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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat baseball set for...

    The Anderson County baseball team is to play at Louisville Holy Cross on Thursday night at 6:45, then return to Louisville to play DeSales and Paintsville in a double-header beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday.

    The games are part of the 40-team Louisville Invitational Tournament, which is really not a championship bracket. Instead it is a gathering of the top-ranked teams in the state playing across the city.

  • Lady Bearcats show they plan to...

    SHELBYVILLE – With a month to go in the regular season, there is little doubt about which softball team is at the top of the Eighth Region.

    At least Anderson County is at the top of what is generally considered the region’s toughest district.

    The Lady Cats, already ranked 14th in the state and the defending regional champion, established that it is planning on making a return trip to Owensboro with a 6-0 win on a chilly night at Shelby County last Wednesday.

  • Lady Bearcats host Butler, fans...

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats, ranked 14th in the latest statewide softball poll, host Louisville Butler on Tuesday afternoon at 6 p.m. Butler is ranked 16th in the same poll.

    Because of construction of a new field house near the field, fans must make an alternate entrance to the softball facility.

  • Lady Cat tennis posts three wins...

    The Anderson County girls’ tennis team has quietly been putting up good rounds of tennis in the first half of the season.

    The Lady Bearcats had a good week last week, recording two wins against a loss against one of the region’s better teams.

    Tuesday, Bullitt East defeated the Lady Cats 3-2 on the Anderson courts with Anderson’s wins coming from singles’ players Anne-Marie Detherage and Jessica Damron.

  • COLUMN: Nothing little about it

    About the only thing Little about the Anderson County League is the field where baseball is being played this summer.

    The infield is about 2/3 the size of a major league field and the outfield proportionately less in keeping with the idea that the next Jay Bruce or Ryan Howard is just beginning to learn how to use formulas to figure his batting average.

    The fence is about 200 feet from home plate and the heat rarely comes to the plate in excess of 50 miles per hour.

    But it’s still baseball.

  • Lady Cats hold off 16th-ranked...

    Courtney Turpin's home run with a runner on highlighted a 4-run third inning that powered 14th-ranked Anderson County past 16th-ranked Louisville Butler Tuesday night at the Anderson field.

    Anderson led 5-0 after three innings but then held on when Butler's bats awakened in the final two innings. Anderson aided the Bears with some poor defense, but still held on for its seventh straight win.

    For a complete report, see the April 29 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Lady Bearcats roll past Shelby

    Anderson County scored twice before Shelby County could record an out on its way to a 6-0 win over the Lady Rockets in high school softball action Thursday night in Shelbyville.

    The Lady Bearcats scored four times in the first inning and reached two Shelby pitchers for 10 hits. Courtney Turpin and Lauren Brown both had three hits for the Lady Bearcats.

    Turpin was also dominant on the mound, scattering five hits. Shelby never seriously threatened as no Lady Rocket advanced past second base.

  • Spencer upsets Bearcats,...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Spencer County threw a major wrench into the 30th District regular season baseball race Thursday night.

    Spencer's Alex Sorrells belted a 2-run home run in the bottom of the third inning and that was all the Bears needed to upset Anderson County, 3-1 in Taylorsville.

  • Dixon selected to play Down Under

    Anderson County High School senior Cody Dixon has been selected to participate in the Down Under Sports football tournament in July. Dixon’s team, sponsored by International Sports Specialists of North Logan, Utah, will be in Australia for seven days, then return to Hawaii for three more.

    The Down Under Sports program is in its 20th season and boasts alumni such as former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer and running back Ahman Green.

  • Opening Day set for Saturday

    Opening Day festivities for the Anderson County Little League are set for Saturday, April 18 at Legion Park. Activities are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with a parade of players, with the first pitch slated for 10 a.m.

    The pre-game festivities will culminate with the dedication of batting cages named in honor of Allen Dennis, a young baseball player who drowned several years ago.