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Today's Sports

  • 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.

     

  • REGION 8 TENNIS: Anderson teams...

    The Anderson County tennis teams played well but were eliminated from the Region 8 tennis tournaments in Frankfort.

    The final Bearcats alive in the meet, the boys' doubles teams, went out in the tournament quarter-finals on Tuesday afternoon at Franklin County High School.

    Anderson's top entry of Eric Steedly and Zach Allen extended Franklin County's top team to three sets while the team of Jerry Hockensmith and Tyler Hyatt lost to Franklin's No. 2 team in straight sets, but a match closer than the score indicated.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson juggernaut...

    Anderson County picked up where it left off Saturday, thrashing host Scott County 20-8 in a “mercy rule” contest called after five innings.

    “We punished the ball up and down the lineup,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

    Anderson leadoff hitter Jordan Alves set the tone, going 4-for-4 with a walk and scoring five runs. He also stole a base.

    Jacob Brown “crushed all three balls he hit, including the first-inning rocket over the left field fence, giving us an early 2-0 lead,” Barnes said. Brown had three RBI.

  • Russell’s bomb sinks...

    It took nearly six innings, but Anderson County finally figured out Duran Elmore Thursday night.

    Locked in a duel with Anderson’s Kyle DeLong, the Danville left-hander used an unorthodox delivery – think Dontrelle Willis – to limit Anderson to one hit through the first five innings. But Jeremy Turpin cracked a one-out single, then two batters later, Jacob Russell drove an Elmore fastball over the left-field fence, giving Anderson the cushion it needed in a 4-1 win.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats keep...

    Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, managed just four hits, including Tiffany Davenport's home run, but managed to defeat No. 7 DuPont Manual 3-1 in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    Davenport's fourth-inning shot to left center gave the Lady Bearcats some breathing room and was the decisive blow as the Lady Bearcats improved to 21-5 and recorded their 18th win in 19 games.

    Pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just three hits and issued no walks. She struck out six.

  • 'Fast kids' send Lady...

    The “Fast Kids” were blazing for Anderson County on Wednesday night.

    Chelsea Bright singled, driving in Lauren Brown with one out in the ninth inning to give Anderson a 2-1 win over Henry Clay in the final home softball game of the season.

    Brown had reached on a single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. She easily scored on Bright's single to give Anderson its 20th win in 21 games.

  • Column: Did you see those scores?

    When I sent a Twitter message out Saturday saying that Anderson County baseball had defeated Bell County 32-2, I was wrong.

    Surely, Anderson could not beat Bell, a team that is touted as a 13th Region contender, by more runs than most teams score in a week, some in a month.

    So I was wrong. It wasn’t 32-2.

    It was worse. Since I was unable to attend that game at Woodford County, a parent text messaged the score in good faith.

  • Hamrick rallies for upset in...

    FRANKFORT – What Kristen Hamrick didn’t know definitely did not hurt her Monday.

    The unranked Anderson County junior might have pulled off the shocker of the first round when she defeated seventh-seeded Demi Bechtloff of South Oldham 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to advance in the Region 8 tournament at Western Hills High School.

    “I didn’t know she was seeded,” Hamrick said with a huge smile amid well-wishers offering congratulations on winning the grueling three-hour marathon.

  • Lady Bearcats slip by Lafayette

    Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, slipped past No. 13 Lafayette, 4-2, Monday night in Lexington.

    The Lady Bearcats plated three runs – two unearned – in the second inning then held on for the win. Karrah Bottoms delivered the big hit, a two-run single that scored Kritty Morrow and courtesy runner K.K. Fitzpatrick. Brooke Collins, who had singled, came on to score on an error.

    Anderson added another run in the sixth when Morrow got caught in a rundown between first and second, but prolonged things long enough for Fitzpatrick to score again.

  • Lady Bearcats win Boyle...

    Anderson County was never threatened in winning four games in the Boyle County Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Danville. The tournament, which was delayed by Friday's rains, was played at Danville's Millennium Park.

    The Lady Bearcats, who had not played since April 30 because of the recent rains, won for the 16th time in 17 games and are now 19-5 on the year. Boyle is 14-14.