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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs for July 24, 2013

    It's not too late to play youth football

    Even though the first practice of Anderson Bearcat Youth Football was conducted Monday night, boys who have not signed up can still play, according to Anderson County Parks and Recreation Director Kenton Bottoms.

    Bottoms said those still wanting to play should call him at 502-680-7530 for information.

    Allen Dennis Memorial Scramble set

  • COLUMN: The games provide the...

    Usually, they are just games. They're diversions from everyday life.

    We leave our cares at the office, then behold Joey Votto's sweet swing or Brandon Phillips' wizardry at second base. We could be mesmerized by Magic Johnson running Showtime or Larry Bird just fundamentaling his opponent into submission. We marvel at the artistry of Adrian Peterson and the precision of Tom Brady.

    But the alarm clock goes off and the sun comes up on Monday morning for us to get right back to what we had tried to escape.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats split in World...

    If defense wins championships, it is safe to assume the lack of it will make even the best baseball teams come up short.

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats found that out over the weekend, as fielding miscues turned what could have been an incredible weekend into a so-so 2-2 finish in the USSSA World Series qualifier tournament at Western Kentucky University.

    The Mudcats committed a combined 11 errors in two losses and saw the pitching staff overworked because of miscues in one of the team's wins.

  • GOLF: Robinson named tour's...

    To say Lee Robinson dominated the Musselman-Dunne golf tour this summer might be like saying The Masters' is a big tournament.

    It is a major understatement.

    Robinson, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, was named the tour's Player of the Year last Tuesday after winning the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation championship tournament at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville.

    Robinson won the two-day tournament handily with a 154 (79-75) to defeat Dillon Biddle, of Paris, by seven strokes. Hunter Rowe, of Winchester, was third with a 169.

  • AUTO RACING: Brian Royalty Takes...

    Brian Royalty, an Anderson County native who lives in Cynthiana, led all but one lap of the Karl Jones Memorial 100 for the Corbin Speedway Late Model Series on July 13, but that doesn’t mean that his victory came easy.

    For the first 11 laps, he had to hold off Jason Jones of London in a side-by-side battle for the lead, and that pattern was repeated after each double-file restart following four caution periods.

  • Getting ready

    Fall sports are just around the corner!

    Members of the Anderson County High School teams were able to begin organized practice sessions last week and they are already hard at work for the upcoming seasons. Several of the teams are expecting big things this fall.

    Check out all of the high school teams starting with next week's Anderson News with a look at Anderson County golf. The first match is Aug. 2.

    As always, The Anderson News is your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • Dance! Dance! Dance!
  • Future Lady Bearcats learn at...

    Anderson County High School hosted a girls' basketball camp during the week of July 8-12. About 50 girls in grades 1-6, were given the chance to learn fundamentals and get special attention to focus on their techniques.

    “Girls don’t get the same treatment when playing with boys,” said Libby Pike, a senior on the Lady Bearcats' state Final Four team this year. “They wanted to play, but the boys didn’t think they could when I had them at the other camp (Bearcats youth basketball camp).”

  • Batcats rock Danville

    Batcats are All-Americans in Danville.

  • Football coaching turnover a...

    Anderson County might be the first district favorite in Kentucky history where you will need a roster to know the coaches.

    The Bearcats return 19 of 22 starters from last year's 8-3 team and are generally considered one of the top Class 5A teams in the state. They should be talented, deep and experienced.

    Amazingly, it looks like there will be as many new faces on the seven-man varsity coaching staff as there are in the starting lineup. Such is a simple, yet emphatic, reminder of the tough economic times and that high school sports are not immune.