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Today's Sports

  • Baseball camp set for park

    A one-day baseball camp, sponsored by Wal-Mart, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, according to a news release.

    The camp will be held at the Anderson County Community Park baseball fields, the release said.

    The camp will feature one day of training and competition, according to the release.

    Organizers of the camp said fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, catching and base running will be covered.

  • Lady Cats own district fifth...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Sometimes, it seemed like Anderson County was playing against two opponents in going for its fifth straight 30th District softball championship.

    The linescore says Anderson's opponent was Shelby County, a team that had not beaten Anderson since the 2009 district final. But in reality, the Lady Bearcats' biggest nemesis was Anderson County.

    But in spite of themselves, the Lady Bearcats rallied from a 4-1 deficit to whip Shelby, 8-5, in the district championship game last Tuesday at Spencer County High School.

  • Riley’s record round takes title

    Kaitlyn Riley knew she was in good shape.

    Even though the University of the Cumberlands sophomore had just bogeyed the 16th hole at Savannah Quarters Country Club, Riley still had a two-stroke lead with two holes to play in the NAIA Golf Tournament, held in Pooler, Ga., last week.

    Riley held on to win the individual title, defeating top-ranked Elsa Westin of Keiser University. Riley’s final round 68 tied for the the lowest single round score in the history of the NAIA Tournament.

  • Unexpected opportunity a lasting...

    I rarely cover college signings anymore.

    It’s not that those are not important moments in the life of a young person. They are very significant to the person and the family involved. It’s a milestone not many people playing high school sports ever achieve. For that reason, I do ask that the parties involved provide a photo and information and we will find a place for that on the sports page.

  • Collins ousts Anderson in...

    SHELBYVILLE – Will McDonald obviously did not want his high school baseball career to end just yet.

    The Collins senior gave up only two hits as he shut out Anderson County, 3-0, in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament Monday night at Collins High School.

    McDonald struck out eight and did not allow any of Anderson’s six base runners past second base. McDonald walked two and hit a batter.

  • Lady Cats survive district scare

    In the post-season, the name of the game is survive and advance.

    It might be one of the oldest cliches in sports but it is also true that the name of the game is surviving.

    Anderson County, ranked No. 9 in the state, survived a major scare from unranked Spencer County Monday night, defeating the Lady Bears, 2-1, in the 30th District Tournament opener at Spencer.

  • Restroom directive could...

    I wonder what would happen if sometime during the spring, a thoroughbred horse owner concluded that his prized 3-year-old colt really identified as a filly.

    Could he petition to let his horse run in the Kentucky Oaks or the Black-Eyed-Susans Stakes? Or if he wanted to still run in the Triple Crown races, would he get a 5-pound weight allowance?

    Absurd? Of course, it is.

    But it’s no more absurd than the directive out of Washington last week that could greatly affect sports as we know them.

  • Mustang archers are national...

    National champions!

    That title was bestowed on the Anderson County Middle School archery team in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    The Mustang archers took the national championship of the NASP IBO 3D Challenge, a tournament that features shooting at life-like targets instead of bull’s eye targets.

  • Late spring means redear sunfish...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    May is a special time for anglers who chase redear sunfish and bluegill as they move into the shallows to spawn.

  • Spring weather creates optimal...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    An extended stretch of stable weather and seasonably warm temperatures in late April created optimal spring fishing conditions for anglers across Kentucky.

    The calm broke at the end of the month when rounds of storms over a period of days preceded a cold front. In their wake, rivers and streams that had been running low and clear and warmer than normal rose and cooled off a bit.