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Today's Sports

  • Youth baseball and softball...
  • COLUMN: Long road trip becomes...

    I will admit I wasn't looking forward to driving to Prestonsburg last Thursday night.

    The state Little League baseball tournament was being held in that eastern Kentucky city, about 160 miles away. As far as I can remember, it would be the longest trip I have ever taken to cover a sporting event involving a team from Anderson County.

  • Little Leaguers advance to state...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars defeated Fleming-Neon, 12-7, Wednesday night to advance to the semi-finals of the state Little League tournament, being held at Stone Crest Field in Prestonsburg.

    Anderson will take on Warren County in one semi-final game Thursday night, July 26, at 6 p.m. Marion County will be playing Russell-Flatwoods in the other semi-final game at 8 p.m.

    The state championship game is set for Friday night, July 27. The winner of that game will advance to the Great Lakes Region tournament.

  • COLUMN: Even with increased...

    There is little doubt that the focus on the long-term effects of head injuries has become a hot topic over the last few years.

    Then when several prominent former NFL players committed suicide and other prominent current and former pros said they had reservations about their children playing the sport that made them rich, the critics pounced and predicted the game will be gone – or at least irrelevant – within 20 years.

    But football is not dead yet. Not by a long shot.

  • Middle School coach says helmets...

    Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman knows he coaches a vulnerable age group. Not only are his players going through rapid physical changes, many are also getting professional instruction about playing football for the first time when they don a Mustang uniform.

    Head injuries are not common, but are a concern with coaches and equipment manufacturers, he says.

  • Batcats win 14-and-under ASA...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 14-and-under softball team captured first place in the Kentucky state championship of the American Softball Association A division last Saturday. The tournament was held in Bowling Green.

    The Batcats went 5-1 for the tournament and outscored their opponents 37-15.

  • Batcats win gold at Bluegrass...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 12-and-under softball team earned a gold medal at the Bluegrass State games recently. Team members are, front row, from left: McKinley Walls, Lyndsay Day, Kynleigh Miller, Hannah Burgin and Lela Freeman. Back row: Lauren Boblitt, Kendra Wolcott, Lexi Tinsley, Lauren Heckel, Emily Hestand and Hailey Johnson.

  • Head injuries not just a...

    It is still one of the most gripping scenes etched in the memories of American sports fans.

    His left arm trembling as he lit his torch from swimmer Janet Evans, Muhammad Ali slowly turned to light the Olympic Flame at Turner Field to open the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. At one time perhaps the most recognizable face in the world, the man who could “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” could only meet Evans on a platform.

  • Little Leaguers split first two...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars split their first two pool play games in the state tournament, which began on Saturday in Prestonsburg.

    In the opener on Saturday, Marion County romped past Anderson, 10-0 in a game called after five innings because of the “mercy rule.”

  • Senior League drops state...

    BUCKNER – Even though Anderson County led 2-0 midway through its first round game of the Senior League state baseball tournament, one got the feeling the margin was not safe.

    It wasn't

    South Oldham erupted for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, then added an insurance run one inning later to defeat Anderson 4-2 at in the double-elimination tournament at Oldham County High School.