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Today's Sports

  • Anderson archers place well in...

    Anderson County archery teams recorded high finishes in the National Archery in the Schools Program world tournament, held June 7-9 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    In the 3-D IBO competition, Robert B. Turner Elementary placed third out of 24 schools competing. Fifth-grader Jacob Wallace placed second, scoring 287 (of a possible 300) against 204 boys in the age group.

    The Anderson County Middle School team placed 13th out of 46 schools in the tournament. Eighth-grader Michael Bishop finished sixth out of 303 boys with a 291 score.

  • Bearcat hoops, football top...

    With the local school year ending Monday, it’s time to quickly look back on the year in Anderson County scholastic sports.

    It wasn’t the greatest of years at the high school level, at least by the standards of some previous seasons, but there were still some great accomplishments. Undoubtedly the most memorable nights of the sports year came on November 3 and February 23.

    Back on November 3, the Anderson County football team pulled off a stunner when the Bearcats won at Fern Creek in the state playoffs.

  • A family tradition to shout about

    Cobe Penny remembers sitting in the stands watching the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game.

    It was back in 2009 when Cobe’s older brother, C.J., had been selected to play for Kentucky in the annual two-game summer series pitting the best seniors of the basketball hotbeds against each other.

    “I remember watching (C.J.) play and Stephan Van Treese came down the lane and two-hand dunked it,” Cobe says of the Indiana star who later suited up for the Louisville Cardinals. “It looked like the goal was going to come off.”

  • Cann says one more year

    Makenzie Cann isn’t done on the basketball court.

    Not yet, anyway.

    The Anderson County native had announced in March that she was forgoing her final season of eligibility at the University of Kentucky after playing two years for the Wildcats. She had begun her collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati before transferring.

    Cann graduated from UK in early May but an opportunity to play while pursuing her Master’s of Business Admininistration materialized.

  • Dulaney signs
  • Bearcat Den changes hands
  • All-Region Pick
  • Unplanned holiday reminds of...

    It just seemed weird to spend time with my family on Monday.

    I mean real family time not just being in the same zip code for a while.

    To most people that statement seems weird since most people see Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer.

    But while many families have been grilling hot dogs or spending time at the lake on that last Monday in May, my Memorial Day is usually different.

  • Bearcat season summarized in...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s baseball season that began with high hopes ended with a two-day summary of the frustration the Bearcats experienced all season in the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School last week.

    The scoreboard said Collins rolled to a 10-1 win in the semifinals of the district tournament, quickly ending Anderson’s season. In the Anderson dugout, though, it was a reminder of a season coming off a run to the regional championship game ending with a 7-24 record.

  • Fish without a license this...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 2-3, according to a news release.

    Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Limits on the size and number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.