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Today's Sports

  • The week in sports photos

    Scenes from the week in sports in Anderson County.

  • Alves goes west to begin chase...

    Jordan Alves has taken Horace Greeley's advice to a new level.

    The young man has gone west. Like 2,360 miles, give or take a few singles, west for his first job as a head baseball coach.

    The Anderson County High School graduate is coaching with the Portland  Baseball Club organization. As in Portland, Oregon, the town Alves was probably more familiar with as the hometown of former Kentucky basketball player Terrence Jones than a place that would give him his first chance at running the show on the diamond.

  • Shootout supremacy

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 14-and-under fast-pitch softball team took first place at the National Softball Association Young Guns Shootout on June 10 in Lexington. The Batcats went 6-0 in the tournament, scoring 49 runs while only allowing 8. Team members are, front row, from left: Mia Aldridge, Kylee Kearns, Kaci Currens, Abby Goodlett and Tara Phillips.  Second row: Ariel Dailey, Sammy Rogers, Katelyn Harrod, Bailey Curry, Allyson Moore and Courtney Gale Hawkins.

  • COLUMN: A guide to better sports

    If I could take a Louisville Slugger and turn it into a magic want, I would wave it over sports as we know it and make the world all good.

    You know what I mean. Every year would see the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series, the Boston Celtics in The Finals, the Kentucky Wildcats would go to the Final Four and the Dallas Cowboys would be in the Super Bowl.

    Not win every year, mind you.  Gotta taste a little of the bad to make the good taste even better, you know.

  • BASEBALL: Brown shines as...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 15-and-under baseball team has gotten off to a good start, going 4-2 in its first week of summer action.

    “This is a group with a lot of talent and to this point are showing that they may be figuring out the rest of what it takes to win. There are a lot of positives so far,” said coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • SOFTBALL: Mudcat softball third...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 12-and-under softball team took third place in the Young Guns Shootout, held in Lexington the weekend of June 9-10. The local travel team defeated Lebanon, Ohio twice, split with the Cave Run Muskies, but lost to the Eastern Kentucky Vipers. The Mudcats defeated the Jinx 2000 to win the consolation bracket and take third place in their first tournament of the summer.

  • Season and tourney runner-up

    The Rock Express recently finished the Little League baseball season as the season and tournament runner-up in the coach-pitch division for 5- and 6-year olds.  Team members are, front row, from left: Hudson Reed, Landen Watts, Kaden Smith and Brian Lunsford. Second row: Ethan Womack,Colyn Bowman, Weslee Thompson, Jamison Watson and Dylan Azzinaro. Absent when photo was taken was Beau Young. Coaches for the team are Emy Womack, Lee Watts and Phillip Azzinaro.

  • GOLF: ESPN National Golf...

    The worldwide leader is looking for Lawrenceburg's leader on the links.

    The ESPN National Golf Challenge is coming to Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, June 23. The tournament tees off at 1 p.m.

    The challenge is a series of elimination tournaments for two-man teams that will end with the national finals, to be held in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 18-20.

  • COLUMN: Anderson County great...

    It happened again. Three times.

    Make that three times in less than two hours.

    Three times I was asked, “What are you doing these days now that the ball games are over?”

    I could only laugh about it since one of the inquiries came at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, where I was shooting some photos from the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour tournament. The others came shortly after.

  • SOFTBALL: Curry named all-region

    Anderson County softball player Bailey Curry has been named to the All-Eighth Region team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    A seventh-grader, Curry led the 30th District champions in nearly every offensive category. Curry sported a .505 batting average, getting 56 hits in 111 at-bats for the Lady Bearcats. She belted three home runs and smacked 14 doubles, leading Anderson in both categories. She also drove in 34 runs (second on the team) in 35 games. She struck out just nine times and had a .556 on-base percentage.