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Today's Sports

  • Hyatt places third in Pikeville...

    Anderson County native Anna-Marie Hyatt finished third in the University of Pikeville Spring Invitational, held over the weekend at Stone Crest Golf Course at Prestonsburg.

    Hyatt, a junior at Campbellsville University, fired an 11-over 155 to place behind teammate Cassidy Scantland (150) and Pikeville’s Brittany Brophy (152). Campbellsville won the 9-team tournament, besting Pikeville by 22 strokes.

    Hyatt was named to the All-tournament Team and six Campbellsville golfers placed in the top eight of the tournament.

  • Anderson archers shoot in 3D...

    Archers from Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School competed in the Green River Regional Scholastic 3D Archery Tournament over the weekend.

    The tournament format differs from National Archery in the Schools Program competitions in that it uses life-sized 3D targets such as deer, bear, coyote and other animals in a wooded setting.

  • Researchers seek public’s help...

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need the public’s help in locating as many barn owl nesting sites as possible, according to a news release.

    The department is conducting a study to gain a deeper understanding of why the species has declined in the state, the release said.

     Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently there are only about 50 documented nesting locations statewide.

  • April is here and the fish are...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The grass is the deep forest green that only reveals itself in early spring. Keeneland opened last week and the Kentucky Derby is not far away.

    It is early April in Kentucky and the fish are biting all over the state.

  • Spring youth hunt prizes
  • Mercer, Franklin cash in on...

    Through nine games of its 2016 season, the story remains unchanged: Anderson County is improving, but mistakes have kept the Bearcars winless.

    The latest chapter came at Mercer County Friday where four Anderson errors allowd the 17th-ranked Titans to claim a 5-1 win.

    Anderson squandered a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Timmy Rogers, who gave up one earned run in four innings of work. Four Anderson errors led to three unearned Mercer runs.

  • Lady Cats keep rolling in...

    Anderson County slipped past Louisville Eastern in the first game of the Florida Beach Bash Sunday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The Lady Bearcats were unable to muster much offense with only 5 hits. Catcher Bailey Curry was the potent stick in the lineup, going 3-for-3 with a 2-run home run.

    Mia Aldridge came on to pitch in the fourth inning to get the win.

  • Public areas offer spring turkey...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Like deer and elk, the restoration of wild turkeys in Kentucky is a remarkable success story.

    The statewide flock now numbers around 220,000 turkeys and telecheck harvest records show spring turkey hunters have taken an average of 31,719 birds over the past five years. The statewide harvest was up slightly last year over the previous spring as hunters topped 30,000 birds for the fifth time in the past six years.

  • Keeneland opening weekend fields...

    Prospective fields for Keeneland’s marquee Spring Meet events for 3-year-olds, the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), are beginning to come into focus a little more than a week out from the April 9 renewals on the second day of the 2016 season.

    Racing Secretary Ben Huffman and Stakes Coordinator Tiffany Bourque have nine runners deemed as probable starters for the 92nd running of the Toyota Blue Grass at 1 1/8 miles on dirt.

  • Forty years since best ever, but...

    It’s been 40 years.

    A lifetime.

    There have been some really good teams in Cincinnati since then. Some really bad ones. And a lot of them mired in mediocrity.

    But 40 long years since the Big Red Machine.

    I couldn’t help but think of that last week as the countdown to Opening Day got closer and closer to zero, meaning the Reds and Phillies were about to get underway in Cincy Monday afternoon.