Today's Sports

  • Difficult December can yield...

    Things didn’t go exactly as planned for Anderson County basketball last Friday night.

    That’s a major league understatement.

    With about four minutes to play, Anderson’s Cobe Penny drove to the basket, flipped in a runner, then converted a three-point play. The scoreboard showed that Woodford County still led the Bearcats, 44-40, but the Anderson student section was getting rowdier, the Bearcats had a bit more energy and it looked like that decisive run to change the outcome was about to get underway.


    It was the first day of December but Anderson County was not feasting on a holiday diet to open the Christmas or boys’ basketball seasons.

    Woodford County was more like tough steak and spinach Friday night, controlling the Bearcats almost from the outset to post a 58-48 win, spoiling the Bearcats’ opener. Woodford, which had already played two games, remained unbeaten at 3-0.

  • No moral victories for Lady Cats

    One could look at Anderson County’s effort in a 67-58 loss to powerful Louisville Mercy last Thursday and get a good feeling about the Lady Bearcats and their potential.

    After all, the Lady Bearcats suited up only two players with significant experience and rely heavily on freshmen and eighth-graders. But there they were, a young group of lady Bearcats who had pulled within 52-49 when Jaclynn Ruble buried a three-pointer with 4:34 to play.

  • Anderson archers win qualifer...

    Two Anderson County archery teams took first place in their respective divisions as they competed in their first state qualifier tournaments Saturday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    The Anderson County Middle School team and the Robert B. Turner Elementary School team took first place in the competition.

    In addition, the Bryce Foster took first place in the boys’ middle school division while teammate Michael Bishop placed fifth.

  • Anderson swimmers looking for...

    It has been a year of change for the Anderson County High School swim team but the Swim Cats keep striving for some strong showings in the 2017-18 season.

    The Bearcats have only 11 swimmers -- six boys and five girls -- which puts them at a major disadvantage in team scoring. Those numbers do not allow Anderson to field complete teams to compete in every event, but Anderson does have some solid swimmers who could make a push for regional honors and possible berths in the state swim meet.

  • Dozens participate in God First...
  • Lady Cats explode, blast Rock in...

    There is a reason why Anderson County is considered one of the most dangerous girls’ basketball teams in the Eighth Region.

    And there are those times when the Lady Bearcats look like a team laden with young players and the resulting inexperience.

    Anderson had stretches of both as it cruised to a 77-43 win over Rockcastle County Monday. Freshman guard Sophie Smith led Anderson with 20 points, five steals and four assists. Jaclynn Ruble added 17 points while freshman Rachel Satterly came off the bench to score 14 points.

  • Friends focus on final game but...

    LEXINGTON -- When the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team hosted Morehead State last Wednesday, the outcome was never in doubt. As expected, the 22nd-ranked Wildcats rolled to an 86-53 win to remain unbeaten through five games.

    Morehead fell to 2-3 but should recover to be a factor in the Ohio Valley Conference race.

  • Long-awaited hoops season is...

    It’s here.

    That season Anderson County basketball fans have been pointing to for the better part of the last five years is finally upon us.

    When the current Bearcat seniors came together in middle school, maybe even before, those who watched them knew they had the potential to become only the fifth Anderson team in history to navigate the minefield called March Madness and make Kentucky’s Sweet 16.

    That trip really is that special.

    Every year, most teams have that same goal of playing its final game on the Rupp Arena floor.

  • Peach happy with 2017, enthused...

    Mark Peach could only smile when he recently sat down to discuss the Anderson County football season that ended in the second round of the state playoffs.

    Madison Southern, which will be taking on top-ranked Covington Catholic for the state championship Saturday night in Lexington, escaped with a 14-11 win over the Bearcats three weeks after ripping Anderson, 41-20.

    Peach was asked about his demeanor. He was even though his team’s season ended that night in Berea. He managed a faint chuckle.