Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats erupt...

    Anderson County scored 12 times in the top of the sixth inning to defeat Nelson County, 18-11 in a wild one at Bardstown last Thursday.

    “It was a combination of good hitting and bad pitching,” Barnes said of Anderson's uprising.

    Nelson had rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to take an 11-6 lead. Anderson had pulled starter Darrin Laswell with the bases loaded and clinging to a 6-3 lead in the fifth, but suddenly found itself on the wrong end of the 11-6 count.

  • BASEBALL: Shelby gets walkoff...

    SHELBYVILLE – Another nail-biter. Another walk-off. But this time it was Anderson County leaving the field with the heads down.

    Shelby County's Jakub Noonan ripped a clean single to left field, driving in courtesy runner Tyler Eades to give the Rockets a 2-1 win over Anderson in district play last Tuesday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    With one out, Noonan lined Landon Case's offering just out of the reach of diving left-fielder Josh Brown. Eades, running for catcher Tee Goble, who had laced a one-out double, scored easily.

  • COLUMN: On the court and off, UK...

    The stage might have been different but Darius Miller's message was the same when he spoke to a group of giddy kids at Turner Elementary School last Thursday.

    For the last two seasons, when the lights got brighter, Miller's shots suddenly got a bit straighter. When the expectations where higher, Darius Miller soared.


    Early in the second half of the national semifinal against Louisville, the Miller's Kentucky Wildcats were clinging to a 37-32 lead after being in front by double digits on several occasions in the first half.

  • Elk hunt deadline is April 30

    By Dave Baker

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The deadline to apply for Kentucky's hunt of a lifetime is fast approaching. 

    Hunters have until midnight, Monday, April 30 to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt. The quota hunt drawing for an elk permit is open to residents and non-residents. 

    Kentucky will issue 900 general quota hunt permits this year, an increase of 100 permits over the 2011 season. Kentucky's elk herd is expected to surpass 10,000 animals by fall.   

  • Early hunting brings some...

    Hallelujah! Spring turkey season in Kentucky is here. 

    The early spring we’ve experienced here in the Bluegrass has had me on edge for weeks before the season actually opened April 14. I’ve strutted around the house and made a hundred trips out on the deck listening for gobbling birds. I’ve also worn out my binoculars searching the woods and fields around my place in search of turkey birds to try and satisfy the hunger to go hunting.   Well, no more waiting. The season is here and is open thru May 6.

  • Former Anderson basketball coach...

    Jim Lindsey, who coached at Anderson County High School for two seasons, died recently in Glasgow.

    Mr. Lindsey passed away on March 18 at his home. He was 72.

    He came to Anderson County for the 1971-72 school year, following Jack Upchurch, who had left after taking the Bearcats to the state championship game the previous season. Mr. Lindsey coached basketball and baseball at Anderson, winning district titles in both sports. He also served as an assistant football coach on the school's first district champion.

  • COLLEGE: Warford named KIAC...

    Asbury University senior Mary Ann Warford, a senior from Lawrenceburg, was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball player of the week by KIAC officials on April 16. This is her second player of the week award for the season.

  • COLLEGE: Barnes running well at...

    Jayson Barnes has been one of the outstanding freshmen for the Campbellsville University men’s track and field program this spring, competing in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash as well as the 4x400 relay.

    This weekend, Barnes and the Tigers travel to Rome, Ga., for the Mid-South Conference Track and Field Championships, where Barnes will compete in the decathlon.

The decathlon includes 10 events, four on the track and six in the field, over two days.

  • Football to close spring...

    The Anderson County High School football team will be ending spring practice with the Red-White game on Wednesday, April 25 at Warford Stadium.

    The game is open to the public.

    Bearcat coach Mark Peach has not been able to have a spring game in recent seasons as numbers were not sufficient for the game. Many football players also participate in spring sports and are not available for the 10 sessions of spring practice.

    The numbers are up for the Bearcats on the heels of a state runner-up finish in 2011.

  • SOFTBALL: Spencer Quiets Anderson

    Brian Glass is usually a talkative sort after a softball game, whether his Anderson County team wins or loses.

    Until last Thursday, that is.

    He watched Spencer County pitcher Tara Sorrells baffle Anderson hitters and notch a 1-0 district win on the Anderson field.

    “I was almost speechless,” Glass said. “I told them that they have to be more relaxed at the plate. We have talked about quality at-bats and hitting good pitches.”

    It simply should not have happened.