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Today's Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Bearcats fifth...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team finished sixth in its first two tournaments of 2014 season.

    The Bearcats placed high in the prestigious Five-Star General Classic at Picadome on Friday, ahead of defending state champion West Jessamine and several other perennial powers. Louisville St. Xavier won the tournament with a five-over 293. Louisville Trinity was eighth strokes back in second place while West Jessamine’s Connor Haas took individual honors with a 66.

  • 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.