https://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en A life lesson about sports https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/life-lesson-about-sports <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mom_and_eriel.jpg" alt="File photo Former Lady Bearcat great Eriel McKee poses for a photo with Corinne Herndon, mother of Sports Editor John Herndon. John says his mom loved God, gospel music and basketball, especially the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats. John’s mom passed away last week. She was 89 years old." title="File photo Former Lady Bearcat great Eriel McKee poses for a photo with Corinne Herndon, mother of Sports Editor John Herndon. John says his mom loved God, gospel music and basketball, especially the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats. John’s mom passed away last week. She was 89 years old." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> The biggest fussing I&rsquo;ve endured in the last 10 years probably came in March of 2013.</p> <p> The Anderson County Lady Bearcats had just won the Eighth Region in dramatic fashion and were ranked No. 2 in Kentucky going into the state basketball tournament at Western Kentucky University&rsquo;s Diddle Arena. My wife and I packed our bags, notebooks, laptops and cameras and made arrangements with a church friend to take care of our sixth-grade daughter for what we believed would be a lengthy stay in Bowling Green.</p> Rocketing to the top of her game https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/rocketing-top-her-game <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0799_2.jpg" alt="Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry poses with some of the hardware she won during her freshman season at the University of Toledo. She was named to the Freshman All-Conference, overall All-Conference and Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year." title="Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry poses with some of the hardware she won during her freshman season at the University of Toledo. She was named to the Freshman All-Conference, overall All-Conference and Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Bailey Curry could only laugh when she was asked how many times she walked during her freshman season at the University of Toledo.</p> <p> She took a few seconds to look up her statistics on the Rockets&rsquo; website. &ldquo;Thirty-four,&rdquo; she chuckled, &ldquo;in 58 games.&rdquo;</p> <p> Anderson County softball fans know the reason for the running joke about Curry walking. During her illustrious career at Anderson, she walked so many times that her coaches changed the batting order to let one of the most prolific home run hitters in Kentucky history bat leadoff.</p> Boiling anger, irrational behavior make sports a target, too https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/boiling-anger-irrational-behavior-make-sports-target-too <p> You just knew it was a matter of time before someone walked into a newspaper building and started shooting.</p> <p> As you undoubtedly know, it happened Thursday in Annapolis, Md., and much of the world seemed shocked again.</p> <p> I wasn&rsquo;t.</p> Washington to play in world tournament https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/washington-play-world-tournament <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/callie_washingtonbw.jpg" alt="Callie Washington will play in the Gothia Cup tournament." title="Callie Washington will play in the Gothia Cup tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="36" height="85" /><p> Callie Washington, 16, has been selected to play for Rush Soccer USA in the Gothia Cup soccer tournament. The tournament will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from July 15-21. Washington and her teammates will be in Sweden from July 13-23.</p> <p> Washington is a resident of the Atlanta area and is the daughter of Mark and Kristie Clark Washington, formerly of Lawrenceburg. Callie is the granddaughter of Darrell and Janice Clark of Lawrenceburg.</p> Girls’ golf meeting announced https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/girls%E2%80%99-golf-meeting-announced <p> From staff reports</p> <p> The Anderson County High School girls&rsquo; golf team will have an organizational meeting on Monday, July 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, according to Lady Bearcat coach Robert Hanks.</p> <p> The team will begin full practice on July 17.</p> Target shooting suspended at Veterans Memorial WMA https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/target-shooting-suspended-veterans-memorial-wma <p> According to a news release, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is suspending recreational target shooting with firearms on Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area until further notice because of ongoing habitat work on the 2,497-acre property in Scott County.</p> <p> The decision ensures crews performing the work can do so safely.</p> <p> Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) remains open for fishing, hiking, bird watching and other types of outdoor recreation. Fall hunting seasons will not be affected.</p> KDFWR programs offer many opportunities for fishing education https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/kdfwr-programs-offer-many-opportunities-fishing-education-0 <p> <strong>By Lee McClellan</strong></p> <p> <strong>Ky. Dept. of Fish &amp; Wildlife Resources</strong></p> <p> School kids fervently look forward to summer break, but often after a few weeks, they complain of boredom.</p> <p> An 18-inch largemouth bass jumping and shaking its head at the end of a line is a sure-fire way to cure boredom and instill a passion for a lifelong wholesome activity in a young person. Many parents would like to teach their kids how to fish, but don&rsquo;t know how to fish themselves.</p> Commission recommends new hunting, fishing regulations for ‘19 https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/commission-recommends-new-hunting-fishing-regulations-%E2%80%9819 <p> <strong>Ky. Dept. of Fish &amp; Wildlife </strong></p> <p> <strong>Resources release</strong></p> <p> The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and fishing regulations at its June quarterly meeting.</p> <p> The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.</p>