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Today's Sports

  • Education-based sports designed...

    By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

    The odds of a sports scholarship paying for even a portion of a college education are minuscule.

  • Central Hardin sweeps Bearcats

    Central Hardin used two stellar pitching performances to sweep Anderson County in a baseball doubleheader Friday at Cecilia.

    Central Hardin sophomore Cooper Jones and senior Brendan Grider each gave up only one hit in shutting down the Bearcats.

    The Bruins took the first game, 6-2, reaching Anderson starter Hayden Elder for two runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings. Grider was dominant in the second game as Central Hardin won, 10-0, in five innings.

  • Lady Cat JV has good showing in...

    The Anderson County High School varsity softball team was unable to get on the diamond during spring break as a tournament at Collins, in which the Lady Bearcats were entered, was canceled, leaving Anderson with no games.

    However, much of the varsity team also plays on the junior varsity and got in four games Friday at a JV tournament hosted by Elizabethtown High School.

  • 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.