team routed the Gateway Heat, 9-0, in the championship game of the August Blowout, held over the weekend at Anderson County Community Park.

    The gem was a fitting end to a tournament in which Peavler went 3-0 and allowed one earned run.

    The Batcats are made up primarily of players from Anderson County and saw their record for the summer improve to 18-8 with the tournament title.

  • Anderson reports no heat-related...

    The oppressive heat that enveloped Anderson County at the end of last week caused few problems for students preparing for the upcoming seasons.

    “So far, so good,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said in an e-mail.

  • Drummond finishes in Top 10

    Kelly Drummond, a junior at Anderson County High School, placed ninth out of 80 participants in the pole bending competition at the state 4-H horse show, held recently at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. She was the only entrant from Anderson County to place in the Top 10 in the Western Horse classes.

    Kelly competed aboard her quarter horse gelding, Tonto. Her pole bending time was 22.461 and she was clocked at 16.728 in barrel racing, which put her in the top 20.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: How they stack up

    With the Cincinnati Reds being contenders with a lot of young talent, talk around Reds Country has been how the current Reds measure up to some of the great Reds teams of the past. I have seen the Reds win the World Series three times in my lifetime and I won't insult your intelligence by comparing the 2010 Reds with the Big Red Machine of 1975 and 1976 other than to say no current Reds' every day player would crack that lineup at the same position.

  • COLUMN: Local Reds fans...

    There is joy in Reds Country again.

    At least for now there is.

    Being in a pennant race 100 games into the baseball season for the first time in more than a decade will do that to you, you know.

    If some conversations at the Anderson County Invitational for youth league baseball teams are correct, Anderson County is still the territory of the Cincinnati Reds. The passion for professional baseball's oldest franchise is alive and well locally and it has been energized by what is going on in the National League's Central Division.

  • Lady Bearcats hope third time...

    Anderson County girls' soccer hopes that a gold medal from the Bluegrass State Games is more than just a charm in 2010.

    The Lady Bearcats stunned highly-regarded South Oldham, 2-1, in the gold medal game played Sunday in Versailles. The victory gave Anderson the summer tournament's top prize for the third straight season.

  • Zone changes could affect deer...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has officially issued its official hunting and trapping guide for the upcoming seasons. Not much has changed from last year’s regulations but always pick up a copy of the guide and read it before going afield. 

    Zone changes

  • Carbajal, Beasley team up again...

    When they walked off the soccer pitch for the last time together, little did Abril Carbajal and Sydney Beasley know the twists and turns of the sport would make them teammates again almost seven years later.

    And they certainly did not think about playing together in the United States Adult Soccer Association national championships.

  • North Laurel ends Anderson run...

    CORBIN – For more than two weeks, Anderson County's Little League tournament run had been an unlikely meshing of Cinderella with the firepower of the Nimitz Strike Force.

    Unfortunately for the local 11-year-old All-Stars, the dream of Anderson County's first state championship came crashing down in a Humpty Dumpty ending last Tuesday night. The North Laurel All-Stars took advantage of every Anderson mistake and shut down what had been a collection of potent bats for a 12-3 win in the state semi-finals at Strickland Field in Corbin's Rotary Park.