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Today's Sports

  • Leap of faith

    Now, those closest to Ryan Ratliff have solved a bit of the question about one of his favorite activities as a young child: Why did he love constantly jumping from couch to couch in his family’s house?

  • Lady Bearcats get win in Alabama...

    The Anderson County softball team got a much-needed win Wednesday when the Lady Bearcats defeated Whitesville Trinity 6-5 at Gulf Shores, Ala. The Lady Bearcats broke a four-game losing streak with the win.

    Anderson will play and perennial powers Gulf Shores and Robertsdale, Ala. on Friday before heading home.

  • COLUMN: NCAA has problems but...

    Not that the NCAA has been asking, but I think I have some answers for the Big Brother of college sports.

    Namely, I have some answers for the NCAA, but I doubt they will listen.

    First, eliminate any talk of NCAA tournament expansion. You know that they are talking 96 teams now.

    Say that real slowly.

    N-i-n-e-t-y  s-i-x.

    And I thought the people who are leading universities were smart. Ninety-six teams in the NCAA tournament?

  • Bearcats see potential in win...

    Anderson County knew it had potential. The Bearcats had known long before baseball practice started on Feb. 15 that they had the tools to turn back-to-back regional championships into a three-peat.

    But there had also been early-season inconsistency, questions about pitching depth and the corner outfielders.

    For one night, at least, Anderson put some of those questions to rest with a 5-3 home-field win over highly-touted Bullitt East, a team that had been ranked in the state's Top 10 in the pre-season and boasted two of Kentucky's top 50 players.

  • 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.