Today's Sports

  • Downtown Derrick? No worries,...

    So, someone must think I am a glutton for punishment at Cat Madness.

    Two years ago, I gave Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury the idea of a 3-Point Shootout on the night when the Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball teams are introduced to the community before the upcoming season.

  • Tears normal, but Bearcat growth...

    Tears nearly always appear when a team is eliminated from post-season competition.

    They’re usually more prominent when that team cares.

    And tears were flowing when Anderson County met for its final post-game meeting last Friday night.

    The Bearcats had just taken heavily-favored Madison Southern to the brink in a game that was not decided until Madison Southern intercepted a pass in the Eagle end zone with 44 seconds to play.


    BEREA – Anderson County knew what it was up against Friday night at Madison Southern.

    “They are, by far, by a mile, the best team we have played all year,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said after Madison Southern had held on for a 14-11 win in the second round of the state football playoffs.

  • Salato Center closing for winter...

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will close for the winter at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, according to a news release.

    Seasonal closures allow the center’s staff to conduct needed maintenance to exhibits and facilities, which ensure a quality experience for the center’s 50,000 yearly visitors. Staff members also use the time to train the wildlife used in the center’s educational programs, the release said.

  • ACMS Archery Tourney Champs
  • Woodside named 2017 Heisman...

    University of Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside has been notified by the Heisman Trophy Trust that he is a “contender” for the 2017 Heisman Trophy and a candidate to be one of the finalists for the prestigious award given annually the best football player in the country, according to a news release.

    It is the second consecutive season that Woodside has been named a candidate.

    Woodside attended Anderson County High School for two seasons before transferring to Franklin County.

  • History repeat?

    If you’ve been around Anderson County football as long as I have, you almost had to wonder if Billy Ocean was riding that snazzy bus with the Bearcats for their playoff game at Fern Creek Friday night.

    When the going gets tough

    The tough get going, tough, tough, huh, huh, huh

    When the going gets tough, the tough get ready.

    “What we did in 1987 is a memory that lasts a lifetime,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said moments after his team had upset Fern Creek in the state playoffs.

  • Bearcats take down Louisville...

    LOUISVILLE – Most people who follow Kentucky high school football thought Anderson County would be getting ready for deer season by now.

    After all, Anderson County is usually home to one of the state’s better harvests and the Bearcat football team was given little chance to knock off Fern Creek Friday night. Anderson had not won a playoff game since 2014 while the Louisville power had made successive trips to the state semifinals.

  • Bearcats look to reverse...

    Anderson County hopes one of the old sports adages is true when the Bearcats travel to Madison Southern Friday night.

    Beating a team twice in one season is considered to be one of the toughest tasks in scholastic sports and Madison Southern will have that task when Anderson visits for the second round of the state Class 5A football playoffs.

    Madison Southern defeated the Bearcats, 41-20, back on Oct. 20 in Berea. In that one, the Eagles jumped to a quick 21-0 lead and Anderson only got untracked after the contest had been decided.

  • Pierce runs in state XC meet

    Anderson County High School freshman Mason Pierce ran in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cross country meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Pierce, Anderson’s only qualifier, turned in a 19:09.37 time in the boys’ Class 3A race. Pierce was well back in the pack, finishing more than three minutes behind Male senior Dylan Allen, the individual state champion.

    Pierce was about five minutes ahead of the final finisher in the 3.1-mile race.