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Today's Sports

  • Pike smoking as Mudcats enter...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats stood at 10-10 heading into the final week of the summer baseball season while outfielder-pitcher Ryan Pike has been smoking at the plate.

    "In 10 years of coaching, I have never seen anyone be in the zone that Ryan is in this summer at the plate. After (last) Wednesday's games, he was hitting right at .600 for the summer with seven home runs. It just seems like every ball he hits is jumping off the bat. He isn't hitting bleeders or bloopers. He is sumply killing the ball every time he is at the plate, even when he gets out. It is just unbelievable."

  • Mountain splash helps highlight...

    There are times when you can't really see clearly unless you back away for a bit.

    It is at that point that everything becomes much clearer. Unfortunately, a trip through the mountains of southeastern Kentucky last week brought the recreational opportunity situation in Anderson County into clear focus.

    That focus shows a lack of vision by those chosen to lead Anderson County.

  • If Dana does it at Derby, Dana...

    Like nearly anyone having even a drop of Kentucky blood flowing through his veins and arteries, Dana Holt longs for the day she hears the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" while watching her horse head to the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.

    Chances are that if Dana ever does it, Dana Did It will have some say in the matter.

  • COLUMN: Making a statement

    The cars have been converging on Anderson County High School again for a week now.

    Walking through a few stores in the last few days, I have seen Bearcat paraphernalia in much larger quantities than in recent years. I've seen everything from sweat pants to back packs. It might be a reaction to an unbeaten regular football season, two regional championship teams, a regional runner-up and several highly ranked teams.

  • Football, softball registration...

    Registrations for Anderson County Parks and Recreation youth football and softball will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department office in the Stratton Building at 1026 County Park Road.

    Football divisions will be offered for grades 5-6 and grades 3-4. A non-contact division for second-graders also will be offered. Registration costs $60 for players in grades 3-6, $40 for second graders.

  • Mudcats split four games

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats split four games last week as the returned to action following the mandatory dead period for high school athletic teams.

    The Mudcats, a summer baseball team made up of players from the Anderson County program, swept a double-header from Bourbon County but lost to the Bluegrass Stars and Scott County last week.

  • COLUMN: Transfer woes a result...

    I don't believe I have seen many things associated with high school sports more bizarre than the case of Dakotah Euton.

  • Batcats take third at state...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 12-and-under girls' fast pitch softball team brought home the third place trophy from the Kentucky state fast pitch tournament, sanctioned by the National Softball Association, on July 6.

    The tournament was held at Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Batcats' 12-and-under team has played in six tournaments this summer, taking first place in the Swinging into May tourney at Nicholasville, second in the Memorial Madness tournament in Versailles and the LIT tournament in Shelbyville.

  • Anderson disc golfers lead UK to...

    Josh Winfrey might have had a country club taste, but grew up with a putt-putt budget.

    Until he discovered disc golf, that is.

    "I always watched golf on TV, but I couldn't afford to play," said Winfrey, an Anderson County resident who will be starting his junior year at the University of Kentucky next month. "I heard about disc golf my senior year in high school.

    Winfrey, who had played basketball at Anderson County, got on a course in Lexington and was hooked.

  • NSA softball tourney planned for...

    The National Softball Association Appreciation Classic will be held Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 at Anderson County Community Park.

    Fast pitch softball teams of all ages will be competing in the tournament, which drew teams from Kentucky and several surrounding states last year.

    Locally, the Central Kentucky Batcats will be entering teams in the 10-and-under, 12-u, 14-u and 18-u divisions.