Today's Sports

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance...

    CARROLLTON – Monday was a good day for Anderson County softball and baseball as the Lady Bearcats and Bearcats advanced to the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournaments, being held at Carroll County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats overcame a slow start to rout South Oldham, 10-2, in the first round of the softball tournament. With South Oldham leading 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Hannah Searcy belted a grand slam that got the Bearcats rolling.

    Courtney Turpin added another home run and turned in a stellar pitching performance, striking out 14 batters.

  • Bearcats advance to third...

    The Anderson County High School baseball team advanced to its third consecutive Eighth Region championship game with a 15-5 semi-final win in five innings over Oldham County on Wednesday night. The tournament is being played at Carroll County High School.

    After enduring a 40-minute delay in the start of the game when the lights went out at Panther Field, The Bearcats scored two runs in the second inning then sent 12 men to the plate, scoring nine runs in the third inning to take an 11-0 lead.

    Logan Woodside belted a home run to highlight the inning.

  • Bearcat 3-peat dream dies in 11-...

    CARROLLTON – Anderson County's dream of a baseball 3-peat came to a stunning end Thursday night when Shelby County outlasted the Bearcats 10-9 in an 11-inning classic to win the Eighth Region championship.

    Shelby's Eric Standafer ripped Jacob Russell's pitch up the middle for a clean two-out single to drive in pinch runner Logan Bailey with the winning run.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Fields of dreams...

    Walking toward MainSource and Davenport fields at the Anderson County city park on a Saturday afternoon can bring a smile to just about anyone’s face.

    The sun shines brightly at high noon, kids are running in every direction without a care in the world, cheers erupt on either side of you and the ping of the aluminum baseball bats go off every few minutes. It’s a kid’s summer utopia.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs 1-2 pitching...

    Relief pitchers cannot control what happens in the innings preceding them, only what happens after they enter the game. For the Cubs’ Jordan Adams, that’s just fine.

    Adams entered the game with his Cubs holding on to a 4-2 lead with one out down in the top of the fifth inning. When the final out was recorded, Adams walked off the mound having faced the minimal number of batters possible, five. And had the maximum number of strikeouts possible, five. More importantly for the Cubs, the 4-2 win put them back in the race for the league championship.

  • One final shot

    For more than four years now, their names have been intertwined at almost every turn.

    Jordan Sloan and John Updike. John Updike and Jordan Sloan. But in many ways, they are as different as the events they will participate in for the final time as high schoolers in this weekend's state meet.

    Updike belies his body type – think an undersized basketball center –to be one of Kentucky's best in an event marked by monsters twice his size. The discus throw is marked by the grunts and screams of brute strength.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Red Sox bend don...

    When a pitch gets hammered for a home run, when a fly ball drops harmlessly to the ground when it should have been caught, or a batter strikes out, Red Sox manager Scott Brown wants his team to forget about it and live in the moment instead of dwelling on the mistake.

    On Friday evening, the Red Sox did just that and left MainSource Field with a 9-3 win over the Rockies. They also stand near the top of the standings with only one week remaining in the regular season.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup

    Tuesday, May 25

    Red Sox 4 — Cubs 9

    Paced by a strong opening three innings, the Cubs defeated the Red Sox by a count of 9-4. Puckett belted out his 10th home run of the season, and four Cubs pitchers combined for nine strikeouts.

    The Cubs scored three runs in the opening frame, followed by another two in the second to take a 5-0 lead heading into the top-half of the third.

  • COLUMN:Drury looking to revive...

    The Kentucky-Indiana high school all-star basketball game has long been billed as something unique to states that claim hoops as part of the birthright.

    But the game has lost its luster in recent years, especially marked by declining attendance on both sides of the Ohio River. In an era marked by glitzy dunk contests and all-star games that are little more than glorified street ball games, the Kentucky-Indiana series has long billed itself as real basketball teams playing for state pride.

  • Bearcats survive Simon Kenton

    CARROLLTON – When a team gets into post-season tournaments, surviving and advancing is all that matters.

    To say Anderson County survived in the Eighth Region baseball tournament on Monday is the understatement.

    The Bearcats pulled out an 11-10 win over Simon Kenton to advance to the semi-finals tonight, Wednesday, June 2, taking on Oldham County. The tournament is being played at Carroll County High School.