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Today's Sports

  • Lexington team ends local Little...

    (Editor's note: A slideshow of Little League District Tournament action can be found on the homepage.)

    HARRODSBURG -- The top seed in the District 3 tournament meant little for the Anderson County Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars Friday night.

    Third-seeded Western National of Lexington scored twice in the bottom of the first, then rolled to a 7-2 win in the tournament semifinals at Harrodsburg’s Anderson-Dean Park.

  • Changing the way kids play

    Editor's note: This story is part one of a three-part series titled "Have game, will travel."

    They come in all shapes and sizes. Some start young, others wait a while. Most are expensive and require a high level of commitment from a good number of people.

    Most of all they are changing the way games are being played by kids, some as young as first or second grade, all the way through high school and beyond.

  • COLUMN: Tragic Louisville case...

    It's so easy to point fingers.

    Especially when we have no explanation for something tragic, bizarre or both. We want to know. We analyze and try to find answers. Then when the answers we uncover don't add up, someone has to pay the price.

    Over the last 11 months, I, like just about anyone who has access to the Louisville media market, have been following the tragic case of Max Gilpin, the young man who played football at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville before his death last August.

  • Are travel teams pricing some...

     

    (Editor's note: This is the second installment of a three-part series, "Have Game, Will Travel." A complete report, including a look at the issue of burnout in travel team sports, can be found in the print edition of The Anderson News.)

    If an Anderson County Little League baseball team ever makes it all the way to Williamsport, Pa., you won't have to worry about getting in to see the World Series.

    ESPN will be there, putting 11- and 12-year-olds on live TV around the world. The crowd? Standing room, of course,

  • Sloan competes in Michigan

    Jordan Sloan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, competed in the high jump at the World Youth Trials track meet last Wednesday.

    The event was held on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

    Sloan had qualified for the event by jumping 6-04 during the regular season.

    He has a personal best of 6-07.

    Eleven jumpers from across the nation took part in the event with David Smith of Georgia winning with a jump of 7-02.5.

    Sloan finished with a jump of 6-03, disappointing to him.

  • High school practices scheduled...

    The state-mandated dead period for high school athletics ends Thursday, and athletes can use the school facilities, condition and meet with coaches again beginning Friday, July 10.

    Official practices for fall sports can resume on Wednesday, July 15.

    Anderson County High School offers football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and boys’ and girls’ golf in the fall.

    For more information, contact the school at 839-5118.

  • COLUMN: Lack of pool is becoming...

    A story in Saturday’s Lexington Herald-Leader got the journalistic juices flowing.

    The story examined what some pools in Georgetown were doing to comply with a new state law requiring covers over drains in swimming pools.

    Knowing a good angle, even if it’s borrowed, when  I see one, I thought it would be good to find out how this is going in Anderson County.

    Except for one minor difficulty.

    Anderson County doesn’t have a public pool.

  • Anderson Little Leaguers win...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars won their first two games in the District 3 tournament at Harrodsburg. The tournament is the first step toward the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

    Saturday, Anderson defeated Western American, of Lexington, 3-0 as Dusty Puckett smacked a two-run double. Caleb Chambers got the win and Zachary Carmichael recorded the save.

    Monday, Anderson romped past Mercer County, 9-2. No other details have been submitted to The Anderson News.

  • Little League District...

    Anderson County 3, Western American 0

    The Anderson County Little League All-stars defeated Western American of Lexington in the district tournament opener.

  • Major changes coming to hoops,...

    There will be some major changes in Eighth Region over the next three years, all of which will impact Anderson County in some manner.

    The first will take effect in the coming school year when Cornerstone Christian Academy, a small private school in Shelby County, begins competing in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sponsored boys’ basketball and volleyball. The school is located on U.S. 60, about two miles east of Shelby County High School.