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Today's Sports

  • DeLong dominates Rebels

    Kyle DeLong wasn’t overpowering. Owen County just couldn’t hit him Friday night.

    The junior left-hander scattered five hits and struck out nine as homestanding Anderson County routed its regional rival, 9-1.

    DeLong gave up an unearned run in the first, then was in complete control the rest of the way. At one point he retired 10 straight batters and did not issue a walk as he went the distance for the newly-ranked Bearcats.

  • Turpin homers, combines with...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Courtney Turpin blasted a two-run home run and combined with Lauren Brown on a two-hit shutout as Anderson County bombed host Spencer County, 10-0, Tuesday night. Anderson extended its winning streak to 12 games, but most importantly, capped the top seed in the 30th District Tournament next month.

    The teams endured a rain delay of over two hours, putting the first pitch, set for 6 p.m., back to 8:10.

  • Monday softball canceled,...

    The Anderson County softball game at Woodford County, scheduled for Monday night, has been canceled due to wet grounds. Coach Brian Glass says the game will likely not be made up.

    The Bearcat baseball game at Franklin County is still on but the junior varsity game has been canceled and the varsity first pitch has been moved to 7 p.m.

    The freshman softball game with Ballard has also been canceled.

    The 11th-ranked Lady Cats return to action Wednesday against No. 10 Scott County at the Anderson field. Check back for more updates.

     

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for May 3:...

    I had the chance to attend the Anderson County boys' basketball awards' banquet on Sunday afternoon. It was quite a celebration of the program's most successful year, in terms of the post-season, since 1997. We'll have the award winners in the May 6 Anderson News.

  • Brown, DeLong lead Bat Cats past...

    Jacob Brown tagged a three-run triple and Kyle DeLong pitched a masterful complete game as the Anderson County baseball team routed Owen County 9-1 on Friday night at the Anderson field. Anderson, now ranked 23rd in the state, improved to 14-8 and will play a double-header at West Jessamine on Saturday. The Bearcats play West Jessamine at 11 a.m., followed by a game with Somerset.

    The Anderson freshmen host a triple-header with Scott County and Franklin County on Saturday, followed by a junior varsity matchup with West Jessamine. First pitch is set for 10 a.m.

  • Bearcats, Lady Cats both ranked

    The Anderson County High School softball team is inching closer to a place in the state's Top 10 while the Bearcat baseball team has cracked the Top 25 for the first time this year. The Lady Bearcats are ranked 11th, while the Bearcats are now 23rd in the respective polls. Follow the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at The Anderson News.

    Kentucky High School Softball Coaches Association poll

    Released April 29

  • Bearcats roll, Lady Cats fall

    There actually was some suspense in Anderson County's 25-0 win over visiting Eminence on the baseball field Thursday night.

    After exploding for ten runs in the bottom of the first, the Bearcats prayed the ominous clouds gathering from the west would hold off through five innings. While Anderson coach L.W. Barnes went to some extraordinary measures to keep the final score down, the threatening skies became the topic of conversation. The rain held off just long enough for Bearcats to record the victory by the “mercy rule.”

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for April 30:...

    I really like the way C.J. Penny has been taking his time on making his college choice. I haven't talked with him this week, so he might have decided by now, but he's not let me know.

    That's fine with me. Before the recent basketball season, I told C.J. I would not bother him about the recruiting process. It was my choice, not his.

    And I have to admit, watching one of the most likable kids you will ever meet lead his team to the Sweet 16 was a blast.

  • Lady Cats roll to Classic win

    The buzz word is no longer “rebuilding.” Anderson County softball has reloaded in 2009.

    The Lady Bearcats underscored that with wins over three ranked teams to win the championship of the Big Eight Classic on Friday and Saturday. The tournament was hosted by George Rogers Clark High School.

    “Our pitching was outstanding,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said. “(Courtney) Turpin only gave up one earned run in three games with 21 strikeouts.

  • Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

    C.J. Penny’s high school basketball career is not quite over.

    The Anderson County High School senior learned last Wednesday that he had been selected to the Kentucky All-Star basketball team that will play Indiana in the annual two-game summer series. Penny was selected by Kentucky head coach Tony Hopper of Apollo High School and a committee of 18 coaches that attended the tryouts, held April 17-18 at Campbellsville University.