Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Improving scores giving Bearcats...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team entered the home stretch of the season last week with improving scores even though the Bearcats went down to defeat in a pair of dual matches.

    Thursday, the Bearcats ran into a Franklin County team that is considered one of the contenders not only for a state tournament berth but a threat to carry home the state championship hardware.

    Franklin defeated Anderson 142-170 in a match on the Bearcats’ home course at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • 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.

  • Lot repaving at Beaver Lake...

    A grading and repaving project on the main boat ramp parking lot at Beaver Lake in Anderson County is underway, according to a news release.

    “We ask anglers and boaters use the overflow parking area across Beaver Lake Road from the ramp,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers win two...

    With the post-season approaching, the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team recorded a pair of match play wins before a tough tournament outing last week.

    The Lady Bearcats complete their regular season this week with a pair of matches and the West Jessamine Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville. The Region 7 Tournament is set for Monday, Sept. 26 at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Western Hills holds on as Lady...

    It could be easy for Anderson County girls’ soccer fans to panic. It would also be easy to rationalize that the Lady Bearcats have not been healthy all season.

    Even though the Lady Bearcats dropped two matches last week, making it five setbacks in the last six matches, neither reaction is completely warranted.

    It is true that Anderson is struggling to score, but both Evan Kays and Taylor Harley, two of the team’s top offensive threats, finally saw some action last week after being injured most of the season.