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Today's Sports

  • All-Region performers
  • Longtime area sports writer dies

    (Editor’s note: This story contains some of the writer’s personal reflections.)

    Mickey Patterson, a longtime fixture around Eighth Region sports, died suddenly at his home in Louisville Saturday. He was 55.

    Patterson was the sports editor of The Oldham Era for 27 years, then came out of retirement in 2014 to be the sports editor of The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville. At both papers, he had numerous contacts with Anderson County sports.

    He was also a contributor to The Courier-Journal and The Cats Pause.

  • Archers take regional title

    The Anderson County High School archery team took the Region 5 championship Saturday, defeating five teams in the regional meet at the high school. Anderson finished with 3,408 points, 24 better than second place Simon Kenton. Five teams participated in the regional tournament.

    Anderson had three of the top four individual shooters and placed seven shooters on the all-regional team.

  • Fish and Wildlife launches...

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources release       

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking for a few good bass.

    Not just any largemouth bass, however. The hunt is on for the wall-hanging, line-busting fish that anglers in the local tackle shop will talk about for years.

  • Slow rebuilding process has...

    L.W. Barnes can only break into that huge trademark grin when asked how his team has been coming along as it prepared for the 2016 baseball season.

    “Slowly. Very slowly,” the Anderson County High School coach says. “That is about as nice as I can put it.”

  • Lady Cats gunning for state’s...

    The target on Anderson County’s back is so big that Jamal Murray could hit it on a full-court shot.

    That’s what the Lady Bearcats get for making the Final Four in the state softball tournament and being winning back-to-back Eighth Region championships.

    And, of course, it is what the Lady Bearcats can expect when they are returning the core of those teams.

  • Bearcats finally run out of gas...

    NEW CASTLE – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. could sympathize with Anderson County basketball last Tuesday night.

    Remember that Coca-Cola 600 where he was leading the field only to run out of gas on the final lap? It happened to Anderson County in the Eighth Region championship game at Henry County High School.

    The Bearcats had stunned regional hoops fans by navigating their way to the regional championship game, but were already running on fumes. Those fumes were gone quickly.

  • Bearcats figure to be one of...

    You can bet Anderson County would gladly trade blowouts with South Oldham.

    Much has been made of the fact that Anderson whipped South by 29 points in late January, but South returned the favor and then some, winning by 37 in the Eighth Region championship game last Tuesday.

    That’s a 66-point swing. In 31 years of typing out stories, I don’t think I have ever seen a 66-point turnaround.

  • Bearcats tame Walton-Verona in...

    NEW CASTLE – Anderson County did not look like a team making its first regional tournament appearance in three years Thursday night.

    The Bearcats looked like seasoned vets as they took control midway through the first quarter and never looked back in defeating Walton-Verona, 68-53, in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

  • Rams’ runner-up finish in...

    We will forgive you if you didn’t realize just how good the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team was this winter.

    A lot of very good basketball has been played in Lawrenceburg and central Kentucky in the 2015-16 season. There have been a ton of compelling stories at the high school and college level dominating the headlines and overshadowing what was happening on North Main Street.

    Through it all, the Rams were quietly going about their business with another outstanding season.

    That is putting it mildly.