Today's Sports

  • Blue-blood in her veins, even in...

    You know that old saying about there being a reason for everything? Deanna Conaty will vouch for it being true.

    Back when she was looking at her children’s school calendar, Conaty noted spring break running from March 30-April 3. The itinerary was very simple: Travel to Lawrenceburg.

    Make that travel to friendly territory from her home in Mequon, Wis.


    It has been five years since Kristen Hamrick made it to the state tennis tournament. Not only did she make it – the only Anderson County player to ever get to the state in singles play – Hamrick advanced.

    Just as she hopes Anderson County girls’ tennis will advance under her leadership.

    Hamrick is back on what she called her home court during those days when she was considered one of the top high school players in Kentucky. She has answered the call to lead the Lady Bearcat tennis team as their new head coach.

  • Rusty Lady Bearcats sharp enough...

    SHELBYVILLE – What do 8 runs and 14 hits get you?

    For the Anderson County Lady Bearcats it was last Tuesday’s win at Shelby County and a long conference with coach Brent Aldridge following the 30th District softball game.

    Anderson put a big time hurt on Shelby County but Aldridge noted, “We are still rusty and didn’t play clean.”

    In other words, the Lady Bearcats should be better. Much better.

  • Big Blue fans turn out in...
  • Bearcats roll to victories over...

    The Anderson County High School baseball team showed why the Bearcats expect to be in the thick of things for the Eighth Region championship with impressive wins at Woodford County and Henry County last week.

    The Bearcats have opened the season at 5-2.

    Anderson Co. 5, Woodford Co. 2

    At Woodford County last Tuesday, the Bearcats rode a solid pitching effort from sophomore right-hander John Paul Garmon for a 5-2 win.

  • Spring football begins Monday

    With a strong core returning but also some gaping holes to fill in the lineup, the Anderson County High School football team is set to open spring practice on Monday, April 6.

    The Bearcats will have a window of 15 school days to get 10 practices in. Head coach Mark Peach says the Bearcats will try to work on 10 consecutive days if weather permits.

  • Lady Mustangs second in...

    The Anderson County Middle School volleyball team finished second in the Salt River Conference tournament, held at the school last week. West Jessamine defeated Anderson in the championship game last Thursday. The team also placed second in the Washington County Invitational during the season and won its bracket in the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider Classic.

  • Lady Bearcat hoops season...

    Clay Birdwhistell’s first season at the helm of Anderson County girls’ basketball program ended about six minutes too early.

    If you want to get technical about it, the Lady Bearcats played things out back on March 8, going the full 32 minutes of a 55-44 loss to Simon Kenton in the Eighth Region championship.

    But it was that one dagger, the only field goal of Simon Kenton’s Kendyl Gilliam’s night, that cemented the reality that the Lady Bearcats were not going to make a third straight trip to the Sweet 16.

  • Robinson apparently sets victory...

    Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell notes that Corrin Robinson has most likely appeared in more winning athletic events than any athlete in Anderson County history.

    Records from some sports are virtually non-existent, so it is impossible to make that statement with 100 percent certainty but it would seem unlikely anyone has won more games than Robinson in her Bearcat career.

    Robinson first suited up for the Anderson varsity basketball team as a sixth-grader. That year, the Lady Bearcats went 20-7, losing in the Eighth Region final.

  • Herndon’s Way Too Early Regional...

    The Eighth Region might be Simon Kenton and everybody else in 2016, but there are several other teams which could make some regional noise. Things can change over the summer with injuries, transfers in or out and, occasionally, kids making decisions to concentrate on other sports. With that in mind, here is Anderson News sports editor John Herndon’s way-too-early look at the 2016 Girls’ Eighth Region.

    1. Simon Kenton