Today's Sports

  • 'It just wasn't my day...

    LOUISVILLE – Even before he hit the high jump pit for the final time, Jordan Sloan knew his dream was not going to come true.

    Sloan, the top-seeded jumper in Kentucky going into the state Class 3A meet, could only grimace and try to analyze what went wrong as he went out at 6-04, two inches below his regional championship jump.

    “I really don't know what happened,” Sloan said. “I guess it just wasn't my day.”

  • Grant upsets Lady Bearcats in...

    CARROLLTON – The signs that Anderson County was in trouble in the Eighth Region softball tournament semifinals were there early. By the time the Lady Bearcats were doing something about it, it was too late.

    Grant County upset Anderson, 6-5, with an amazingly simple formula: Take advantage of the chances Anderson gave, then play near-flawlessly in the field last Wednesday night at Carroll County High School.

  • Bearcats, Rockets go at it again...

    When the high school baseball season opened back in March, few thought the Eighth Region championship game would shape up as it has.

    Everyone should have known better.

    Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

    Or as they say from Graefenburg and all points west, Shelby County vs. Anderson County.

    First pitch is set for 7 p.m., Thursday night at Carroll County High School. Tickets are $5.

    They are the two programs that have dominated Eighth Region baseball since 2000. Anderson has four regional championships since then. Shelby has the same number.

  • 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.