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  • Lady Bearcats ranked 7th in...

    The Anderson County softball team continued its climb to the program's highest ever ranking, finishing the season ranked seventh in the final coaches' poll, released Monday. The poll was taken before the start of the district tournaments.

    Perennial powers Christiian County, Owensboro Catholic, Ballard and North Laurel took the top four spots.

    Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association final poll.

  • COLUMN: Preparing for mismatches...

    When you are getting ready to coach or play in a game like the one Anderson County’s softball team found itself playing Monday, things can be tricky.

    That Anderson defeated Eminence 15-0 in three innings was really no surprise. The Lady Bearcats are ranked eighth statewide, have now won 20 of their last 22 and are considered a good bet to defend their Eighth Region championship.

    The Lady Bearcats are very good. They have a different personality than a year ago, no doubt, but have the potential to again win the Eighth Region.

  • Bearcats take care of business...

    SHELBYVILLE —Anderson County, the top seed in this year’s 30th district baseball tournament faced Eminence tonight in the first round of the tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.  Anderson emerged victorious 12-2 and notched their place in the championship game Wednesday night against their arch-rival Shelby County.

    Anderson Jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Jordan Alves singled, stole second, reached third on a passed ball and scored on Jacob Brown’s sacrifice fly to center.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    Anderson County advanced to the 30th District Tournament championship game and the Eighth Region tournament with a 15-0 win over host Eminence Monday night. The game was called after three innings because of the mercy rule.

    The onslaught started early with five runs in the bottom of the first. Anderson took advantage of two Eminence errors and Kritty Morrow delivered the big hit, a two-run double.

    Even though the game was at Eminence, Anderson was the home team because of being the top seed.

  • ‘Clicking on all...

    DANVILLE – The demolition of the field in the Boyle County Invitational done, Brian Glass could only chuckle and produce a look of amazement at what he had just seen his Anderson County softball team do to win the tournament.

    “Our offense is just clicking on all cylinders,” he said.

    No further explanation was needed.

  • Lady Bearcats crack state's...

    Anderson County is making what is believed to be the Lady Bearcats' first-ever appearance in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll Top 10. The Lady Bearcas are ranked eighth in the latest poll, released Friday.

    Anderson, now 22-5 on the year, has won 19 of its last 20 games.

    The Anderson baseball team fell out of the top 25 this week.

    The latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll.

  • 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.