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Today's Sports

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Bearcats hope...

    Anderson County might just be the best-kept secret in Eighth Region boys' tennis.

    No, the Bearcats are not expected to be one of the teams that advances to the state tournament next week. Nor are they expected to have any individual qualifiers in what is arguably Kentucky's toughest region outside the Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky areas.

    But that does not mean Anderson can't make some noise. And with a little bit of luck, Anderson could have a chance to have its first state qualifier in five years.

    But it will be tough.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson baseball...

    Anderson County baseball, 2010 style, might be a lot like the weather in Kentucky. If you don't like what you see, just give it a few minutes.

    The Bearcats did not have a turnaround quite that dramatic but two days after being no-hit and committing seven errors at West Jessamine, Anderson rolled to wins over host LaRue County and sixth-ranked Apollo in the Nall's Specialized Hauling Baseball Classic at Hodgenville.

  • Spencer spoils Lady Cat party

    Spencer County's celebration might have been the wildest ever for a regular-season softball game at Anderson County.

    The unheralded Lady Bears pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the high school softball season Thursday night when they shut down Anderson 1-0 in a 30th District tournament game.

    It was an unexpected finish to an unusual double-header.

    Anderson had defeated 16th-ranked Western Hills, 3-2, in the opener when Courtney Turpin drilled a two-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • GIRLS TENNIS: 'Great team...

    Before the tennis season started in late March, Anderson County coach Catina Sims declared that she had a “great team.”

    While the Lady Bearcats have had one of the most successful seasons in Anderson history, just how great the season will be, on paper at least, will be determined beginning Monday in the Eighth Region Tournament in Frankfort.

    Monday's matches will be played at Western Hills High School. The remaining rounds will move across town to Franklin County High School.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Bearcats...

    The Anderson County softball team got just what it needed after a district loss to Spencer County. The Lady Bearcats rolled through the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, defeating Harrison County, 7-4, in the final. The Lady Bearcat bats were smoking for most of the tournament, scoring 24 runs in the last three games.

  • COLUMN: Calvin is The Man!

    Ten years from now, my idea of a super saver might be one of those little loyalty thingamajigs you put on your key chain.

    Or, maybe it will be a car that will make the Smart Car look really dumb.

    But as far as a horse?  Let's just say that unless Super Saver takes the Preakness and Belmont, chances are that he'll be like Cannonade, Sunny's Halo and Summer Squall to many of us. We'll remember the name when prompted, maybe even rattle off a few facts about how the horse won the Kentucky Derby.

  • Spencer puts damper on Lady Cat...

    Unheralded Spencer County pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the high school softball season Thursday night when the Lady Bears shut down Anderson County 1-0. It was an unexpected finish to an unusual double-header.

    Anderson had defeated 16th-ranked Western Hills, 3-2, in the opener when Courtney Turpin drilled a two-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    But two hours later, that was just a memory as Spencer defeated the Lady Bearcats for the first time in Anderson coach Brian Glass' 10-year career.

  • Aggressive Lady Bearcats hammer...

    Courtney Turpin knew it was gone as soon as the bat connected with the ball.

    Hannah Searcy, on the other hand, kept a crowd of softball fans holding their breath until her first varsity home run carried just past the right field fence.

    But the two long balls summed up Anderson County's 9-2 win over visiting Shelby County Monday night. The Lady Bearcats hit the ball hard, and hit it throughout the lineup.

    “We were aggressive at the plate tonight,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass. “We were getting the bat head out in front of the ball.”

  • Bearcats or B-error-cats?

    A rivalry game is supposed to bring the unexpected.

    A walk-off home run by the No. 9 hitter. An overpowering pitching performance from a smallish hurler. Such have been the signature of the Anderson County-Shelby County baseball rivalry in recent years.

    But no one could have foreseen what happened when Shelby ripped Anderson 16-6 in six innings to virtually clinch the top-seed in the 30th District tournament to be held later this month.

  • Having fun is the name of the...

    Chances are that few played in the NCAA basketball tournament last month with a stated desire of “beating my best score.”

    You can also  bet that few head to a bowl game with the stated desire to “just have fun.”

    And chances are that you won't find many claiming to relax in a sport where perfection is found in an area eight centimeters across. For the metric system-challenged, that is just a bit more than three inches.