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Today's Sports

  • Earning respect? Anderson...

    FRANKFORT – The call for respect might be one of the most overused motivational ploys in all of sports, but it worked for Anderson County tennis on Monday.

    Stung by what they perceived as a bigger disrespecting than Aretha or Reba ever got, the Bearcat and Lady Bearcat singles' tennis players turned in one of the best days ever for Anderson at the regional tournaments being held in Frankfort. All of the Anderson singles advanced to the second round, with two moving on to the regional quarterfinals, played Tuesday after press time.

  • COLUMN: Why Anderson teams will...

    It all starts for real Monday night at Anderson County High School.

    The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats begin their quests for state tournament berths as they will be hosting the 30th District baseball and softball tournaments, respectively. It is believed to be the first time that both tourneys have been held at Anderson at the same time.

  • Young Lady Cats strike to win...

    The clouds did not break until lightning struck for the Anderson County freshman softball team Saturday evening.

    Jessie Crouch ripped a double to left field to drive in Haley Burgin for the winning run in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Owensboro Catholic in the championship game of the Anderson County Invitational Tournament.

  • The Call to Kyle

    Dunbar's baseball team probably wishes Kyle DeLong had listened to one of his Little League coaches Friday night.

    Ranked 20th in the state coaches' poll, the Bulldogs were a study in futility, getting just three hits off DeLong, Anderson County's unassuming senior left-hander. DeLong used his assortment of an upper-70s fastball and a variety of off-speed pitches to frustrate the perennial Lexington power and pick up the complete game win.

    Not bad for a guy that wasn't good enough.

    At least that's what DeLong heard when he started pursuing his dream.

  • Coffey puts Henry bats to sleep

    The road to get there might have been a bit rocky but Anderson County baseball might be getting to where it wants to be.

    At least, if the weekend's results are any indication, the Bearcats are. Anderson pitchers appear to be molding into a formidable staff while the defense has begun making the plays behind the mound corps. At the plate, Anderson got the hits it needed in a pair of impressive victories.

  • COLUMN: Sports speak loudly...

    When Kim Shaw announced his retirement as superintendent of Anderson County schools last month, there was one certain local sports editor who was more than just a little bit sad.

    While I can't be certain, I believe I was the first member of the local media to conduct an in-depth interview with Mr. Shaw. I also believe I was the last to sit down for an extended chat with his predecessor, Sonny Fentress.

  • Weather changes Monday schedule

    Monday's rains have forced postponement of Anderson County's baseball Senior Night festivities, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

    Anderson's game with Scott County has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. Senior Night will be celebrated at 5 p.m.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Friday, May 14: Anderson Co. at Paul Dunbar, 6 p.m. Make up game from Thursday, May 13.

    Friday, May 14: Anderson Co. at Elizabethtown, 6 p.m. Canceled, no make up.

    Saturday, May 15: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 1:30 p.m.

    Monday, May 17: Scott Co. at Anderson Co.,  5:30 p.m. Postponed to Wednesday, May 19. Senior Night festivities at 5 p.m.

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Bearcats hope...

    Anderson County might just be the best-kept secret in Eighth Region boys' tennis.

    No, the Bearcats are not expected to be one of the teams that advances to the state tournament next week. Nor are they expected to have any individual qualifiers in what is arguably Kentucky's toughest region outside the Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky areas.

    But that does not mean Anderson can't make some noise. And with a little bit of luck, Anderson could have a chance to have its first state qualifier in five years.

    But it will be tough.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson baseball...

    Anderson County baseball, 2010 style, might be a lot like the weather in Kentucky. If you don't like what you see, just give it a few minutes.

    The Bearcats did not have a turnaround quite that dramatic but two days after being no-hit and committing seven errors at West Jessamine, Anderson rolled to wins over host LaRue County and sixth-ranked Apollo in the Nall's Specialized Hauling Baseball Classic at Hodgenville.