Today's Sports

  • Racing at Ponderosa

    Fans of dirt track racing can still catch some of the action as Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host a full racing program Friday, Sept. 25. The green flag will go out at 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.

    The card will feature the Pro Late Models racing for $1,000 to win, according to the release. Also on the card will be Modifieds, Super Stocks, Four Cylinders and Cyclones.

    Gates open at 4 p.m. with a drivers’ meeting at 7 p.m. and practice laps going 20 minutes later.

  • Kays’ hat trick leads Lady...

    Anderson County clinched the top seed in the 30th district tournament for the third time in four years Monday night when the Lady Bearcats defeated Collins, 4-1, in Shelbyville.

    Evan Kays delivered a hat trick for the Lady Bearcats, scoring three times as the Lady Bearcats won their eighth straight contest against district competition. Anderson is 3-0 in district play and 8-7-1 overall.

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  • Off to the races

    FRANKFORT – Football has changed, but the game is really still the same.

    When they met Friday night, Anderson County, with its multiple formations, and Franklin County, owner of one of Kentucky’s highest-octane attacks, bore little resemblance to three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust.

    But the keys to victory have remained the same from the days of Jim Thorpe to Vince Lombardi to today.

    Hang on to the ball. Block and tackle. Do the little things and don’t make silly mistakes.

  • Bearcats get chance to show...

    There was ample warning that Boyle County might be able to put a football-style hurting on Anderson County Friday night.

    The Rebels thumped Danville the week before, 42-20. That was the same Danville that defeated Anderson in a pre-season scrimmage but Anderson fans tried to take solace in the fact that scrimmages are far different than games. Teams work on things and try to find what they can and can’t do. There are even times when team run a set number of plays regardless of the down situation.


    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley captured the first individual tournament championship of her collegiate career, firing a three-under par 143 over two days to win the Bill Sargent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Community in London.

    Riley’s total was six strokes better than second place finisher Cristina Jiminez, of Lindsey Wilson.

    Riley’s University of the Cumberlands team also took the team title, outlasting Cumberland University of Tennessee.

  • Boyle burns Bearcats early,...

    DANVILLE – As he prepared to talk about Anderson County’s trip to Boyle County, Mark Peach could only come up with a hint of a grin and a look like, “What happened?”

    The quickest, yet most correct answer was simply, “Boyle County happened.”

    And the Rebels happened in a way that underscored their place as one of the handful of elite teams across Kentucky, regardless of classification.

  • Tough minds lead to fast feet

    Getting to the finish line is good.

    But getting to the finish line first, or at least with a low placing, is even better.

    That is the mindset Anderson County High School cross country coach Scott Buser is trying to cultivate with the Bearcat runners.

    Despite having low numbers – currently the girls’ team does not have enough runners to compile a team score – the change is slowly taking place.

  • Morgan leads Anderson golfers...

    Jordon Morgan shot an even-par 35 to lead Anderson County to a 158-189 win over Western Hills in a high school golf match last Tuesday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    Hayden Elder fired a 37 as the Bearcats won a Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference match.

    “We played OK, but not great,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “The wind made the course play tougher than normal.”