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Today's Sports

  • A life lesson about sports

    The biggest fussing I’ve endured in the last 10 years probably came in March of 2013.

    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’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.

  • Rocketing to the top of her game

    Bailey Curry could only laugh when she was asked how many times she walked during her freshman season at the University of Toledo.

    She took a few seconds to look up her statistics on the Rockets’ website. “Thirty-four,” she chuckled, “in 58 games.”

    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.

  • Boiling anger, irrational...

    You just knew it was a matter of time before someone walked into a newspaper building and started shooting.

    As you undoubtedly know, it happened Thursday in Annapolis, Md., and much of the world seemed shocked again.

    I wasn’t.

  • Washington to play in world...

    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.

    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.

  • Excitement about Lady Bearcat...

    So summer is officially here, your next edition of The Anderson News will be printed in July and we’re talking basketball.

    We’re talking about what’s going to happen -- or more specifically, what we want to happen -- when there’s snow on the ground and a thermometer reads the box score of a team that can’t shoot.

  • Cox named to honor team

    Anderson County resident Ross Cox has been named to the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team.

    The team was honored during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night in Lexington.

    The Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team is a pre-season recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university, according to a news release.

  • Making her Case on the course

    There’s a simple reason why Haley Case has been turning heads on the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour this summer: Hard work.

    “She wants to play golf all the time,” her Anderson County High School coach Robert Hanks said last week. “She wants to hit balls and go out and play all the time. You have got to have that determination to play to be good.”

  • Dead period underway

    The annual Dead Period for Kentucky High School athletics began Monday and will continue through Monday, July 9.

    During the dead period, no formal team workouts may be conducted and coaches are not permitted to contact team members in regard to their sports. Team members may not use school facilities such as weight rooms and gyms during the Dead Period. Athletes are allowed to work out on their own, away from school facilities if they choose to do so during the two-week period.

  • Girls’ golf meeting announced

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School girls’ 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.

    The team will begin full practice on July 17.

  • Target shooting suspended at...

    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.

    The decision ensures crews performing the work can do so safely.

    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.