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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats rally past Boone in...

    Some hot bats and solid defensive play helped Anderson County salvage a 12-8 win over Boone County in high school baseball action Saturday at Morehead City Park.

    The game was the final one of a short three-game spring break trip for the Bearcats.

  • Track Cats prospects looking up

    To get some perspective on the Anderson County High School track and field program, all one needs to do is look at numbers.

    We’re not necessarily talking about sprint times, personal records or how far someone jumps. It’s more basic.

    “This year, we have 26-28 kids out,” says Anderson coach Catina Sims. “We had 17 last year. We have added some sprinters this year. We have some distance runners who are cross country runners who didn’t run track last year. We have added a couple of throwers.”

  • Bearcats looking to take final...

    The difference between high school basketball ecstasy and agony came down to the ball falling one way or the other.

    It sounds like an oversimplification, but it is true. Anderson County’s Cobe Penny launched a short runner, a shot Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said Penny would hit 90 percent of the time – with 1.9 seconds left in the Eighth Region championship game against Collins.

  • Bearcats rally, rundown Franklin

    A year’s difference in Anderson County baseball keeps showing up on the scoreboard.

    At least that is how it has been in the early going of the 2017 season and it has not been more evident than in the Bearcats’ 3-2 win over visiting Franklin County last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit, then scored the winning run by executing a double steal that saw the winning run cross home plate during a rundown.

  • Fan threats toward NCAA referee...

    I wish I could say that I am surprised by actions of a lunatic fringe of “fan reaction” after the Kentucky Wildcats went down in the NCAA Tournament.

    But I’m not.

  • Thompson wins two state NASP...

    The Anderson County archery teams had big days at the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournaments, held Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Middle schooler Henry Thompson took the individual championship of the target and 3D divisions, earning two scholarships in doing so.

  • Early April is Trophy Largemouth...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Now that the Kentucky-based teams are no longer in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Final Four isn’t nearly as exciting, and somewhat depressing, to watch.

    The best cure for any bruised feelings left by March Madness is to get out in early April and chase largemouth bass. A huge largemouth bass shaking its head vigorously trying to throw your white spinnerbait soothes any broken basketball heart.

  • Lady Cats look to get back on...

    The Anderson County High School softball team hit a stretch of tough luck last week as the Lady Bearcats were shut out for the week.

    Anderson, which dropped two spots to No. 14 in the statewide poll after the first week of the season, was not silenced by opposing pitchers, but by uncooperative weather and some unexpected cancellations.

    The Lady Bearcats’ 30th District game at Shelby County, originally scheduled for last Tuesday, was canceled due to wet grounds at the Rockets’ facility. No makeup date has been announced.

  • Dance Cats celebrate successful...

    The Anderson County High School dance team held its annual awards banquet at the Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course clubhouse. Those earning awards were: Team Choice Award – Alexis Gootee; Most Improved – Kaylin Hatchell; 110 Percent Award – Bailey Pederson; Coaches Award – Madison Gullett.

    The Dance Cat seniors recently completed their varsity careers with a number of notable accomplishments, according to Coach Lisa Ann Winfrey. “They have been with me since the sixth grade when I had the middle school team,” Winfrey says.

  • Anderson County Youth Church...