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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat baseball schedule changed

    The Anderson County baseball team has announced a pair of late schedule changes affecting games with old rivals.

    The Bearcats have picked up a game with Woodford County, set for Thursday night, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The game will be played at the Anderson field. A junior varsity game will follow.

    The Bearcats' district showdown with Shelby County, set for Friday night, has been moved to 5:30 p.m. with the junior varsity game now following.

  • Track team has night to remember

    Ryan Ratliff is doing just fine for a rookie. Fact is, he's doing as good as anyone, rookie or veteran, in the high jump this year.

    The Anderson County High School junior cleared 6-feet-7 in the Carl Deaton Invitational at Green County on Friday. In his first year of track, Ratliff turned in the state's best jump this season.

    “He was running high on adrenaline because his relay team had just run the 4x200-meter relay to a new (school) record,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • Online extra: Challenger League...

    The experience I had Saturday cannot be put into words.

    The Pirates team I manage took on the Rangers in the first-ever Challenger Division baseball game at Legion Park.

    The game itself was everything I expected and more.  The children playing the game received a prolonged ovation from an overflow crowd. The smiles on the kids' faces told me that a scoreboard could never do justice to the result of this game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Area coaching...

    Several of Anderson County's rivals in boys' basketball will have new coaches for the 2010-11 season, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    High school writer Mike Fields has reported on his blog this week that Woodford County has hired former Scott County star Scott Hundley as its head coach. No real surprise there as it had been rumored for some time.

    A former Mr. Basketball, Hundley went on to play at Vanderbilt and has been an assistant coach at Scott County and, for the last three years, at Montgomery County.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Baseball

    Saturday, April 24: Anderson Co. at Simon Kenton, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, April 24: Anderson Co. vs. Covington Scott, 12:30 p.m. (at Simon Kenton)

    Tuesday, April 27: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 5:15 p.m.

    JV game following

    Junior varsity baseball

    Friday, April 23: Seneca at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Monday, April 26: Anderson Co. at Marion Co., 6 p.m.

    Fast-Pitch Softball

    Tuesday, April 27: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats roll past Spencer in...

    Kyle DeLong overcame control problems while Jacob Russell and Michael Harley both had three RBI as Anderson County rolled  past visiting Spencer County, 9-2 in a 30th District baseball game Tuesday night.

    DeLong fanned 13 Spencer batters and walked just two in six innings of work but he was not happy with his performance. He had 3-ball counts on four batters and did not have his best location. “It was a lack of control,” said DeLong, a senior.

    Steven Watts came in to pitch a perfect seventh.

  • Lady Bearcats take control of...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County erupted for four runs in the first inning then survived a shaky second to defeat host Shelby County 6-4 in a 30th District showdown on Tuesday night.

    The first four Lady Bearcats reached base and scored as Anderson took advantage of some shoddy Shelby defense. The Lady Rockets committed four errors in the first inning, including a pair of dropped foul balls that allowed Courtney Turpin and Corrin Robinson to drive in runs.

  • These Little Leaguers are...

    I've got to hand it to my man, Colten Slayton.

    As we were warming up for Little League baseball practice on Sunday afternoon, Colten informed me, “My pitching is off.”

    A lefty, Colten could have fooled me. He was bringing some heat for an 8-year-old and even threw a bit of a breaking pitch. He didn't seem too off to me.

    Especially since he was throwing from a wheelchair.

    Yes, a wheelchair.

  • Gill finds he has much in common...

    When he attended a cancer support group meeting last Thursday, little did Paul Gill know that he would meet another person with something in common.

    John Calipari.

    Yes, THE John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Gill had been attending a meeting of people that have been battling multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, at the R. J. Corman Company offices in Nicholasville. A close friend of Calipari's, Corman invited the group to be his guest at the company facility

  • Remembering one of the best

    When the game was on the line, there was little doubt that Mike Casey would come through.

    He was never the fastest. Never the one that jumped the highest. And at 6-foot-4, Casey had good size for a guard, but he was far from the biggest on the basketball court.

    It was just that when things mattered the most, country boy Mike Casey was at his best. It is the trait made him one of the most beloved players ever to suit up in Kentucky.

    When Casey died last April, the outpouring of grief and support from across the state was profound.