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Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Memorial Day fireworks...

    Fireworks aren't just for the Fourth of July.

    At least, that was the case around Anderson County softball Monday evening.

    Bailey Curry and Alissa Vest both belted Memorial Day home runs and the Lady Bearcat speed manufactured at least five runs as Anderson routed visiting Walton-Verona, 10-3, in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • Eighth Region softball pairings...

    Pairings for the Eighth Region Fast-pitch Softball Tournament, to be held at Anderson County High School, were announced at the tournament draw Sunday afternoon.

    Oldham County, ranked in the Top 10 most of the season, and Anderson County, the only other regional team to be ranked for an extended time, drew in the lower bracket and could face in the semifinal round.

    The tournament starts Monday morning and is set to run through Wednesday, weather permitting. Tickets are $5 at the gate.

     

    Eighth Region Tournament Pairings

  • Anderson County still rules 30th...

    Anderson County overcame an uncharacteristically sloppy performance to score an 8-6 win over Collins in the 30th District Tournament championship game played on a soggy Anderson field Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats committed three errors in the field and had several base running gaffes that included a pair of would-be base stealers gunned down after missing signs, according to Anderson coach Brian Glass.

  • District softball final...

    Tuesday afternoon's rainstorm forced postponement of the 30th District Softball Tournament championship game. Anderson County will host Collins Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

  • SOFTBALL: Aldridge's gritty...

    The difference between winning and losing on the softball diamond is often the little things. Never was it more apparent than Louisville Butler's 2-1 win over host Anderson County last Wednesday.

    The Bearettes scored the winning run when catcher Larissa Book dropped a weak flare just out of the reach of two Anderson defenders with two out in the top of the seventh. Danielle Teague, running for Courtney Rose, trotted home with the game winner.

  • SOFTBALL: Anderson girls drub...

    The only question about the 30th District softball opener Monday night was just how dominant Mia Aldridge really was.

    The freshman pitcher overpowered Spencer County in the Lady Bearcats' 9-0 rout. Aldridge allowed just two base runners and struck out seven to led Anderson to Tuesday's district championship game. Aldridge improved to 12-1 on the year.

    Anderson was to have played Collins, a 16-9 winner over Shelby County in the other semi-final, after press time.

  • STATE TRACK: Eight not enough...

    LOUISVILLE – Sunday's papers had no headlines about Anderson County's performance in the Class 3A state track meet Saturday.

    Few outside Lawrenceburg would see much news worthiness in a girls' team being shut out in the point standings and a boys' team finish with eight points in the event, held at the University of Louisville.

  • Extreme sport, crowd

    Several hundred fans of extreme sports descended on Lawrenceburg Saturday for the annual Beast of the Bluegrass strongman competition and the United States Powerlifting Association meet held simultaneously at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Anderson County resident Matt Edmondson competed in only his fourth event but placed fourth in the Open Mens' Heavyweight division.

    The division winner, Doug Madewell, of Columbus, Ohio, is a professional lightweight who also competes as an ameteur heavyweight.

  • Keeping her commitment every...

    Anna-Marie Hyatt won't be mentioned in any of the Miss Softball discussions. There might be a few post-season honors over the next few weeks, but the hullabaloo about them will probably be limited to a note in this newspaper or posts on Facebook.

    Even though golf is going to help pay for her college education, she never made that state tournament in that sport, missing by one stroke last fall. There have been ups and downs along the way, but one thing has remained constant.

  • COLUMN: Track coach redefining...

    Success is often a matter of perspective.

    Such is the case with the track program at Anderson County High School. When the points were tallied at the state Class 3A meet Saturday, the girls team had been shut out and the boys' team had finished 22nd with only eight points.