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Today's Sports

  • Lane chosen to cheer at Eastern

    For much of her life, Chelsea Lane knew she wanted to be a collegiate cheerleader, she just did not know where.

    Until, that is, she realized Eastern Kentucky University was the place she wanted to be.

    “I went to the spring EKU cheer clinic and fell in love with the coaches, the upperclassmen cheerleaders and the atmosphere as a whole,” Lane says. “I knew then I wanted to be an Eastern cheerleader so I worked hard in the gym, thanks to my best friend Jackie (Webb) and her motivation.”

  • Riley wins Pepsi Tour event at...

    Kaitlyn Riley, who will be a junior at Anderson County High School this fall, took the championshp of the first summer golf event she played in last week.

    Riley won the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event held at Cherry Blossom golf course in Georgetown.

    Riley, who has qualified for the last two state high school tournaments, won the event with a two-over 74, two strokes better than the second-place finisher, Shelby Power of Owen County.

    Riley started on the back nine, shooting a three-over, but rallied to go one under on the front nine to win the title.

  • Sports Briefs for June 6, 2012

    Squirrel shoot at sportsman’s club

    The League of Kentucky Sportsmen will sponsor a squirrel rifle shoot June 10 at the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, according to a news release.

    The shoot will begin at 2 p.m.

    Shooting will be off-hand at No. 1 NRA targets at 25 yards with a .22 caliber rifle.

    Instruction, equipment and ammunition will be provided, but shooters may bring a rifle that meets shooting criteria.

    The shoot is for shooters 20 years of age and younger.

     

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  • SOFTBALL: Oldham ends Lady...

    For five innings, Anderson County appeared primed to pull the big upset.

    But Oldham County showed why it eventually won the regional championship and has won 33 or 39 games when the Lady Colonels erupted for seven runs in the top of the sixth in an 8-1 win over Anderson in the Eighth Region semi-final last Wednesday at South Oldham High School.

  • BASEBALL: South Oldham ends...

    SHELBYVILLE – In the end, the ultimate tribute given to Anderson County baseball was also its downfall.

    South Oldham senior Jordan Simons dominated the Bearcats last Wednesday, striking out 15 and giving up just 3 hits in earning a 2-0 win in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals at Collins High School.

    Simply put, Simons was the best Anderson had seen in a while. “Honestly, he was far better than advertised,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

  • Bearcat, Lady Bearcat seasons...

    Thursday was a tough night for Anderson County on the diamond as both the Bearcat baseball team and Lady Bearcat softball teams saw their seasons come to an end in the Eighth Region tournament semifinals.

    At South Oldham High School, the Lady Bearcats led early but fell apart late in an 8-1 loss to regional favorite Oldham County. Anderson led 1-0 after four but Oldham tied things in the fifth, then scored seven times in the sixth to advance to the regional final against Walton-Verona. Anderson ends the season at 19-16.

  • Duncan sets new state record in...

    As he neared the finish line in the 300-meter hurdle race, Connor Duncan knew he would be getting a gold medal at the state middle school track meet last Saturday.

    He knew he had been fast, bursting out of the starting block and leading all the way. But it wasn't until a few seconds later that the magnitude of what the Anderson County Middle School eighth-grader had done began to sink in on the track at Dunbar High School in Lexington.

    “The coaches said, 'You got it in 41 (seconds). I thought I had the state record,” Duncan said.

  • Dream comes true for Anderson...

    When she started cheering while in kindergarten, Jackie Webb has had one dream: Be on the sidelines yelling “Go Big Blue!”

    Webb, who graduated from Anderson County High School on Tuesday night recently learned that her dream will be coming true next fall as a member of the White cheering squad at the University of Kentucky. She will be cheering at football games, women's basketball and volleyball contests.

    “My dream has always been to attend the University of Kentucky and cheer,” Webb says.

  • Student-athletes deserve better...

    Remember that little phrase we often hear, then snicker?

    Student-athlete.

    When you hear someone representing a major college or the NCAA using that term, you had better be sure to notice that emphasis on the “student” half of the equation and forget that those student-athletes play weeknight games at 9:30 and are flown across the country, regardless of location, all for a good matchup in March Madness.