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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Anderson County great...

    It happened again. Three times.

    Make that three times in less than two hours.

    Three times I was asked, “What are you doing these days now that the ball games are over?”

    I could only laugh about it since one of the inquiries came at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, where I was shooting some photos from the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour tournament. The others came shortly after.

  • SOFTBALL: Curry named all-region

    Anderson County softball player Bailey Curry has been named to the All-Eighth Region team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    A seventh-grader, Curry led the 30th District champions in nearly every offensive category. Curry sported a .505 batting average, getting 56 hits in 111 at-bats for the Lady Bearcats. She belted three home runs and smacked 14 doubles, leading Anderson in both categories. She also drove in 34 runs (second on the team) in 35 games. She struck out just nine times and had a .556 on-base percentage.

  • GOLF: Riley breaking par on...

    As Kaitlyn Riley headed to the turn in last Friday's Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event at Wild Turkey Trace, her father, Mike, looked over her scorecard.

    “She is playing all right, I guess,” he said. “She is one-over right now.”

    All right became outstanding on holes one through nine – Riley started on No. 10 – as she turned in a one-under 70 to win the girls' 16- to 18-year-old division of the event.

  • GOLF: Robinson wins Weissinger...

    Lee Robinson might be the master of the understatement.

    “I played a really good round,” Robinson said of his 18 holes in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event held at Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville last Tuesday.

    Robinson, who will be a junior at Anderson County High School this fall, turned in a one-over 73 to take first place in the Boys' 15- and 16-year-old division of the tournament. Robinson was four strokes better than Thomas Pettus, of Springfield, to take the division title.

  • 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.