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Today's Sports

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Thursday, April 14: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 8 p.m.
    Saturday, April 16: Anderson Co. at Carroll Co., 10:30 a.m.
    Saturday, April 16: Anderson Co. vs. Grant Co. at Carroll Co., 1 p.m.
    Monday, April 18: Anderson Co. at Washington Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball
    Wednesday, April 13: Dunbar at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.
    (Freshman game also scheduled)
    Thursday, April 14: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Four Final thoughts on...

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    Obviously, it would have been more of a blast for most people in these parts if a different shade of blue had been playing Monday night, but Kentucky’s run to the Final Four was what sports are really supposed to be.

    For Kentucky fans, at least, watching a team morph from marginal to mighty was as much as anything since, oh, 1998 or so. And you can bet that it won’t take 13 more years.

    So with that, I will leave you with four final thoughts on the college basketball season.

  • TENNIS: Young Bearcats looking...

    Despite losing four of seven starters from last season, expectations are high around the Anderson County boys’ tennis team.


    “I expect we will have our ups and downs this year with young talent, but come regional tournament time, I believe we will be a team that most will not want to face in the early rounds,” says Anderson co-coach Jeremy Cook.

  • Mehs, Peyton, Frederick top...

    Anderson County High School student Justin Mehs recorded the highest score at the Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament, held March 29 in Louisville.


    Mehs shot a 297 of a possible 300 to become the overall male winner in the tournament. He shot 27 arrows, out of 30 attempts, in the bull’s-eye. His other three shots were in the 9-point ring.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats...

    While Anderson County got a leg up on the seeding race for the 30th District Tournament with wins over Collins and Shelby County, the rest of the Lady Bearcats’ week left much to be desired, according to Anderson coach Brian Glass.


    The Lady Bearcats dropped three of four games, including one to regional foe Henry County in the Oldham County Spring Break Classic on Saturday.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Monday, April 11: Boyle Co. at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Softball
    Saturday, April 9: Anderson Co. at Eastern, TBA
    Saturday, April 9: Anderson Co. vs. Daviess Co. at Eastern, TBA

    Freshman softball
    Monday, April 11: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Girls’ tennis
    Monday, April 11: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Boys’ tennis

  • The Numbers Don't Lie

    If DeAndre Liggins’ 3-point attempt in the final seconds had found the net on Saturday, Anderson County Middle School students might have had a lesson on the probability of the shot going down and the Kentucky Wildcats winning a national championship.

    While Liggins’ attempt was short and Connecticut moved on to Monday’s NCAA championship game, teachers and students at the school were in big Final Four spirit during Friday’s “Jorts Day” for seventh-graders.

  • SOFTBALL: Not rivalry-like as...

    The 35-degree temperatures were not softball-like, but Anderson County's 12-2 rout of Shelby County last Wednesday was not rivalry-like either.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded 11 hits and took advantage of seven Shelby errors and a host of other Lady Rocket mistakes to post the most one-sided win in the series since Anderson won 15-0 to open the 2003 season.

  • BASEBALL: Eight-run third -- on...

    It makes no difference who the opponent is, when a team is 0-5, any win is sweet.

    Anderson County baseball knew that after beating district foe Eminence 12-1 last Tuesday night.

    Granted, Eminence is rarely a threat to the Bearcats. The tiny school is one of the state's smallest and is the program that was on the wrong end of a 58-0 drubbing from the Bearcats three years ago. Last Tuesday's encounter was the sixth straight time the Bearcats had invoked the “mercy rule” with at least a 10-run lead after five innings.

  • COLUMN: In love with The Young...

    Go on, admit it.


    Admit that back on Feb. 23 you thought Kentucky’s chances of playing in the Final Four were roughly equal to those of Charles Barkley becoming commissioner of the Big East.


    It’s OK. Really.


    No one else did, either.


    Not when you are losing to Arkansas. Not when you are 7-6 in the SEC with Florida, Vandy and Tennessee (in Knoxville) as the next three bumps in the road.