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Today's Sports

  • Herndon’s Way Too Early Regional...

    The Eighth Region might be Simon Kenton and everybody else in 2016, but there are several other teams which could make some regional noise. Things can change over the summer with injuries, transfers in or out and, occasionally, kids making decisions to concentrate on other sports. With that in mind, here is Anderson News sports editor John Herndon’s way-too-early look at the 2016 Girls’ Eighth Region.

    1. Simon Kenton

  • Bearcats roll to victories over...

    The Anderson County High School baseball team showed why the Bearcats expect to be in the thick of things for the Eighth Region championship with impressive wins at Woodford County and Henry County last week.

    The Bearcats have opened the season at 5-2.

    Anderson Co. 5, Woodford Co. 2

    At Woodford County last Tuesday, the Bearcats rode a solid pitching effort from sophomore right-hander John Paul Garmon for a 5-2 win.

  • No reason to think Wildcats’...

    Notes that took longer to write than my bracket took to bust. …

    Kentucky just has that look of a champion.

    Give a push or two – or in Cincinnati’s case, three or four, or whatever number you want to put in there – and Willie Cauley-Stein will posterize some poor soul making an admirable, but misguided, attempt at stopping the inevitable.

    Stay close to the Wildcats, but somewhere around that 30- or 35-minute mark, the wall hits.

  • BEARCAT TRACK BOASTS HIGH QUALITY

    Anderson County track and field might be a perfect example of more quality than quantity.

    Despite low overall numbers, the Bearcats appear to be strong in some events, including some possible state contenders, as the season got underway Saturday in the Western Hills Invitational meet.

  • Carlton closes door of hoops...

    Fifteen years after he played his final basketball game for Georgetown College, Will Carlton has finally closed the door on his basketball career.

    But few who have ever laced up the high-tops could go out in such a big way.

    Carlton was inducted into the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in conjunction with the association’s men’s basketball tournament last week in Kansas City.

  • Conner, Kavanaugh coach selected...

    The 2015 Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame class had a strong Anderson County flavor when it was announced last Tuesday.

    Jimmy Dan Conner, who led Anderson County to the 1971 state runnerup spot, and Earle Jones, who coached Kavanaugh High to a runner-up finish in 1930, are members of the newest Hall of Fame class. They will be inducted into the Hall during a ceremony at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown in July.

  • Wampler signs with Cumberlands
  • Stockton signs with...
  • Anderson County All Stars
  • Ponderosa Speedway to open...

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, opens the 2015 dirt track season on Friday, March 27.

    Practice laps begin at 7:20 p.m. with time trials set for 7:45 and the green flag scheduled to go up at 8:30. General admission tickets are $15 with children 12-and-under admitted free. Pit passes are priced at $30 each.

    Friday’s racing card features Pro Late Models racing in a 20-lap main event paying $600 to win. Modifieds will have a 20-lap main event paying $700 to win as well.