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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN - Forgive me for not...

    Now is the time to show your expertise in water polo.

    Or modern pentathalon.

    Or rhythmic gymnastics.

    Or, heaven forbid, synchronized swimming. I must say, though, that could be interesting if Martin Short, of Saturday Night Live fame, is the expert commentator.

  • Bearcats looking to change...

    As Will Carlton disembarked his golf cart at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Club last Thursday, his instruction to the local media was short and simple.

    "After I make this birdie, I will be right back," the Anderson County High School boys' coach said.

    Call it bragging. Call it luck after some smack talk. Call it what you want but the former all-state basketball player did what he predicted while playing a practice round with some of his top players.

    Call it confidence to compete. And win.

  • Win-Win-Win-Win Situation

    A Louisville-area bike shop recently promoted its business with a sign that simply said, "A bike has no gas costs."

    Steve Royalty has been finding that out since purchasing a Specialized road bike on Ebay.

    Already an avid cyclist, the Lawrenceburg state government worker has been riding his two-wheeler to his office in Frankfort at least once a week since May. Not only is he taking advantage of the fuel savings, but he has some other benefits as well.

  • Lady Cats bring home Bluegrass...

    The Anderson County High School girls' soccer team might not be heading to the Olympics, but the Lady Bearcats are gold medalists.

    For the Bluegrass State Games, that is.

    The Lady Bearcats captured the statewide competition for the first time in history Sunday when they defeated North Oldham 3-2 in the gold medal game at Lexington.

    Anderson upended Covington Holy Cross 2-0 in the semi-final round of the competition and had beaten Somerset and Hopkinsville by identical 6-0 scores in Saturday's contests.

  • Local youth plays at Baseball...

    Austin Cummins, a sixth-grader at Anderson County Middle School, and his teammates on the Kentucky Rockers baseball team put together an outstanding performance at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y. the week of July 4. The 12-and-under squad placed third in a 98-team tournament held near the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 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.