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Today's Sports

  • Streams and fishing will return...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many of us who remember the March 1997 floods in Kentucky recently had uncomfortable pangs of foreboding as storm systems dropped heavy amounts of rain freight-trained across the state.

    It looked like another 1997 for a day or so. Small, normally docile neighborhood creeks suddenly filled basements, eroded roadways and carried away belongings.

  • Youth Turkey Hunt
  • WAMPLER RULES IN GOVERNORS’...

    Hannah Wampler has officially served notice she should be in the conversation when the discussion turns to the top girls’ high school tennis players in central Kentucky.

    The Anderson County senior rolled through the Governors’ Classic Tournament, winning the individual championship and leading the Lady Bearcats to the runner-up finish in the four team tournament, held at Woodford County Park on Saturday.

  • Final Four loss makes Wildcats...

    It still hurts.

    Not even the reality of the big “38” can overcome the pain of the “1” for any Kentucky basketball fan.

    At least, that one will sting for a long time. A real long time.

    After all, 38-1, as great as it is, is a long way from 40-0.

  • PASSION, NOT PASTIME

    It all started as a day to start the summer vacation. Now, it has become a year-round passion.

    “It” is fishing and 11-year-old Jordan McHugh has quickly transformed from someone who just threw a line and hook into the water into an expert who can talk with the pros.

    “When I remember it,” McHugh says of his start, “it was after the first grade. On the first day after school (had dismissed for the summer), Dad said, ‘Let’s go fishing.”

  • Lady Cats shine in Florida sun

    The Anderson County High School softball team, ranked ninth in the latest Kentucky coaches’ poll, stepped outside the state during spring break but showed that did not matter.

    At the Beach Bash, held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Lady Bearcats rolled to five wins in as many games, running their record to 10-2 on the year. Two of the victories were by the “mercy rule” and Lady Bearcat pitching recorded a pair of shutouts.

  • Bearcat bats take break against...

    Anderson County’s bats might have been on spring break last week.

    At least, it seemed that way Wednesday when Grant County right-hander Jason Goe limited the Bearcats to two hits in recording a 7-0 shutout. Goe used a strong fastball and sharp-breaking curve to strike out 15 Anderson hitters.

    “A tip of the hat to him,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “His fastball was really good. He had a change-up in there. He had control.”

  • Campbellsville cheerleaders to...

    The Campbellsville University cheerleading team will be holding cheer and mascot tryouts on Friday, April 17, according to a news release. The tryouts will be held in the Powell Athletic Center on campus.

    Coach Vanessa Adkins says the cheerleading clinic will be conducted from 5-9 p.m., according to the release.

    Two Anderson County residents, Morgan Cubert and Courtney Drury, have been members of the Campbellsville cheerleading squad for the last four years.

  • Ponderosa Speedway looks to open...

    From staff reports

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will attempt to open the 2015 dirt track racing season on Friday, April 10. Practice laps begin at 7:20 p.m. with time trials commencing at 7:45. The green flag will go out at 8:30 p.m.

    According to a news release, Friday was originally scheduled to be an open date, but after the first two Friday dates were washed out by rains, the track promoters added a full racing card for this week.

  • All-Tournament team