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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats play long ball,...

    Anderson County left little doubt about 30th District softball supremacy on Monday night. At least for now the Lady Bearcats did with a 9-2 thrashing of visiting Shelby County.

    But the Lady Bearcats were not ready to make that statement, yet.

    “The only thing that matters is the district (tournament),” said Anderson senior Lauren Brown, who remembered that Shelby routed the Lady Bearcats in the district finals last year.

  • COLUMN: Holt's Derby dream...

    The countdown had already started but it was to begin in earnest on Saturday night.

    Fifty-three weeks, 371 days until May 7, 2011.

    Everyone in Lawrenceburg knew that was the date one of our own could be living a real-life Hollywood story. A small Anderson County farm, with a name inspired by the owner’s son, would be saddling up a horse in the Derby.

    Having a horse with the bloodlines that say you might just be on the winner’s stand with the governor? That’s Hollywood off the charts.

  • Shelby rolls past error-prone...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County took advantage of six Anderson County errors and made Bearcat pitching pay for seven walks and four hit batsmen in posting a 16-6 win in district baseball action Friday night.

    Shelby took firm control of the regular-season 30th District race and has the inside track on the top seed in the district tournament, to be played in late May.

  • Saturday Little League games...

    All Anderson County Little League games scheduled for Saturday, May 1, have been canceled because of the rain and storms in the area. Make-up dates, if any, will be announced at a later date.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, April 29: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m. JV game to follow.

    Friday, April 30: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 5:30 p.m. 30th District seeding game.

        Junior varsity game following.

    Monday, May 3: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 5:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game following.

    Junior varsity baseball

  • Bearcats to battle for district...

    Note: The Anderson News was informed Thursday morning of a time change in the Anderson County vs. Shelby County baseball game on Friday. First pitch is now set for 5:30 p.m. at Shelby County.

    For years, Shelby County dominated Eighth Region baseball so it is a good bet that the Rockets are not about to let Anderson County keep its claim as the regional king without a fight.

    The teams square off Friday night, April 30, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Phillps'...

    I would not want to be in Joker Phillips' shoes right now.

    His first major decision, as far as most fans are concerned, could be one that defines his first season as head football coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.

    But, in reality, another area could be the major factor in determining the success of Kentucky football in 2010.

    Unless you have been exiled to the outer reaches of the Yukon, you know what that first major decision is: Who will be the quarterback under center when the Wildcats open the season at Louisville on Sept. 4?

  • Bearcat baseball schedule changed

    The Anderson County baseball team has announced a pair of late schedule changes affecting games with old rivals.

    The Bearcats have picked up a game with Woodford County, set for Thursday night, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The game will be played at the Anderson field. A junior varsity game will follow.

    The Bearcats' district showdown with Shelby County, set for Friday night, has been moved to 5:30 p.m. with the junior varsity game now following.

  • Track team has night to remember

    Ryan Ratliff is doing just fine for a rookie. Fact is, he's doing as good as anyone, rookie or veteran, in the high jump this year.

    The Anderson County High School junior cleared 6-feet-7 in the Carl Deaton Invitational at Green County on Friday. In his first year of track, Ratliff turned in the state's best jump this season.

    “He was running high on adrenaline because his relay team had just run the 4x200-meter relay to a new (school) record,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • Online extra: Challenger League...

    The experience I had Saturday cannot be put into words.

    The Pirates team I manage took on the Rangers in the first-ever Challenger Division baseball game at Legion Park.

    The game itself was everything I expected and more.  The children playing the game received a prolonged ovation from an overflow crowd. The smiles on the kids' faces told me that a scoreboard could never do justice to the result of this game.