Today's Sports

  • Griffie named all-tourney as...

    The Kentucky Rockers 16-and-under McCoy team finished second at the Future Stars of Sports World Series, held July 21-24 in Johnson City, Tenn.

    Anderson County resident Sarah Griffie is a member of the Rockers team.

    The Rockers opened tournament play using a 5-run third to rally from a 5-1 deficit and post an 8-5 victory over the Louisville Stars. Griffie worked the pitching circle, going the distance, giving up one earned run.

  • Ponderosa Speedway to host ninth...

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will present the ninth annual John Bradshaw Memorial race Friday, Aug. 5.

    The event will bring three divisions to action and competing for big prizes. The Super Late Model division will be running for $3,000 to win and $250 start money. This race will be a 40-lap event.

    The second division competing will the Open Wheel Modifieds for $1,000 to win with $75 start money. The Open Wheel modifieds will race for 25 laps.

  • COLUMN: Time to stop short-...

    I am no expert on track and field, but it I don’t need a degree in hurdle-ology to know what a good running surface is.

    Neither am I an expert on the offside trap. My only viewing of the World Cup came on SportsCenter. But I have been around athletic fields long enough to know what a good one looks like, no matter what the sport.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: An...

    Anderson County girls’ soccer coach Jason Earnest vividly remembers the day when an opposing coach nearly deemed the high school’s soccer field unplayable.

    There was nothing really out of the ordinary. It had not rained for several days and the playing surface was dry.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams:...

    In a perfect world, Sheila Mitchell would be able to wave a wand and fix what ails the athletic facilities serving the schools of Anderson County.

    “I would like to get them all met now,” the county’s superintendent of schools said.

  • String music!

    No one on the women’s basketball team at St. Catharine College was even around when Joe Dean made college basketball his domain 30 years ago, but they put their own twist on the man who called Southeastern Conference games for more than 20 years.

    Courtney Milam found out first-hand last year.

  • COLUMN: Great Expectations

    Over the years, I have often wondered about the effect of expectations on a team, especially one that competes at the high school level.

    It is especially pertinent now with football kicking off three weeks from Friday when Anderson County travels to Bryan Station for the inaugural meeting between the schools. Suffice it to say that in 26 years of writing and about 20 more of generally following Bearcat football, I have rarely seen expectations so high before the first tackle is ever made or the first block ever executed.

  • Mudcats win Tenn. tournament

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ 14-and-under baseball team rallied from a slow start to win the Knoxville Summer Slam tournament, held in Knoxville, Tenn., over the weekend.

    They knocked of host team Knoxville Naturals 4-2 in the championship game. Earlier, the Naturals beat the Mudcats 5-2.

    The Mudcats lost to the Tennessee Stars 9-7 before catching fire with a 7-2 win over the Thunder, of Anderson County, Tenn.

    The Mudcats will host the fifth annual Mudcats Classic this weekend at Anderson County High School.

  • Former Bearcat excels in pro...

    Anderson County native Ryan Wells made the most of limited time under center with the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League.

    Wells served as backup to former University of Kentucky and New York Giants’ quarterback Jared Lorenzen for the team.

    Wells, who played high school football at Anderson County before transferring to Western Hills for his senior year, earned the UIFL Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against the East Kentucky Drillers.

  • Mudcats to host fifth annual...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats baseball team will be hosting the Fifth Annual Central Kentucky Mudcats Classic from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 at Barnes Memorial Field on the campus of Anderson County High School.

    “We have a very strong field for the tournament,” says Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver. “We had five more teams wanting in the tournament but with only one field, we had to cap it at seven. Word is getting around that this is a good tournament now and teams remember that.