Today's Sports

  • TENNIS:Wamplers finish as...

    The Anderson County doubles team of Amanda Wampler and Hannah Wampler finally went down in the Region 8 tennis tournament but it was not without a fight.
    The seventh-seeded tandem pushed the region's top seed, North Oldham's Taylor McGuire and Nicole Walton, to the limit in the first set before falling, 7-5. In the second set, the Mustang duo took over, winning 6-0.
    Both teams move on to the state tournament, starting Thursday, May 17, at the Boone tennis Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

  • BASEBALL: Collins rips Bearcats...

    You might say that Collins High's baseball team had a titanic effort Monday night.

    The Titans broke a four-game losing streak with a total performance in routing homestanding Anderson County 8-0 in a decision that ended Anderson's hope for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Senior right-hander Chris Cervantes silenced the Anderson bats, pitching 5.2 innings of hitless ball before Cole Sayre ripped a ground-rule double. Granville Hayes followed Sayre with a single but Sayre had to hold up at third.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcat basketball...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a very successful season with the annual team awards banquet, held on April 29 at the high school.

    The Bearcats finished the season at 21-9 and advanced to the Eighth Region tournament as the 30th District runner-up. Anderson opened the season with 11 straight wins, the best start ever for an Anderson team, then went on to earn the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

  • COLLEGE: Campbellsville teams...

    Three Campellsville University teams with Anderson County residents on the respective rosters have received bids to various post-season tournaments according to news releases from the school.

  • Carlton honored for 100th win

    Anderson County Middle School baseball coach Graham Carlton received a commemorative bat and plaque from his team and assistant coaches after earning his 100th coaching victory Wednesday, May 2. The Mustangs defeated Bardstown 7-5 at Anderson County Community Park. Pictured, from left, are Nathan McGregor, Lane Marquardt, Josh Lindsey, Kyler Campbell, Andrew Mitchell, Evan Flora, Coach Carlton, Mason Hardin, Cade Cotton, John Paul Garmon, Conner Wells, Tanner Walker, Logan Stephens, Joe Dan Crawford, Mason Baker, Caleb Boyles, Garryn Wood, Daniel Whalen and Bryndon Labhart.

  • COLUMN: Oh mercy!

    In case you missed it, there will be a major change in high school basketball next year.

    A few weeks ago, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced it would begin using a form of the “mercy rule” by having a running clock after one team is ahead by 35 points or more in the second half.

    It was met with a lot of applause, usually for an emphasis on sportsmanship and not beating a team mercilessly.

    Here is one, though, that is not crazy about the rule. And I base my take on things based on experience.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Spencer slips...

    It was simply not a good week for Anderson County softball.

    Spencer County scored in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Anderson 8-7 last Wednesday night in Taylorsville. The following week, Bullitt East, ranked No. 24 in the state, pounded Anderson with a 10-0 mercy rule decision on the Anderson field.

    At Spencer, the Lady Bears scored five unearned runs to beat Anderson for the second time this year and the fourth straight time overall.

    “We played awful,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said.

  • Sports Briefs for May 9, 2012

    The annual Anderson County United Way Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 12 at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course. Tee time is 1 p.m.

    The tournament will use the scramble format with a cost of $240 per 4-person team or $60 per person, according to a news release.

  • COLLEGE: Warford named KIAC...

    Prior to the start of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament the league coaches voted Asbury senior centerfielder Mary Ann Warford Player of the Year. Warford, is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    Another Anderson County grad, Asbury senior Miranda Drury, was also selected to the all-conference team. Three other Eagles, freshman Julie Jarboe, junior Maris Harreld and junior Kelsey Robinson were also selected to the all-conference team according to a news release.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats' game...

    Anderson County's 30th District baseball game with Collins, scheduled for noon on Saturday at Anderson, has been postponed due to the wet grounds. The teams will now play on Monday afternoon, May 7, at 5:30 p.m.

    Check back for any updates on the schedule. More information will be posted as it is received.