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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats eyeing rugged road to...

    All season long, the Anderson County High School softball team has had its eye on winning the state championship.

    The Lady Bearcats have never been the overall favorite as defending state champ McCracken County is wearing that label nicely.

    But the Lady Bearcats have also been considered one of those teams that could make a run at the title ever since advancing to the state Final Four a year ago.

    It won’t be easy. It never is.

  • Aldridge named tourney MVP

    Anderson County senior Mia Aldridge was named the Eighth Region Tournament Most Valuable Player following the regional championship game Wednesday night.

    Aldridge was the winning pitcher in Anderson’s first two games, victories over Carroll County and Oldham County. Aldridge gave up one hit to Carroll and three to Oldham in what might have been her finest pitching performance ever.

  • Turpin on to Midway

    Jeremy Turpin’s name will undoubtedly come up when talking about the top baseball players to come out of the Anderson County High School program.

    Baseball was, and still is, Turpin’s first love. The game took him to St. Catharine College where he moved to the outfield and became the school’s all-time leader with 201 games played. He stayed at the school as a graduate assistant for two seasons before becoming a paid staff member last year.

    He wa not expecting the announcement that his alma mater would be closing.

  • Lady Cats storm to third...

    BEDFORD – The threatening weather visiting Trimble County last Wednesday night just gave Anderson County time to party.

    And get ready to bring its own softball storm.

    The Lady Bearcats endured a 67-minute delay after some lightning was spotted in the area, then thundered for six runs in their first at-bat on the way to a 12-2 rout of Shelby County in the Eighth Region Tournament championship game.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Lady Bearcats...

    There was a time when any time Anderson County and Shelby County met on any field, in any sport, the competitive juices got flowing a little bit more.

    That's what a rivalry is all about.

    It's beating the ones you might know the best. Sometimes, it means spoiling their season.

    That's where the Anderson County and Shelby County high school softball teams stand today.

  • Aldridge masterpiece sends Lady...

    BEDFORD – Mia Aldridge’s pitch broke ever so slightly catching the outside corner of home plate. Before the umpire had finished ringing up Aldridge’s sixth strikeout, catcher Bailey Curry had flipped the ball in her victory routine.

    Aldridge had fanned Oldham County’s Brittany Ryan to put the finishing touch on a pitching masterpiece Anderson County needed to survive Oldham, 1-0, in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament semifinals Tuesday night at Trimble County High School.

  • Lady Bearcat softball team makes...

    There’s always something special about every graduating class. Always.

    It’s something all of us claim to know, but when you are writing about a ton of high school sports, people and dates tend to run together. It’s not uncommon to realize someone is graduating from college when I am thinking he’s a sophomore or so.

  • Mustang tracksters prepare for...

    Several members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team will be competing in the state championship meet on Saturday, June 4.

    The meet will be held at the University of Louisville.

    Schools are allowed to have one entry in each event.

    Boys scheduled to participate include Logan Ritchie in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle events, Matthew Stamper in the 200-meter dash and high jump, Zach Knight in the 40 meters, Mason Pierce at 800 meters, Jordan McHugh at 1,600 meters and Jalen Newton running the 3,200 meter race.

  • Bearcat basketball camp next week

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9 according to a news release.

    The camp sessions will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

    The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Those entering kindergarten through third grade should report to Robert B. Turner Elementary School. Those entering grades 4 and 5 should report to Saffell Street School with those entering grades 6-8 should report to Anderson County High School.

  • Bearcat football camp set

    The Anderson County Bearcat Football Camp will be held on Friday, June 3 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Anderson County High School field house.

    The camp will have a Friday Night Lights theme and is open to young people entering grades 2-6.

    The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door with checks payable to ACHS Football.

    For more information, contact Head Coach Mark Peach at 502-839-0366.