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Today's Sports

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: High...

    “If you build it, they will come,”
    --The Voice to Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams”

    When it comes to the track and field program at Anderson County High School, however, they have been coming, even though it has not been built.

    Or, to be more precise, they have been coming in record numbers despite the fact that the school's track has not been upgraded in years.

    “I get asked more than once a week, 'When are we going to get our track fixed,'” Anderson track coach Robert Meacham said late in the recently completed season.

  • Mitchell: Plans in place to...

    Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell says the board of education is not oblivious to the deteriorating shape of many of the system’s athletic facilities, and is looking at many different areas that need attention.

  • Litkenhus to participate in...

    Anderson County resident Jessie Litkenhus will serve as a director at the International Finals Youth Rodeo, according to a press release.

    The event will be held in Shawnee, Okla., from July 10-15.

    The only returnee of the six youth directors, Litkenhus will help in one of the three arenas used in the competition.

    Litkenhus says being selected as a youth director is “one of the best experiences of my high school career. And some of the best memories are from the IFYR” according to the release.

  • Sports Briefs for July 6, 2011

    Herpetology House at Salato Center  
    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will host its 10th annual Herpetology House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.


    This kid-friendly event lets families gain an up close and personal look at a variety of snakes, frogs and other critters. The Herpetology House is free to the public.

  • Anderson Little Leaguers roll...

     

     

    Anderson County got a leadoff home run from Josh Lindsey, then got another long ball from Bryndon Labhart to open the second inning on the way to a 6-2 win over Mercer County in the Little League District 3 Tournament being held at Legion Park.

  • Little Leaguers survive scary...

     

     

    Anderson County held off a late rally from Richmond American to post a 5-3 win in the first round of the Little League District 3 Tournament, being held at Legion Park.

  • Fitzpatrick commits to...

    Anderson County High School senior Chris Fitzpatrick has committed to play college football for Northwestern University of the Big Ten.

    Fitzpatrick made his second visit to Northwestern last week for a camp and received a scholarship offer from the school, located in Evanston, Ill., near Chicago, on Saturday. Fitzpatrick immediately accepted.

    “I was excited and wanted to snap my best and I guess I did,” Fitzpatrick told PurpleWildcats.com. “I worked hard that whole week.”

  • COLUMN: Rain out turns sunny for...

    CINCINNATI – Rain can’t dampen the baseball spirit in Cincinnati. Unless you let it, that is.


    I already knew that in my head, but after last Tuesday, that fact is buried deep in my heart.

  • Herndon wins SPJ awards

    Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon was honored during the Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists annual awards banquet, held Thursday at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center in Louisville.

  • League champs