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Today's Sports

  • Overcoming challenges found in...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    You arrive at the Holcomb’s Landing Ramp just after dawn and look at the shoreline of Lake Cumberland. A line of damp rocks several inches thick rings the lake and the rip rap on the face of Wolf Creek Dam.

    Your heart sinks. They are releasing a lot of water quickly through the dam and into the Cumberland River below it. The first smallmouth bass trip of the fall may be a bust.

  • Salato Center hosts benefit...

    Trail runners can enjoy a race through the fall woods while helping the Salato Wildlife Education Center, according to a news release.

    The center, located on U.S. 60, west of Frankfort, will be hosting the sixth annual Running Wild 4-Mile Trail Run in Frankfort on Saturday, Nov. 1.

    According to the release, the course will follow the Salato Center’s HabiTrek, Pea Ridge and exhibit trails. These are primitive dirt trails complete with challenging hills, hairpin switchbacks, woods, prairies, brambles and all the obstacles that Mother Nature can supply.

  • Lady Cats fall short of title

    SHELBYVILLE – Whether it was Anderson County’s tradition – or more precisely, the lack of such – or that Collins just has the Lady Bearcats’ number in big volleyball games, the bottom line was still the same in the 30th District title match.

    Collins took its third crown in the five year history of the school while Anderson could only think of an opportunity lost in the tournament, played at Shelby County High School.

  • Must win for home in November

    Everything is very simple for Anderson County as the Bearcats get ready for the final district football game of the season Friday night.

    Win and you start the post-season playoffs at home in two weeks. Lose and chances are you won’t play a football game at home again this year.

  • Flyers take only stat that counts

    FRANKFORT – Through the 2014 football season, Anderson County had been winning by committee.

    Friday night, the Bearcats threw up a clunker by committee in a 35-21 district loss at Franklin County. So long four-game winning streak and most likely, so long to a repeat of last year’s Class 5A, District 6 championship.

    “We could not have picked a worse time to play our worst game of the year,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

  • College football roundup: Center...

    Centre 31, Sewanee 3

    Centre remained unbeaten with the win at Sewanee. The Colonels were never threatened as they moved to 6-0 on the year.

    Anderson County High graduate Steve Sims was credited with two tackles and two assists. Anderson grads Seth Carmichael and Tristin Ashburn are also members of the team at Centre.

    LSU 41, Kentucky 3

  • Russell tops conference for...

    From staff reports

    Campbellsville University quarterback Jacob Russell was named Mid-South Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week last week.

    According to a news release, the honor was Russell’s second of the season after earning the award on Sept. 1.

    Russell set season-highs in completions and pass attempts as he helped the Tigers to a 28-24 upset win over No. 3-ranked Georgetown on Oct. 11 to earn Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Rockets blast in first half,...

    SHELBYVILLE – Little went right for Anderson County when the 30th District boys’ soccer tournament kicked off last Wednesday.

    Host Shelby County erupted for five goals in the final 17 minutes of the first half on its way to a 9-1 thrashing of the Bearcats in the district semifinals.

    Anderson finished the season at 2-11-2 while Shelby advanced to the district championship game, where it lost to Collins, and the Eighth Region Tournament, being played this week at Shelby and Collins.

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 22, 2014

     

    SPORTS BRIEFS

    Big Red Glow race set for Oct. 25

    The inaugural Glow Big Red 5k race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. The race starts at Anderson County Community Park with the course rolling around the park and Anderson County Middle School.

    The race will feature seven different age groups with awards to the top three overall male and female runners and to the top three male and female in each age group.

  • Spotted bass back in schools...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.