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Today's Sports

  • GUEST COLUMN: Anderson County...

    By Larry Vaught

    Danville Advocate-Messenger

    Being a basketball official or baseball umpire normally is a thankless job. Ask anyone who has ever officiated.
    However, Howard Sullivan of Mercer County was unique. He was an official/umpire that everyone liked.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats roll in return...

    The Cincinnati area is baseball country, but they don't play a bad brand of the game 100 miles south either.

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats showed that Saturday when they swept a double-header at Boone County High School, located in the Cincinnati suburbs.

    The Mudcats, a local 16-and-under team, defeated the Bluegrass Lions, 8-3, in the opener, then came back to beat the Bluegrass Buzz, 8-5, in the nightcap. Both opponents were teams made up of players from Cincinnati and northern Kentucky high schools.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: On the fast...

    A pair of Anderson County High School students hope the fast track they are on leads to bigger things at the AAU National meet.

    Connor Duncan, a sophomore, and Alorra Sims, a freshman, are slated to compete at the organization's biggest meet, to be held July 28-Aug. 3 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

    Another Anderson County runner, eighth-grader Elle Buser, also qualified for the event but has elected not to attend, according to former Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • Sports briefs for July 17, 2013

    Sponsorships being accepted for Carnahan Bowl

    The second annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl football game will be played on Saturday, August 10 at Warford Stadium on the campus of Anderson County High School.

    Anderson County Middle School will host the game, playing Union Middle School of Boone County.

    Proceeds from the game will go toward improvements in the middle school football facility, which is currently only a field located behind the school.

  • Letting go of his baby

    It's never easy walking away from something you love.

    It's doubly hard when that something is a job where you got your first experience and elevated the performance from the good to the great.

    But Clay Birdwhistell just felt it was time.

    After seven years leading the girls' basketball program at Anderson County Middle School and doubling as an assistant coach at the high school, Birdwhistell announced he was giving up the middle school part of his duties in the spring.

  • Fish offshore for post-spawn...

     By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The wet and unseasonably cool weather pattern lately seems more consistent with Kentucky Derby week than early July.

    Chris Hickey, black bass research biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the cool weather delayed the largemouth bass spawn a couple of weeks, but now everything is on schedule as we head into the heat of summer.

    He said anglers report largemouth bass gathering on the channel ledges on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

  • A no-no after a no-no

    It seems like I can't quite catch a break when it comes to seeing a no-hitter.

    At least at the major league level, I can't.

    Since the day my parents took me to Cincinnati’s Crosley Field for my first game in 1964, I have seen, by my best guesstimate, over 200 major league games. I have seen games in 11 different stadiums in nine different cities. I have seen some of the greats – Gibson, Drysdale, Glavine and Seaver, among others — pitch.

    But never have I seen a no-no.

  • Youth teams compete

    Youth softball teams have been competing in Anderson County this summer.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann...

    The recruting trail has ended for Makenzie Cann.

    At least, that is her intention.

    The Anderson County senior verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati on June 22, making the announcement on her Twitter account, saying, “Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

    Cann says she called Cincinnati coach Jamelle Elliott to let her know of her decision.

  • BASEBALL: Former Bearcat shines...

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell appears to be loving his summer job.

    Russell, a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate, blasted two home runs and drove in five as the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots routed Adirondack, 22-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.

    Russell belted a 2-run homer in the second inning, then came back with a 3-run shot two innings later as Newark set a league record for runs scored.