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Today's Sports

  • Regional softball tournament...

    BUCKNER - The Eighth Region softball tournament semifinals were postponed Tuesday and will be played Wednesday, May 28 at Oldham County High School.

    Shelby County will play Simon Kenton at 6 p.m. with Anderson County scheduled to play Oldham County at 7:45 in a rematch of last year's championship game.

    The tournament final is now set for Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Oldham County.

  • Bearcats roll past Gallatin in...

    NEW CASTLE - Anderson County pitching gave up just two hits as the Bearcats rolled to a 4-0 win over Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region baseball tournament Monday at Henry County High School.

    Bearcat starter Jacob Brown went five innings to get the win, while Jeremy Turpin and Jacob Russell each threw a scoreless inning in relief.

    Anderson plated a pair of runs in the first inning when Brown singled in Turpin, then perfectly executed a double steal with Russell to put Anderson up 2-0.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to...

    BUCKNER -- Anderson County advanced to the Eighth Region tournament semifinal with an 8-0 win over Owen County at Oldham County High School Monday.

    Anderson pitcher Courtney Turpin allowed just one hit, a seventh-inning infield hit, and struck out 10 to lead the Lady Bearcats. Miranda Drury stroked a pair of doubles, while Emily Ethington and Lauren Brown both had two hits for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Bearcats draw Gallatin in region...

    The Anderson County baseball and softball teams begin the second level of post-season play with what appear to be favorable first-round draws in the Eighth Region tournaments. Coming off district championships, both teams will be in action Monday, May 26 and will be considered among the teams to beat for the regional championships.

  • Bluegrass Beasts lift heavy...

    The last time Adam Garrett was making his rounds on the Anderson County sports scene, he was batting leadoff, taking an extra base by diving head-first and playing a mean shortstop for Anderson County High School.

    Six years later, Garrett is different. He's thicker and the sport now is the North American Strongman.

    Garrett, who went on to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands, entered his first strongman competition Saturday in the Beast of the Bluegrass at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

  • Big swings, no hits

    One swing was all it took.

    One swing to show that Anderson County was not overlooking 30th District rival Eminence last Wednesday.

    Actually, one pitch was all that was needed as Courtney Turpin sent Brenna Raisor's first offering of the game over the left field fence for a home run. It was all the offense the Lady Bearcats would need, but they went on to a 13-0 victory and snapped a 3-game losing streak.

  • Burkhead, Hart lead Bearcats to...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Aaron Burkhead kept a powerful Shelby County lineup off balance with an assortment of off-speed pitches and pinpoint control to lead Anderson County to an 8-3 victory in the 30th District baseball tournament championship game Wednesday night at Spencer County High School.

    Burkhead was less than 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery on his elbow to record the biggest win of his career. Burkhead worked five innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. The senior righthander struck out 5. Sophomore lefty Kyle DeLong worked two innings to finish things off.

  • Anderson boys third in CKC meet

    LEXINGTON - When Cody Dixon got set to run the 100-meter dash, he knew the real race was for second place.

    "He's fast," the Anderson County junior smiled as he talked about Frankfort's E.J. Fields, who won the event in 11.36 seconds.

    But Dixon was able to burn some rubber too, finishing second in the Central Kentucky Conference meet held Friday at Henry Clay High School.

  • Anderson registers 'needed...

    The smiles and sighs might have been all the interview needed Tuesday night.

    They were silent, yet shouted, "We needed this one."

    Anderson County rallied from an early five-run deficit to post an 8-6 victory over visiting Scott County on the Bearcats' Senior Night. But perhaps more important than giving their seniors a win in their final home game, the victory snapped Anderson's four-game losing streak.

    "This was a big win," Anderson coach L.W. Barnes said with a major emphasis on "big."

  • GEORGE, THANK YOU

    Connie Gilbert can only blame herself.

    Those nights of long trips, early mornings seeing her husband sending e-mails long before dawn and donning every hat from janitor to schedule-maker to newspaper columnist can all be traced back to that night in the mid-1990s when she was waving her arm and spoke up about his availability.

    It happened at an open forum to explore the feasibility of opening a Christian school in Lawrenceburg.