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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Vision is needed in...

    One of the lasting lessons I learned as a kid was very simple: Whether you say you can or say you can’t, you are right.


    I can’t be sure where I heard that first. It’s just one of those pithy little statements that catches you off guard at first, but carries far more truth than most would think is possible in 12 words.


    Several years ago, long before The Anderson News moved from downtown Lawrenceburg, a visitor came by my office and left me with those same 12 words.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats have...

    When trying to figure out the post-season prospects for Anderson County softball, one can safely say Anderson County has a chance.


    The Lady Bearcats have a chance to be playing in Owensboro at the state tournament. And they have a chance to be heading home for the season in the first district tournament game, a semi-final showdown with Collins.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats eying another...

    Handicapping the Eighth Region baseball race is easy in 2011.
    Just throw about 12 names in a hat an pick one.

    The hard part is getting the right one.


    That is how wide open the quest for the top of the region is this year after a decade of dominance by Anderson County and Shelby County, the schools that have combined for nine of the 11 regional titles since 2000.

  • Track team focuses on individual...

    To say Anderson County was short-handed last week is kind of like commenting that it has rained a little bit lately.

    Competing in the Central Kentucky Conference championships, a meet surpassed in importance only by this week’s regional, the Bearcats were without most of their junior and senior performers, many of whom were gone on school sponsored trips.

    “This last week was rough on the stat sheet with the senior and junior trips taking place the same weekend,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats slip...

    Anderson County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn one of its best wins of the season, 3-1 over Franklin County last Wednesday night.

    “It was just a better overall attitude and approach,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “As upset and let down as I have been over the previous four games, I was just as proud after that game.”

  • Lady Mustangs honor eighth-...

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ soccer team celebrated its Eighth Grade Night last Thursday.


    They beat Owen County 4-1 to finish their season.


    Madeline Wilson scored twice while Billie Clark and Autumn Miller added goals for the Lady Mustangs. Kennedy Smith and Hannah Drury shared keeper duties for Anderson.


    “This group of eighth-graders will be a hard group of girls to replace,” said coach Daniel Rogers.

  • Carmichael's grand slam...

    Zachary Carmichael’s third-inning grand slam capped a 12-run explosion for the Mustangs as they easily defeated visiting Washington County, 14-1 last week.


    Leading only 2–1 entering the inning, Dusty Puckett singled, Jacob Crouch doubled, driving in one, and Brice Stockton belted a two-run home run.

  • Bullfrog season opens Friday

    The season opens as spring days begin to warm, but the nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.


    Spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns. You’ll then understand the allure of the season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, opening on the third Friday in May, May 20 of this year, and running through Oct. 31.

  • Sports briefs for May 18, 2011

    Truck Tuggers host benefit
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host a Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, May 21 at Anderson County Community Park. The event is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m.
    Classes include the 4,200-pound 4x4, 5,500-pound 2WD, 6,000-pound 4x4, street stock gas and street stock diesel.
    Admission is $7 with children under 5 admitted free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
    For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-680-0252.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co, 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. at Tates Creek, 5:45 p.m.
    Saturday, May 21: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co, noon
        Junior varsity game following.

    Softball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 6 p.m.
    Junior varsity game following

    Junior varsity softball
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. in Ballard JV tournament, TBA