Today's Sports

  • Bearcats repeat as district...

    SHELBYVILLE – The decision to give Jacob Brown the task of shutting down Shelby County in the 30th District championship game was really not difficult, according to Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes.

    “When he's on, he has the nastiest stuff on our staff,” Barnes said.

    Suffice it to say that the senior left-hander was on Wednesday night. Brown scattered five hits and struck out a career-high 14 in 6.2 innings as Anderson won its second consecutive 30th District title, 13-4, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Rivals and fans

    The debate on who is the better diamond performer, Jeremy Turpin or his younger sister, Courtney, might never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, but there is little doubt about the president of Jeremy’s fan club.

    “He’s going to get a base hit,” Courtney says as she conducts an interview during the Anderson County-Danville baseball game on May 7.

    At the time, the Bearcats were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Danville pitcher Duran Elmore had been giving the Bearcats fits, but Jeremy strode to the plate.

  • Bearcats open regional play...

    Anderson County got the toughest possible first round opponent when the Bearcats drew North Oldham in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament, which will begin Memorial Day at the Shelby County Athletic Complex in Shelbyville.

    The Bearcats and Mustangs will play the first game of the lower bracket and the winner of that game will play the winner of Gallatin County and Walton-Verona in the semifinals. Anderson defeated North Oldham 9-2 on May 9 in the Woodford County Yellow Jacket Classic. Anderson also defeated North in the regional semi-finals last year.

  • Regional baseball, softball...

    The Eighth Region baseball and softball tournaments are set to begin Monday, May 25. Both will be held at the Shelby County Athletic Complex in Shelbyville. The baseball draw is set for Friday afternoon, softball will draw on Sunday, according to the Anderson coaches.

  • Bearcats back in state rankings

    The final Kentucky High School Baseball coaches' poll is out. Anderson County moves back into the rankings at No. 19, the highest ranking ever for the Bearcat program. Anderson had fallen out of the poll last week. The Bearcats will open defense of their Eighth Region crown on Memorial Day.

    Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches' Association final poll

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Breaking bad

    Most athletes welcome a break, but Eric Steedly and Zack Allen might have wanted to go on playing tennis last Tuesday.

    The Anderson County duo had just completed a red-hot second set, defeating Franklin County’s Brian Steitz and James Robb 6-3, sending the Region 8 tournament quarterfinal to a deciding third set. The rules dictate a 10-minute break between the second and third sets, but the stoppage could not have come at a worse time for Steedly and Allen.

  • Knees, title feel good for Sloan

    LEXINGTON – Jordan Sloan made sure he had plenty of rest in the days leading up to the Class 3A, Region 6 meet, held Thursday at Paul L. Dunbar High School.

    “Today, my knees felt good,” a beaming Sloan said moments after winning his second consecutive regional high jump championship. Sloan cleared 6-00, easily besting Dunbar’s Lamont Johnson, who jumped 5-08 for second place.

  • Shelby stuns No. 7 Anderson to...

    EMINENCE -- Shelby County stunned highly-ranked Anderson County, 11-5, to win the 30th District championship Tuesday night at Eminence.

    Down 5-0 early, Shelby rallied with a five-run third inning, then put things completely out of reach with another five runs in the top of the seventh.

    Anderson, ranked seventh in the state in the final coaches' poll of the season, looked anything but a Top 10 team over the final five innings as the Lady Bearcats committed seven errors and had numerous mental miscues in the field and on the base paths.

  • Lady Bearcats ranked 7th in...

    The Anderson County softball team continued its climb to the program's highest ever ranking, finishing the season ranked seventh in the final coaches' poll, released Monday. The poll was taken before the start of the district tournaments.

    Perennial powers Christiian County, Owensboro Catholic, Ballard and North Laurel took the top four spots.

    Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association final poll.

  • COLUMN: Preparing for mismatches...

    When you are getting ready to coach or play in a game like the one Anderson County’s softball team found itself playing Monday, things can be tricky.

    That Anderson defeated Eminence 15-0 in three innings was really no surprise. The Lady Bearcats are ranked eighth statewide, have now won 20 of their last 22 and are considered a good bet to defend their Eighth Region championship.

    The Lady Bearcats are very good. They have a different personality than a year ago, no doubt, but have the potential to again win the Eighth Region.