Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats start new season Friday night

    The high school football season has been underway for over a month, but every team is 0-0 now.

    At least they are in what matters.

    District play starts around the state this weekend. With it comes playing for berths in the state playoffs and jockeying for seeding positions in the tournament.

  • COLUMN: Bearcat boys' soccer situation a puzzling one

    Sometimes you just don't know what to believe.

    And those times when you dig a little deeper for more information and things get even more confusing? You count to 10, or whatever number suits you, take a deep breath, then realize you really aren't any closer to knowing all the facts than you were when you got started.

    Such is the recent turn of events involving the boys' soccer program at Anderson County High School.

  • GOLF: Bearcat golfers record wins

    The Anderson County High School boys' golf teams swept Mercer County at Bright Leaf Golf Resort in Harrodsburg last Tuesday.

    The varsity team defeated Mercer 154-173 as senior Gabe McMichael and junior Tyler Harrod led the Bearcats by shooting even par 36.

    The junior varsity posted a 170-198 victory with freshman Zachary Toles also shooting a 36 to lead the way.

  • GOLF: Bearcats shooting for state berth at second home

    Even before official practice began in July, the Anderson County High School boys' golf team has been pointing to Sept. 25.

    That day, next Tuesday, is when the Bearcats will face their day of reckoning as the compete in the Region 4 Tournament at Lincoln Homestead State Park, near Springfield. It is the one chance the team has to advance to the state golf tournament, either as a team or individuals. The top two teams advance to the state meet along with the top three individuals not on those teams.

  • OUTDOORS: Camp Calvary hosts archery shoot

    These archers were among 98 shooters who turned out for the Camp Calvary 3D Archery Shoot on Aug. 11. David Chesser won the men's open class with Jessica Chesser taking the women's division.

    Winners in the men's bow hunter category were Cody Mullins (first place), Alex Lyons (second), Brad Muntz (third), Brad Wakefield (fourth), Ron Davis (fifth), Adam Harp (sixth) and Blake Chesser (seventh).

  • SOCCER: Celebrating 25 years

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Coach looks for Lady Cats to learn from losses

    DANVILLE – It's not often a week with three straight losses could be considered one with some degree of success, but then, Anderson County's girls' soccer team did not have a normal week in the Boyle County Invitational Tournament.

    “The Boyle tournament was a rough one for us if I was concerned about our record,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest, who saw his team fall to 5-7-1 on the year. “However, that is the last thing from my mind as long as it is not testing the mental psyche of my team.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats' win over Mercer seven years in the making

    HARRODSBURG – The makings of Anderson County's 48-7 thrashing of Mercer County might have been budding long before the Bearcats opened football practice in July.

    Try seven years. Repeat, SEVEN years.

    “We have been playing together since the third grade,” Anderson quarterback Zachary Carmichael said after he had thrown three touchdown passes to Dusty Puckett in less than 11 minutes Friday night.

  • Tourney champions

    The Anderson County Baseball Club 15-and-under team won the East Kentucky USSSA Tournament recently. Team members are, front row, from left: Zach Rice, Jessie Howard, Layne Marquardt, cheerleader Kaelyn Sea, Chris Sea, Wesley Jorette and Mason Baker. Back row: Coach Tommy Rice, Andrew Mitchell, Brett Thompson, Tanner Walker, Jake Brown, Mason Hardin, and coaches Scott Brown and Tim Baker.

  • Bearcats hit on all cylinders, rout Mercer

    Anderson County is a far different football team than it was when the season opened back on Aug. 17.

    The Bearcats are better. Much better.

    The Bearcats routed Mercer County, 48-7, Friday night in Harrodsburg, both flexing their muscle and showcasing why they fully expect to be a force in district play and in the post season.

    “We were clicking on all cyliders tonight,” Peach said.