Today's Sports

  • Anderson’s first athletic state...

    Frozen tidbits …

    I have to admit that I am often simultaneously amused and annoyed when it comes to recognition of past accomplishments.

    Such was the case when the Anderson County High School Marching Band won the state championship last fall. It came up again when the Board of Education voted to give less than a quarter per county resident toward the cost of the band members rings.

  • Lady Bearcats focus on learning...

    The long post-game talk had one simple purpose.

    “We can win the Eighth Region,” Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell.

    The Lady Bearcats had just dropped a 66-56 decision on their home court to highly-regarded Lincoln County, last Tuesday. There were no moral victories for keeping things close, as Birdwhistell chose to focus on what brought the Lady Bearcats on the verge of a major upset -- they trailed 56-53 with four minutes to play -- but also what was the difference between winning and losing.

  • Franklin, Peters selected for...

    Two Anderson County High School football players have been selected to play in the annual Border Bowl football game, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Sevier County High School in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Kickoff times have not been announced according to the game website.

  • Lady Bearcats can take major...

    Anderson County has to like where it stands in the race for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    The Lady Bearcats can virtually assure themselves of the top spot with a win in a district rematch at Spencer County Thursday, Jan. 11. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson defeated Spencer, 53-47, back on Dec. 9 at Anderson. At the time, it was a bit of a statement that Anderson was going to be a bit stronger than some had expected in 2017-18.

  • Wishes for local success in 2018

    Happy New Year!

    Ok, this column is actually being published on Jan. 3, but this is a weekly newspaper and you sometimes deal with time frames in unusual ways.

    Plus, this is my column, so I guess I can wish you a Happy New Year if I want to.

    I hope you had a great New Year’s weekend watching plenty of football or basketball and you are off to a great start in 2018.

    We start the year with high hopes and big dreams, some of which will come to fruition. Some will shatter and our hearts will break. But we can learn from all of them.

  • Excellent winter fishing in Lake...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Consistency is a trait all anglers love in a body of water. Most lakes and rivers in Kentucky go through seasonal temperature swings that make fishing tough during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

    The Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland fishes as consistently as any body of water in Kentucky. The water temperatures of the Cumberland River at Burkesville ranged from 55 degrees Dec. 11 to 53.5 degrees Dec. 14 to around 53 degrees Dec. 18.

  • Giving of self the greatest gift...

    Four days. Just four days to get your Christmas shopping done.

    Unless, of course, you do like I did one year and ran out to a gas station and bought some gift cards on Christmas morning.

    But, that’s just me. Or, maybe not. From the looks of the display the next day, it had been busy.

  • Proposed move of Woodford to...

    There are times you just have to scratch your head and wonder what in the world is going on.

    Such was the case last week when the word broke that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association was considering a change in the alignment governing most high school team sports.

  • Memories of a title are great,...

    (The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches asked John Herndon to write a column in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th state tournament, to be played in March. Here is the column, which is being made available statewide.)

    I can’t tell you where most of my high school mementoes are today.

    My yearbooks? They were packed up for a move and I don’t think they’ve ever been unpacked.

  • Boyles picks Northwestern College

    Anderson County High School senior Anna Boyles has signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent with Northwestern College, according to a news release.

    Northwestern College is located in Orange City, Iowa.