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Today's Sports

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup

    Tuesday, May 25

    Red Sox 4 — Cubs 9

    Paced by a strong opening three innings, the Cubs defeated the Red Sox by a count of 9-4. Puckett belted out his 10th home run of the season, and four Cubs pitchers combined for nine strikeouts.

    The Cubs scored three runs in the opening frame, followed by another two in the second to take a 5-0 lead heading into the top-half of the third.

  • COLUMN:Drury looking to revive...

    The Kentucky-Indiana high school all-star basketball game has long been billed as something unique to states that claim hoops as part of the birthright.

    But the game has lost its luster in recent years, especially marked by declining attendance on both sides of the Ohio River. In an era marked by glitzy dunk contests and all-star games that are little more than glorified street ball games, the Kentucky-Indiana series has long billed itself as real basketball teams playing for state pride.

  • Bearcats survive Simon Kenton

    CARROLLTON – When a team gets into post-season tournaments, surviving and advancing is all that matters.

    To say Anderson County survived in the Eighth Region baseball tournament on Monday is the understatement.

    The Bearcats pulled out an 11-10 win over Simon Kenton to advance to the semi-finals tonight, Wednesday, June 2, taking on Oldham County. The tournament is being played at Carroll County High School.

  • Searcy's slam slays Dragons

    CARROLLTON – Hannah Searcy's no-doubter erased all doubts about the Anderson County Lady Bearcats on Monday afternoon.

    Searcy's grand slam in the bottom of the third powered the Lady Bearcats to a 10-2 win over South Oldham in the opening round of the Eighth Region softball tournament at Carroll County High School.

    Anderson, the team that, on paper would have to be considered a slight regional favorite, moves on to play Grant County in the regional semifinals tonight, Wedndesday, June 2 at Carroll County.

  • Eighth Region baseball and...

    Pairings for the Eighth Region baseball and softball tournaments have been announced. Both tournaments begin Monday, May 31 at Carroll County High School.

    For the baseball tournament, Anderson County, the 30th District runner-up, will play 32nd District winner Simon Kenton at 4 p.m. on Monday in a lower bracket quarterfinal.

    Complete pairings are:

    Shelby County (23-10) vs. Walton-Verona (23-12), 10 a.m.

    Carroll County (19-10) vs. North Oldham (22-9) 1 p.m.

    Simon Kenton (15-17) vs. Anderson County (18-12), 4 p.m.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Lady Bearcat quest...

    It has been a year now, but the sting is still there for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats.

    The story has been played over and over, both in the press and in their minds, how the Lady Bearcats appeared ready to make a shambles of the 2009 Eighth Region tournament and head to Owensboro for a second straight state tournament berth.

    Instead, the Lady Bearcats started slipping in the last week of the season, then saw the collapse become official with a loss to Simon Kenton in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • Hyatt sends Lady Bearcats to...

    Freshman Anna Marie Hyatt smacked a one-out, two-run single to give Anderson County a 6-5 win and the 30th District championship in eight innings Tuesday night.

    Hyatt ripped a Jeneca Thomas offering into right field to score Courtney Turpin and courtesy runner Haley Burgin and cap a dramatic three-run rally and give the Lady Bearcats their second district crown in three seasons.

    Anderson, which had beaten Shelby twice in the regular season, looked to be in deep trouble after the Lady Rockets had scored twice in the top of the eighth.

  • Walk-off home run in extra...

    Had the TV cameras been rolling, it would have been an instant classic.

    Instead, the 30th District championship game will just live on in the memory of one of Kentucky's best high school sports rivalries.

    John Hunter sent a Steven Watts breaking pitch well over the left field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Shelby County a 5-3 win over host Anderson County to claim the 30th district baseball title.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Legend has '...

    Dusty Puckett grabs his silver batting helmet and picks up a bat to get his arms loose. He’s about to head to the plate to try and give the Cubs a few more runs as they look to get a win. As he walks to the plate, head up, looking straight forward, confidence beaming out of him, everyone around him stops what they’re doing to watch.

    Puckett, a 5-foot-10, 13-year-old, is the definition of cool, calm and collected. He spits in the dirt and rubs it in with his foot and takes three steps toward the plate to get in his stance.

  • The Russell Express lifts...

    There really was reason to worry Monday night, but not if Jacob Russell was on.

    Suffice it to say that Russell was “on” with a pitching performance as dominant as any in recent Anderson County baseball history.

    That is about the only way one can describe the right-hander's performance as  the Bearcats defeated Spencer County 10-1 in the semifinals of the 30th District Tournament at Anderson County High School.

    Russell struck out 16. He gave up only four hits. Spencer's only run was unearned.