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Today's Sports

  • Carlton to enter Georgetown Hall...

    Despite an appearance in the NCAA tournament and having some teammates that would eventually play in the NBA, Will Carlton knew what he wanted most.

    "Playing time. I was the second forward off the bench," Carlton says of his days backing up Keith Van Horn at the University of Utah. "I just wanted more playing time."

    So, in the fall of 1996, the Anderson County native got his release from head coach Rick Majerus and headed home. Almost home, that is.

  • Ex-UK player is just one of us

    When Bobby Perry arrived at Anderson County Community Park for Friday's DARE picnic, he experienced a welcome that most movie stars would envy.

    Such is the drawing power of Kentucky basketball.

    Perry, who former Wildcat coach Tubby Smith found just a stone's throw from Duke University in Durham, N.C., was never a superstar, scoring 667 points in his 4 years in Lexington.

    He never averaged double figures in any statistic, yet after graduation last May, has emerged as one of the most visible former UK players in recent years.

  • No runs, no hits, no problems

    Two years from now, Courtney Turpin can only hope to have a Senior Night of her own like she had Friday night.

    The Anderson County sophomore fired a no-hitter at South Oldham and drove in an insurance run in the fifth inning to lead the Lady Bearcats to a 2-0 win over their Eighth Region rival. It was the first meeting between the programs since Anderson defeated South Oldham for the regional title in 2002.

  • Taking Aim

    It is not certain if anyone taking aim with a bow and arrow in Louisville Saturday will be a marksman in the class of William Tell, but more than 3,000 young archers will certainly try.

    They will be descending on the Kentucky State Fairgrounds for Saturday's national tournament for the Archery in the Schools program.

    The number will include more than 60 from Anderson County who will be joining others from around the nation in the one-day event.

    The tournament will draw more than 1400 more archers than last year's competition.

  • Bearcat pride can be found at...

    We finally found a way to make Mark Peach speechless.

    The Anderson County High School football coach is a talkative sort that rarely meets a stranger. During his playing days at Campbellsville University, he also earned academic all-american honors, so we know Peach is quite adept.

    Until, that is, I asked the simple question, "What is a bearcat?"

    Peach stammered, laughed and finally admitted, "I don't know" before deferring to running back B.J. Robinson, who was working out in the school weight room.

  • Brown comes tantalizingly close...

    Someone wanting to buy a hot dog and soft drink could have forgiven the delay in service at the Anderson County baseball concession stand Thursday night.

    James Brown, one of the workers, had better things to do as Anderson County took the field for one final inning against Spencer County. Anderson had scored 15 runs over the third and fourth innings and led 18-0 over its 30th District rival, but Brown's son, Jacob, had 3 outs to go for a no-hitter.

    "I was trying to watch," Brown, the father, said with a big smile. "I knew he had a chance."

  • A heart in the home

    No one could blame Carolyn Barnes if she just sits back, props her feet and enjoys life again.

    She's finally home.

    And as Mother's Day approaches, the Lawrenceburg resident is loving every moment of her new assignment of just being a wife, mom and grandmother.

    A nurse in the Army reserves, Carolyn Barnes ended an assignment of more than 2 years to Fort Dix, N.J. in January amid tears, laughter and a welcome home party a month later.

    While it is always possible to be called back to active duty, chances are that her days away from home are over.

  • Anderson teams dominate Marion...

    In recent years, Anderson County track has not had many days like the one it enjoyed Friday in the Boswell Invitational at Marion County High School.

    Both the Anderson boys' and girls' teams took first place in the meet, a first since turning the same trick in last year's Boswell meet. Anderson had enough boys competing that coach Travis Gay put together a full second team, which finished fifth.

  • Despite week's record, Lady...

    SHELBYVILLE - The scorecard indicated Shelby County had put up a decisive girls' tennis victory over Anderson County Thursday afternoon. The Lady Rockets won four of the five varsity matches in straight sets, including a pair of 6-0 scores and three more that went 6-1.

    But this was one time that the scorecard did not tell all of the story, according to Anderson coach Catina Sims. "The last time, they beat us 5-0," she said. "Today, we won at no. 1 doubles and some of the matches were very close."

  • A change in personalities

    SHELBYVILLE - What some call the beauty of the baseball-softball diamond turned into an ugly nightmare for Anderson County's Lady Bearcats last Tuesday.

    There is no clock in the games, just record three outs and the inning is over.