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Today's Sports

  • An unfortunate lesson in giving

    There was a crucial softball lesson emerging from Anderson County's 8-5 loss to visiting Lafayette last Wednesday.

    “You can't make the kind of mistakes we made against a great team and still expect to win,” Lady Bearcat coach Brian Glass said with a smile that defied how his team, ranked 18th in the state, had seen one slip through its gloves.

  • Dance team to participate in...

    The Anderson County High School dance team totally understands how important the University of Kentucky’s basketball win over North Carolina was back in December.

    On the same day the Wildcats were putting a bit of distance between themselves and their closest challenger for reaching 2,000 wins first, the Dance Cats were making a bit of history of their own next door in Lexington’s Heritage Hall.

    Anderson took first place in the JamFest Winter Jam, earning a spot in the U.S. Finals, to be held this weekend in Baton Rouge, La.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Wednesday, April 7: Anderson Co. vs. Owensboro, 3 p.m.

    Friday, April 9: Anderson Co. vs. Campbellsville, noon

    Games in Kentucky

    Monday, April 12: Anderson Co. at Nelson Co.m, 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball

    Monday, April 12: Nelson Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Softball

    Gulf Shores, Ala. spring break trip

  • Online extra: UK spring practice...

    My first look at the Wildcats this spring

    Updated, Saturday, April 3, 3:40 p.m.

    I have seen a report saying Joker Phillips did not like the pace of his workout today. If so, WOW!  They were moving a lot when I was there but I did leave before the rains came.  Going to be interesting.

    Updated Saturday, April 3, 12:10 p.m.

  • Middle School archery team third...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed third in the state during the state meet, held Tuesday in Louisville. The team put together a 3,293 score. Ethan Steele was fifth individually.

    The Anderson County High School team finished with a 3,266 but was not among the state's top five teams. Justin Mehs was fourth individually.

    The archery team participated in the tournament, sponsored by the National Archery in the schools program. For a complete report, see the March 31 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: Has it already been a...

    Where were you a year ago, March 31, 2009?

    Surely you remember how you tried to find way to check out the press conference being held at the University of Kentucky's Craft Center.

    There was anticipation that crossed into the realm of the ridiculous – I still can't decide which was kookier, that camera stationed outside John Calipari's office at Memphis or people that sat for hours watching it. And, of course, I would never admit to doing anything other than thinking it was a joke and clicking on the link to said camera after a friend e-mailed.

  • TENNIS: Bearcat netters looking...

    To the average sports fan, tennis is an individual sport.

    Chemistry? Isn't that the subject where you would sweat profusely before taking a test on the periodic table?

    But Steve Rucker, a co-coach of the Anderson County boys' tennis team puts the concepts together as the Bearcats embark on their season. “We are still looking for our chemistry,” he says.

  • Highy regarded contender could...

    There is a distinct possibility that new Anderson County track coach Robert Meacham will have a jump-start to his career.

    Meacham took over the program after the highly successful Travis Gay resigned last spring, just days after 14 Anderson athletes had competed in the state meet. Gay left coaching for a job in the business world and relocated to Mississippi.

    Enter Meacham, who had been one of Gay's assistant coaches for two years and who has had head coaching experience with boys' track at a school just outside Nashville.

  • TENNIS: Lady Bearcats have...

    When the Anderson County girls' tennis team gets together, whether it is for a practice, a match or just to hang out, the expressions are the same as when most teenagers congregate: smiles, laughter, care-free silliness.

    And, for 2010, at least, you can add the expectation to be successful to that list.

    No one is expecting Anderson to be a major team player on the regional or state scene. The team does not boast any player ranked among Kentucky's Top 10.  Yet the relative nature of expectation has risen to a level rarely seen in Anderson County girls' tennis.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Wednesday, March 31: Anderson Co. at Eminence, 5:30 p.m. 30th District tournament seeding game.

    Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Sunday, April 4: Anderson Co. vs. Caldwell Co.,  1 p.m.

    Monday, April 5: Anderson Co. vs. Lawrence Co., 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 6: Anderson Co. vs. Barren Co., noon.

    Wednesday, April 7: Anderson Co. vs. Owensboro, 3 p.m.

    Softball