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Today's Sports

  • Payton's single ends 12-...

    Eventually, something had to go Anderson County's way.

    It did when Alex Payton lined a bases-loaded one-out single, driving in Cole Sayre to give the Bearcats a 2-1 win over 30th District rival Spencer County last Tuesday night.

    Did we mention that Payton's hit came in the bottom of the 12th inning, the next game after dropping a 12-inning heartbreaker to Woodford County.

    The Bearcats needed the win like a thirsty man needs a drink in the desert.

  • Sports briefs for April 25, 2012

    Two Mustangs among the state's best tracksters

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County Middle School track performers are among the best in Kentucky, according to ratings at milesplit.com.

    Eighth-grader Connor Duncan has been named to the website's Power 20 of middle school performers in Kentucky. He has been consistently ranked at the top of the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the state middle school level. He had personal records of 15.66 in the 100 and 43.09 in the 300 in a meet last week at Western Hills High School.

  • OUTDOORS: Sportsman's Club...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its Annual Turkey Youth Hunt on April 7-8. The event was hosted by officers David Goodlett, Jason Wells and Sgt. Phillip Crane, with 20 youth, between ages 10-15, who participated.  Six youth successfully harvested a turkey.

    This event was a great opportunity for the youth to experience hunting during the Youth Turkey Hunt in Anderson County. The youth enjoyed this time as they watched and listened for opportunities to harvest a turkey.

  • Sports Briefs for April 18, 2012

    Anderson track has big day at Woodford

    Sims, Woodrow, Davis shine

    The Anderson County High School track and field team had a strong showing at the Woodford County All-Comers meet last Tuesday. The Bearcats placed fourth in the field while the Lady Bearcats finished sixth.

  • COLUMN: Done with slamming the...

    We might as well get used to it.

    As long as John Calipari is winning big at Kentucky the criticism will be as sure as the sun coming up in the east.

    As long as talents like John Wall and Anthony Davis come through Lexington for one season of Big Blue basketball on their way to being the most-coveted commodity by the NBA, you are going to continue hearing that now-tired refrain, “Those one-and-dones are ruining the college game.”

    I wish Davis could just reject that statement like he swatted away 186 opponents' shots this year.

  • Jacob is just being himself as a...

    LEXINGTON – Six months ago, he might have been Connor Shaw one week, Jarrett Lee another, then Tyler Brey the final week.

    But today, he's just Jacob Russell, walk-on quarterback who is fighting for playing time at the University of Kentucky.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats win...

    A trip to Fort Walton Beach was more than just fun in the sun for the Anderson County High School baseball team last week.

    The Bearcats won three of five games in last week's Florida Beach Bash and showed some improvement as they moved to 6-4 on the year. Yet, the week also indicated the gap between where Anderson is and the status of regional contender is still quite large.

  • Anderson archery teams fare well...

    Mary Aldridge of Bondurant Middle School in Franklin County and Bradley Long of Caudill Middle School in Madison County were the top overall archers at Kentucky’s National Archery in the Schools state tournament for elementary, middle school and high school students held April 2-3 in Louisville, according to a news release.

  • Davis commits to Thomas More

    Anderson County High School football player Travis Davis has verbally committed to play at Thomas More College, located in Crestview Hills, Ky.

    A starter on both sides of the ball during the Bearcats' run to the state championship game, Davis was a third team all-state selection as a defensive lineman on the Courier-Journal team selected by the state's coaches. He was also an honorable mention selection on the Associated Press all-state team.

  • Going back to the game's...

    Former Anderson County High School all-stater Will Carlton poses with Helen Naismith-Carpenter, the granddaughter of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, during the NAIA national championship game in Kansas City on March 20. Carlton, was honored that night as one of the 60 greatest players in the history of the tournament. He was Most Valuable Player in the 1998 tournament, playing for Georgetown College. “It's pretty cool to think her grandaddy is the one who nailed that first peach basket up on the wall,” Carlton said.