Today's Sports

  • Swim Cats strong in Woodford meet

    The Anderson County High School swim team turned in a strong performance, placing second in a five-team event hosted by Woodford County last Wednesday.

    Perennially strong Woodford won the combined team event with 670 points, well ahead of Anderson’s 460. West Jessamine, East Jessamine and Bethlehem followed.

    Woodford won both the boys’ and girls’ competitions, while Anderson was second in the girls, but third in an ultra-competitive boys’ field.

  • Cobb signs with Asbury

    Milcah Cobb, a defender with Anderson High School, has signed a letter of intent to join the Asbury University lacrosse teamin fall the 2015.  Milcah is the first Anderson County player to join the Lady Eagles, most of whom were recruited from outside Kentucky, according to a news release.

    “Milcah will be a great addition to our program,” Asbury head coach Rich Manieri said in the release. “She has a very high upside as an athlete and she’s an excellent student.”


    Austin Cummins had one of those nights to remember but East Jessamine will be trying to forget.

    Cummins blistered the nets for 45 points, the most ever scored by an Anderson County boys’ basketball player, as the Bearcats defeated East Jessamine, 78-69, Thursday night in Nicholasville.

    Cummins bagged six 3-point shots in 14 attempts and hit 10-of-16 attempts inside the arc. If not for a cold night at the free throw line, where Cummins hit only 7-of-12 shots, Cummins could have flirted with the all-time Anderson County record, boys or girls.

  • Bearcat basketball facing...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team is facing schedule changes in the coming week, according to an e-mail sent to The Anderson News on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

    The Bearcat game at Bourbon County on Saturday, Dec. 13, will take place as planned at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Kentucky Bank Classic. However, another team has dropped out of the classic, leaving a void. The Anderson junior varsity, which had not been scheduled to play, will now play Bourbon County's JV at 6 p.m.

  • New team, same attitude in Lady...

    The changes were apparent when the starting lineups were announced to open the season last Thursday for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team.

    It would have been easy for anyone to look for some of the group that played in three state tournaments over a five-year stretch to come to the Lady Bearcats’s aid. But those young ladies have gone their separate ways to various colleges.

  • Currens blisters Garrard for 34...

    Kaci Currens blistered the nets at Garrard County for nine 3-pointers and 34 points as Anderson County rolled past the Lions, 80-56, Saturday afternoon.

    Anderson evened its record 1-1 and gave head coach Clay Birdwhistell his first varsity win.

    Currens’ bombing eclipsed the Anderson girls’ basketball record of eight threes, previously held by Makenzie Cann. Currens tied the Anderson County school record, boys or girls, for 3-pointers in one game. Austin Cummins hit nine against Shelby County in 2013.

  • An Early Winter Night’s Swim

    GEORGETOWN – Anderson County swimming turned in a solid performance in a four-team meet hosted by Scott County last Wednesday.

    The Swim Cats’ combined boys’ and girls’ team placed second behind the host school in the meet held at The Pavilion in Georgetown. Scott, with 433 points, was well ahead of Anderson’s 154. East Jessamine (116) finished third with West Jessamine coming in fourth at 103.

  • Carmichael honored

    Anderson County quarterback Zachary Carmichael has been named the Class 5A, District 6 Player of the Year in a vote of the district’s coaches. Carmichael, a senior, accounted for 2,772 yards for the Bearcats this season. He led Anderson in rushing with 761 yards in 149 attempts. He also threw for 2,011 yards, completing 104-of-191 passes. He was intercepted 12 times. Carmichael also accounted for 28 touchdowns – 23 passing, five rushing – and kicked six extra points in eight attempts.

  • Penny makes Bearcats rich over...

    Anderson County went on a 16-4 run to end the first quarter, then gradually pulled away to whip Lexington Sayre, 76-53, in the Kentucky Bank Tip-off Classic, held Saturday at Paris High School.

    Freshman Cobe Penny showed flashes of his enormous potential, scoring 24 points in only 18 minutes of action to lead the Bearcats. Senior Austin Cummins, coming off a school-record 45 point night, followed with 18 as the Bearcats moved to 3-0 on the season.