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Today's Sports

  • Anderson thumps 10th-ranked...

    Anderson County proved that its entry into the state's Top 25 was no fluke Monday night.

    The 23rd-ranked Bearcats built a big lead and rode Jacob Brown's nasty curveball for an 8-4 win at No. 10 Franklin County.

  • COLUMN: Believe it!

    I feel qualified to give some advice for when you hear someone say, “I don’t pay attention to the rankings.”

    The speaker is either a) lying or b) kidding himself.

    Oh, deep down we know the rankings meant little to Villanova playing Georgetown. Barry Larkin, Eric Davis and company knew that Canseco and McGwire had seen nothing like Jose Rijo and the Nasty Boys. And paper was about the width of the opening Calvin Borel took Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Your brain processes that, certifies it as true and tells you to act accordingly.

  • Hole-in-one is Taylor-made

    No one could blame Taylor Gillis if she was being very noisy at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last Wednesday.

    A junior at Anderson County High School, Gillis aced the 131-yard 13th hole during a round with her father. It was the first hole-in-one at the course this year.

    Playing the blue tees, Gillis used a 7-iron for her tee shot. “The ball hit the flag stick on the fly, then went in the hole,” she said. “I began to scream and Dad didn’t really know what to do.”

  • Rain altering Wednesday Bearcat...

    Wednesday's rains have canceled two Anderson County sporting events while coaches are keeping their eyes on the weather concerning other events.

    The Bearcat boys' tennis match with Gallatin County has been canceled.

    The Lady Bearcat softball game with No. 10 Scott County has also been canceled. No makeup date, if any, has been announced.

    The Bearcat freshman baseball game with Oldham County is still on. Anderson head coach L.W. Barnes said a tarp is covering the field and the game should go on if the rain stops.

    Check back for updates as they happen.

  • 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