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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats ready for the next step

    Any time a high school football team embarks on a season, there are always legitimate questions about what fortunes or misfortunes it might have over the next few months.

    Anderson County is no different in 2018.

    Were the Bearcats really as good as their 8-4 record a year ago?

    While Anderson returns seven starters on each side of the ball, how will the Bearcats replace some very talented and experienced performers?

  • One of a kind, Watts left...

    Little did I know it at the time, but my first experience around Paul Watts was just a snapshot of a man who would eventually leave an enormous mark on Anderson County sports.

  • Watts showed ‘hard love,’ made...

    Paul Watts retired from coaching basketball in 1985. Glen Drury, who recently retired from the Anderson County job, followed Watts at Western Anderson and has said many times that Watts was a big help when he started running his own program.

    “Coach Watts was such a mentor of us young coaches,” Drury said last week. “He always wanted to prove that no matter the talent, you can still be successful. I admired watching his teams because they played hard and together. He was an ambassador for Kentucky high school basketball."

  • Curry transfers to Sun Belt power

    Changes in life are inevitable, even on the athletic field.

    After an off-season full of major changes, Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry came to realize the collegiate path she had mapped before her was not going to work out. Curry, who had been an All-Mid-American Conference selection and the league’s Freshman of the Year, announced last Tuesday that she was leaving Toledo and continue her education and softball career at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

  • Young Bearcat golfers expect...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Even after graduation claimed most of the varsity lineup, the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team is optimistic as it heads into the 2018 season.

    The Bearcats opened their season on July 26 with the Bullitt East Tournament at Tanglewood and will take on a schedule of 14 matches and six tournaments with an eye on hitting their best game by tournament time in late September.

  • God First Soccer registrations...

    God First soccer registrations will be held for boys and girls, ages 3-12, at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, according to a news release.

    Registrations will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registrations will also be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Players age 4-12 will go through a 20-minute draft evaluation, according to the release.

    The cost is $45 per player and $40 for each sibling.

    The church is located at 565 Carlton Drive, Lawrenceburg.

  • Young Mudcats finish season with...

    A 10-9 summer baseball record might not turn heads until one hears Central Kentucky Mudcat manager Chris Copenhaver talk about his 13-and-under team.

    “Honestly, I am very pleased with the boys,” said Copenhaver, who doubles as an assistant coach at Anderson County High School. “We did not play one team this summer that wasn’t a travel team and in (the final) tournament, we played two 14-year-old teams. For them to compete and end up with a record above .500, I think that is a great sign for the future.”

  • 15-u Mudcats solid in...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ 15-and-under baseball team got together for one final tournament, playing in Brandenburg Kentucky on July 28-29. The Mudcats won two of three games to finish the summer season at 11-10.

    “We did not play one team that was like us (a high school prep team) this summer and this tournament was no different. We played three teams that were all teams with kids from southern Indiana and Louisville and we went 2-1 with a one-run loss,” Mudcat manager Chris Copenhaver said.

  • Special programs celebrate...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources invites people of all ages to celebrate hunting, fishing and the great outdoors at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort on Saturday, Aug. 11.

    “This is a great way for beginners of any age to receive a fun, hands-on introduction to fishing and shooting sports,” Salato Conservation Educator Geoff Roberts said in a news release.

  • Registration Begins for Mentor-...

    Registration for the popular mentor-youth dove hunts offered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources opened Monday and continues through Aug. 17, according to a news release. Registration is available online only at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website, fw.ky.gov, the release said.