Today's Sports

  • Surprise showdown

    Back when practice started in July, the number of people who foresaw Anderson County and Montgomery County playing a football game of major significance on Oct. 13 was probably roughly equal to those who thought the Cleveland Indians, with a record of 47-42 at that time, would win 22 straight.

  • Bearcats awaken, roar past...

    VERSAILLES – For almost 12 minutes, it looked like the Anderson County football team had forgotten that it was not able to take a vacation during fall break.

    A heavy favorite over a rival it has owned in recent years, the Bearcats were looking at a 7-0 deficit and had just 14 yards offense and had lost a fumble in two possessions.

    “I think we came in overconfident,” said Anderson senior R.J. Boies. “We knew we were the favorite. We were overconfident knowing that (some Woodford) players had moved from Anderson.”

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team rolled to a 4-0 win over Shelby County to advance in the 30th District Tournament Monday night at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The tournament had been scheduled to be played on the Anderson pitch but was moved Monday afternoon due to field conditions at Anderson. Collins has an artificial surface making the heavy rain generated by Hurricane Nate a non-factor.

  • Bearcat seniors leave marks in...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Anderson County boys’ soccer put together a glorious end of the regular season last Thursday.

    The Bearcats routed Garrard County, 6-0, in the final regular season game of the year on the Anderson pitch. The win gave the Bearcat seniors a night that will be etched in their memories as the senior class shone and the Bearcats ended the regular season at 7-6.

  • Errors cost Lady Cat volleyball...

    Some missed chances here and a few mistakes there doomed Anderson County in its bid to throw the 30th District volleyball race into chaos Friday night.

    Needing a win to force a three-way tie for second place in the district tournament seedings, the Lady Bearcats fell just short in a 26-24, 25-17, 25-18 loss at Shelby County. The outcome snapped a four-match winning streak and dropped Anderson to 10-9 on the year. Most significantly, it dropped the Lady Bearcats to 1-5 in district play and the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

  • Marching Bearcats to stage...

    The Anderson County High School marching band will present its 2017 program, “Untouchable” in a free community performance on Bob Ware Field, Saturday, Oct. 14.

    The band’s show is scheduled for 8 p.m. The Lawrenceburg Academy for Performing Arts is set to perform at 7:45 p.m.

    Prior to the musical performance, the band will be hosting a vendor fair, a silent auction and face painting. Pulled pork, hot dogs and a bake sale are available for concessions.

  • Rose, Riley Named Athletes of...

    University of the Cumberlands football kicker Joe Rose and women’s golfer Kaitlyn Riley have been selected as the inaugural Wendy’s Athletes of the Month, according to a news release.

    Both are graduates of Anderson County High School and are seniors at the university.

    The award will be presented by the school and the restaurant chain to one male athlete and one female athlete each month, according to the release.

  • Bearcats look for next step in...

    As he addressed his team following its win at Grant County Friday night, Anderson County football coach Mark Peach repeatedly referred to “the next step.”

    Those steps make up the journey toward a Class 5A, District championship that Anderson hopes to be playing for on Oct. 20 when the Bearcats visit Madison Southern. But there are two more steps before that night.

  • Short day at the office

    DRY RIDGE -- About all anyone needed to know to explain Anderson County’s win at Grant County Friday night could be found near the bottom of the box score.

    “Total elapsed time: 1:45.”

    That’s one hour and 45 minutes for a high school football contest. They normally last close to 150 minutes.

    The Bearcats’ 43-8 rout of Grant County was effectively over when Grant tried an onside kick to open the game but Anderson’s Andrew Lykins picked up the ball and sprinted 48 yards for his first career touchdown.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers solid but...

    NICHOLASVILLE -- While Anderson County had hoped for a higher finish in the Region 7 Girls’ Golf Tournament, the Lady Bearcats got better in 2017. The proof is on paper, Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks said.

    Anderson carded a 393 team score, good enough for eighth place in the 15-team tournament held at Keene Run Golf Course last Tuesday.