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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: How much did Billy G...

    When Kentucky was losing the games it had no business losing this year, I wondered what Bill Keightley would have thought.

    Maybe after VMI, it would have been a reminder that it was only November and March is when it counts.

    After Ole Miss, probably a reminder that 11 years earlier, Tubby Smith had lost to Ole Miss – in Lexington at that – but had gone on to win a national championship.

  • Lady Bearcats take early lead in...

    Courtney Turpin's second-inning grand slam was all the offense that Anderson County would need as the Lady Bearcats defeated visiting Shelby County, 6-1, on Thursday evening.

    With the bases loaded, the count at 3-2 and two out, Turpin drove Haleigh LeCompte's offering over the left field fence powering Anderson to the early lead in the 30th District seeding race. “It was a good pitch,” Turpin  said. “She came inside and I had to get my hands out in front.”

  • Expecting to succeed

    Travis Gay knows how most people perceive track and field.

    “I read a survey last year that said that 30 percent of track athletes come out to keep in shape for another sport,” the Anderson County track coach says. “Thirty percent come out because they have been cut from another sport.”

    Gay, who played football and basketball at Floyd Central High School near New Albany, Ind., then went on to become an all-conference tackle at Campbellsville University, could only smile at the irony.

  • Baseball, softball sweep Nelson

    The Anderson County High School baseball an softball teams completed a bit of a sweep Tuesday afternoon against visiting Nelson County.

    The Bearcat baseball team pounded the ball throughout the lineup as it pummeled Nelson, 10-0. Jordan Alves led the Anderson attack with three hits, including his first career home run. Left-handers Kyle DeLong and Daniel Goodlett combined for a 4-hit shutout.

  • Cats favored to repeat regional...

    No one could have blamed L.W. Barnes if he had scheduled Senior Night for Opening Day.

    A year ago, Anderson County got hot at the right time to make the state tournament for the third time in nine seasons. The turning point was the night Anderson said good-bye to its senior class.

  • Elliott uses Bearcat formula to...

    LEXINGTON – Elliott County claims it did not pay much attention to the flood of state and national media coverage the Lions have gotten over the course of the basketball season.

    Apparently, the Lions did not pay attention to Anderson County’s reputation, either. For years, the word has been that few will out-rebound or out-defend the Bearcats.

  • Eagles make Bearcats pay for...

    The little things added up into a big inning Monday night.

    Lexington Christian erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth as the Eagles posted a 6-2 win over host Anderson County.

    The Eagles sent 10 batters to the plate in the decisive inning, smacking five hits, and making the Bearcats pay for two walks and a pair of mental errors in the field.

    With the score tied at 2, Dalton Henzman and Ben Hartley led off  with back-to-back doubles.

  • A PLACE AMONG THE BEST

    Wayne King still remembers the first time he ever saw Glen Drury.

    There was nothing to suggest he would someday become a hall-of-fame coach.

    “I didn’t even think he would be a good player,” King says with a laugh. “I had just gotten to Anderson County and we were able to open the gym for the returning players for a week or so.

    “Glen showed up. He was short and scrawny and didn’t have his hand behind the ball when he shot it. He wasn’t even supposed to be there, because I think he had just finished the eighth grade.”

  • Lady Cats look to repeat as...

    Anderson County softball will see if it is really true that tradition never graduates.

    A year after going 31-15 and advancing deep into the state tournament, where the Lady Bearcats came within a whisker of the final four, Anderson has new starters in three of the four infield positions, and because of shuffling the lineup, in two of the three outfield spots.

    Yet, Lady Cat coach Brian Glass is confident.

  • OPINION: Gillispie a great coach...

    With all of the media coverage of Billy Gillispie's ouster as basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, it is easy to forget the human side of this story.

    During his two years at UK, my dealings with Gillispie were very minimal. I attended handful of press conferences and in what is now a bit of a local joke, sat next to him on press row for a while at the Sweet 16 last week.