Today's Sports

  • Students share Christmas wishes...

    Their answers were often funny, always cute and in most cases particularly touching.

    With Christmas closing in, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Principal Janice Meredith granted us permission to sit down with 10 kindergarten children at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center last week to see what they want for Christmas, how they plan to spend their Christmas vacation and what they are most thankful for at this time of year.

  • Tinsley to mount state record...

    Justin Tinsley is about to do something no other taxidermist has done: mount the largest bull elk ever legally harvested in Kentucky.

    Tinsley, owner of Central Kentucky Taxidermy in Lawrenceburg, is no stranger to creating incredibly lifelike mounts that range from whitetail deer harvested locally to more exotic creatures, such as zebra. In his shop that doubles as a man cave of epic proportions — highlights include a full-sized pool table — sits a shoulder mount of an all-white Texas longhorn.

  • Bear quota hunt with dogs...

    By Mark Marraccini

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Bear hunters in Kentucky will have the opportunity again in December to harvest a bear using dogs.

    The bear quota hunt with dogs season is a split season. Initially open for two days in November, the season continues for two days in December if the quota has not been met.

    The quota of five bears was not met during the November hunt; only two were harvested.

  • No holiday! Swim Cat boys third...

    The Anderson County High School boys' swimming team brought home third place in the Shelby County Holiday Classic Sprints, held Dec. 5 at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville.

    The finish is believed to be the highest ever for an Anderson team in such a large meet. Anderson placed third, ahead of teams such as Oldham County and Shelby County.

  • Archers win Frankfort Classic

    The Anderson County High School archery team opened its season in a big way with a win in the Frankfort Archery Classic, held Saturday at Western Hills High School. Anderson took top honors with a score of 3,390 out of a possible 3,600.

    Anderson, which won state and national championships in the NASP/IBO 3D contests last year, also won several first place awards in the season’s inaugural meet.

    Anna Rose took first place in the high school girls’ division with a 290 out of a possible 300 while Caitlin Mehs won third place with a 287.

  • Mustangs second in Danville Duals

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team took second place in the Danville Duals, held Saturday. According to coach Jonathan Haddix, the tournament field included third-ranked Campbell County and fifth-ranked Madison County.

    The Mustangs went 4-1 with their only loss coming against North Oldham in the championship finals. Anderson was without five starters in that match.

  • Garrard upsets Bearcats in opener

    Forget Christmas parades. Garrard County used a free throw parade to upset Anderson County, 80-76, to open the boys’ high school basketball season last Tuesday in Lancaster.

    Garrard shot 59 free throws, hitting 41, to claim the victory. Anderson saw all five starters foul out, thwarting any hope for overcoming an eight-point halftime deficit.

    Nick McCollum led Garrard with 39 points, 21 of them coming at the free throw line. McCollum missed five charity tosses.

  • Bearcat Den roars loudest for...

    By Aaron Steele, Student columnist

    As you look into the crowd, whether it be a Friday night football game, or a Thursday night basketball game, one factor remains steady. The student section, referred to as the Bearcat Den, is always roaring.

    You’ll always notice something. Themes are very common. Whether it be a beach out, and students come dressed in beach attire, or a white out, where someone would have thought the student section was covered by a sheet.

  • Lady Bearcats enjoy perfect...

    Perfection is probably not attainable and is certainly not predicted for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team but the Lady Bearcats left no doubt they should be mighty good again in the first week of the 2015-16 season.

    Anderson, which has advanced at least to the regional championship game seven of the last eight seasons, opened the campaign with three wins by an average of better than 19 points a game. The Lady Bearcats showed stretches of brilliance but also had some puzzling lulls in defeating Thomas Nelson, Casey County and Garrard County.

  • Bearcats show they are under...

    Anderson County might be a perfect example of why high school basketball teams are so difficult to peg in the pre-season.

    Nearly every prognosticator put the Bearcats in that second tier of Eighth Region teams, maybe not as good as the favorites, but certainly good enough to make a run as the regional title if things go right through the season.