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Today's Sports

  • Russell, Rose honored

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County residents have been named to NAIA football All-American teams by usafootball.org.

    Jacob Russell, who plays quarterback for Campbellsville University, was named to the organization’s first team All-American team.

    Kicker Joe Rose, playing at the University of the Cumberlands, was named to the Freshman All-American team by the organization.

  • Ponderosa to host national event

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host the nationally-known World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time ever on Friday, May 8. The 50-lap feature race will pay $10,000 to win.

    Modifieds, Pro Late Models and Super Stocks are also on the racing card, according to a news release.

    Lawrenceburg residents Tommy Carlton and Jerry Ellis are currently in the Track Top 10 in the Pro Late Models division.

  • Crucial errors thwart Anderson...

    One pitch. Just one pitch was all Blake Frost needed.

    The North Oldham cleanup hitter drove John Paul Garmon’s offering into the gap in left center for a two-out, two-run double to propel North past host Anderson County, 2-1,Thursday night.

    Frost, who transferred to North from Louisville Ballard, drove in Andrew Byers, who had singled and moved to second on an error, and Cameron Masterson, who had been intentionally walked.

  • Hot bats, gritty Brown topple...

    By Mickey Patterson, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE – On a day when they weren’t at their best the Collins High School baseball team could not answer Anderson County a final time as the Titans fell 6-3 to the Bearcats in a district seeding game last Tuesday.

    “This was a tough loss,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t pitch well, we didn’t hit well, just not a good day. Give Anderson County credit in this one, they outplayed us today.”

  • Tennis team readies for regional
  • Lacrosse team ready for...
  • Big bull redear sunfish spawn is...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    It is the time of year when the big “bull” redear sunfish move shallow to spawn, sending a shiver of excitement through the ranks of many Kentucky anglers.

    When the big redear sunfish move up to spawn, it produces some of the best fishing of the year. The ability of hefty redear sunfish to use their saucer-shaped bodies to pull against a rod is legendary. If this species grew to 10 pounds, it might be nearly impossible to land one.

  • Lady Bearcat lightning strikes...

    In a softball season defined by thurnderstorms, it was only fitting that lightning struck twice for Anderson County last Tuesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 6 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll, used two swings of the bat in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat second-ranked Scott County, 7-4. The game had originally been scheduled to be played at Scott Monday night but wet field conditions prompted the schools to move the game to Anderson a night later.

  • United Way golf scramble set

    The Anderson County United Way will be hosting its 18th Annual Golf Classic at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, May 16. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. according to a news release.

    The first place team wins $100 per member with the second place team winning $50 per member.

    Registrations are $60 for individuals and $240 for a team.

    The day will also include a silent auction and offer many other prizes. The inaugural Larry Basham Longest Shot Award will be presented as well.

  • Basketball camp dates announced

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from June 8-11 at various local school gymnasiums, according to a news release.

    The camp times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with camp staff present an hour before and after each camp session, the release said. The camp is open to children entering kindergarten through the eighth grade.

    The camp offers individual and team instruction, competitive games and drills, team competitions, individual awards and a learning atmosphere, according to the release.