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Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats breathe...

    Mackenzie Peavler could only take a deep breath and relax.

    And throw strikes.

    With the bases loaded, the unlikely go-ahead run stepping into the batter’s box and one out in the top of the seventh inning, Anderson County’s Peavler stepped out of the pitching circle, collected her thoughts and delivered, getting Collins’ Bailey Rankin to hit a soft fly ball to Molly Burkhead in short center field.

    “I knew I would have to do my part,” smiled Peavler, a sophomore.

  • COLUMN: Something just doesn...

    If back on April 2, a few minutes after UConn ended Kentucky’s season in the Final Four, you would have said Terrence Jones had more games to play as a Kentucky Wildcat, you could have gotten a lot of weird looks.

    That was about as likely to happen as a horse that had never run on dirt winning the Kentucky Derby. Or the Lakers being swept.

    But Jones tweeted out Saturday that he would be back in Lexington for another year, officially taking Kentucky from “loaded” to “you have got to be kidding me.”

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Mustangs finish...

    The Anderson County Middle School softball team ran its overall record to 14-8, finishing second in the Bluegrass Softball Conference Postseason tournament.

     The team was the second seed heading into the tournament, based on regular-season conference standings.  Friday, Anderson defeating Georgetown 12-0 in 3 innings.

    Saturday, the Lady Mustangs faced off against the No. 3 seed, Bourbon County, going to extra innings before winning 12-11.  Anderson scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a six-run deficit.

  • BASEBALL: Mustangs continue to...

    The Anderson County Middle School baseball team won three of four games at home last week to raise its season record to 21 – 3. 


    Taking on St. Dominic for the third time this season, the Mustangs jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a 10-5 victory. Caleb Chambers and Brett Thompson combined to limit the visitors to only two hits while striking out four. Chris Toomey and Brice Stockton each scored twice. Dusty Puckett and Toomey each had two hits for the Mustangs.

  • Sports Briefs for May 12, 2011

    Crusade for Children golf scramble
    The Anderson County Fire Department is sponsoring a golf scramble for the WHAS Crusade for Children on Saturday, May 14 at Wild Turkey Trace golf course. The scramble will tee off at 1 p.m.
    Registration fees are $60 per person or $240 for a foursome. The fee includes green fees, cart rental, box lunch and prizes. Several hole contests are planned for the outing.
    For more information, contact Lt. Steven Foster of the Anderson County Fire Department at 859-0292 or e-mail at acfdgolfscramble@aol.com.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Wednesday, May 11: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 14: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 10 a.m.
    Saturday, May 14: North Laurel at Anderson Co., 2:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 16: Anderson Co. at Scott Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball
    Wednesday, May 11: Anderson Co. at North Bullitt, 6 p.m.
    Friday, May 13: Anderson Co. vs. Lafayette at Georgetown College

  • BASEBALL: Defensive miscues open...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County’s baseball team can be happy the team bus did not break down on the way to Shelbyville last Friday.

    On second thought, it might have been better if it had. Nothing else went right for the Bearcats at Collins High School. Collins took advantage of three Anderson errors and a host of other defensive lapses to score 10 unearned runs in a 13-5 romp that strapped the Titans firmly into the driver’s seat in the 30th District race.

  • SOFTBALL: Peavler's super...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Mackenzie Peavler deserved a better fate.

    The record will show that the Anderson County sophomore pitcher dropped a 3-2 decision in eight innings at Spencer County last Thursday. It marked Anderson's seventh straight loss, the longest such streak at Anderson since the KHSAA began keeping seasonal records in 2002.

    And that record does not do justice to how Peavler turned in perhaps the finest effort of her varsity softball career and was still tagged with the loss.

  • BASEBALL: West Jessamine...

    West Jessamine spotted Anderson County an early 1-0 lead then scored nine times over a four-inning stretch to defeat the host Bearcats, 9-3, last Wednesday.

    Houston Barber belted a home run and a double and Austin Dunn doubled twice to lead the West Jessamine attack. Seven different Colt batters drove in runs.

    The Bearcats were unable to muster much of anything against West Jessamine pitchers Zach Settles and Josh Carroll. Settles scattered six hits and gave up one earned run over four innings to get the win. Carroll came on to pitch three innings of one-hit ball in relief.

  • COLUMN: Remember where you were...

    Of course you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001.


    You’ll never forget. You can’t erase the memories of seeing planes fly into the World Trade Center. Nor can anyone expunge the memory of seeing the most visible symbols of American economic might buckle, tilt slightly, then seeing all 110 stories come tumbling down.


    Nearly 3,000 lives were snuffed out that day.