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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports briefs for July 25, 2012

    FCA presents “Coach's Bible”

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented Graham Carlton, head wrestling coach at Anderson County High School and baseball coach at Anderson County Middle School, with a copy of The Coach's Bible on July 11. Carlton, along with high school football coach Mark Peach and middle school wrestling coach Travis York, were honored for their participation in the Character Coaches program. Peach and York were not able to attend the presentation.

  • Coach pitch league has many...

    Coach pitch league teams played in the Anderson County Little League this summer.

  • OUTDOORS: Trail cam shows what...

    Hot, hot, hot! I know that anyone reading this didn’t need to be reminded of just how hot the weather has been here in Kentucky. The drought is really taking a toll on everything seems like.  The yards, gardens, trees and even the wildlife seem to be taking a pretty stressful hit when things stay so hot and dry for so long. We went almost a month at my place without a decent rain.  It does save gas on mowing but it sure makes the grass awfully crispy walking to check out my trail cams.