Anderson County High School


    TAYLORSVILLE – Josh Brown had never been better and it could not have come at a better time.

    Anderson County’s senior right-hander dominated host Spencer County last Thursday as the Bearcats rolled to a 5-1 win in 30th District baseball game.

    In Anderson’s most important game of the year to date, Brown used a combo of wicked curveballs and quick fastballs to lead the Bearcats past the pesky Bears. Brown gave up just two hits and struck out 13. He also walked two.

  • Anderson archers place third in state tourney

    The Anderson County High School archery team finished third in the state archery tournament, held last Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    Anderson finished third with a score of 4,466, behind state champion Trigg County’s 4,507 and Madison Central with 4,484.

    Noah Platt led Anderson’s boys with a 293 score, finishing sixth overall. Chance Wayne fired a 291, good for 21st.

  • Cats fly past Franklin

    From staff reports

    John Paul Garmon’s smacked two doubles, giving Anderson County the big boost as the Bearcats defeated Franklin County, 6-4, last Tuesday in Frankfort.

    Garmon’s second-inning belt cleared the loaded bases, putting the Bearcats up 4-1. Franklin all three runs were unearned as the Flyer defense had already committed three errors in the inning. Garmon also scorched a seventh-inning double and went on to score an insurance run.

  • District volleyball pairings set

    Pairings for the 30th District Volleyball Tournament have been announced.

    The tournament gets underway Monday, Oct. 20 at Shelby County High School.

    Anderson County won the district's top seed and will play fourth-seeded Spencer County Monday at 6 p.m. Second-seeded Collins will play the host school, third-seeded Shelby County, at 7:30 p.m.

    The championship game is set for Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.


    Kentucky 45, South Carolina 38

    The Wildcats got their first big win of the Mark Stoops era, twice rallying from 14 points down to shock South Carolina, 45-38, Saturday night in Lexington. Bud Dupree hauled in a batted pass and returned it 6 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:29 to play.

    Anderson County High School graduate Ross Cox, who grew up a Wildcat fan and says he stormed the field several times after big wins, got to live the experience as a player. Cox is a walk-on tight end for the Wildcats.

  • Anderson ladies have first home lacrosse match

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats' lacrosse team played its first-ever home game Friday night, but suffered a 4-3 loss to Bryan Station in a match played at the Anderson County High School soccer pitch.

    Lacrosse is a new sport in Anderson County and is being organized as a club sport and not part of any school athletic department.

    The Anderson boys, also a club team, have been playing together for several seasons. Saturday, they routed host Elizabethtown, 16-1, as Thomas Barrett scored six goals.

  • SOCCER: Bearcat soccer shows improvement, splits four matches

    It might have been the best week of the year for Anderson County boys' soccer.

    The Bearcats split four matches last week, giving some hope for a strong push as the season heads into the final weeks.

    “We've been playing well lately, and that is down to a refocused commitment from the players after the disappointing loss to Somerset,” Anderson coach Khamisi Campbell said.

  • Bearcats honor longtime fans
  • SOFTBALL: Collins slips past Lady Bearcats in extra innings

    About all that Monday's 30th District softball showdown revealed was it should be a close race between Anderson County and Collins.

    Of course, most who follow the high school game already knew that and there were few surprises in Collins' 4-2 win in eight innings.

    Collins pitcher Jeneca Thomas, a senior, limited Anderson to three hits and struck out five.

    But Thomas also walked three and got into a pair of late-inning jams when the Collins defense, committed three errors.

  • BASEBALL: 'We had that sucker in our hands'

    VERSAILLES – The only good thing about losing in 12 innings, like Anderson County did at Woodford County Saturday night, is that the baseball game was not played after Memorial Day.

    Then, taking a loss after blowing a 3-run lead or stranding a potental game-winning run 90 feet from home plate would be considered devastating. Saturday, however, it was merely a setback for an Anderson team that still has designs on its fifth regional championship.

    Disappointing, certainly.