Today's Sports

  • ‘I want to be better than Ahh-...

    Marcus Small thought he was too big, but now he’s got his eyes focused on huge things.

    “I was sitting on my couch one day and looked down. I was disgusted with myself,” Small said of that day three years ago.

    The 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School will be seeing how small, and how big, he has become Saturday night as he goes for the title of Mr. Kentucky, Teenage Division, at the Frankfort Convention Center.  Small will also compete in the Men’s Open Novice division.

  • COLUMN: Reds provide good lesson...

    What do the Cincinnati Reds have in common with the teams at Anderson County High School?

    After this summer, Bearcat fans are hoping it is the red in the uniforms and nothing else.

    You remember the Reds don’t you?

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  • Griffie named all-tourney as...

    The Kentucky Rockers 16-and-under McCoy team finished second at the Future Stars of Sports World Series, held July 21-24 in Johnson City, Tenn.

    Anderson County resident Sarah Griffie is a member of the Rockers team.

    The Rockers opened tournament play using a 5-run third to rally from a 5-1 deficit and post an 8-5 victory over the Louisville Stars. Griffie worked the pitching circle, going the distance, giving up one earned run.

  • Ponderosa Speedway to host ninth...

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will present the ninth annual John Bradshaw Memorial race Friday, Aug. 5.

    The event will bring three divisions to action and competing for big prizes. The Super Late Model division will be running for $3,000 to win and $250 start money. This race will be a 40-lap event.

    The second division competing will the Open Wheel Modifieds for $1,000 to win with $75 start money. The Open Wheel modifieds will race for 25 laps.

  • COLUMN: Time to stop short-...

    I am no expert on track and field, but it I don’t need a degree in hurdle-ology to know what a good running surface is.

    Neither am I an expert on the offside trap. My only viewing of the World Cup came on SportsCenter. But I have been around athletic fields long enough to know what a good one looks like, no matter what the sport.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: An...

    Anderson County girls’ soccer coach Jason Earnest vividly remembers the day when an opposing coach nearly deemed the high school’s soccer field unplayable.

    There was nothing really out of the ordinary. It had not rained for several days and the playing surface was dry.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams:...

    In a perfect world, Sheila Mitchell would be able to wave a wand and fix what ails the athletic facilities serving the schools of Anderson County.

    “I would like to get them all met now,” the county’s superintendent of schools said.

  • String music!

    No one on the women’s basketball team at St. Catharine College was even around when Joe Dean made college basketball his domain 30 years ago, but they put their own twist on the man who called Southeastern Conference games for more than 20 years.

    Courtney Milam found out first-hand last year.

  • COLUMN: Great Expectations

    Over the years, I have often wondered about the effect of expectations on a team, especially one that competes at the high school level.

    It is especially pertinent now with football kicking off three weeks from Friday when Anderson County travels to Bryan Station for the inaugural meeting between the schools. Suffice it to say that in 26 years of writing and about 20 more of generally following Bearcat football, I have rarely seen expectations so high before the first tackle is ever made or the first block ever executed.