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Today's Sports

  • Anderson team wins NASP 3D...

    The Anderson County High School Arechery team took first place in the National Archery in the Schools International Bowhunter Organization 3D Challenge held Saturday in Louisville. The IBO format involves shooting at three-dimensional animal targets at 10 and 15 meters.

    Two weeks after winning the state IBO 3D tournament, Anderson won the national tournament, defeating 102 other teams, scoring 1,430 points out of a possible 1500.

    Anderson County’s Chance Wayne took the individual championship, winning a three-way shootoff.

  • 10 days to go

    Anderson County baseball and softball fans can only hope the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hit the home stretch running as fast and smooth as American Pharoah did Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    If that happens, early June could be a fun time around Anderson County.

    It does not seem possible, but when this column is published, there will only be 10 days left in the 2015 regular seasons for baseball and softball. Through the weekend, they both seemed poised to make tha move for an extended post-season run.

  • Power surge ignites Bearcat rout...

    Anderson County’s deluge kept Friday’s game with Marion County from being known as “The Flood Game.”

    Bearcat catcher Brice Stockton, a senior, led off the bottom of the fourth with his first varsity home run and ignited a six-run uprising that propelled Anderson to an 11-1 win over the Knights Friday night.

    Stockton broke a 1-1 tie that had come about when Wesley Jorette parked his second home run in as many nights over the left field fence.

  • 50 YEARS AND (ALMOST) 17 FEET

    They are separated by 50 years, but the unseen bond is so strong. Raised in different generations, yet they seem so much alike.

    It all centers on 16 feet, 11 inches.

    That’s how long Charlene Peyton jumped when she was running track for Anderson High School back in 1965. It was the best in the state that year and for a time after that.

  • Lady Cats roast regional foes

    The Anderson County High School softball team lived up to its lofty ranking with a pair of impressive wins over regional foes last week. The Lady Bearcats rolled past North Oldham and Carroll County on the road to run their record to 22-5.

    Another game, at 18th-ranked East Jessamine, was canceled due to the storms that moved through the area last Thursday.

    Anderson Co. 4, North Oldham 1

  • Big Blue Jump
  • 3-D winners
  • Cummins, Mitchell,...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County celebrated the 2014-15 boys’ high school basketball season with the annual team awards banquet last Wednesday night at the school. The Bearcats finished with a 16-10 record, losing 73-72 in the district opener to Shelby County. All varsity, junior varsity and freshman players were recognized.

    Anderson returns the nucleus of that team and is expected to contend for the Eighth Region title in 2016.

  • Russell, Rose honored

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County residents have been named to NAIA football All-American teams by usafootball.org.

    Jacob Russell, who plays quarterback for Campbellsville University, was named to the organization’s first team All-American team.

    Kicker Joe Rose, playing at the University of the Cumberlands, was named to the Freshman All-American team by the organization.

  • Ponderosa to host national event

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host the nationally-known World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time ever on Friday, May 8. The 50-lap feature race will pay $10,000 to win.

    Modifieds, Pro Late Models and Super Stocks are also on the racing card, according to a news release.

    Lawrenceburg residents Tommy Carlton and Jerry Ellis are currently in the Track Top 10 in the Pro Late Models division.