Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to rekindle old, heated rivalry

    Commonwealth Stadium won’t be the site of the state’s only football rivalry this weekend.

    Friday, Anderson County hosts Mercer County in a renewal of one of the oldest, and at times, most heated, rivalries for either school. The series has been played sporadically over the years but reached its zenith on the grudge-meter when the schools were district rivals from 1987 to 1996 and usually battled for a state playoff berth.

  • COLUMN: Sweet dreams game? Not so fast, it's the Cats and Cards

    Remember that day back in 1983 when the Cats and Cards finally duked it out on the basketball court?

    Never mind that the luck of the NCAA tournament draw put the programs on a collision course to meet in Knoxville, Tenn., of all places, for the right to play in the Final Four.

    It was the Dream Game.

  • Improved Anderson volleyball team falls to Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – To see the demeanor around the Anderson County volleyball team Monday night, one might think the Lady Bearcats had just won the game of the year.

    To be sure, they had dropped a 26-24, 25-22 decision to host Collins, the team that has owned the 30th District since the school opened last year.

    But for Anderson, at least, victories might not always show on the scoreboard.

  • Golfers perform well

    Anderson County golfer Darrin Laswell is all smiles after being selected to the All-Central Kentucky Conference team at the  conference tournament on Saturday.

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team improved to 10-1 on the year with impressive wins over Franklin County at Juniper Hills and over Collins and Mercer County on the home course at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • High school sports roundup

    Cross country
    Anderson runners look to reach peak with state berth
    Anderson County cross country hopes to reach a peak in an up and down sport in 2011.

    The Bearcats will be shooting for their first state berth since 2005 with a solid group that has enough depth to contend for one of the coveted state spots.

  • Drury wins barrel racing awards in Liberty

    Emily Drury won the Second Division and Third Division youth in the 2011 International Barrel Racing Association state finals, held in Liberty from Aug. 26-28.

    Drury competed on her horse, Rocky, in the second division, then rode another of her horses, Nova, in the Third Division competition.
    Emily also won the IBRA Top Dog Shootout competing in the Top 5 in her division.

    She also won some awards in the open division.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Sept 14, 2011

    Anderson County High School

    Friday, Sept. 16: Mercer County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football
    Monday, Sept. 19: Anderson County at East Jessamine, 6 p.m.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Sept. 14: Anderson County at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer
    Thursday, Sept. 15: Anderson County in Boyle County tournament, TBA.
    Saturday, Sept. 17: Anderson County in Boyle County Invitational, TBA.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 14, 2011

    Upward basketball, cheerleading taking registrations
    Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is holding registrations for the upcoming season through Friday, Sept. 16.
    Games will be held in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church.
    The cost for the program is $70 per child.
    For more information, contact First Baptist at 839-6966.

    Jack Wells Memorial Golf Classic to tee off Sept. 24

  • Tuesday morning sports update

    Tuesday morning sports update

    Monday was not a busy night for Anderson County sports. The only Anderson County High School varsity sport in action was the Lady Bearcat volleyball team, which dropped a match at district rival Collins. Final score was 26-24, 25-22.
    Anderson played very well, but made some key mistakes at crucial times.
    Still, Anderson seemed very pleased to be in a position to defeat a team that had beaten the Lady Bearcats soundly in the first match of the season and has never lost a match to a district opponent since the school was formed last year.

  • Monday morning sports update


    Boys' high school golf

    The Anderson County finished fourth in the Central Kentucky Conference Invitational, held at Woodford Hills on Saturday. The Bearcats shot a composite 318 and senior Darrin Laswell was named to the All-CKC team.


    Girls' high school golf