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Today's Sports

  • ONLINE ONLY: State tournament...

    This will be Anderson County's fifth trip to the state softball tournament, all since 2002. The Lady Bearcats' best finish was last year when they made the Final Four, losing to Male in the consolation bracket semifinal.

    In 2008, Anderson finished fifth.

     

  • Lady Bearcat softball built on...

    When Anderson County takes the field in the state softball tournament in Owensboro Thursday night, one of their big fans might not be at Jack Fisher Park but will certainly be there in spirit.

    Kathy Wright rarely makes a game these days, but no one has supported Anderson softball any longer than the retired teacher and administrator.

    Wright got the Anderson program started back in 1989, leading the program for nearly a decade before deciding the grind of coaching a sport featuring numerous weekend tournaments was more than she wanted on her plate.

  • College closing shocks local...

    When they got the news the school they loved would be closing, people close to St. Catharine College experienced shock and disbelief.

    But even though the sting is likely to linger on for some time, some Anderson County residents involved in the college’s sports program are doing their best to reshape their lives in the wake of the the closing.

    The trustees of the college, located in Springfield, announced last Wednesday that it would cease operations as of July 31.

  • Lady Cats eyeing rugged road to...

    All season long, the Anderson County High School softball team has had its eye on winning the state championship.

    The Lady Bearcats have never been the overall favorite as defending state champ McCracken County is wearing that label nicely.

    But the Lady Bearcats have also been considered one of those teams that could make a run at the title ever since advancing to the state Final Four a year ago.

    It won’t be easy. It never is.

  • Aldridge named tourney MVP

    Anderson County senior Mia Aldridge was named the Eighth Region Tournament Most Valuable Player following the regional championship game Wednesday night.

    Aldridge was the winning pitcher in Anderson’s first two games, victories over Carroll County and Oldham County. Aldridge gave up one hit to Carroll and three to Oldham in what might have been her finest pitching performance ever.

  • Turpin on to Midway

    Jeremy Turpin’s name will undoubtedly come up when talking about the top baseball players to come out of the Anderson County High School program.

    Baseball was, and still is, Turpin’s first love. The game took him to St. Catharine College where he moved to the outfield and became the school’s all-time leader with 201 games played. He stayed at the school as a graduate assistant for two seasons before becoming a paid staff member last year.

    He wa not expecting the announcement that his alma mater would be closing.

  • Lady Cats storm to third...

    BEDFORD – The threatening weather visiting Trimble County last Wednesday night just gave Anderson County time to party.

    And get ready to bring its own softball storm.

    The Lady Bearcats endured a 67-minute delay after some lightning was spotted in the area, then thundered for six runs in their first at-bat on the way to a 12-2 rout of Shelby County in the Eighth Region Tournament championship game.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Lady Bearcats...

    There was a time when any time Anderson County and Shelby County met on any field, in any sport, the competitive juices got flowing a little bit more.

    That's what a rivalry is all about.

    It's beating the ones you might know the best. Sometimes, it means spoiling their season.

    That's where the Anderson County and Shelby County high school softball teams stand today.

  • Aldridge masterpiece sends Lady...

    BEDFORD – Mia Aldridge’s pitch broke ever so slightly catching the outside corner of home plate. Before the umpire had finished ringing up Aldridge’s sixth strikeout, catcher Bailey Curry had flipped the ball in her victory routine.

    Aldridge had fanned Oldham County’s Brittany Ryan to put the finishing touch on a pitching masterpiece Anderson County needed to survive Oldham, 1-0, in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament semifinals Tuesday night at Trimble County High School.

  • Lady Bearcat softball team makes...

    There’s always something special about every graduating class. Always.

    It’s something all of us claim to know, but when you are writing about a ton of high school sports, people and dates tend to run together. It’s not uncommon to realize someone is graduating from college when I am thinking he’s a sophomore or so.