Today's Sports

  • Time on your hands now?

    So, what are you going to do with your time now that Kentucky is out of the NCAA Tournament?

    Visit friends? Catch up on chores you have let go since November? Take in a movie? Read a book? Lots of options.

    But if you are anything like me, you will be back in front of the TV, switching channels this weekend to see what is going on.

    It’s crazy. That’s why they call it March Madness.

  • Lady Cat bats sizzle in E-town...

    When Anderson County finally got on the softball field over the weekend, the Lady Bearcats showed they have plenty of firepower but have some things to improve if they are to live up to their own expectations.

    The Lady Bearcats finished 3-1 in the Big M Tournament, held at Elizabethtown Friday and Saturday. Anderson piled up 34 runs but gave up 31 in one of Kentucky’s biggest early-season bashes.

  • Miscues doom Bearcats in opening...

    It hasn’t mattered where the game has been played, the story has been the same.

    Whether a blowout or a close one, every game has had the same story line for Anderson County baseball: A mistake here, a miscue there is the difference between a win and a loss.

    That was evident Monday night when Tates Creek erupted for 6 runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat the Bearcats, 11-4, in Anderson’s home opener.

    Anderson fell to 0-4 on the year.

  • Lady Bearcat hoops answered...

    Twenty-two wins for a basketball team that entered the season with some major question marks is not too bad.

    That’s how Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell is looking at things after the Lady Bearcats went 22-10 and reclaimed the 30th District championship after a one-year hiatus. When Anderson defeated Collins for the title a month ago, it was Anderson’s seventh district title in eight years.

  • Farm ponds and small lakes offer...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    When air temperatures crest the 70-degree mark for the first time in March, anglers swarm reservoirs and state-owned lakes to fish. The warm weather stirs up high expectations, but these anglers often return home frustrated after a fishless day.

    These big waters still retain their winter cold and a few days of shirt-sleeve weather doesn’t warm them up enough to get largemouth bass, bluegill or catfish active. They still feel the lethargy of winter.

  • Anderson County youth basketball...
  • Perfect game!
  • Honored at Sweet 16
  • 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.