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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs for July 17, 2013

    Sponsorships being accepted for Carnahan Bowl

    The second annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl football game will be played on Saturday, August 10 at Warford Stadium on the campus of Anderson County High School.

    Anderson County Middle School will host the game, playing Union Middle School of Boone County.

    Proceeds from the game will go toward improvements in the middle school football facility, which is currently only a field located behind the school.

  • Letting go of his baby

    It's never easy walking away from something you love.

    It's doubly hard when that something is a job where you got your first experience and elevated the performance from the good to the great.

    But Clay Birdwhistell just felt it was time.

    After seven years leading the girls' basketball program at Anderson County Middle School and doubling as an assistant coach at the high school, Birdwhistell announced he was giving up the middle school part of his duties in the spring.

  • Fish offshore for post-spawn...

     By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The wet and unseasonably cool weather pattern lately seems more consistent with Kentucky Derby week than early July.

    Chris Hickey, black bass research biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the cool weather delayed the largemouth bass spawn a couple of weeks, but now everything is on schedule as we head into the heat of summer.

    He said anglers report largemouth bass gathering on the channel ledges on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

  • A no-no after a no-no

    It seems like I can't quite catch a break when it comes to seeing a no-hitter.

    At least at the major league level, I can't.

    Since the day my parents took me to Cincinnati’s Crosley Field for my first game in 1964, I have seen, by my best guesstimate, over 200 major league games. I have seen games in 11 different stadiums in nine different cities. I have seen some of the greats – Gibson, Drysdale, Glavine and Seaver, among others — pitch.

    But never have I seen a no-no.

  • Youth teams compete

    Youth softball teams have been competing in Anderson County this summer.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann...

    The recruting trail has ended for Makenzie Cann.

    At least, that is her intention.

    The Anderson County senior verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati on June 22, making the announcement on her Twitter account, saying, “Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

    Cann says she called Cincinnati coach Jamelle Elliott to let her know of her decision.

  • BASEBALL: Former Bearcat shines...

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell appears to be loving his summer job.

    Russell, a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate, blasted two home runs and drove in five as the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots routed Adirondack, 22-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.

    Russell belted a 2-run homer in the second inning, then came back with a 3-run shot two innings later as Newark set a league record for runs scored.

  • COLUMN: A welcome change for...

    Whenever I think I have seen it all, a trip to a middle school athletic event is usually about all I need to realize I have not.

    And I never will.

    In this job, I don't get to attend a lot of middle school games, regardless of the sport. It's more a matter of having only so many hours in a week than anything else. 

    But over the years I have heard some great stories.

  • Sports briefs for July 3, 2013

    Send us your vacation pictures

    Have you shot a round of golf at a famous course? Gone surfing or swimming with the sharks? How about hiking to the top of a mountain or attending a game at a favorite ball park?  The Anderson News wants your vacation photos to publish.

  • SOFTBALL: Now in third year,...

     The Central Kentucky Mudcats are no longer just for the boys.

    The organization is now in its third year of sponsoring a softball travel team, this year fielding a 14-and-under club. The team went 1-4 in the 127 Challenge, held at Anderson County Community Park over the weekend.

    Mudcats' baseball coach Chris Copenhaver started the team when his daughters began to show interest in softball, a first cousin to baseball. Copenhaver says there are differences but they are not major.