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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Has it already been a...

    Where were you a year ago, March 31, 2009?

    Surely you remember how you tried to find way to check out the press conference being held at the University of Kentucky's Craft Center.

    There was anticipation that crossed into the realm of the ridiculous – I still can't decide which was kookier, that camera stationed outside John Calipari's office at Memphis or people that sat for hours watching it. And, of course, I would never admit to doing anything other than thinking it was a joke and clicking on the link to said camera after a friend e-mailed.

  • TENNIS: Bearcat netters looking...

    To the average sports fan, tennis is an individual sport.

    Chemistry? Isn't that the subject where you would sweat profusely before taking a test on the periodic table?

    But Steve Rucker, a co-coach of the Anderson County boys' tennis team puts the concepts together as the Bearcats embark on their season. “We are still looking for our chemistry,” he says.

  • Highy regarded contender could...

    There is a distinct possibility that new Anderson County track coach Robert Meacham will have a jump-start to his career.

    Meacham took over the program after the highly successful Travis Gay resigned last spring, just days after 14 Anderson athletes had competed in the state meet. Gay left coaching for a job in the business world and relocated to Mississippi.

    Enter Meacham, who had been one of Gay's assistant coaches for two years and who has had head coaching experience with boys' track at a school just outside Nashville.

  • TENNIS: Lady Bearcats have...

    When the Anderson County girls' tennis team gets together, whether it is for a practice, a match or just to hang out, the expressions are the same as when most teenagers congregate: smiles, laughter, care-free silliness.

    And, for 2010, at least, you can add the expectation to be successful to that list.

    No one is expecting Anderson to be a major team player on the regional or state scene. The team does not boast any player ranked among Kentucky's Top 10.  Yet the relative nature of expectation has risen to a level rarely seen in Anderson County girls' tennis.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Wednesday, March 31: Anderson Co. at Eminence, 5:30 p.m. 30th District tournament seeding game.

    Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Sunday, April 4: Anderson Co. vs. Caldwell Co.,  1 p.m.

    Monday, April 5: Anderson Co. vs. Lawrence Co., 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 6: Anderson Co. vs. Barren Co., noon.

    Wednesday, April 7: Anderson Co. vs. Owensboro, 3 p.m.

    Softball

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: Mathies is...

    Mathies is Kentucky's silent assassin

    You have to love a basketball player like A'dia Mathies.

    When Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell inked Mathies out of Louisville's Iroquois High School last year, it was considered a major coup for a program that had rarely been a major player in the Southeastern Conference.

  • Lady Bearcat softball drops in...

    After winning just one of its first four games, Anderson County dropped five spots in the latest Kentucky Prep Softball poll, released Tuesday. Anderson fell from 13th to 18th, one spot behind 30th District foe Shelby County.

    The entire poll:

    Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association Poll

    First place votes in parentheses

    1. Owensboro Catholic (24)

    2. Ballard (3)

    3. Mercy (2)

    4. Christian Co.

    5. North Laurel

    6. Reidland

    7. Allen Co.-Scottsville

    8. Scott Co.

    9. Meade Co.

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: My NCAA...

    (Editor's Note: March Madness is officially here. Anderson County's girls made the Sweet 16. The boys had a nice run. Kentucky is now the favorite in the NCAA tourney. Tourney Time is your spot for frequent updates on the goings on around the tournaments. Check back often.)

    Updated, Thursday, March 25, 5:30 p.m.

    My NCAA third round picks

    East Region

    Washington over West Virginia by two. A healthy West Virginia is the better team but the Mountaineers do not have Darryl Bryant. Washington is red hot.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson Co. High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, March 25: Anderson Co. at Danville, 5:30 p.m.

        Varsity and junior varsity games.

    Saturday, March 27: Eighth Region Showdown at Shelby Co.

        Anderson Co. vs. North Oldham, 2:30 p.m.

        Anderson Co. vs. Oldham Co., 5 p.m.

    Monday, March 29: Lou. Ballard at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 30: Bullitt East at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.

  • Young, but ready

    Never mind that his team is ranked 13th in the preseason poll of the state's softball coaches.

    And pay no attention to the fact that Anderson County is considered by some as the team to beat in the Eighth Region and boasts a Miss Softball candidate.

    Anderson County coach Brian Glass sees that he will have to be penciling a new catcher into the lineup for the first time in over five years and has some other holes caused by graduation, injuries and players deciding not to play this season.