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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats win Boyle...

    Anderson County was never threatened in winning four games in the Boyle County Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Danville. The tournament, which was delayed by Friday's rains, was played at Danville's Millennium Park.

    The Lady Bearcats, who had not played since April 30 because of the recent rains, won for the 16th time in 17 games and are now 19-5 on the year. Boyle is 14-14.

  • Rain alters Bearcat sports...

    Friday's rains and threats of serious storms have altered the Anderson County athletic schedules again as all varsity sporting events have been canceled for Friday night.

    The Central Kentucky Conference track meet, to be held at Boyle County, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at Boyle.

  • No. 10 Scott County ends Lady...

    Errors, both mental and physical, cost the 11th-ranked Anderson County softball team as No. 10 Scott County posted a 2-1 win over the Lady Bearcats last Thursday in Georgetown.

    Anderson pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just four hits and struck out seven.

    “We made three errors in the first inning and Scott scored a run,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said. Scott scored again in the third on a dropped fly ball.

    The Anderson bats had a difficult time too, getting only two hits, a pair of doubles from Chelsea Bright.

  • Lady Cats still ranked 11th

    Anderson County is holding at No. 11 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll, released Thursday. Anderson will play in the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, opening with Danville on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. They follow with a contest against Nelson County, a team the Lady Cats struggled to defeat on March 31, at 7 p.m.

    Christian County remains atop the poll.

    The current softball poll is:

  • Anderson sinks Danville

    Jacob Russell belted a 2-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave Anderson County some breathing room in a 4-1 win over visiting Danville Thursday night. Russell drove in three runs and picked up the save. Kyle Delong pitched six strong innings to pick up the win for the 24th-ranked Bearcats. Full details and comments will be available in the May 13 edition of The Anderson News.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for May 7: Who...

    Several times during the current baseball season, I have had discussions about the best players to take the diamond in Anderson County history. This sports buzz is simple: Who are the best you have seen?  And who are the best opponent's you have seen?

    From this corner, picking the best Anderson baseball players is difficult. There have been no true superstars to come through Anderson County, although one, Matt McWilliams, appeared to be heading that way until arm problems ended his career.

  • Bearcats drop one spot in latest...

    Anderson County remained in the state's Top 25 in the statewide coaches' poll released on Thursday. Anderson, which made its first ever appearance last week at No. 23, fell one notch into a three-way tie with Christian County and Lafayette. Apollo remains the state's top-ranked team but Lexington Christian, a team that defeated Anderson earlier in the year, is now No. 2 after winning the championship of the All-A Classic.

    Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches' Association poll of May 7.

  • Ethington, Drury power Asbury to...

    The Asbury College softball team won its first Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, defeating Indiana–Southeast 4-2 on Saturday.

    Playing on their home field in Wilmore, the Eagles won in the program’s first year back after a five-year absence. The Eagles defeated Alice Lloyd 9-0 and Brescia 7-1 on Friday to advance to the championship game on Saturday.

    Asbury (24-12) fought back from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the Grenadiers for the first time this year.

  • Anderson thumps 10th-ranked...

    Anderson County proved that its entry into the state's Top 25 was no fluke Monday night.

    The 23rd-ranked Bearcats built a big lead and rode Jacob Brown's nasty curveball for an 8-4 win at No. 10 Franklin County.

  • COLUMN: Believe it!

    I feel qualified to give some advice for when you hear someone say, “I don’t pay attention to the rankings.”

    The speaker is either a) lying or b) kidding himself.

    Oh, deep down we know the rankings meant little to Villanova playing Georgetown. Barry Larkin, Eric Davis and company knew that Canseco and McGwire had seen nothing like Jose Rijo and the Nasty Boys. And paper was about the width of the opening Calvin Borel took Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Your brain processes that, certifies it as true and tells you to act accordingly.