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Today's Sports

  • Enjoying the precious present

    As they gathered for a team photo last Wednesday, there were a few faint smiles and even fewer tears on the faces of the Anderson County Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star team.

    They’d just taken a 17-4 beating from Owensboro Southern in the state championship game. The Owensboro team had gotten a leadoff home run, then sealed Anderson’s fate of being “mercy-ruled” with a grand slam that made it 17-3 in the top of the third.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers ‘can be as...

    Anderson County girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks leaves no doubt when it comes to his assessment of the potential of his team.

    “They can be as good as they want to be,” he says, “If they put in the time and effort.”

    Hanks knows he has several golfers with the ability to be very good high school players. But he also sees small numbers. Only seven girls had expressed interest in playing when Hanks talked about the season, which started Saturday in the Lady Rocket Classic at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville.

  • Young Bearcats looking for...

    A ride around Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last week might have summarized the expectations surrounding the Anderson County High School boys’ team this year.

    Some trees had obscured a group of golfers from new coach Nate Hollon’s view, but when he finally caught up with them, there was some quality on display.

  • Fall hunting seasons approaching

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fall doesn’t officially start for another two months but in one respect it’s already upon us.

    The 2016-17 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide has shipped to license vendors across the state and can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at fw.ky.gov.

  • Free beginner float fishing...

    From staff reports

    Enrollment is underway for novice anglers who want to try their hand at fishing from a kayak.

    According to a news release, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, in partnership with Canoe Kentucky of Frankfort, will offer free basic fishing classes in August through its Anglers Legacy program. Courses include three 90-minute classes that cover the basics of fishing, followed later by a fishing trip on the department’s headquarters lake and the Kentucky River or Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County.

  • Take Two
  • Little League title dream ends...

    The dream of a state championship came to an end for the Anderson County Little League baseball 9- and 10-year-old all-stars Wednesday morning in Richmond.

    Owensboro Southern pounded the local team, bashing five home runs en route to a 17-4 romp past Anderson in the Little League State Tournament at Lake Reba Park in Richmond. The game was called after four innings with Owensboro Southern in front by 13 runs.

  • Little Leaguers split two state...

    RICHMOND -- The Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars split their first two games in the Kentucky Little League state tournament, held at Lake Reba Park in Richmond.

    Anderson defeated Glasgow Saturday but dropped a decision to Owensboro Southern Sunday.

    Anderson advanced to the Final Four by defeating North Oldham, 12-1, as this edition of The Anderson News was going to press Monday afternoon. Details of that game can be found at theandersonnews.com.

    Anderson Co. 7, Glasgow 6

  • Baseball would be better with...

    It was only fitting that I was covering the Little League state tournament Saturday. It was one day before Ken Griffey, Jr. went into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    It would be just a bit premature to say one of the 9- and 10-year-old kids I was watching will join Junior in Cooperstown 35 or 40 years from now, but at the same time, who am I, or anyone else, to discourage the dream? They happen and some of them really do come true.

  • Some changes for upcoming early...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.