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Today's Sports

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Breaking bad

    Most athletes welcome a break, but Eric Steedly and Zack Allen might have wanted to go on playing tennis last Tuesday.

    The Anderson County duo had just completed a red-hot second set, defeating Franklin County’s Brian Steitz and James Robb 6-3, sending the Region 8 tournament quarterfinal to a deciding third set. The rules dictate a 10-minute break between the second and third sets, but the stoppage could not have come at a worse time for Steedly and Allen.

  • Knees, title feel good for Sloan

    LEXINGTON – Jordan Sloan made sure he had plenty of rest in the days leading up to the Class 3A, Region 6 meet, held Thursday at Paul L. Dunbar High School.

    “Today, my knees felt good,” a beaming Sloan said moments after winning his second consecutive regional high jump championship. Sloan cleared 6-00, easily besting Dunbar’s Lamont Johnson, who jumped 5-08 for second place.

  • Shelby stuns No. 7 Anderson to...

    EMINENCE -- Shelby County stunned highly-ranked Anderson County, 11-5, to win the 30th District championship Tuesday night at Eminence.

    Down 5-0 early, Shelby rallied with a five-run third inning, then put things completely out of reach with another five runs in the top of the seventh.

    Anderson, ranked seventh in the state in the final coaches' poll of the season, looked anything but a Top 10 team over the final five innings as the Lady Bearcats committed seven errors and had numerous mental miscues in the field and on the base paths.

  • Lady Bearcats ranked 7th in...

    The Anderson County softball team continued its climb to the program's highest ever ranking, finishing the season ranked seventh in the final coaches' poll, released Monday. The poll was taken before the start of the district tournaments.

    Perennial powers Christiian County, Owensboro Catholic, Ballard and North Laurel took the top four spots.

    Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association final poll.

  • COLUMN: Preparing for mismatches...

    When you are getting ready to coach or play in a game like the one Anderson County’s softball team found itself playing Monday, things can be tricky.

    That Anderson defeated Eminence 15-0 in three innings was really no surprise. The Lady Bearcats are ranked eighth statewide, have now won 20 of their last 22 and are considered a good bet to defend their Eighth Region championship.

    The Lady Bearcats are very good. They have a different personality than a year ago, no doubt, but have the potential to again win the Eighth Region.

  • Bearcats take care of business...

    SHELBYVILLE —Anderson County, the top seed in this year’s 30th district baseball tournament faced Eminence tonight in the first round of the tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.  Anderson emerged victorious 12-2 and notched their place in the championship game Wednesday night against their arch-rival Shelby County.

    Anderson Jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Jordan Alves singled, stole second, reached third on a passed ball and scored on Jacob Brown’s sacrifice fly to center.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    Anderson County advanced to the 30th District Tournament championship game and the Eighth Region tournament with a 15-0 win over host Eminence Monday night. The game was called after three innings because of the mercy rule.

    The onslaught started early with five runs in the bottom of the first. Anderson took advantage of two Eminence errors and Kritty Morrow delivered the big hit, a two-run double.

    Even though the game was at Eminence, Anderson was the home team because of being the top seed.

  • ‘Clicking on all...

    DANVILLE – The demolition of the field in the Boyle County Invitational done, Brian Glass could only chuckle and produce a look of amazement at what he had just seen his Anderson County softball team do to win the tournament.

    “Our offense is just clicking on all cylinders,” he said.

    No further explanation was needed.

  • Lady Bearcats crack state's...

    Anderson County is making what is believed to be the Lady Bearcats' first-ever appearance in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll Top 10. The Lady Bearcas are ranked eighth in the latest poll, released Friday.

    Anderson, now 22-5 on the year, has won 19 of its last 20 games.

    The Anderson baseball team fell out of the top 25 this week.

    The latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll.

  • Sloan wins regional track title

    UPDATED: Friday, May 15, 12:50 a.m.

    Anderson track coach Travis Gay has just e-mailed The Anderson News to inform that Anderson's Cody Dixon has also qualified for the state meet in the boys' 200-meter dash. Dixon made the automatic qualifier and will advance to next week's meet at Louisville. Six Anderson performers are in.