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Today's Sports

  • No excuses for season-ending loss

    SHELBYVILLE – There were no excuses.

    There could not be after Simon Kenton had ended Anderson County’s quest to repeat as Eighth Region champions Monday.

    The Pioneers took advantage of four Anderson errors to score a 6-2 win in the first round of the regional tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Simon Kenton, the winningest team in the region, stunned the seventh-ranked Lady Bearcats with six unearned runs to advance to Tuesday’s semifinal game against Oldham County.

  • Robinson places second, three...

    LOUISVILLE – B.J. Robinson was so close.

    So close to a state pole vault championship that he could feel it.

    The record will show that the Anderson County senior could not clear 14 feet, finishing second to Henderson County’s Evan Pitt in the pole vault at the state high school track meet at Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville. That record will tell that Robinson only topped out at 13-06 for the highest Anderson track finish at the state in over a decade.

  • Round 3, Act 2

    Haven't we been through this before?

    Back on March 10, it seemed like everyone in two counties was talking about Anderson County vs. Shelby County. They were playing for the Eighth Region basketball championship that night and Anderson was going for its third win of the season against its biggest rival.

    Well, now. Look at May 27.

    If the weatherman cooperates, Anderson County and Shelby County will be going for all the marbles on the baseball diamond. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • A whole different world

    It might have not completely sunk in, but Erin Drury hit the big time last week.

    Drury, who will graduate from Anderson County High School Thursday night, learned on May 16 that she had made the cut to become a cheerleader for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels next year.

    Drury made the team of 22 girls and three boys after tryouts at the Richmond campus.

    There were no major announcements, not even a phone call. “I found out about it online,” Drury said with a smile.

  • Bearcats roar into regional...

    Anderson County jumped on Gallatin County for three runs in the first inning, then broke things open in the second with five more on the way to an 11-1 win in the semifinal round of the Eighth Region Tournament held at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Anderson is now one win from successfully defending the regional title it won last year, a feat no program in a single-class sport has done in the 60-year history of the school.

  • Robinson is state runnerup in...

    LOUISVILLE – B.J. Robinson was so close.

    The Anderson County senior could not clear 14 feet, finishing second to Henderson County's Evan Pitt in the pole vault at the state high school track meet at Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville.

    Robinson and Pitt staged a monumental battle, but Pitt prevailed when he easily cleared 14. Robinson could not match that.

    “I couldn't get loose,” said Robinson, who just had knee surgery in February.

  • Bearcats advance to regional...

     

    UPDATED, Tuesday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. The Anderson County baseball team will play Gallatin County in the Eighth Region semi-finals, Tuesday night at 8:30 at Shelby County. Gallatin defeated Walton-Verona 3-0 in the final game of the tournament's first round Monday night.

    Shelby County will take on Carroll County in the first game at 6 p.m.

    Bearcats advance in regional tourney, Lady Bearcats ousted with six unearned runs

  • Eighth Region softball pairings

    Eighth Region Fast-pitch softball tournament pairings

    At Shelby County Athletic Complex

    (District winners listed first)

    Monday, May 25

    Oldham Co. vs. Owen Co, 10 a.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. Anderson Co., noon

    Henry Co. vs. Walton-Verona, 2 p.m.

    Shelby Co. vs. South Oldham, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 26

    Semifinals, 6 and 8 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 27

    Championship game, 6:30 p.m.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for May 24: Lady...

    Up until last Tuesday, it looked like the Eighth Region softball race was just for second place. Anderson County had won 20 of 21 games, was beating good teams and demolishing decent teams. Not only were the Lady Bearcats ranked, they climbed to the program's highest-ever ranking. They are still there, in fact, coming in a No. 7 in the final regular season coaches' poll. They were the only regional team to be in the Top 25 most of the year.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR MAY 23:...

    The Anderson County baseball team will open defense of its Eighth Region championship Monday, May 25 when the Bearcats play North Oldham in the tournament opener at Shelby County.

    If Anderson is able to win three games this week, the Bearcats will accomplish something no team, in any single-class sport, has ever done in the 60-year history of the school. No team has ever repeated as regional champion.