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Today's Sports

  • Local teen one of Kentucky'...

    It would be safe to say that Emily Smith really has flipped over gymnastics.

    “I saw my cousin (Chelsea Hower of Louisville) flipping and I wanted to do that,” says the Anderson County teenager who has become one of Kentucky's best in the sport. “I started cheerleading but wanted to do more.”

    Do more?

    “A lot of people will ask, 'Can you do the splits?'” Smith says with a big smile. “That is a very basic move.”

  • COLUMN: Putting the brakes on...

    The NCAA makes sense about as often as the Cincinnati Reds close out someone these days, so it was really good to see the recent Associated Press story that said the college athletics governing body was trying to distance itself from the glut of summertime AAU tournaments.

    It is about time.

    The story, which appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and many other publications, on July 1, said that the NCAA is trying to cut down on the summer recruiting period to cut down on the potential of “unsavory influences of AAU coaches.”

  • Kyle Busch dominant in inaugural...

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

    Kyle Busch dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.

    Busch led 125 of 267 laps, including the last 11, to claim the Quaker State 400 in front of an overflow crowd.

  • Sports briefs for July 13

    Lawrenceburg Legends open play in E-town

    The Lawrenceburg Legends' 13-and-under baseball team competed in the recent Players' Dugout Tournament, held in Elizabethtown. The Legends dropped an 11-7 decision to the Kentucky Rockers in the first game of the tournament. In that game, Josh Quire delivered two singles and drew a walk while driving in three runs. In the second game of the tournament, the Legends fell behind early and could not catch up to the M.W. Mudcats. No final score was provided.

  • Richmond National ends local...

    This was one time things really were much closer than the scoreboard indicated.

    The linescore will say that Richmond National ended Anderson County’s dream of a Little League district championship with an 8-3 win at Legion Park last Friday evening. The team from Madison County got a stellar pitching performance from right-hander Bryar Rose and the team belted three home runs, one by Rose in the first inning to erase Anderson’s early 2-0 lead.

  • Little Leaguers advance to...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars romped past Harrison County, 12-2 in five innings Thursday night. With the victory, Anderson moves into the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, being held at Legion Park.

    Anderson's Daniel Whalen started a triple play when he caught a ball on the fly, then touched second for the second out and fired to third for the triple-killing. Logan Stephens went the distance to pick up the win.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: High...

    “If you build it, they will come,”
    --The Voice to Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams”

    When it comes to the track and field program at Anderson County High School, however, they have been coming, even though it has not been built.

    Or, to be more precise, they have been coming in record numbers despite the fact that the school's track has not been upgraded in years.

    “I get asked more than once a week, 'When are we going to get our track fixed,'” Anderson track coach Robert Meacham said late in the recently completed season.

  • Mitchell: Plans in place to...

    Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell says the board of education is not oblivious to the deteriorating shape of many of the system’s athletic facilities, and is looking at many different areas that need attention.

  • Litkenhus to participate in...

    Anderson County resident Jessie Litkenhus will serve as a director at the International Finals Youth Rodeo, according to a press release.

    The event will be held in Shawnee, Okla., from July 10-15.

    The only returnee of the six youth directors, Litkenhus will help in one of the three arenas used in the competition.

    Litkenhus says being selected as a youth director is “one of the best experiences of my high school career. And some of the best memories are from the IFYR” according to the release.

  • Sports Briefs for July 6, 2011

    Herpetology House at Salato Center  
    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will host its 10th annual Herpetology House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.


    This kid-friendly event lets families gain an up close and personal look at a variety of snakes, frogs and other critters. The Herpetology House is free to the public.