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Today's Sports

  • LADY CATS SHOOTING FOR CROWN

    Expectations are what they are.

    A year ago, there weren’t many for the Anderson County girls’ soccer program. Oh, the Lady Bearcats were favored to win the 30th District title, which they did, but few thought much more was possible.

    A year later, the Lady Bearcats are seeing what a regional runner-up finish does to those expectations. With eight seniors and some high level underclassmen, those expectations have done a complete 180-degree turn for the Lady Bearcats.

  • School’s back, sports are, too

    The calendar says we still have almost six weeks of summer left but this morning, the roads said it was over.

    You know, those big yellow school busses were back out, meaning vacation is over and time for the kids to get back to the classroom.

    And that means the question I have been fielding about once a day for the last three weeks will increase exponentially: “Your schedule is about to get really busy pretty soon, isn’t it?”

    In this job, you are always busy. It just comes in different forms at different times of the year.

  • Anderson Community Education...

    Anderson Community Education has announced the following fall classes.

    American Sign Language-Special Education Series

    When: Thursday beginning Aug. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. Enrollment ends Sept. 3.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford St. with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $89 for 12 weeks

  • Short game errors cost Bearcats...

    The expectations for the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are simple: compete for a regional championship or a state tournament berth.

    Early in the season, the Bearcats have shown the talent to do just that, but the consistency has been lacking. Never was it more apparent than during Saturday’s Bearcat Classic, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The Bearcats finished second in their own tournament, shooting a 320, one shot behind Scott County, but Anderson coach Jim Beward said the result was not in line with the expectations.

  • Anderson wrestlers fare well at...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County wrestlers had good showings at the Blue Grass State Games, held recently in the Lexington area.

    Anderson County High School senior Caleb Boyles placed third in the 195-pound class, losing a close match to last year’s class champion, Kohl Dodd of Fern Creek, in the semi-finals.

    “Caleb has gone to several camps and trained like a champion all summer,” said Anderson coach John Griggs. “I expect Caleb to have a great year and place in the state tournament.”

  • KDFWR mentor-youth dove hunt...

    Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began Monday, Aug.10, according to a news release.

    These hunts include specially set-aside fields for adults wishing to take up to two youths (ages 15 and younger) dove hunting. The number of hunters in each field is limited, with spaces reserved by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to register. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, the release said.

  • SCHOOL COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE IX...

    The record book does not lie when it comes to Anderson County’s success in girls’ high school sports.

  • No easy answers in dealing with...

    After writing about high school sports for over 30 years, I like to think I have a grasp of what goes on when kids play the games.

    There are always a few surprises every year, but in a strange way, they aren’t unexpected. They’re going to happen. It’s just the details of when, where and who that you don’t know in advance.

    I wish predicting the future well-being of high school sports was that simple.

  • Sting of ’14 drives senior-laden...

    The sting still bothers the Anderson County High School volleyball team. And they agree that is a good thing.

    A year ago, the Lady Bearcats turned in what had the trappings of the best performance in the program’s history. Anderson finished the regular season at 23-6 and clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Then it happened. Again.

  • Country singer to host St. Jude...

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his Eighth Annual St. Jude Softball Game on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Taylorsville.

    The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park, located on Highway 44 near Spencer County High School. The Home Run Derby will get under way at 11 a.m. with the softball game at 1 p.m. Anyone can enter the Home Run Derby for an entry fee of $5. Prizes will be awarded.