Today's Sports

  • Poythress to throw first pitch,...

    Former University of Kentucky basketball star Alex Poythress will throw a ceremonial first pitch at the Lexington Legends opening-night game, according to a news release. The high Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals opens the season on Thursday, April 7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

    “We’re really excited to have Alex with us on opening night,” Legends President/CEO Andy Shea said in the release, “and we know the fans will be excited to see him take the mound.”

  • Lincoln makes Bearcats pay for...

    Lincoln County took advantage of six walks, two hit batsmen and four Anderson County errors to defeat Anderson County last Tuesday night at Barnes Field.

    Lincoln managed only two hits but capitalized when Anderson pitchers were unable to throw strikes.

    “Overall, I thought the pitchers did OK but giving up that many free bases normally gets you in trouble,” said Anderson pitching coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Lady Cats sweep at Central

    The Anderson County High School softball team continued its winning ways with a sweep in the Madison Central Round Robin, held Saturday in Richmond.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 6 in the state, slipped past the host school, 4-3, then defeated Somerset, 6-3. Anderson is now 5-1 on the year.

    Madison Central, considered to be a contender in the 11th Region, returned its lineup from a team that beat Anderson’s Final Four team last spring. “It was a good test for us,” Anderson coach Brent Aldridge said.

  • Pro angler offers tips on...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of videos available online means anglers no longer have to wait until weekend mornings to get their fill of fishing shows.

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  • 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.