Today's Sports

  • A hug to remember

    I really didn’t know what to expect that night I approached Bobby Keith for some comments.

    Keith’s Clay County basketball team had just defeated a very good Anderson County club back in February of 1994.

    Clay County was, well, Clay. The Tigers weren’t that far removed from the great teams led by Richie Farmer in the late 1980s. Clay just reloaded and was, as usual, the best team in the mountains. Clay would go on to win the 13th Region that year, the 16th time in 22 seasons the Tigers would be making a trip to the Sweet 16.

  • Senior Night special for Lady...

    The season rarely went like the Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team wanted but the Lady Bearcats got a bit of a reprieve in their final regular-season game last Wednesday.

    Anderson rolled past Eighth Region rival Henry County, 5-0, to give the outgoing seniors something to remember in their final home game.

    “We went with all our seniors in and loaded them up front for scoring options,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said.

  • Elder bows out in first round of...

    Anderson County High School golfer Hayden Elder shot an uncharacteristic 12-over 84 in the opening round of the Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Tournament Friday at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Elder, a junior who had carded a 74 in the Region 4 Tournament at Maywood, did not survive the individual cut of 76.

    Cullan Brown, a junior from Lyon County, took the individual championship with a two-day total of 139 (66-73), while Louisville St. Xavier won the team title with a 606. St. X had shot par (288) as a team during the first round.

  • Marching Bearcats striding...
  • Truck Tug of War set for park...

    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will be hosting a Truck Tug of War at the Anderson County Community Park on Saturday, Oct. 15. The action starts at 6 p.m.

    According to a news release, the program will host multiple classes, including three sanctioned classes: 4,300 pound 4x4, 5,500 pound 2-wheel drive and the 6,000 pound 4x4.

    The release said there will also be multiple street stock classes available, allowing anyone to participate.

    Admission is $10 with children 5-9 admitted for $5. Those under 5 are admitted free.

  • Free to Breathe 5K to be held in...

    From staff reports

    The Central Kentucky Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and a 1-mile walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Coldstream Park, located near the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Farm in Lexington.

    According to a news release, all proceeds from the race will benefit Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy group dedicated to doubling the lung cancer survival rate by the year 2022.

  • Fall offers good trout fishing...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Anglers treasure the fall months in Kentucky.

    The shortening periods of daylight and the cooler, drier air bring welcome relief from summer and bring on the fall colors. It’s during this time of transition that some of the best fishing of the year can be had.

    For trout anglers, fall offers a smorgasbord of opportunities.

  • Correction

    Anderson County Middle School football player Caleb Puckett was incorrectly identified in a story about the Mustangs’ win over East Oldham in the Sept. 28 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Resilient Bearcats turn back...

    Two words were all Mark Peach needed to describe what he had just seen.

  • Lady Mustangs eyeing state title

    There aren’t many questions about the Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Mustangs are good. Very good.

    Or more to the point, they are RRRRREALLYYYYYYYYYY good. As in one of the best middle school teams in Kentucky.

    About the only uncertainty at this point is what the Lady Mustangs’ record really is. “We are 20-1,” Lady Mustang coach Stacy Briscoe said last week from in her office at Emma B. Ward School. “We lost to Clay County but that was really a scrimmage.”