Today's Sports

  • Little perspective in big-time...

    For years, the proper role of athletics in academic settings has been debated, sometimes vociferously.

    On one hand, you have people that point to the Ivy League as the perfect way. There are no athletic scholarships and guys who wear those jerseys from Harvard, Yale and Princeton are more likely to be CEO of a multi-national company than selling Nikes around the globe just because they can shoot the rock or dance to the end zone.

  • Time to catch stream smallmouth...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Shorter days and yellowing leaves are about the only ways you can tell it is late September. Temperature wise, it feels like August lasted six plus weeks.

    “We are 10 degrees behind, water temperature wise, than usual for this time of year,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The water is usually cooler by now.”

  • Dunbar stops Bearcats

    LEXINGTON -- Paul L. Dunbar scored 19 unanswered points to post a 40-21 win over Anderson County in high school football Friday night in Lexington.

    The Bulldogs took less than two minutes to get untracked after Anderson's Zach Labhart scored on a 31-yard interception return with 10:20 to go in the third quarter.

    Dunbar answered by going 83 yards in 1:38 to go back in front on a 28-yard scoring pass from Gavin Bugg to Tre Homer and the Bulldogs never looked back.

  • Franklin leads Bearcats past...

    Anderson County football is alive and well.

    At least it was Friday night as the Bearcats rode a monster game from running back Blake Franklin -- 357 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns -- for a 35-21 Homecoming win over arch-rival Franklin County.

    On a night when questions were being whispered about the direction of the Bearcats’ season, the junior led an Anderson attack that overcame a sluggish start and a lengthy lightning delay to put up 457 yards of offense and slowed a Franklin County attack that had been averaging better than 38 points a game.

  • A rival, a favorite, a hero

    I can still see Charles Hurt coming right at me.

    At least it seemed he was coming my way.

    Hurt was a freshman at the University of Kentucky back on Dec. 15, 1979. He’d not been quite as hyped as his UK classmates Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord or Dirk Minniefield, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball from the previous spring. But I knew of Charles Hurt.

    How could anyone from Anderson County not know of this incredible 6-foot-6 athlete who’d had his way against the Bearcats during his high school career at Shelby County.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Rose, Riley have...

    Rose honored by Mid-South Conference

    Anderson County resident Joe Rose has been named the Mid-South Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

    Rose, a kicker for the University of the Cumberlands, hit both of his extra point attempts and totaled 167 yards on three kickoffs for the Patriots in a 17-14 loss at Cumberland University Saturday.

    Rose, a junior, was so honored by the MSC for the second consecutive week and the third time in four weeks this season.

  • Taking the hills
  • Bearcats visit Dunbar looking to...

    Anderson County gets another chance at ending a long drought against Lexington high school football programs when the Bearcats travel to Paul L. Dunbar.

    Anderson has not beaten a team from Lexington since the 1969 season, when the Bearcats defeated Tates Creek, 6-0. The year before, Anderson posted one of the most memorable wins in Bearcat history, a 20-0 pasting of Tates Creek on what is now called Bob Ware Field. Ware was a member of that Anderson team.

  • Seth Carnahan Bowl set for...

    The annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Anderson County High School.

    The football game pits Anderson County Middle School against East Oldham Middle School. The eighth-grade teams are scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. with the seventh-grade teams following.

    The bowl game started as a way to honor Seth Carnahan, then an Anderson County Middle School football player, who drowned while playing in a creek in Scott County.

  • Anderson to host annual Volley...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team will undertake its biggest weekend of the year when the Lady Bearcats host the annual VolleySmash tournament Friday and Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats will host 11 other teams from around Kentucky in an event that will give each team three pool play games then enter an elimination tournament. The tournament begins Friday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. and resumes Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. Both of the gyms in the main high school building will be used.