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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • KDFWR programs offer many...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    School kids fervently look forward to summer break, but often after a few weeks, they complain of boredom.

    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’t know how to fish themselves.

  • Commission recommends new...

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    Resources release

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and fishing regulations at its June quarterly meeting.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.

  • Younger Mudcats improve but fall...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats 13-and-under baseball team had a tough weekend in the Great Lakes Super Regional, played in Danville over the weekend. The Mudcats dropped all three games in their most challenging tournament so far this summer.

    “This was a tough tournament and i thought on Sunday they played possibly their best game of the summer, minus the walks,” Copenhaver said.