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Today's Sports

  • Anderson wrestlers take the mat

    Once wrestling is pinned into one’s psyche, there is no turning back. It’s there for life.

    Such is the case with new Anderson County High School wrestling coach John Griggs.

    “I retired as a (high school) teacher four years ago,” Griggs said last week. “I coached wrestling one more year after I retired. I have been out of the sport for three years.

    “I tried some other things, but I decided I miss wrestling.”

  • SWIMMING: Optimistic Bearcats...

    The transformation of Anderson County High School swimming into a competitive force has been a long and tiresome process, but things are looking up for the Swim Cats as they embark on the 2014-15 season.

    There is strong hope that the program, which began in 2002, will finally cross the threshold of having someone qualify for a berth in the state meet. And, while numbers are not where they need to be for Anderson to have a big season, they are strong enough that the Bearcats can have two relay teams for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • OVC honors Anderson grad’s team

    The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that Eastern Illinois University is the recipient of the 2014-15 Team Sportsmanship Award for women’s soccer, according to a news release.

    Anderson County High School graduate Madison Carter is a member of the Eastern Illinois team.

  • Deer harvest photos
  • God First soccer completes season
  • Scenes from Cat Madness XXII
  • Mustang wrestlers have big day...

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor placed second in the 140-pound class at the East Oldham Middle School wrestling tournament on Dec. 6.

    Taylor, and eighth-grader who is ranked second in the state in middle school wrestling, pinned Billy Norris of Fairdale, Joseph Brown of Christian County and Mathias Ervin of Union County to advance to the championship bout. Braden Mulcahy, of Walton-Verona, defeated Taylor, 12-3, for the title.

    Another Mustang grappler, Ben Jennings, took fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • No junior varsity game for...

    Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no junior varsity game when the Anderson County boys' basketball team plays at East Jessamine tonight. The boys' varsity will play at 8 p.m. tonight.

    East Jessamine's girls' team is also at home, playing Thomas Nelson at 6 p.m.

  • Mustang Ellis to play in second...

    Anderson County Middle School student Jonathan Ellis has been selected to play for Team Kentucky in the Football University Youth All-American Bowl, set to begin on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Team Kentucky will play Western North Carolina at McCracken County High School in Paducah.

    The teams competing in the tournament are pointing to the finals to be held in Naples, Fla.

    Ellis, an eighth-grader, played for Team Kentucky last year in the FBU tournament.

  • A season of sports Thanksgiving

    It’s easy to overlook the little blessings that shape our lives every day. Most of us are thankful for our families, our jobs and our friends. We are thankful for the material blessings we enjoy and we use Thanksgiving as a time to remind ourselves of those obvious blessings.

    But often we have so many more blessings we might take for granted or not even recognize. As someone who has worked in journalism for nearly 30 years, I have learned the sports world offers more than its share.

    Here are four of which I am most thankful.