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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Pee Wee remained a kind-...

    I always knew the voice.

    It seemed to be full of perpetual sunshine, even if the days were cloudy, either literally or figuratively.

    The words were simple.

    “Helllllllllooooo, brottthhhherrrrrrr!!”

    I knew it was Pee Wee.

    If you have been around Anderson County sports for any period of time, say before 2011, you just knew Pee Wee. Whether you knew his actual name or not – Marvin Robinson – didn't really matter.

    He was Pee Wee.

  • SOFTBALL: Burkhead plays well in...

    Molly Burkhead really did not know what to expect when she reported for the East-West All-Star softball series.

    Playing a position where she had never lined up and going against some of the state's best, Burkhead turned in a strong performance in the three-game set, held at Louisville's Ballard High School, June 15-16.

    Burkhead, who was a member of the West Junior All-Stars from Regions 1-8, went 3-for-8 on the weekend as her team defeated the East Junior All-Stars but lost to both of the senior teams.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann,...

    Getting a job opportunity without submitting a resume doesn't happen very often, so Nick Cann had to make a change of plans when it did.

    Cann, who has worked with the Anderson County girls' basketball program as an assistant coach five of the last six seasons, has left for Lexington Christian Academy, where he was named head coach last Monday.

    It's an opportunity Cann, felt he could not turn down, especially since he wasn't looking to move.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    The experience was good but the end result left room for improvement for Anderson County girls' basketball players Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    The rising seniors were part of the Kentucky Junior All-Star team that played Indiana in a two-game set earlier this month. Indiana won both games, leaving the pair and their teammates with a mission to seek some revenge in the series next summer.

    Both players are considered to be Miss Basketball candidates.

  • Sports briefs for June 26, 2013

    High school dead period in effect

    The annual dead period, mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association went into effect on Tuesday and will remain in effect through July 9. The 15-day period is intended to give high school athletes a respite from scholastic sports. During the dead period, coaches are not allowed interact with athletes regarding their teams. Players are also not allowed to use school training facilities during the dead period.

    Players may work out on their own as long as a coach is not supervising.

  • Lady Bearcat volleyball...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team participated in the 2013 Anderson County Relay for Life event, according to a news release. The event was held Friday at Legion Park.

It was the second annual team bonding event that the team has actively participated in to help raise funds for a cure. Together the team donated a total of $350.00 to help increase cancer awareness and to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease.

  • SOFTBALL: Future stars on...

    Could the next softball superstar be living in Anderson County?

    A large number of girls – and a few boys – were doing their best to make sure they have a chance to become the best at the annual Anderson County Lady Bearcat Softball Camp last week. The camp was held at the school and drew over 50 campers.

    Sessions included learning the basics of softball, from bunting to fielding to base running. Anderson County High School coach Brian Glass said the campers used both the Lady Bearcat field and indoor practice facility.

  • OUTDOORS: Real camping produces...

    Any campers out there?

    I mean real campers. Not those of you who load fresh towels and toiletries into a 40- or 60-foot long recreational vehicle and hit the road for places unknown or maybe known.

    Whether you know where you’re headed or not, the “RV thing” is not camping.

  • COLUMN: Forget the glitch!...

    Amazing thoughts conjured up while dreaming of going back on vacation...

    That ground-shifting you thought you imagined Monday was real, even if it only lasted about 20 minutes.

    In case you missed it – and really, there was no way you could have if you were somewhere in Kentucky on Monday afternoon – for a short time, Rivals.com had the University of Kentucky ranked as the best football recruiting class lined up for 2014.

    Repeat that.

    Kentucky. Best football class. 2014.

    No you did not need to check with an audiologist or optometrist.

  • BASEBALL: Whalen, Thompson...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats swept a double-header from West Jessamine in 16-and-under summer baseball last Wednesday.

    Daniel Whalen and Brett Thompson turned in strong pitching performances to lead the local team, made up largely of players from the Anderson County High School team. The Mudcats took the opener 10-2, then came back for a 4-1 win in the nightcap of games played at Barnes Memorial Field.