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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats, Lady Cats both ranked

    The Anderson County High School softball team is inching closer to a place in the state's Top 10 while the Bearcat baseball team has cracked the Top 25 for the first time this year. The Lady Bearcats are ranked 11th, while the Bearcats are now 23rd in the respective polls. Follow the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at The Anderson News.

    Kentucky High School Softball Coaches Association poll

    Released April 29

  • Bearcats roll, Lady Cats fall

    There actually was some suspense in Anderson County's 25-0 win over visiting Eminence on the baseball field Thursday night.

    After exploding for ten runs in the bottom of the first, the Bearcats prayed the ominous clouds gathering from the west would hold off through five innings. While Anderson coach L.W. Barnes went to some extraordinary measures to keep the final score down, the threatening skies became the topic of conversation. The rain held off just long enough for Bearcats to record the victory by the “mercy rule.”

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for April 30:...

    I really like the way C.J. Penny has been taking his time on making his college choice. I haven't talked with him this week, so he might have decided by now, but he's not let me know.

    That's fine with me. Before the recent basketball season, I told C.J. I would not bother him about the recruiting process. It was my choice, not his.

    And I have to admit, watching one of the most likable kids you will ever meet lead his team to the Sweet 16 was a blast.

  • Lady Cats roll to Classic win

    The buzz word is no longer “rebuilding.” Anderson County softball has reloaded in 2009.

    The Lady Bearcats underscored that with wins over three ranked teams to win the championship of the Big Eight Classic on Friday and Saturday. The tournament was hosted by George Rogers Clark High School.

    “Our pitching was outstanding,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said. “(Courtney) Turpin only gave up one earned run in three games with 21 strikeouts.

  • Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

    C.J. Penny’s high school basketball career is not quite over.

    The Anderson County High School senior learned last Wednesday that he had been selected to the Kentucky All-Star basketball team that will play Indiana in the annual two-game summer series. Penny was selected by Kentucky head coach Tony Hopper of Apollo High School and a committee of 18 coaches that attended the tryouts, held April 17-18 at Campbellsville University.

  • COLUMN: A fitting tribute

    For most of my life, I had known Rick Crawford as that red-haired guy whose parents lived just a short piece down the road.

    He was an Anderson County sports fan. The guy that sometimes called me up on Saturday to talk about what happened when the Bearcats played the night before.

    I knew he had played on an undefeated football team at Georgetown College.

    And I knew that the Tigers might never be as good on the field as Alabama, or USC, but that didn’t matter to Rick. To him, the Tigers were better.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for April 29:...

    Welcome to The Sports Buzz, which gives you a chance to sound off on sports. I'll start the discussion with a short column on a topic, or two, or three, or.... Well, you get the idea.  You can comment at the bottom of the page.

    All we ask is that you stay on one of the posted topics and abide by the terms of service.

    So, I take the mound with the bases loaded and nobody out. Enjoy.

    --John Herndon

    Anderson baseball going for a regular season district championship Thursday night

  • Cats show Holy Cross,...

    LOUISVILLE – Anderson County showed it can play some mean baseball in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, but the Bearcats left with a little taste of the “what might have been.”

    Anderson won a pair of games by the mercy rule but also felt its own generosity prevented a clean sweep in the extravaganza.

    The 40-team tournament does not crown a champion but brings many of the best teams from around Kentucky into Louisville for an intensive weekend of baseball.

    Anderson’s three games were played at Holy Cross High School.

  • 'Biggest win'

    VERSAILLES – Anderson County was finally at full strength Saturday.

    The results of the Woodford County Invitational track meet clearly showed what that means.

    After nearly a month of trips, spring break, injuries, a prom and just about anything else imaginable keeping the Bearcats from having everyone at a meet, they responded Saturday with a performance that fourth-year coach Travis Gay called “the biggest win since we have been here.”

  • Bearcats pound Dunbar

    Two Anderson County baseball players belted home runs as the Bearcats routed Dunbar, 7-2 on Monday night.

    Jacob Brown and Jacob Russell both went deep in the first inning and senior lefty Daniel Dadisman picked up the victory as the Bearcats improved to 12-8 on the year. Anderson will host Eminence with the top seed in the 30th District tournament on the line Thursday night.

    For a complete look at the Bearcats' win over Dunbar, see Wednesday's edition of The Anderson News.