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Today's Sports

  • Sizzling start for Lady Bearcats

    Who said you needed to be outside to practice?

    Anderson County, which had actually been on the field about an hour in the pre-season, ripped visiting Taylor County, 11-1 in five innings, in the 2015 season opener Monday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded Taylor County pitching for 11 runs, nine of them earned, on 13 hits. Sophomore catcher Bailey Curry picked up where she left off last year with a rocket home run shot over the right field fence in the bottom of the first. Curry belted 19 round-trippers last season. Curry ended up going 2-for-3 with a walk.

  • Pioneers look to blaze path to...

    Predicting a regional winner in baseball is one of the most difficult prognostications of all. Baseball can be a fluky game – one of the most fluky – with a inches or a bad bounce literally making the difference between winning and losing.

    But the big thing is pitching rotations. In a one-and-done tournament that could be huge. Over the years, teams have occasionally held their aces for possible matchups with the best teams in later rounds only to get burned before those matchups ever materialize.

  • Hurt of district loss could...

    Anderson County hurt for a while after Shelby County eliminated the Bearcats, 75-73, in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    To see a good season end on a shot with 3.5 seconds to go stung for a while.

    But Bearcat coach Glen Drury could only smile last week as he looked back at the season and the promising road that lies ahead for the Bearcats.

  • Asbury ousted in NAIA opener

    From staff reports

    Cardinal Stritch, of Wisconsin, used a 12-5 run to close out the game and eliminate Asbury University in the opening round of the NAIA Women’s national basketball tournament at Sioux City, Iowa last Thursday. Asbury finished the year at 26-7, setting school record for wins.

    Anderson County High School graduate Kali Whiteside finished with six points and nine rebounds.

    Kentucky Christian finishes fourth in NCCAA Tournament

  • Place at state
  • Lady Cats out to change history

    Even though Anderson County is a heavy favorite to repeat as Eighth Region softball champions, the program’s history suggests the Lady Bearcats should be wary of such lofty rankings.

    After Anderson’s two state tournament appearances, the Lady Bearcats faced similar circumstances but did not make the return trip to the big show.

  • Taylorsville Lake headwaters...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Small creeks across Kentucky that normally run placid currently rage with brown froth. Reservoirs now cover marina parking lots and lakeside campgrounds.

    Most Kentuckians are punch drunk from the blows of the latest salient of the Polar Vortex followed by cold rain.

  • TEARS FOLLOW THE CHEERS FOR LADY...

    CARROLLTON – In the end, this group of Anderson County Lady Bearcats only had eight lives.

    They scrapped. They fought. They teetered on the brink of extinction all week long during the girls’ Eighth Region basketball tournament.

    But a week that had seen them win one game with less than a second showing on the scoreboard clock, then joyously win another in overtime, did not have another heart-stopper for the Lady Bearcats to ride to victory.

  • Eighth Region Tourney Notes:...

    When Simon Kenton defeated Anderson County for the Eighth Region championship Sunday afternoon, it was the sixth time in the last eight years the teams have met in the championship game. That fact has been talked about around the region for some time.

    What might have been forgotten was this was to have been somewhat of a rebuilding year for both teams. Anderson, of course, lost all five starters from its 2014 regional titlist.

  • Tradition never graduates

    Makenzie Cann had not been back in Cincinnati very long when she took to Twitter Sunday afternoon.

    “Also so proud of my old high school team for getting back to the finals despite those who thought they couldn’t,” Cann wrote before adding, as a Twitter hashtag, “Tradition doesn’t graduate.”