Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats not top pick, but...

    Not many are picking Anderson County to bring home the big trophy from the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament Saturday, but few are predicting a quick trip for the Lady Bearcats either.

    While most of the discussion centers on top-ranked McCracken County and second-ranked Madisonville, one of the teams that pops up when talking about a dark horse candidate is Anderson County.

    Anderson is certainly capable of making a long run.

    At least Collins coach Charlie LeCompte thinks so.

  • Follow the Lady Bearcats with...

    The Anderson News is your place to follow the Anderson County Lady Bearcats as they continue their quest for a state softball championship.

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon plans to be at Owensboro’s Jack Fisher Park for all of the Lady Bearcats’ state tournament action providing live updates.

    You can follow Herndon on Twitter.com at ANewsJPHerndon. He will provide updates of the game action as it happens.

  • Walker heads all-tournament team

    From staff reports

    Anderson County’s Marissa Walker was named Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Eighth Region Tournament. In three games, Walker hit .444 with four runs scored and 2 RBI. Walker also made a pair of key running catches in right field for the regional champions.

  • Curry named region’s Player of...

    Anderson County catcher Bailey Curry has been named the Eighth Region Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. A sophomore, Curry has hit 16 home runs and driven in 47 through 38 games for the regional champions. Curry has 59 hits through the regional tournament, hitting .557.

    The team was announced at the Eighth Region championship game Thursday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Curry puts exclamation point on...

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – As soon as Bailey Curry swung, everyone knew it was over.

    Curry knew it. The fans in attendance at the Eighth Region Softball Tournament knew it.

    And Oldham County knew it.

  • Cann bleeds Blue, becomes a...

    Former Anderson County High School basketball star Makenzie Cann has announced she will be transferring from the University of Cincinnati to the University of Kentucky to continue her basketball career. Cann made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook shortly before Anderson News sports deadlines.

    Cann told The News her choice came down to Kentucky and Florida Gulf Coast.


    INDEPENDENCE -- All Anderson County needed was a small opening before the Lady Bearcats made their way to a second consecutive state tournament trip.

    Anderson rallied to defeat 30th District rival Collins, 3-1, in the Eighth Region championship game Thursday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Lady Cats roll past Oldham,...

    Anderson County jumped on Oldham County early then Bailey Curry put the exclamation point on a dominating performance as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 5-0 win in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament Wednesday night at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson pitcher Mia Aldridge gave up only two hits and allowed just one Oldham base runner to advance to third base as the Lady Cats took one more step to returning to Owensboro for the state tournament.

  • Bearcat baseball region’s most...

    Memorial Day meanderings …

    What a night last Wednesday was when the Anderson County baseball and softball teams both took 30th District championships.

    As strong as both programs have been over the last 15 years, that was only the third season that saw both diamond teams captured district championships. The last time it happened was in 2012. The only other time was in 2004, before any of the current Bearcats and Lady Bearcats were old enough to know the difference between a ball and a strike.

  • Duncan just misses state title,...

    LEXINGTON – With just over 100 meters to go, it looked like Connor Duncan was in good shape.

    He might have even been in the lead in the 300-meter hurdles at the Class 3A KHSAA State Track Meet, held at the University of Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

    But a hurdler’s worst nightmare slowed Duncan down just enough that he finished third at 39.69, still the fastest time ever for an Anderson County hurdler. It just wasn’t enough at the state.