Today's Sports

  • Golf news and notes

    Local golfers shine during KGA event

    Three local golfers won first place and another took second during the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last Friday. Kaitlyn Riley took first place in the girls' 16-18 division with a tournament-best 70, while Anna Marie Hyatt was second with an 82 over 18 holes.

    Zachary Toles captured the boys' 13-14 division with an 86 while Hayden Elder won the boys' 11-12 division with a nine-hole score of 44.

    The tour is overseen by the Kentucky Golf Association.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS for June 13, 2012

    Ponderosa closed this weekend

     Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will be closed this Friday, June 15, so that patrons may attend the Lake Cumberland Classic, being held at Burnside, Ky.

     Ponderosa will re-open on Friday, June 22 with the regular weekly series of races. On Saturday, June 23, the track will host the 17th Annual Pete Abell Memorial, paying $2,000 to win in late models.

  • COLUMN: Even with regional loss...

    Looking back on my short baseball career, one thing stands out above everything else.

    I could not hit a curve ball. For that matter, I couldn't hit a fastball, a change, a screwball or anything else.

    But my first love has always been the game measured in 90-foot intervals. I have seen so many baseball games in person and on the tube that I have at least a working knowledge of the game, but I don't claim to be an expert.

    There is one thing my I am sure of: L.W. Barnes is a great high school baseball coach.

  • Lady Mustang soccer honors...

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team recently defeated Owen Co 6-0 on eighth grade night.  That finished off a spectacular season that saw them go 13-4 with six shut-outs. The Lady mustangs outscored their opponents 62-21 on the season. The B-team finished 6-3-1, outscoring the opposition 14-5 and recording six shutouts. “This year's group will be sorely missed,” said coach Daniel Rogers. “Not just because of their talent, but their enthusiasm, leadership and unselfish team play. They set the bar high for teams in the future.”

  • Mustangs cap stellar season with...

    The Anderson County Middle School baseball team won its second consecutive conference championship last Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Taylor County in extra innings. 

    “We couldn't quite get it going offensively, but we were kept in the game by pitchers Mason Baker and J.P. Garmon,” said Mustang coach Graham Carlton. 

  • Normal girl, extraordinary drive

    As she patrols the baseline of a tennis court, Hailey Cutts appears to be like any other girl playing high school tennis.

    She's relatively new to the sport and sometimes has problems getting her ground strokes to fall in just like the vast majority her teammates and opponents alike. When the match gets underway, Hailey's focus and determination cannot be denied. She also shows some speed and athletic ability that point to both a promising future in the sport and an athletic history that includes time playing soccer and running track and field.

  • Duncan ranked third nationally

    Connor Duncan, who set a state record with a time of 41.85 in the 300-meter hurdles at the state middle school track meet on May 26, is ranked third nationally in his age group by milesplit.com which keeps extensive records in the sport. Duncan placed behind a runner from Louisiana and one from Georgia during the past track and field season.

    Duncan just completed his eighth-grade year at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Lane chosen to cheer at Eastern

    For much of her life, Chelsea Lane knew she wanted to be a collegiate cheerleader, she just did not know where.

    Until, that is, she realized Eastern Kentucky University was the place she wanted to be.

    “I went to the spring EKU cheer clinic and fell in love with the coaches, the upperclassmen cheerleaders and the atmosphere as a whole,” Lane says. “I knew then I wanted to be an Eastern cheerleader so I worked hard in the gym, thanks to my best friend Jackie (Webb) and her motivation.”

  • Riley wins Pepsi Tour event at...

    Kaitlyn Riley, who will be a junior at Anderson County High School this fall, took the championshp of the first summer golf event she played in last week.

    Riley won the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event held at Cherry Blossom golf course in Georgetown.

    Riley, who has qualified for the last two state high school tournaments, won the event with a two-over 74, two strokes better than the second-place finisher, Shelby Power of Owen County.

    Riley started on the back nine, shooting a three-over, but rallied to go one under on the front nine to win the title.

  • Sports Briefs for June 6, 2012

    Squirrel shoot at sportsman’s club

    The League of Kentucky Sportsmen will sponsor a squirrel rifle shoot June 10 at the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, according to a news release.

    The shoot will begin at 2 p.m.

    Shooting will be off-hand at No. 1 NRA targets at 25 yards with a .22 caliber rifle.

    Instruction, equipment and ammunition will be provided, but shooters may bring a rifle that meets shooting criteria.

    The shoot is for shooters 20 years of age and younger.