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Today's Sports

  • Mount is ready, now is time to...

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    I got a phone call with some good news while putting this month’s outdoor column together. Justin Tinsley called to let me know my big 13-pointer from last gun season is just about ready to be picked up at his taxidermy shop.

  • Scouting now increases chances...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Work, family and school commitments can leave little free time in a day, but hunters can help themselves by carving out some time to scout an area.

    Kentucky’s archery season for deer is underway with the crossbow, youth-only firearm, muzzleloader and modern gun deer seasons still to come. So there’s time to find a place to hunt and scout it.

  • Bearcats open district title...

    All the kinks had better be taken care of before Friday.

    Anderson County opens Class 5A, District 6 play that night when the Bearcats travel to Montgomery County. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    Prior to the season, this one looked to be the contest that might decide who stays home and who goes on the road in the first round of the state playoffs. While Anderson is the defending district champ, Montgomery was seen as the darkhorse, capable of knocking off either the Bearcats or Franklin County, which has shared district dominance with Anderson since 2011.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats turn in best...

    Victories are not always seen on the scoreboard. Such was the case for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team last week.

    The Lady Bearcats dropped a pair of dual matches,then finished only ninth of 16 teams in the Mercer County Invitational, held Saturday at the par 73 Danville Country Club. However, Anderson coach Robbie Hanks said the showing in the Mercer tournament was a small victory as Anderson had its best team total of the season.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats get...

    Fun was back in style for Anderson County volleyball over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled to the championship of their own tournament, the Anderson County Volley Smash, winning all six matches, most of them convincingly.

    Anderson improved to 15-5 on the season and underscored the perception that the Lady Bearcats could be a dark horse candidate in the Eighth Region title chase next month.

    It was largely about getting back to simply having fun. The Lady Bearcats laughed on the court. They acted silly on the bench.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats shoot down...

    Somehow, Anderson County found an offense Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats, who had struggled to score at times during the 2014 season, jumped to a 4-0 first half lead, then held on to beat visiting Simon Kenton, considered one of the Eighth Region’s better teams, in high school soccer action.

    Anderson’s 4-2 victory was easily the Lady Bearcats’ top showing of the season.

  • Bearcats dominate Mercer in...

    Anderson County dominated in every way on the way to a 36-0 win over Mercer County in high school football action Friday night in Harrodsburg.

    The Bearcat defense stifled the Titans, allowing just 20 yards offense and two first downs on the night. Meanwhile the Bearcat offense methodically put up 310 yards and totally controlled the line of scrimmage, The Bearcats punted just once and that play was erased by a roughing the kicker penalty against Mercer.

    Anderson running back Chris Toomey ran for three touchdowns and 77 yards on 14 carries.

  • Thrills never stop for Will

    It has been nearly 15 years since Will Carlton put on his trunks and laced up the high-tops, but the basketball awards continue to come in for the former Anderson County High School star.

    Carlton learned last Thursday that he had been selected for the NAIA Hall of Fame for his exploits during three years at Georgetown College.

  • Anderson golfers second at...

    The Anderson County boys’ high school golf team showed the promise of a team with the talent to make a return trip to the state tournament last week. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, they also showed the inconsistency that comes from having a young team.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson recovers to...

    Anderson County took a major step toward the top seed in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament last week when the Lady Bearcats defeated Shelby County 3-1 last Monday in Shelbyville.

    The Lady Bearcats overcame a sluggish first set to win 19-25, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-8.

    Anderson coach Bob Hardin said the Lady Bearcats opened things up in the second set with kills from Rachel Swartz and Baylee McKenzie fueling the run.