Today's Sports

  • Walmart locations raise funds...

    Governor Steve Beshear visited the Lawrenceburg Walmart to thank employees statewide for raising money for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial.

    In total, 98 Walmart locations statewide raised $208,656.52 toward making the dream of the Kentucky Guard National Memorial a reality.

    Ground breaking on the memorial began in May at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • What a catch!

    It wasn't “Jaws” but Braxton Bostic had a catch he will always remember while fishing with his mother and step-father, Whitney and Joseph Coots, at Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this summer.

    The 15-year-old caught a 5½-foot black fin shark while fishing on the beach at Gulf Shores. Braxton was using a 15-pound test line and a lady fish he had previously caught for bait.

    The shark weighed over 100 pounds.

  • Anderson district rival seeking...

    By Josh Cook

    Landmark News Service

    Two Shelby County High School resigned their posts last week.

    Baseball coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger tendered his resignation Tuesday and girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers followed suit Wednesday.

    Shelby is one of Anderson County's biggest rivals and is a district foe in baseball and basketball.

  • High school sports practices...

    Official fall practice for Anderson County High School sports can begin on Tuesday, July 15. While most teams have been conducting off-season conditioning workouts, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association does not allow “organized practices” prior to July 15.

    Prospective high school athletes should call the school at 839-5118 for more information.

  • Get your news to The News

    If you have a sports news announcement, score or picture, there is no better place to get the word out than The Anderson News.

    With the many youth baseball and softball tournaments going on along with the start of scholastic fall sports, it is impossible for The News' one-man sports department to cover everything.

    However, we still welcome any local sports information.

  • High school golf tryouts set

    Tryouts for the Anderson County High School boys' golf team will be held beginning on Tuesday, July 15 at Wild Turkey Trace golf course, according to head coach Jim Beward. The initial meeting will take place that day at 10 a.m.

    Anyone trying out for the team must have a completed sports physical form before going on the golf course.

  • Free Lady Bearcat basketball...

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball program will be hosting a free camp at the school beginning Monday, July 14 and going through Friday, July 18. The camp is open to girls in grades 1-5 and will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily.

    For more information, contact Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell at clay.birdwhistell@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Cardinals, Tops win in...

    You almost have to have a map to tell where any college is playing these days.

    Obviously, I am referring to the latest big shift, the University of Louisville to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    Kudos to the Cardinals for a move that, in today's landscape, is bold and elevates an already fast-moving athletic program into the realm of the big boys.

  • Local softball teams take big...
  • Duncan, Sims place high at AAU...

    Anderson County track athletes Carley Duncan and Alorra Sims both had strong showings in the AAU Region 6 qualifer, held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesbor, Tennessee last weekend.

    Duncan, a student at Anderson County Middle School, placed second in the 100-meter hurdles to advance to the national meet, to be held next month in Des Moines, Iowa.