Today's Sports

  • Shelby's Sweet 16 run...

    There had to be times when the collective knot in Anderson County's stomach might have been incurable during last week's state basketball tournament.

    Nothing against Shelby County. The Bearcats' chief rival proved during the Eighth Region Tournament that those who had written Shelby off because of some puzzling mid-season losses were quite mistaken. Down 5 inside the last half-minute of the regional championship game, Shelby showed the heart of a champion by coming back to win against Gallatin County.

  • Rec softball, baseball signups...

    Registrations for Anderson County Parks and Recreation baseball and softball leagues will be held Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Anthony Stratton Community Building at 1026 County Park Road.

    The registration period was extended because of the snowstorm of March 7 and 8.

    Leagues will be formed for tee ball (ages 5-6), pee wee league (7-8) and machine pitch (9-10).

    The fee is $50 for the first child in a family, $40 for each additional family member.

    For more information, contact the parks and recreation department at 839-6498.

  • Spring sports begin Monday

    The Anderson County spring sports season is scheduled to get under way in a big way Monday, March 24, as three Bearcat teams have season-opening events that day.

    The Lady Bearcat softball team, ranked 15th in the state in the pre-season poll, will get tested early as the Lady Bearcats travel to Louisville Mercy Academy, the defending Region 7 champion. Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats return to Louisville to take on Butler, the defending Region 6 titlist. Both games begin at 6 p.m.

  • Rams truly Unforgettable

    The shirts printed for Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg's appearance at the NACA national tournament were actually quite simple.

    Each block letter of the words "We Believe" contained a Ram player's name.

    Under that, script lettering simply said, "The Unforgettable Rams."

  • WWE star, Yocum to headline...

    Lawrenceburg fighter Brandon Yocum and former World Wrestling Entertainment cruiserweight champion Kid Kash will headline a 16-bout caged fighting event scheduled for Friday, March 21, at Frankfort Convention Center.

    Yocum, fresh off a questionable loss in a title match for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight belt, will look to improve on his 6-2 record against an opponent that had yet to be determined as of Monday night.

    Kash, a flamboyant star with WWE, will make his debut as a cage fighter.

  • From Saffell Street to state...

    The world is smaller than Disney ever dreamed. Just ask Lex Lindsey.

    Considered one of the top girls' basketball coaches in Kentucky, Lindsey guided Franklin-Simpson's girls' basketball team to within a point of the school's first state championship. The Wildcats came up just short, falling to Butler 58-57 in the state championship game Saturday night in Bowling Green.

    But last week, before the Wildcats' first round opponent was determined, Lindsey was hoping he would be going up against Anderson County to open the run.

  • The eyes have it

    SHELBYVILLE - There really wasn't much Tony Kays could say Monday night.

    The Anderson County girls' basketball coach had just come tantalizingly close to his first state tournament berth as a coach and the school's first trip in 30 years.

    Only 70 seconds had stood between his team and a date in Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.

    Seventy measly seconds.

    But trying to protect a one-point lead against a team determined to expunge its own demons is tricky business indeed.

    "We relaxed a bit and Simon Kenton made the plays," Kays saod.

  • Archery teams to compete in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 5 tournament, held March 1 at the Frankfort High School's F.D. Wilkinson gymnasium.

    Whitney Ditmore took first place and Kate Wickizer placed fifth in the girls' competition, while Anderson made a near sweep of the boys' competition, with Andrew Burkhart winning and Dillon Burkhead, Hunter Lilly and Ian Gill taking second, third and fifth places, respectively.

  • Gallatin ends Bearcats'...

    NEW CASTLE - It will be some time, if ever, before the questions concerning Anderson County's first-round exit from the boys' Eighth Region basketball tournament will subside.

    What happened that caused a team that had been unbeaten against regional foes all year, suddenly go down in the season's two biggest games?

    What if some of those breaks that went against the Bearcats down the stretch of their first-round loss had seen the ball bounce the other way?

  • Yocum loses split decision for...

    Boos cascaded down from the stands Friday night at Rupp Arena after Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum was "robbed" in his quest for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight crown.

    Yocum, who appeared to dominate Brian Keller of Charlotte, N.C., lost a split decision by the judges.

    "I'm still trying to get over that," said his trainer, Brad Briscoe, a physical therapist from Lawrenceburg who also judges fights for the organization. "I was shocked."