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Today's Sports

  • A no-no after a no-no

    It seems like I can't quite catch a break when it comes to seeing a no-hitter.

    At least at the major league level, I can't.

    Since the day my parents took me to Cincinnati’s Crosley Field for my first game in 1964, I have seen, by my best guesstimate, over 200 major league games. I have seen games in 11 different stadiums in nine different cities. I have seen some of the greats – Gibson, Drysdale, Glavine and Seaver, among others — pitch.

    But never have I seen a no-no.

  • Youth teams compete

    Youth softball teams have been competing in Anderson County this summer.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann...

    The recruting trail has ended for Makenzie Cann.

    At least, that is her intention.

    The Anderson County senior verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati on June 22, making the announcement on her Twitter account, saying, “Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

    Cann says she called Cincinnati coach Jamelle Elliott to let her know of her decision.

  • BASEBALL: Former Bearcat shines...

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell appears to be loving his summer job.

    Russell, a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate, blasted two home runs and drove in five as the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots routed Adirondack, 22-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.

    Russell belted a 2-run homer in the second inning, then came back with a 3-run shot two innings later as Newark set a league record for runs scored.

  • COLUMN: A welcome change for...

    Whenever I think I have seen it all, a trip to a middle school athletic event is usually about all I need to realize I have not.

    And I never will.

    In this job, I don't get to attend a lot of middle school games, regardless of the sport. It's more a matter of having only so many hours in a week than anything else. 

    But over the years I have heard some great stories.

  • Sports briefs for July 3, 2013

    Send us your vacation pictures

    Have you shot a round of golf at a famous course? Gone surfing or swimming with the sharks? How about hiking to the top of a mountain or attending a game at a favorite ball park?  The Anderson News wants your vacation photos to publish.

  • SOFTBALL: Now in third year,...

     The Central Kentucky Mudcats are no longer just for the boys.

    The organization is now in its third year of sponsoring a softball travel team, this year fielding a 14-and-under club. The team went 1-4 in the 127 Challenge, held at Anderson County Community Park over the weekend.

    Mudcats' baseball coach Chris Copenhaver started the team when his daughters began to show interest in softball, a first cousin to baseball. Copenhaver says there are differences but they are not major.

  • BASEBALL: Little things, big...

    It's all about the little things with the Central Kentucky Mudcats.

    Making the right decisions in the field. Putting the bat on the baseball. Getting bunts down. Running the bases. Throwing strikes.

    And it's learning how to put socks on and knowing smells.

    That's what the Mudcats organization is all about

  • Anderson golfers compete at...

    Three Anderson County golfers participated in the Women's State Am, held last week at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London.

    Laurie Goodlett, Kaitlyn Riley and Taylor Gillis all went down in the first round of the championship flight of the match play tournament.

    Riley, a senior at Anderson County High School, lost to University of the Cumberlands junior Shannon Bishop, of Glasgow, in the opening round, 2-up.

    Gillis, a senior at Cumberlands, fell to Brianne Coe, of Russell Springs, in a match that took 21 holes to compete.

  • At Alton Ruritan Field, it'...

    For nearly 50 years, slow-pitch softball enthusiasts from Anderson and surrounding counties have descended on the Alton Ruritan Field during the summer.

    The club hosts the Anderson County Church League with women's and men's teams playing four nights a week through mid-August.

    Last Tuesday, the Ninevah Christian women defeated Tyrone Baptist 9-6.