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Today's Sports

  • Revised football playoff format...

    The biggest news to hit Anderson County sports last week might have been overshadowed by March Madness.

    So while you were still pulling for some team you normally detest in the hope of winning your pool, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a change in the football playoff format that affects Anderson County.

    A lot. A whole lot.

    But no one around the Bearcats is complaining.

    Last Thursday, the KHSAA announced that Class 5A football would be going to a “cross-bracketing” playoff system effective this fall.

  • Low numbers, high hopes drive ‘...

    Anderson County track and field might be the perfect example of being short on quantity but long on quality this year.

    That was apparent last Tuesday in the season-opening meet at Mercer County. The Bearcats – “We have about 20 out on a good day,” says assistant coach Catina Sims – overcame numbers so low they skipped many events for both the boys’ team and girls’ squad to place fourth in the eight-team all-comers meet.

  • Hamrick excited about young Lady...

    The tennis world might have come full circle for Kristen Hamrick last year.

    One of the top players in Anderson County history, Hamrick, who had just graduated from the University of Kentucky, returned to her alma mater to lead the Lady Bearcat program. After a year of good success, she has embarked on a road that sees the Lady Bearcats with little varsity experience, but Hamrick is undaunted.

  • Former Anderson standout returns...

    Seann Speray might have graduated from the Anderson County tennis program, but his passion for the game never left.

    The Lawrenceburg businessman was one of the most successful players in Bearcat history, accumulating over 100 wins in seven seasons as a Bearcat and has returned to lead the Anderson County boys’ program.

    Speray replaces T.J. Spivey, who stepped down after several seasons at the helm.

  • Thompson places second in NASP...

    Seven members of the Anderson County Middle School archery team competed in the Kentucky State Individual National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament, held Saturday in Midway.

    Henry Thompson led the Anderson contingent placing second in the middle school division of tournament with a 295 score out of a possible 300.

    Other Anderson archers were Caleb Cherry with a 286, Paul Zigo 285, Noah Kidwell 282, Emma Jorette 275, Luke Slone 271 and Farrah Haynes 266.

  • Poythress to throw first pitch,...

    Former University of Kentucky basketball star Alex Poythress will throw a ceremonial first pitch at the Lexington Legends opening-night game, according to a news release. The high Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals opens the season on Thursday, April 7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

    “We’re really excited to have Alex with us on opening night,” Legends President/CEO Andy Shea said in the release, “and we know the fans will be excited to see him take the mound.”

  • Lincoln makes Bearcats pay for...

    Lincoln County took advantage of six walks, two hit batsmen and four Anderson County errors to defeat Anderson County last Tuesday night at Barnes Field.

    Lincoln managed only two hits but capitalized when Anderson pitchers were unable to throw strikes.

    “Overall, I thought the pitchers did OK but giving up that many free bases normally gets you in trouble,” said Anderson pitching coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Lady Cats sweep at Central

    The Anderson County High School softball team continued its winning ways with a sweep in the Madison Central Round Robin, held Saturday in Richmond.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 6 in the state, slipped past the host school, 4-3, then defeated Somerset, 6-3. Anderson is now 5-1 on the year.

    Madison Central, considered to be a contender in the 11th Region, returned its lineup from a team that beat Anderson’s Final Four team last spring. “It was a good test for us,” Anderson coach Brent Aldridge said.

  • Pro angler offers tips on...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of videos available online means anglers no longer have to wait until weekend mornings to get their fill of fishing shows.

  • Lady Mustang Volleyball...