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Today's Sports

  • Young Mudcats drop two in season...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ 14-and-under baseball team ended its season last Tuesday with a pair of losses to the Kentucky Rockers at Anderson County High School’s Barnes Memorial Field.

    The Rockers took a 9-0 win in the opener, silencing the Mudcat bats.

    “Connor Pike and Bailey Turner each pitched three innings for us. Neither of them threw bad,” said Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver. “They just hit the ball and we didn’t.”

    The Rockers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when they scored five runs.

  • Taylor takes fifth in Midwest...

    Joe Taylor, an eighth-grade wrestler at Anderson County Middle School, recently placed fifth at the Midwest National Finals, held in Bloomington, Illinois, July 12.

    Taylor competed in the seventh- and eighth-grade, 133- to 137-pound class.

    Taylor, wrestling with the Bluegrass Warriors wrestling club of Louisville, split four bouts to place in the tournament.

  • Cotton to suit up for Milligan...

    Conor Cotton, a member of the Anderson County High School Class of 2014, signed to play baseball at Milligan College during a ceremony at the school last Wednesday.

    Cotton, who was a pitcher and outfielder for Anderson County’s regional runner-up team this spring, will man the same positions at Milligan, a Christian liberal arts college located near Johnson City, Tennessee. Cotton was named to the 30th District and Eighth Region all-tournament teams and received Anderson’s Derek Wells Pitching Award and Bearcats’ Most Valuable Player award.

  • How he spent his summer vacaton

    It wasn't “Jaws” but Braxton Bostic had a catch he will always remember while fishing with his mother and step-father, Whitney and Joseph Coots, at Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this summer.

    The 15-year-old caught a 5½-foot black fin shark while fishing on the beach at Gulf Shores. Braxton was using a 15-pound test line and a lady fish he had previously caught for bait.

    The shark weighed over 100 pounds.

  • Walmart locations raise funds...

    Governor Steve Beshear visited the Lawrenceburg Walmart to thank employees statewide for raising money for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial.

    In total, 98 Walmart locations statewide raised $208,656.52 toward making the dream of the Kentucky Guard National Memorial a reality.

    Ground breaking on the memorial began in May at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial scramble...

    The annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Benefits from the scramble will go to the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund, named for a young man who drowned in 2001.

    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team. The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

  • Good not good enough for Bearcat...

    Being good is just not good enough for Anderson County boys' golf anymore.

    Not after the Bearcats tasted what it was like to be among the teams playing on the course at the Bowling Green Country Club the final week of the season last year.

    Anderson ended a 20-year state tournament drought when the Bearcats defeated Taylor County in a sudden death playoff in last year's regional tournament. The Bearcats used their depth to overcome a couple of subpar tee shots and Taylor's home-course advantage at the Campbellsville Country Club to  advance.

  • What a catch!

    It wasn't “Jaws” but Braxton Bostic had a catch he will always remember while fishing with his mother and step-father, Whitney and Joseph Coots, at Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this summer.

    The 15-year-old caught a 5½-foot black fin shark while fishing on the beach at Gulf Shores. Braxton was using a 15-pound test line and a lady fish he had previously caught for bait.

    The shark weighed over 100 pounds.

  • PGA fans should note special...

    Visitors to the PGA Tournament, being held at Louisville's Valhalla Golf Club, should utilize free parking and shuttle service to attend championship events through the seven-day period, beginning on Monday, Aug. 4, according to a news release.

  • Getting smaller, living bigger

    Jason Sprinkles knew something was wrong. Very wrong.

    He'd been hunting with his father in Nicholas County, but was having trouble walking up a hill. His chest was hurting.

    A few days later, a doctor did not mince words. A former shortstop and catcher for the powerful baseball program at Harrison County High School was checking in at 400 pounds on his 5-foot-5-inch frame.

    Sprinkles, who now lives in Anderson County, was borderline diabetic and had just recorded an abnormal EKG. A Lexington cardiologist ordered a heart catheterization.