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Today's Sports

  • Peach notes high school hits are...

    Head injuries are common in high school sports and medical research has shown that adolescent brains are vulnerable to them.
    However, there is very little data on the long-term effect of head injuries on people who have not played football or other sports past the high school level. Gathering statistics for such a study is considered very difficult, given privacy laws and the failure of people to report injuries in past years.

  • COLUMN: Looking back at head...

    It might have been the defining moment of my football career.
    As an eighth-grader, I was a member of the Anderson County High School freshman team, listed well down the depth chart as a defensive tackle but was getting some work in a live practice session.
    When the center snapped the ball, a huge hole suddenly opened in front of me. Eager to make an impression, I shot through the hole looking to hit some ball carrier in the backfield. The problem was the offense had other ideas.

  • Report: Russell leaves UK...

    Former Anderson County High School football player Jacob Russell has left the University of Kentucky football team, according to an internet report released Monday.
    Ira Combs, owner of Tri-State Sports Media services, reported that Russell has left the Wildcat football team and will join the UK baseball team this year.
    Russell, an all-state performer at Anderson County, began his college career at Eastern Kentucky University but transferred to UK after one year in order to pursue his dream of playing college football at the highest level.

  • Little League district tourney...

    The Anderson County Little League all-star teams embark on their post-season journeys with the District 3 Tournament Saturday, July 7, at Anderson Dean-Park in Harrodsburg.

    The 9- and 10-year-old team will be playing Eastern American of Lexington at 3 p.m. The 10- and 11-year-old team will also be playing Eastern National at 1 p.m.

    the 11- and 12-year old team will play Harrison County at 11 a.m. That division tournaments eventually lead to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The tournaments will continue through Saturday, July 14.

  • SOFTBALL: Scenes from the 127...

    Scenes from the 127 Softball Challenge.

  • Volleyball clinic held at high...

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcat Volleyball Clinic was held on June 23 at the school. The one-day all-skills camp focused on intensive group and individual drills in all phases of volleyball. Lady Bearcat coaches Courtney DeLong and Bobby Hardin provided specialized instruction during the day. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams helped facilitate the drills and worked one-on-one with each camper on volleyball fundamentals such as serving, passing, setting, blocking and both offensive and defensive techniques.

  • GOLF: Riley advances to State Am...

    Kaitlyn Riley had no idea what to expect at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. But now she knows she wants more.

    Much more.

    The Anderson County High School junior might have put together the best four days of her young career last week when she advanced to the quarterfinal round of the match-play tournament, held at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Not bad for someone who had never played the 5,603-yard, par-72 course and had never participated in a match-play tournament before.

  • County building new football...

    Anderson County will soon be the home of a new football field. This one will be serving the youth leagues of Anderson County.

    “It is something that has been talked about for as long as I can remember,” Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said last week.

  • COLUMN: Not what I expected but...

    CINCINNATI – What I love most about baseball is that you never really know what you are going to get when you go to the ball park.

    Such was the case last Tuesday when my wife and I journeyed up to Cincinnati for our annual two-game excursion at Great American Ball Park.

    The Reds were hosting the Milwaukee Brewers in a game that could have had some major ramifications in the National League Central Division race.

  • GOLF: Goodlett falters at State...

    Laurie Goodlett knew what the competition was at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. After all, the former Anderson County High School and University of Kentucky golfer had won the event twice in the 1990's.

    But at the Elizabethtown Country Club last Monday, Goodlett shot a 12-over 83 in the qualifying round of the tournament, putting her in the first flight, one of the consolation brackets of the prestigious tournament.