Today's Sports

  • Spotted bass back in schools...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

  • Fall breeding season increases...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

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  • Lady Bearcat soccer advances to...

    Anderson County got an early goal from Taylor Harley, then another first half goal from Allie Johnson on its way to a 3-0 win over Gallatin County in the Eighth Region Girls' Soccer Tournament Tuesday night at Walton-Verona.

    Madeline Wilson added a late goal to set the final score.

  • Dramatic goal lifts Lady Cats to...

    SHELBYVILLE – As Claire Prater went to the ground, Anderson County could only hold its collective breath Saturday afternoon.

    Prater, a senior had been pushed to the ground by a Shelby County defender inside the penalty box, but a similar play less than five minutes before had only resulted in yellow cards for Anderson head coach Jason Earnest and his assistant, Jamey Earnest.

    This time, with less than eight minutes remaining in a tie game for the girls’ 30th District soccer championship, the foul was called.

  • A quick wake up call

    SHELBYVILLE – There can be no letdowns, no off nights and no looking ahead once a team gets to the post-season.

    It does not matter which sport. The old adage is still true.

    Anderson County almost found that out when the top-seeded Lady Bearcats took the court in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament Monday night at Shelby County High School.

    “We had played Spencer County four or five times (actually three) and had beaten them, so I think we overlooked them a little bit,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said.

  • Lady Bearcats outlast North...

    By Brad Stephens, Landmark News Service

    GOSHEN – Anderson County has spent recent weeks working on penalty kicks after missing all three it took in a shootout loss Sept. 11 against Paul Laurence Dunbar.

    That work paid off Monday night to help the Lady Bearcats keep their season alive.

    All five Anderson shooters hit their kicks in a PK shootout to give the Lady Bearcats a 2-1 road win against North Oldham in the Region 8 quarterfinals.

  • District soccer roundup: Lady...

    UPDATED, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee informed the Anderson News that the 30th District Girls' Soccer Tournament championship game has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.  Field conditions are unplayable as of Thursday.



  • A good old rivalry with all at...

    There’s nothing like a good ole knock-down, drag-out rivalry to get the juices going.

    Think Cats vs. Cards. Duke vs. UNC. Packers-Bears. Yankees-Red Sox. Colonels vs. Pacers.

    Guess I got carried away a bit. I guess those of us old enough to remember that last one can only hope it revives sometime soon.

    And then there is the little shindig scheduled for Franklin County’s Benny Watkins Field Friday night. Anderson County vs. Franklin County.

  • Mud fun as Bearcats blank Colts

    NICHOLASVILLE – As the scoreboard clock ticked off the final moments of Anderson County’s 36-0 romp at West Jessamine Friday night, some Bearcat players decided it was time to look like they’d seen plenty of action during the alternating drizzle and downpours.

    They dove in the muck along their bench, sliding several feet and being covered with mud in the process.

    Such is life when a football team wins its fourth straight game and does so even more handily than the scoreboard could indicate.