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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • What will high fuel prices mean...

    Anderson went on to an undefeated season.

    Spring forward to last fall. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Anderson County football traveled to Mitchell, Ind. While Mitchell was certainly not Pikeville, that day, Anderson showed some resilience that said the Bearcats might just have what it takes to record the second undefeated season in school history.

    With gas and diesel fuel prices hovering at or above $4 a gallon, such future trips might be very rare or even a thing of the past.

  • Winchester ends local Little...

    HARRODSBURG - Anderson County managed just 2 hits off Winchester American pitching as the local all-star team's quest for a Little League district championship ended Thursday night at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.

    Winchester right-hander Brent Stoneking threw five no-hit innings, striking out 11, as his team rolled to an 8-1 victory in the first elimination round of the tournament.

    Anderson finally scored in the bottom of the sixth, getting a pair of hits and a run off reliever Ryan Barnett.

  • 51 days 'Til opening kickoff

    It has been almost eight months since that night when Anderson County saw what looked like an insurmountable lead disappear in the final four minutes of the state football playoffs.

    It surely was not the way an undefeated season was supposed to end, but the first 11 games and the bitter playoff loss to Oldham County have served to motivate Anderson to achieve even more in 2008.

    That task will be tougher than it appears.

  • Roads to championships are being...

    It was six years ago this week that the Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars began their run that finally ended in the state tournament semi-finals at Winchester.

    That team finished as runner-up in the district, then won a couple of games at the state before the team from Greenup County eliminated it.

    Six years. It was Anderson County's first season of competing in Little League after a long hiatus. It remains the longest run by any Anderson County Little League all-star team since the county re-connected with the world's largest youth sports organization.

  • Little Leaguers salvage split in...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Powell County 5-3 in district tournament play Sunday at Harrodsburg's Anderson-Dean Park.

    With runners on second and third, Hunter Campbell grounded out but drove in Ross Cox with the winning run. Lucas Durr followed with a single that scored Cade Cotton for an insurance run.

    Darius Harvey pitched all seven innings, scattering eight hits but giving up one earned run for the win. Harvey struck out eight.

  • Softball team distributes honors

    The Anderson County High School softball team celebrated its Eighth Region championship and a fifth place finish in the state tournament with its annual awards banquet on June 19.

    Anderson finished the season with a 31-15 record and was ranked as high as 11th in the state during the season.

    Head coach Brian Glass honored his team with several players sharing separate awards. Those honored with Offensive Awards were Courtney Turpin, Caitlyn Royalty, Miranda Drury and Lauren Brown.

  • Mudcats take break, stand 4-6 at...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 18-and-under baseball team stood at 4-6 before taking a break because of the mandated high school dead period, which began June 25.

    The traveling team, comprised entirely of young men from Anderson County, finished 1-2 in its own tournament, beating Clark County 10-0 but losing to the Kentucky Grizzlies 4-2 and 12-9 to FK Baseball from New Albany, Ind.

    The Indiana Storm, from Brownsburg, Ind., won the tournament.