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Today's Sports

  • Richie, Steele win 4-H shooting...

    Ben Richie and Ethan Steele both took first place in their divisions as the Anderson County 4-H shooting sports team competed in the District 7 competition on July 12. The meet was held at the Miller Welch-Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area near Richmond.

    The team competed in trap (shotgun) and archery events.

    Richie took first place in the 15- to 18-year-old trap 100 bird event with a score of 99 out of a possible 100. Richie also received the award for high score overall.

  • Older Mudcats end season

    Rains washed out the championship day of their annual tournament, but a so-so performance was really what put a damper on the final weekend of the 17-and-under Central Kentucky Mudcats' baseball team.

    The local traveling team had scheduled its annual wooden bat tournament for Anderson County High School's Barnes Memorial Field, but the weekend downpours washed out Sunday's games. “We got three games in Saturday, and we played one,” Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver said.

  • Practice safety at the shooting...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky last week made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.

    Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.

  • Fishing options for the dog days

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect.

    Even bluegill get grumpy in the larger lakes at this time of year, much less largemouth bass.

  • Anderson archers on target at...
  • Anderson's Drury remembers...

    Early in our 30-minute interview, J.D. Shelburne started reminiscing about his days playing basketball for Spencer County High School. During his three seasons at Spencer, the Bears fell on hard times, going 22-55 from 1999-2001, according to the KHSAA website.

    However, in Shelburne's senior year, the only one with stats available on KHSAA.org, the future country star did his best to carry the team. In the 2000-2001 season, Shelburne hit 56 three-point shots in 27 games. He hit 32.2 percent of his bomb attempts.

  • Former Henry, Oldham boys coach...

    By Josh Cook

    Landmark News Service

    Jason Holland has already won two Eighth Region basketball titles. He hopes to capture another next season.

    “What I want to do is win the Eighth Region,” Holland, who guided the Oldham County boys to back-to-back regional championships in 2011-12, said after he was introduced as the new girls’ basketball coach at Shelby County High School on Wednesday. “We want to get Shelby County back to where they’re used to going, and that’s winning the Eighth.”

  • Mudcats play well in Smokies

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 17-and-under baseball team took just one of three games during last weekend's Smoky Mountain Classic, held at Smokies Park, near Sevierville, Tennessee.

    The tournament, which features some of the best teams from the eastern half of the United States, was played at the home of the Tennessee Smokies, the AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

    “Overall, it was a good weekend at a great park against some very tough competition,” said Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Full racing program added at...

    After a couple of weekends off and a pair of weekend rainouts, Ponderosa Speedway will return to action with a full program of racing action that has been added to the schedule on Friday, July 25.

  • Sports Briefs for July 23, 2014

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