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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats seeking sponsors...

     The Anderson County High School girls' golf team will be the Fifth Annual "The Joy of Golf" Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Girls' golf: Riley looking...

    Kaitlyn Riley is a senior now and with that designation comes an all-new perspective on how she wants to end the golf season.

    “I hope I make it. That was my goal (in previous years),” Riley says of the state high school tournament. “This year, I want to be top 10.”

    It's a lofty goal in a sport where one bad swing, one misplay of the wind or one error in judging distance can be the difference between a championship joy and the tears of coming up short.

  • Girls' golf: Lady Bearcats...

    Expectations frame practically everything in high school sports.

    Few teams will reflect that truth more than the Anderson County girls' golf team this fall. The Lady Bearcats figure to be good. They expect to have one of the state's best golfers who should make quite a showing at the state meet. But they also know it will be extremely difficult for all of them to make the season's final tournament.

  • Boys' golf: A nice problem...

    It must be nice to have the kind of problems that surround the Anderson County boys' golf team this year.

    There are questions about the Bearcats, for sure, but they are questions like, “Can everyone get enough playing time to keep improving?” or the basic, “Who will play on the varsity?”

    Such is life when a team is loaded with talented golfers. Really talented golfers.

  • Sports briefs for July 24, 2013

    It's not too late to play youth football

    Even though the first practice of Anderson Bearcat Youth Football was conducted Monday night, boys who have not signed up can still play, according to Anderson County Parks and Recreation Director Kenton Bottoms.

    Bottoms said those still wanting to play should call him at 502-680-7530 for information.

    Allen Dennis Memorial Scramble set

  • COLUMN: The games provide the...

    Usually, they are just games. They're diversions from everyday life.

    We leave our cares at the office, then behold Joey Votto's sweet swing or Brandon Phillips' wizardry at second base. We could be mesmerized by Magic Johnson running Showtime or Larry Bird just fundamentaling his opponent into submission. We marvel at the artistry of Adrian Peterson and the precision of Tom Brady.

    But the alarm clock goes off and the sun comes up on Monday morning for us to get right back to what we had tried to escape.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats split in World...

    If defense wins championships, it is safe to assume the lack of it will make even the best baseball teams come up short.

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats found that out over the weekend, as fielding miscues turned what could have been an incredible weekend into a so-so 2-2 finish in the USSSA World Series qualifier tournament at Western Kentucky University.

    The Mudcats committed a combined 11 errors in two losses and saw the pitching staff overworked because of miscues in one of the team's wins.

  • GOLF: Robinson named tour's...

    To say Lee Robinson dominated the Musselman-Dunne golf tour this summer might be like saying The Masters' is a big tournament.

    It is a major understatement.

    Robinson, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, was named the tour's Player of the Year last Tuesday after winning the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation championship tournament at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville.

    Robinson won the two-day tournament handily with a 154 (79-75) to defeat Dillon Biddle, of Paris, by seven strokes. Hunter Rowe, of Winchester, was third with a 169.

  • AUTO RACING: Brian Royalty Takes...

    Brian Royalty, an Anderson County native who lives in Cynthiana, led all but one lap of the Karl Jones Memorial 100 for the Corbin Speedway Late Model Series on July 13, but that doesn’t mean that his victory came easy.

    For the first 11 laps, he had to hold off Jason Jones of London in a side-by-side battle for the lead, and that pattern was repeated after each double-file restart following four caution periods.

  • 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.