https://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Mustangs capture conference title https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mustangs-capture-conference-title <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mustangs.jpg" alt="The Mustang softball team poses with the Salt River Conference trophy after defeating Mercer County in the championship game on May 18." title="The Mustang softball team poses with the Salt River Conference trophy after defeating Mercer County in the championship game on May 18." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> HARRODSBURG &ndash; The Anderson County Middle School softball team finished off its dominating run through the Salt River Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon with a 9-0 victory over Mercer County in the championship game.</p> <p> The conference championship finishes off the Mustangs&rsquo; season with a 22-1 record. Along with being the SRC champions, they are also the USFA state runner-ups, making this team one of the best in recent memory.</p> Close loss ends Anderson’s season https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/close-loss-ends-anderson%E2%80%99s-season <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cover_11.jpg" alt="Jenna Beasley (right) slides into home plate in Anderson County’s 30th District first round game against Spencer County on May 18. Beasley was called out." title="Jenna Beasley (right) slides into home plate in Anderson County’s 30th District first round game against Spencer County on May 18. Beasley was called out." align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> SHELBYVILLE &ndash; The Anderson County softball team had multiple opportunities to win in this past Saturday&rsquo;s 30th District Tournament opening round game against Spencer County, but the Lady Bearcats couldn&rsquo;t make enough winning plays as they lost to the Lady Bears 2-0.</p> <p> The loss ends Anderson&rsquo;s season in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament for the second straight season. Their ending record is 13-14, concluded with a six-game losing streak.</p> Collins ends Anderson’s season in quick district tournament game https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/collins-ends-anderson%E2%80%99s-season-quick-district-tournament-game <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cover_12.jpg" alt="Austin Vincent makes contact with the ball in Anderson County’s 30th District first round game against Collins on May 18." title="Austin Vincent makes contact with the ball in Anderson County’s 30th District first round game against Collins on May 18." align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p> SHELBYVILLE &ndash; The Anderson County baseball team&rsquo;s season came to an end this past Saturday in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament with a 13-1 loss to Collins.</p> <p> The game only lasted through the top of the fifth inning before the mercy rule came into effect. The loss finishes the Bearcats&rsquo; season with a 10-22-1 record, the second straight year Anderson has finished with a losing record.</p> Anderson track competes at regionals https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/anderson-track-competes-regionals <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ritchie_starts_4x8.jpg" alt="Logan Ritchie (fourth from left) starts the 4x800m relay for the boys’ team at the AAA Region 6 Championships at Frederick Douglass High School on May 18." title="Logan Ritchie (fourth from left) starts the 4x800m relay for the boys’ team at the AAA Region 6 Championships at Frederick Douglass High School on May 18." align="left" hspace="6" width="161" height="85" /><p> <strong><em>*Correction*</em> Kynan Russell and Trinity Gottler ended up qualifying for the state meet. After the two automatic qualifiers from each region are decided, the next top 10 marks from all regions in the AAA class also advance to the state meet. Russell&#39;s mark in the triple jump and Gottler&#39;s mark in the discus were inside that next top 10, sending them to the state meet. - May 23, 10 p.m.</strong></p> Anderson News Student-Athletes of the Year https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/anderson-news-student-athletes-year <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anna_foley.jpg" alt="Anna Foley is a dual sport athlete for Anderson County, excelling both on the soccer field and basketball court. This past fall, Foley scored 36 goals to lead the Lady Bearcat soccer team, which is 22 more than the goals scored by every other player on the roster. Foley was an honorable mention for the All-State team decided by the state’s soccer coaches, which earned her a spot in the All-State honorable mentions game in the postseason. Foley was also 30th District Tournament’s most valuable player, in which she led Anderson to its sixth straight district title. On the hardwood, Foley was an all-around contributor to the Lady Bearcat basketball team, including being one of the team’s most lethal three-point shooters. Foley knocked down 45 threes this past season, which was the third most on the team. Foley scored 14 and 11 points in the two 30th District Tournament games Anderson played, which earned her a spot on the All-30th District Tournament Team." title="Anna Foley is a dual sport athlete for Anderson County, excelling both on the soccer field and basketball court. This past fall, Foley scored 36 goals to lead the Lady Bearcat soccer team, which is 22 more than the goals scored by every other player on the roster. Foley was an honorable mention for the All-State team decided by the state’s soccer coaches, which earned her a spot in the All-State honorable mentions game in the postseason. Foley was also 30th District Tournament’s most valuable player, in which she led Anderson to its sixth straight district title. On the hardwood, Foley was an all-around contributor to the Lady Bearcat basketball team, including being one of the team’s most lethal three-point shooters. Foley knocked down 45 threes this past season, which was the third most on the team. Foley scored 14 and 11 points in the two 30th District Tournament games Anderson played, which earned her a spot on the All-30th District Tournament Team." align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> The Anderson News will honor two Anderson County athletes for their achievements athletically and in the classroom.</p> <p> Next week, The Anderson News will present a male and female athlete from Anderson County High School with The Anderson News Male/Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award.</p> <p> The nominees for the girls&rsquo; award are Lauren Boblitt, Anna Foley, Jaclynn Ruble and Lexi Tinsley. Nominees for the boys&rsquo; award are Riley Arrendondo, C.A. Collins, Colton Cornish and Wesley Ruehrwein.</p> Tough loss ends with emotional celebration https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/tough-loss-ends-emotional-celebration <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cover_9.jpg" alt="Jenni Beasley swings at the ball in her Senior Night game against Garrard County on May 13. Beasley hit a home run in this game, which was only the fourth long ball in her career." title="Jenni Beasley swings at the ball in her Senior Night game against Garrard County on May 13. Beasley hit a home run in this game, which was only the fourth long ball in her career." align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="85" /><p> Monday night&rsquo;s Senior Night softball game for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats was an emotional night for the seniors.</p> <p> It all started with their game against Garrard County, which Anderson ended up losing by one run in extra innings. The Lady Bearcats fought their was back from multiple deficits, but base running mistakes in the bottom of the eighth cost Anderson the win.</p> Bearcats get beat on Senior Night https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-get-beat-senior-night <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cover_8.jpg" alt="Bailey Turner (26) attempts to tag out a base runner from Southern in a game against Southern on May 13." title="Bailey Turner (26) attempts to tag out a base runner from Southern in a game against Southern on May 13." align="left" hspace="6" width="202" height="85" /><p> Members of the Anderson County baseball team hoped to send its seniors off with a win on Senior Night this past Monday, but they were unable to do so as they were beaten 10-0 in five innings by Southern High School.</p> <p> Before the game, each of the four seniors &ndash; Dylan Sizemore, Cameron Harrod, Colton Cornish and Bailey Turner &ndash; were honored for their efforts towards the program. Each player received a commemorative wooden bat and basket full of treats, which they had to store away for later after the game.</p> Henry Thompson wins NASP/IBO 3D nationals https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/henry-thompson-wins-naspibo-3d-nationals <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nat2019.jpg" alt="Henry Thompson (middle) stands with his parents (L-R) Holly and Chuck Thompson after winning awards at the NASP Eastern National archery tournament in Louisville this past weekend." title="Henry Thompson (middle) stands with his parents (L-R) Holly and Chuck Thompson after winning awards at the NASP Eastern National archery tournament in Louisville this past weekend." align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p> LOUISVILLE &ndash; Sophomore Anderson County archer Henry Thompson made history at the NASP Eastern National and the Eastern National IBO 3D Challenge National tournaments this past weekend, as he placed first in both national competitions.</p> <p> Thompson scored a 297 &amp; 27 10s in the IBO 3D competition and a near-perfect 299 &amp; 29 10s in the NASP competition to claim the top prize in both tournaments.</p> <p> Thompson etched himself in the history books with his performance.</p>