Today's Sports

  • Barnes coaches at East-West game

    There were no fake pickoff moves. None of those trademark suicide squeeze plays.

    But there was quite a bit of baseball fun for Anderson County High School coach L.W. Barnes and his staff as they coached the West junior team in the annual East-West affair at the University of Louisville last Tuesday.

    “We were fortunate enough to split the double-header,” Barnes said. “We lost the first game, 7-5 and won the second, 7-3.”

  • COLUMN: Fishing trip can be...

    It’s summer in Kentucky. Mid- to upper-90’s and high humidity. Nothing feels quite like a Kentucky summer. Makes it hard to remember that string of extra cold days this past winter doesn’t it?  We left 90 degree temps in Florida after a week in hopes of finding a little cooler weather back home but that hasn’t quite worked out to our advantage. Definitely time to get the boat to the lake or river. A nice wade fishing trip in Salt River might even be in order. 

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife commission

  • COLUMN: Something missing in...

    Somewhere I must have really missed something.

    Maybe it was just because my TV was tuned to ESPN2 last Thursday night, not ESPN itself. While it seemed like the rest of the sports world around me was gushing over teenagers immediately becoming millionaires without finishing college, I was mesmerized by a 12-inning thriller in the College World Series.

  • All in the name

    Brandon Phillips came by The Anderson News office last Thursday.

    Really. He really did.

    He made the stop just a couple of hours after the Reds had beaten the Dodgers, 7-1.  Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 in that one to raise his batting average to .311 for a season in which he should be getting serious consideration for the National League All-Star team.

  • Turpin first Lady Bearcat named...

    Courtney Turpin did not get much of a chance to show how big her softball bat is at the East-West All-Star games over the weekend.

    She walked four times and got just one hit for the West senior team in the series of games at the University of Kentucky. Turpin also pitched four scoreless innings on Saturday.

  • Brown first team Academic All-...

    Anderson County High School softball player Lauren Brown has been named to the Academic All-State first team by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    A run-producing first baseman and pitcher on the field, Brown was very strong in the classroom as first team selections are required to carry a 3.75 to 4.0 grade point average. All selections are required to have played in 50 percent of their team's varsity games.

    The Academic All-State softball selections are limited to juniors and seniors only.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Anderson County...

    The votes are in and an all-star team has been assembled.

    Major league managers of the Anderson County Little League have cast their votes and the team representing Anderson County in its quest to make it to infamous Williamsport, Penn., for the Little League World Series is set.

  • A good old border battle

    LOUISVILLE – Well, now. Look what we have here.

    It's a real live, hands-folded-in-prayer, crowd-yelling-to-the-top-of-its-lungs, packed-house (well, almost) RIVALRY.

    You know what I am talking about in basketball. Its the kind where a kid who might not even play hoops in college puts on a shooting exhibition that would make Reggie Miller proud. It's where a 90-79 lead with less than five minutes to go is not safe, but things are over until a game-tying 3-pointer bounces off the rim as the final horn is sounding.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs break open...

    Cubs manager Scott Boone didn’t feel comfortable as he paced back and forth in front of the dugout.

    He looked at the scoreboard, back at the ground and turned around to pace in the opposite direction. With his hands in his pockets and head looking down he could only shake his head and pray for more runs.

    In the fifth inning his team answered his prayers and broke open a tight 6-4 game with eight runs to take a 14-4 lead, and ultimately a 15-5 win to advance to the little league championship.

  • High school, middle school dance...

    The Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School dance teams recently got word of major awards to complete a highly successful year of competition.

    Both teams placed third in their respective divisions in the U.S. Finals competition, sponsored by JamFest.

    The high school team placed third nationally in the Varsity Hip Hop division while the middle school team was third in the Junior High Hip Hop division. Both teams had won first place in the Southwest Division. Videos of those performances were the basis for the national judging.