Today's Sports

  • Hall of Famers, hoops heroes

    Even though he was still in elementary school when the Kentucky Colonels basketball team folded, the memories are still vivid for Keith Currens.

    The Anderson County resident revisited some of those memories along with many other moments of hoops history when he and his wife, Tamara, attended the American Basketball Association Reunion at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday.

    All proceeds from the event benefited the Dropping Dimes Foundation, formed to offer financial assistance and other support to former ABA players who did not have a pension.

  • Fink fantastic at national meet

    Anderson County High School wrestler Chase Fink had an impressive weekend wrestling with Team Kentucky. Competing in the National Wrestling Coaches Association/USA National Scholastic Folkstyle Duals, held at Crawfordsville, Ind., over the weekend, Fink won five of seven bouts, defeating grapplers from Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska along the way.

    Fink was part of Team Kentucky White, one of three teams in the organization. He is being coached by former Woodford County High School coach Rusty Parks.

  • Taking a stand the right way

    It would be more than a stretch to say it was my day of reckoning, but it was one of those high school basketball games that just made me think about where I was and where we were headed.

  • ACMS, Turner archers strong in...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County archers were on target Saturday in the National Archery in the Schools Program Kentucky state championships held Thursday through Saturday in Louisville.

    Anderson teams took placed high in all three of the 3D ISO competitions and placed in the Top 10 in the bullseye divisions.

  • Bearcats archers take state NASP...

    The Anderson County High School archery team was deadly accurate in the Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program state championship at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    In the NASP/International Bowhunters Organization 3D Challenge, the Bearcats set a new world record with 1,737 points of a possible 1,800 points for six archers. The performance won the program’s second state championship in five years.

  • Oh, Canada!

    When he was younger, George Cummins probably dreamed of one day hunting in the Canadian wilderness.

    Now, he’s considering going into business there.

    Cummins, owner of Salt River Outfitters in Lawrenceburg, is contemplating expanding his business into Saskatchewan, a prairie land loaded with lakes, rivers and loads of fish and wildlife.

  • Loyola’s run more than cool...

    Random thoughts while trying to stay warm and dry …

    One of the craziest things I have ever seen reported about college sports was that of Sister Jean’s press conference a the Final Four in San Antonio.

    Really. She had a press conference.

    On the day before the national semifinals, a 98-year-old nun fielded questions at one of the most attended media events of the entire NCAA Tournament, and you’ve got to admit her story of being the team chaplain was one of those cool stories that came along just when major college sports needed it.

  • "He's tougher than...

    Talk to  just about any high school basketball coach in Kentucky and when the name Glen Drury comes up, the conversation will likely turn to preparation and toughness.

  • Seeing Cann wear Blue and White...

    Bill Keightley, Mr. Wildcat himself, used to brag that alumni from little old Kavanaugh High School of Lawrenceburg had two jerseys hanging from the rafters at Rupp Arena.

    An Anderson County native, Mr. Wildcat always broke into that huge smile when he reminded visitors just how special the honor was for Keightley, the Kentucky Wildcats’ equipment manager for 46 years, and his cousin, Aggie Sale, the first All-American to play for Adolph Rupp in Lexington.

  • Big changes, same expectations...

    The word around softball circles is that Anderson County should be “down” in 2018, that the Lady Bearcats lost way too much to really be a factor in the race for the Eighth Region crown.

    That perception, however, comes from the magnitude of the changes in the Lady Bearcat lineup than the reality of the Anderson situation.