Today's Sports

  • Big day for local college players

    Northwestern’s Jack Mitchell kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Wildcats past Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Mitchell kicked four field goals, including a 45-yarder with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

    Northwestern rallied from a 40-29 deficit in the final 4:10 to move to 4-6 on the year.

    Anderson County High School graduate Chris Fitzpatrick is Northwestern’s long snapper and delivered perfect snaps on all four of Mitchell’s field goal attempts and three extra-points.

  • Taylor pins tournament title

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor had a big day in the North Hardin Invitational, held Saturday in Radcliff.

    Taylor, an eighth-grader, won the 140-pound weight class with four victories, including two pins.

    Taylor won the tournament, which drew 27 teams from around Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. In the finals, Taylor defeated Brandon Mulcahy of Walton-Verona.

    Seventh-grader Ben Jennings placed fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • Rams open with impressive wins

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ varsity basketball team opened the season with a pair of impressive victories as they look to defend their state championship.

    Christian Academy took the Ketucky Christian School Athletic Association Class 3A title last season.

    The Rams overcame a slow start to whip the Louisville Christian Home Educators, 63-32, in Shepherdsville on Nov. 4. They followed with a 63-48 home court win over Hearts for Christ, also of Louisville.

  • McKee rips Norfolk State, status...

    Anderson County High School graduate Eriel McKee started her college basketball career with 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Morehead State women to a season opening win at Norfolk State Friday night.

    McKee’s 20 points was the first double-digit scoring output for a Morehead freshman in their first game since the 2006-07 season.

    McKee, however, left the game with an apparent concussion, with nine minutes to play and did not play in the Lady Eagles’ 79-70 win at George Mason Sunday.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Five questions...

    I could take the questions about high school basketball in Anderson County to the social media but Twitter’s limit is 140.

    That’s 140 characters, not 140 questions.

    OK, I am not sure it would be quite that many, but an experimenter would have a field day with Anderson County basketball in 2014-15.

    We are talking #teamAC, as they are known on Twitter.


    Boys and girls.

  • Bearcats find way, defeat South...

    Anderson County turned three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt into touchdowns as the Bearcats defeated host South Oldham, 42-38, in the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs Friday night.

    The Bearcats avenged a loss to South Oldham on Sept. 5 to advance to the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game next Friday night. Anderson will host Cooper, a 27-6 winner over Franklin County Friday, in the battle for the regional crown.

    It marks the fourth time in the last five years that Anderson has advanced to the regional championship game.

  • Anderson band places third in...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats saved their best for last.

    Anderson placed third in the Mid-States Band Association competition, held Saturday at Atrium Stadium in Mason, Ohio.

    Just a week after placing third in the Kentucky Music Educators Association state finals, the Marching Bearcats turned in their fines performance of the year at the Mid-States, according to band director Patrick Brady.

  • Credit Bearcat defense for...

    Third and long notes …

    You can’t say Anderson County put on a clinic Friday night but the Bearcats looked mighty good in whipping a mighty good Scott team in the first round of the state football playoffs.

    Anderson put a convincing win up on a team that has quietly been raising its level of play over the last two years.


    Birds with a single wing aren’t supposed to be able to fly. Anderson County made sure of that Friday night.

    The Bearcats limited Scott’s running game to 197 yards, well below its average and forced three Eagle turnovers on the way to a 32-13 win in the first round of the KHSAA Class 5A playoffs before a sparse crowd at Warford Stadium.

    Anderson’s Brayden Russell garnered the Bearcats’ offensive honors, scoring three touchdowns, matching his career-best. He hauled in four passes for 105 yards and ran for 55 more.

  • Carmichael leaves team, returns

    Anderson County starting quarterback Zachary Carmichael left the team over the weekend, but returned Monday night, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    His father, Steve Carmichael, said in a text message Monday morning that his son was “not planning on being a member of the team beginning today.”

    Monday night, however, Steve Carmichael said in another text, “The Bearcat QB will be back on the practice field tomorrow with his teammates.”