Today's Sports

  • Hunters have fifth-highest deer...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Looking at the total number of deer harvested by hunters in Kentucky during the 2017-18 season, it would appear nothing was out of the ordinary.

    The season ended earlier this month. When it did, hunters had combined to take more than 136,000 deer across the state, making it the sixth consecutive season with a harvest total greater than 130,000 and the fifth highest total on record in Kentucky.

  • Bearcat archers on target in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team has opened its season with three wins in as many tries.

    The Bearcats took the championship of the Anderson County Winter Blast Saturday, with Henry Thompson and Anna Rose sweeping the first-place male and female honors. Thompson scored a 298 out of a possible 300, while Rose tallied a 288.

    Luke Slone’s 292 was second in the boys’ division with Clay Thacker’s 288 placing fourth. Tanner Miller and Colin Spencer finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the boys’ division.

  • Middle schoolers place high in...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed second in the middle school division of the Anderson County Winter Blast, hosted by the Mustangs.

    Anderson County’s Bryce Foster took first place in the boys’ competition with Michael Bishop placing third.

    On the girls’ side, Micah Maggard finished third with Emmali Dorman coming in fifth.

  • Titans take first place
  • Penny 86 points from school...

    Anderson County High School basketball player Cobe Penny tallied 30 points in the Bearcats’ win at Central Hardin Thursday night.

    Penny’s effort brings his four-year varsity total to 2,015 points as a Bearcat, leaving him 86 points short of the Anderson County boys’ basketball all-time scoring record.

    Penny’s older brother, C.J., scored 2,101 points from 2005-2009 and holds what is recognized as the school scoring mark.

  • Anderson gets new district foe...

    Anderson County and other high schools in the 30th District will have a new rival starting with the 2019-20 school year.

    In a move originally proposed in November, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved the transfer of Woodford County from the 41st District and the 11th Region to the 30th District and Eighth Region. The move affects basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball.

    Current members of the district are Anderson County, Collins, Shelby County and Spencer County.

  • Football classification leaves...

    When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its proposed four-year football classifications last Thursday, one thing jumped off the page for those around the Anderson County High School program.

    “Smallest team in 5A,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said in a text message.

  • Bearcats travel to Spencer for...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team travels to Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 23 for a contest with major ramifications on the 30th District Tournament seedings.

    Anderson will go into the game with a district win over Shelby County on its resume while Spencer lost to Collins on Jan. 5.

    “It is a huge game with Spencer,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt says. “It’s at Spencer, so we know it will be a battle. Their freshman, Sam Conley can play with anyone in the region.”

  • Sports not exempt from budget...

    If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

    We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

    That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.

  • Penny closing in on brother’s...

    Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has the Bearcat boys’ basketball all-time scoring record in his sights.

    Penny, a four-year starter, had scored 1,985 career points through last Tuesday’s win at Casey County. That total puts Penny at third place on the Bearcats’ all-time scoring list, behind his older brother, C.J., who tallied 2,101 points and Jimmy Dan Conner, who scored an estimated 2,100 points in his career.