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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats take control of...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County erupted for four runs in the first inning then survived a shaky second to defeat host Shelby County 6-4 in a 30th District showdown on Tuesday night.

    The first four Lady Bearcats reached base and scored as Anderson took advantage of some shoddy Shelby defense. The Lady Rockets committed four errors in the first inning, including a pair of dropped foul balls that allowed Courtney Turpin and Corrin Robinson to drive in runs.

  • These Little Leaguers are...

    I've got to hand it to my man, Colten Slayton.

    As we were warming up for Little League baseball practice on Sunday afternoon, Colten informed me, “My pitching is off.”

    A lefty, Colten could have fooled me. He was bringing some heat for an 8-year-old and even threw a bit of a breaking pitch. He didn't seem too off to me.

    Especially since he was throwing from a wheelchair.

    Yes, a wheelchair.

  • Gill finds he has much in common...

    When he attended a cancer support group meeting last Thursday, little did Paul Gill know that he would meet another person with something in common.

    John Calipari.

    Yes, THE John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Gill had been attending a meeting of people that have been battling multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, at the R. J. Corman Company offices in Nicholasville. A close friend of Calipari's, Corman invited the group to be his guest at the company facility

  • Remembering one of the best

    When the game was on the line, there was little doubt that Mike Casey would come through.

    He was never the fastest. Never the one that jumped the highest. And at 6-foot-4, Casey had good size for a guard, but he was far from the biggest on the basketball court.

    It was just that when things mattered the most, country boy Mike Casey was at his best. It is the trait made him one of the most beloved players ever to suit up in Kentucky.

    When Casey died last April, the outpouring of grief and support from across the state was profound.

  • Pittman shoots to be national...

    Dylan Pittman's routine is simple but sure.

    Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Spin the ball. Shoot. Swish.

    On an average day, about 88 percent of the time it is the same for the 10-year old Emma B. Ward student.

    Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Spin the ball. Shoot. Swish.

    It is a routine that earned Dylan the state and regional championships of the Elks Lodge national free throw shooting competition. He, accompanied by his family, is scheduled to leave for Springfield, Mass., today (Wednesday) for the national finals to be held on Saturday.

  • Lady Bearcats romp past Oldham

    Renay Peacock belted a pair of doubles and drove in three runs as Anderson County routed Eighth Region rival Oldham County, 8-0, in softball action Tuesday night in Buckner. A sophomore catcher, Peacock drove the ball deep into left field to put Anderson up 5-0 in the third inning. She added some insurance in the sixth when she knocked in another run to close out the scoring in the sixth.

  • COLUMN: Don't turn a blind...

    I finally got the chance to see "The Blind Side" on DVD last week. I realize that nearly every other person on the face of the earth had already seen the story of Baltimore Ravens tackle Micheal Oher so I won't talk much about the plot. And Heaven knows I am not qualified to critique the acting skills of Tim McGraw or Quinton Aaron or Sandra Bullock.

  • Glass emphasizes GPA over all...

    You can talk about OPS, ERA or RBI, but if around the Anderson County High School softball team, you'd better be ready to talk about GPA.

    That is how Anderson coach Brian Glass wants it, at least.

    Glass has instituted a policy with the Lady Bearcats this year, raising the team's academic standard above that required by the school and by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    “You have got to make good grades,” Glass said. “The school policy is that if you have two “F's,” you can't play.

  • Not up to a title this year? Not...

    Remember all that talk about Anderson County baseball being way down in 2010? How this was to be the year to get Anderson and break its two-year stranglehold on the Eighth Region?

    Not so fast.

    At least that is what the Bearcats themselves seemed to be saying last week when they took four of five games in the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach. Anderson is now 8-4 on the year.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, April 15: Tates Creek at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 16: Capital City Classic at Western Hills, Anderson Co. vs. Louisville Holy Cross, 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, April 17: Capital City Classic at Franklin Co., Anderson Co. vs. Beechwood, 11 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 20: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m. 30th District seeding game..

    Junior varsity baseball