Today's Sports

  • Spotted bass back in schools...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

  • Fall breeding season increases...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

  • District soccer roundup: Lady...

    UPDATED, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee informed the Anderson News that the 30th District Girls' Soccer Tournament championship game has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.  Field conditions are unplayable as of Thursday.



  • Lady Cats survive Collins upset...

    SHELBYVILLE – Regardless of the sport, there is always a time when teams can think of one trite, but true, phrase.

    Survive and advance.

    Monday, the Anderson County girls’ soccer team survived in a fashion that might prompt Hollywood to invite the Lady Bearcats to star in their own survival reality show.

  • Mud fun as Bearcats blank Colts

    NICHOLASVILLE – As the scoreboard clock ticked off the final moments of Anderson County’s 36-0 romp at West Jessamine Friday night, some Bearcat players decided it was time to look like they’d seen plenty of action during the alternating drizzle and downpours.

    They dove in the muck along their bench, sliding several feet and being covered with mud in the process.

    Such is life when a football team wins its fourth straight game and does so even more handily than the scoreboard could indicate.

  • A good old rivalry with all at...

    There’s nothing like a good ole knock-down, drag-out rivalry to get the juices going.

    Think Cats vs. Cards. Duke vs. UNC. Packers-Bears. Yankees-Red Sox. Colonels vs. Pacers.

    Guess I got carried away a bit. I guess those of us old enough to remember that last one can only hope it revives sometime soon.

    And then there is the little shindig scheduled for Franklin County’s Benny Watkins Field Friday night. Anderson County vs. Franklin County.

  • More than pride at stake for...

    For Anderson County and Franklin County, the stakes riding on Friday’s football game at Benny Watkins Field are high, but simple.

    If Anderson wins, the Bearcats clinch the Class 5A, District 6 championship for the second consecutive year, regardless of what happens the rest of the season.

  • Lady Cat rally falls short in...

    Anderson County’s rally came up just short.

    The Lady Bearcats spotted Bethlehem a 3-0 lead, then put together a spirited comeback only to fall 3-2 in girls’ soccer action last Wednesday.

    It was the regular-season finale for the Lady Bearcats, who entered 30th District Tournament play at 9-10-1 against a rugged schedule.

    Bethlehem, also capping its regular season, entered 19th District play at 12-6.

  • Bearcats rock at right time,...

    Whether a late season surge translates into tournament success remained to be seen, but there was little doubt about the happiness engulfing the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team Thursday night.

    The Bearcats had just beaten 30th District rival Spencer County for their second win in as many nights. The 3-1 victory over Spencer and a 4-0 whipping of Bryan Station the night before were also the only victories for the Bearcats during the regular season.

  • Collins sours Lady Cat Senior...

    Collins quieted any talk about Anderson County being the top Eighth Region volleyball team without the word “Oldham” in its name last Tuesday.

    The Titans got just a few more balls in and made a few less errors as Collins took a 3-1 win over the host Lady Bearcats in the match to determine the top seed in the 30th District Tournament later this month.

    At press time, it appeared that Collins claimed the tie-breaker for the top seed. Anderson and Collins split two matches during the season with each winning on the other team’s home court.