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Today's Sports

  • Three Cats take first in two...

    FRANKFORT - Competing against some of central Kentucky's best squads, the Anderson County track team turned in a pair of superb showings last week at Western Hills.

    Saturday, Anderson's boys placed second and the girls' team was third in the Western Hills Invitational despite fielding teams depleted by performers traveling on spring break.

  • Lady Bearcats take second at...

    The oldest truism in baseball or softball is that good pitching will beat good hitting.

    It did not change Saturday when Ballard's Brittany Mockbee silenced Anderson County's previously potent bats in a 4-0 win over Anderson in the championship game of the Lady Bruin Invitational Tournament.

    Mockbee, considered one of the top pitchers in Kentucky, struck out 13 and limited the Lady Bearcats to one hit, a single by Emily Ethington.

  • Hilltoppers all over

    The way Steven Rucker sees things, Anderson County boys' tennis will look a bit like his college alma mater this year.

    "I think we can be just like the Tops!" Rucker, a graduate of Western Kentucky University says. In comparing the team he coaches with the Hilltoppers' NCAA basketball tournament run, Rucker says, "I think we are sitting here and not too many people know about us or expect a lot out of us, but I think we are going to surprise some people."

  • Next year is now

    Next year really is here for Anderson County baseball.

    "This is the team we have been waiting for," says Bearcat head coach L.W. Barnes. "Our expectations are very high."

    That's pretty bold talk for a team that finished 18-19 a year ago, never won more than three straight in the last month of the season and does not include a single player that has experienced a regional tournament win.

  • The numbers don't lie

    There really is an "I" in team.

    At least in track and field there is.

    "It's not like football or basketball. Track is an individual sport," says Anderson County head coach Travis Gay. "If you improve, you have been successful. You do not have to win every time you step out there."

    The key factor, as far as Gay is concerned, is for the individual to be able to say, "I have improved."

    "We try to make it fun for the kids and have them compete with themselves," Gay says. "If you do that, you can be successful even if you don't win."

  • Small ball could add up to big...

    If Anderson County is to achieve big things in 2008, the Lady Bearcat softball team will have to do it playing small ball.

    According to head coach Brian Glass, it looks to be a year where scores of 1-0 and 2-1 will be the norm. If you are looking for results that look more like football scores, you might as well wait until the fall.

  • Shelby's Sweet 16 run...

    There had to be times when the collective knot in Anderson County's stomach might have been incurable during last week's state basketball tournament.

    Nothing against Shelby County. The Bearcats' chief rival proved during the Eighth Region Tournament that those who had written Shelby off because of some puzzling mid-season losses were quite mistaken. Down 5 inside the last half-minute of the regional championship game, Shelby showed the heart of a champion by coming back to win against Gallatin County.

  • Rec softball, baseball signups...

    Registrations for Anderson County Parks and Recreation baseball and softball leagues will be held Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Anthony Stratton Community Building at 1026 County Park Road.

    The registration period was extended because of the snowstorm of March 7 and 8.

    Leagues will be formed for tee ball (ages 5-6), pee wee league (7-8) and machine pitch (9-10).

    The fee is $50 for the first child in a family, $40 for each additional family member.

    For more information, contact the parks and recreation department at 839-6498.

  • Spring sports begin Monday

    The Anderson County spring sports season is scheduled to get under way in a big way Monday, March 24, as three Bearcat teams have season-opening events that day.

    The Lady Bearcat softball team, ranked 15th in the state in the pre-season poll, will get tested early as the Lady Bearcats travel to Louisville Mercy Academy, the defending Region 7 champion. Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats return to Louisville to take on Butler, the defending Region 6 titlist. Both games begin at 6 p.m.

  • Rams truly Unforgettable

    The shirts printed for Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg's appearance at the NACA national tournament were actually quite simple.

    Each block letter of the words "We Believe" contained a Ram player's name.

    Under that, script lettering simply said, "The Unforgettable Rams."