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Today's Sports

  • Practice safety at the shooting...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky recently made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.

    Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens soon.

    Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.

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  • Cordia mess a time to look at...

    Kudos to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for its action against Cordia last week.

    In case you missed it – and if you were even remotely following sports in Kentucky last week, there is no way you could have – the governing body for high school sports in Kentucky laid down the law to Cordia last week.

    It wasn’t just a talking to or a slap of the wrist.

    It was a good old-fashioned razor strap whipping with a long probation following.

  • Good fall squirrel season...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Generations of hunters have honed basic hunting skills and techniques and provided tasty table fare by stalking the forest for squirrels.

    For a young Chris Garland, squirrel hunting provided a gateway into the woods and remains a family tradition.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Cats...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team earned a pair of wins in the Blue Grass State Games, defeating Henry County and Rowan County on July 26. Two more games, scheduled for July 27, were canceled due to the torrential rains that moved through the Lexington area.

    The games do not count in the regular-season standings, but teams often use them as an opportunity to scrimmage against live opponents.

    Against Henry, the Lady Bearcats took a 3-1 win as senior Claire Prater and freshmen Taylor Harley and Kinzie Roberts all scored.

  • 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.