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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats rally, rundown Franklin

    A year’s difference in Anderson County baseball keeps showing up on the scoreboard.

    At least that is how it has been in the early going of the 2017 season and it has not been more evident than in the Bearcats’ 3-2 win over visiting Franklin County last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit, then scored the winning run by executing a double steal that saw the winning run cross home plate during a rundown.

  • Fan threats toward NCAA referee...

    I wish I could say that I am surprised by actions of a lunatic fringe of “fan reaction” after the Kentucky Wildcats went down in the NCAA Tournament.

    But I’m not.

  • Thompson wins two state NASP...

    The Anderson County archery teams had big days at the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournaments, held Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Middle schooler Henry Thompson took the individual championship of the target and 3D divisions, earning two scholarships in doing so.

  • Early April is Trophy Largemouth...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Now that the Kentucky-based teams are no longer in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Final Four isn’t nearly as exciting, and somewhat depressing, to watch.

    The best cure for any bruised feelings left by March Madness is to get out in early April and chase largemouth bass. A huge largemouth bass shaking its head vigorously trying to throw your white spinnerbait soothes any broken basketball heart.

  • Lady Cats look to get back on...

    The Anderson County High School softball team hit a stretch of tough luck last week as the Lady Bearcats were shut out for the week.

    Anderson, which dropped two spots to No. 14 in the statewide poll after the first week of the season, was not silenced by opposing pitchers, but by uncooperative weather and some unexpected cancellations.

    The Lady Bearcats’ 30th District game at Shelby County, originally scheduled for last Tuesday, was canceled due to wet grounds at the Rockets’ facility. No makeup date has been announced.

  • Dance Cats celebrate successful...

    The Anderson County High School dance team held its annual awards banquet at the Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course clubhouse. Those earning awards were: Team Choice Award – Alexis Gootee; Most Improved – Kaylin Hatchell; 110 Percent Award – Bailey Pederson; Coaches Award – Madison Gullett.

    The Dance Cat seniors recently completed their varsity careers with a number of notable accomplishments, according to Coach Lisa Ann Winfrey. “They have been with me since the sixth grade when I had the middle school team,” Winfrey says.

  • Anderson County Youth Church...
  • Sweet 16 decline reflects...

    It was hard to miss the news coming out of Lexington concerning the Sweet 16 last week.

    We aren’t talking about the fact that Bowling Green, a school which has had some great tradition over the years, won the Kentucky high school state championship on March 19. Nor are we referring to the runner-up finish by Cooper, a relatively new school -- formed in 2007 -- that has had some memorable football playoff battles with Anderson County.

  • Ripy chosen for Olympic...

    It’s a good thing Shjon Ripy had a flexible schedule during spring break.

    Instead of heading to the beaches, the Anderson County High School sophomore soccer player will be traveling to The Netherlands as part of Team Kentucky in the Olympic Development Program. He found out he had been selected for the team three weeks ago.

  • Different season, different...

    Things have been quite different for Anderson County baseball in 2017.

    A year ago, the Bearcats opened the season with a 13-game losing streak, something foreign to one of the top programs in the Eighth Region since 2000. But after a 9-2 win over visiting Carroll County Saturday, the Bearcats stood at 3-1 and have shown some of the reasons Bearcat coach L.W. Barnes feels his team can be potent in the post-season.

    Junior pitcher Timmy Rogers picked up two wins in the Bearcats first four games and several Bearcat hitters had big weeks.