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Today's Sports

  • Sloan competes in Michigan

    Jordan Sloan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, competed in the high jump at the World Youth Trials track meet last Wednesday.

    The event was held on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

    Sloan had qualified for the event by jumping 6-04 during the regular season.

    He has a personal best of 6-07.

    Eleven jumpers from across the nation took part in the event with David Smith of Georgia winning with a jump of 7-02.5.

    Sloan finished with a jump of 6-03, disappointing to him.

  • High school practices scheduled...

    The state-mandated dead period for high school athletics ends Thursday, and athletes can use the school facilities, condition and meet with coaches again beginning Friday, July 10.

    Official practices for fall sports can resume on Wednesday, July 15.

    Anderson County High School offers football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and boys’ and girls’ golf in the fall.

    For more information, contact the school at 839-5118.

  • COLUMN: Lack of pool is becoming...

    A story in Saturday’s Lexington Herald-Leader got the journalistic juices flowing.

    The story examined what some pools in Georgetown were doing to comply with a new state law requiring covers over drains in swimming pools.

    Knowing a good angle, even if it’s borrowed, when  I see one, I thought it would be good to find out how this is going in Anderson County.

    Except for one minor difficulty.

    Anderson County doesn’t have a public pool.

  • Anderson Little Leaguers win...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars won their first two games in the District 3 tournament at Harrodsburg. The tournament is the first step toward the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

    Saturday, Anderson defeated Western American, of Lexington, 3-0 as Dusty Puckett smacked a two-run double. Caleb Chambers got the win and Zachary Carmichael recorded the save.

    Monday, Anderson romped past Mercer County, 9-2. No other details have been submitted to The Anderson News.

  • Little League District...

    Anderson County 3, Western American 0

    The Anderson County Little League All-stars defeated Western American of Lexington in the district tournament opener.

  • Major changes coming to hoops,...

    There will be some major changes in Eighth Region over the next three years, all of which will impact Anderson County in some manner.

    The first will take effect in the coming school year when Cornerstone Christian Academy, a small private school in Shelby County, begins competing in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sponsored boys’ basketball and volleyball. The school is located on U.S. 60, about two miles east of Shelby County High School.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for July 1: What...

    SPORTS BUZZ for July 1: What were some of the best individual performances by Anderson County athletes this year? 

    The 2008-09 school year was one of the best in Anderson County sports history, without a doubt.  There were some great, great performances through the year by individuals and teams.  I am going to list some of the best that I saw.  I simply cannot go to every event and missed some of the great moments, but here are some I will not forget.

  • Looking to repeat

    Hunted or hunter?

    For Anderson County basketball, it could be a lot of both in 2009-2010. Hunted, since the Bearcats are the defending Eighth Region champions and return three starters and some players that played key reserve roles.

    Hunter since Anderson will not the the obvious favorite – that honor will go to arch-rival Shelby County – and the Bearcats have to fill some major holes, including the ones left by all-stater C.J. Penny and starting guard Landon Jenkins.

  • Boat safely during holiday...

    More boaters will be on Kentucky waters during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend than at any other time of year. Families will head to the water to fish, tube, water ski and enjoy a long weekend away from work. Boats full of vacationing friends will navigate crowded waters to find the best spot to watch fireworks. In the midst of all this fun and festivity, it’s easy to forget that the Independence Day holiday is often the year’s busiest and most congested weekend on the water.

  • COLUMN: A year to celebrate

    The note Will Carlton handed me carried just a simple question.

    “Best two or three years in school history?” he asked back on Feb. 27.

    The question was a good one at a great time. A few feet from us, the Anderson County basketball teams, plural, were celebrating victories over Shelby County to win the 30th District tournaments. For the Bearcats, it was the second title in three years and the third in seven. But for the Lady Bearcats, it broke a 31-year drought.