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Today's Sports

  • Kicking and grappling to his goal

    The goal seems so far away and might sometimes feel like it is on another planet.

    But it’s realistic for Braxton Briscoe.

    The eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School wants to be a world champion and those in the know say it could happen.

    And could happen soon.

  • Thinking ahead to fall hunting...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fall can seem like an eternity away when the heat index soars into the triple digits and air conditioners must work overtime to meet unrelenting demand.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host Tim...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Sunday, July 30, according to a news release.

    The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at the club, located at 1070 Old Joe Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All archers, from National Archery in the Schools Program participants to professionals are welcome, according to the release.

    The shoot will include 30 targets with a bowhunter class, open class, kids class and more.

  • Local archery teams place high...

    Anderson County archers were on target in the 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program World Archery Tournament, held last week in Orlando, Fla.

    In the bulls eye competition, the Turner Elementary School team finished sixth in the elementary school division with 3,211 of a possible 3,600 points.

    Anderson County Middle School’s team score 3,164 of a possible 3,600 points and placed 23rd in the middle school competition.

  • Capital City Crush announces...

    The Capital City Crush travel softball team will be holding tryouts on two different occasions next week.

    Tryouts will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. Both sessions will be held at Sally Gaines Field at Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

    The team will be competing in the 12-and-under division and is looking for players born in 2005 and 2006, according to a news release.

  • Sallee lauds Aldridge’s...

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee says Brent Aldridge has done “an amazing job” with the school’s softball program.

    “The tradition and consistency that he helped create and maintain was and is incredible,” Sallee said. “His professionalism and relationship with our young ladies goes well beyond the playing field.”

  • Lady Cat senior says team...

    Anderson County softball player Carmen Holt, one of the few rising seniors on the team, says the Lady Bearcats were shocked but understood Brent Aldridge’s decision to step down as head coach of the program.

  • More than 50 years later,...

    Wendell Bruce had no idea what was in the package he received in the mail recently.

    But now he proudly wears his state championship ring.

    “It’s the only ring I wear other than my wedding band,” he said last week.

    He’d never played in the state tournament. He’d never been a high school coach, either. But he has his ring to commemorate Breckinridge County’s 1965 state championship.

  • Mudcats roll to classic title

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats improved their summer baseball record to 14-2-1 by winning the championship of the Central Kentucky Classic for the Rings Sunday in Lebanon. The Mudcats went 5-0 in the tournament with Grayson Shouse being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Shouse hit .583 for the weekend.

    Other Mudcat players named to the All-Tournament Team were Gabe Elliott, Gabe Lewitt, Austin Vincent and Tyler Walton.

  • Website offers help in finding...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye.

    They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a Place to Fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a place to fish. They later fished those areas and caught their first saugeye.