Today's Sports

  • Thompson edges older teammate...

    Henry Thompson was just wanting to make sure he didn’t mess up.

    Chance Wayne admits he was shaking.

    But when all the scores were tabulated, Thompson, a seventh-grader, and Wayne, a senior, had taken the top two spaces in the KHSAA state archery tournament last Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    By a matter of inches, Thompson won the state championship in his first state tournament. Wayne finished second in his last.

  • Peach excited as Cats complete...

    Entering his 12th year at the helm of Anderson County football, Mark Peach remains a combination of the old school work ethic and modern innovations.

    And he remains more positive than a roomful of protons.

    “I can’t remember being more excited after spring practice,” Peach said last week after the Bearcats conducted their annual spring game last Wednesday.

  • Lady Cats falter in Frankfort...

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County can only hope softball history repeats itself.

    The Lady Bearcats appeared ready to run roughshod through the Capital City Showcase at Frankfort’s Lakeview Park over the weekend but instead suffered the sting of a 7-1 loss to 30th District rival Collins in Saturday’s semifinal game.

    It was the same Collins team the Lady Bearcats had pounded, 12-4, less than two weeks before.

  • Hyatt second, Riley third at Mid...

    Anderson County residents Anna-Marie Hyatt and Kaitlyn Riley were among the best at the Mid-South Conference Championships held last week at Bowling Green Country Club.

    Hyatt, playing for Campbellsville University, sank a pair of birdies in the final nine holes to shoot a 73 on the third day of competition and finish second individually in the tournament. Hyatt carded the low round of the final day of competition. She finished with a three-day total of 224.

  • Anderson boys soccer to host...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team will be hosting an Alumni Game on Saturday, June 4 at the high school pitch. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    The game format will be “The Old Guys” taking on “The Young Guys.”

    Admission to the game is $3 for adults and $1 for students. The cost to play in the game is $20 per player, except for active college students, who will pay $10. All proceeds from the game will benefit the Bearcat boys’ soccer program. Donations are also welcomed.

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  • Fish and Wildlife auctions...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct its spring auction of surplus and confiscated items on Monday, May 2, according to a news release.

    The auction will be held at the department headquarters near the Salato Center, located on U.S. 60 West in Frankfort, the release said.

    Surplus auction items include boats, motors, trucks and various equipment. Bidding on surplus items to open to everyone.

  • Spencer’s late eruption buries...

    Spencer County broke open a close game, erupting for four runs in the top of the sixth inning, to defeat homestanding Anderson County, 6-1, in 30th District baseball play Monday night.

    Spencer first baseman Avery Vannatta ripped a leadoff home run off Anderson starter Mason Baker to put the Bears up 3-1. Before the inning was over, Spencer had all but sewed up at least a three-seed in the district tournament, which will be played on the Bears’ home field.

  • Dunbar awakens against Cats

    Dunbar jumped on Anderson County early and rolled to a 13-3 win over the Bearcats Friday at Barnes Memorial Field.

    The Bulldogs reached Anderson starter Tyler Peters for 8 hits and 6 earned runs in four innings.

    Dunbar, which had been ranked as high as No. 7 in the state earlier in the season, got its second consecutive win after suffering a seven-game losing streak.

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