Today's Sports

  • Bearcats happy with win over...

    WINCHESTER – It was a scene Anderson County football had not experienced in a while.

    The Bearcats were smiling at the end of a football game Friday night.

    Anderson had just beaten host George Rogers Clark, 27-14, on a night when the Bearcats lost nearly every statistic except the one that counts. And in winning their season-opener, the Bearcats snapped a modest three-game losing streak dating to last October.

  • Anderson second in Classic

    FRANKFORT – Frankfort jumped on Anderson County early, then kept the Bearcats from making any kind of comeback to take the championship of the Frankfort Rotary Capital City Classic boys’ soccer tournament Saturday night.

    Frankfort ripped the Anderson defense for a 4-0 halftime lead, then added another goal four minutes into the second half to set the final score in the match played at the Sower Soccer Complex.

    Frankfort remained perfect through three matches while Anderson dropped its first match in three games. Anderson fell to 2-1.

  • Lady Bearcats third in...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team got the season underway with a split in the I-65 Battle of the Turfs, hosted by Mercy Academy last week.

    The Lady Bearcats dropped a 6-1 decision to Louisville Male in the tournament opener last Monday, but recovered for a 4-3 win over Thomas Nelson in Saturday’s consolation game. In between, a contest against Mercy was called because of the weather. Anderson won a coinflip to be the three seed in the consolation bracket.

  • Bearcats travel to Meade County

    Fresh off its win at George Rogers Clark last week, Anderson County travels to Meade County Friday night for what Bearcat coach Mark Peach expects to be a battle.

    A Class 6A school, Meade fell to 6A power Simon Kenton, 47-13, in the season opener last Friday in Brandenburg. Peach says that result is not indicative of the Green Wave’s potential. “I have seen them on film and they are good,” Peach said.

  • Pardon our error

    From staff reports

    The name of Anderson County High School football player Austin Watts (No. 55) was inadvertently omitted from a caption of a team photo in the special football section of the Aug. 16 Anderson News. The News regrets the error.

  • Frankfort golf scramble to...

    From staff reports

    The eighth annual Tee It Up with C.O.C.O. (Capital Ovarian Cancer Organization) Golf Scramble is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Frankfort Country Club.

    The scramble is a 9-hole event for ladies only with a shotgun start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner and awards are scheduled for approximately 6:45 p.m.

  • Donations to improve farming...

    During its last meeting, The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors voted to donate more than $1 million in incentives toward the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

    The funds will be divided between two specific projects, with $500,000 spent over a five-year period for the naming rights of the main entrance, and the remaining $500,000 paid over a five-year period that will support statewide water recourses targeted specifically to enhance water management as part of ongoing research.

  • Favorite player taught life...

    It was back in 1964 when I fell in love with baseball.

    It always has been, probably always will be my favorite sport.

    When I discovered the “Game of the Week,” announcers Dizzy Dean and his podnuh Pee Wee Reese, I also learned that the team closest to my Anderson County home, the Cincinnati Reds, had a guy suiting up with the coolest name I had ever heard.

    Vada Pinson.

    The man could hit and do so with power. He could steal bases and when roaming center field, he seemed to just glide to the ball.

  • New net coach looks to hang...

    As he stops practice to point out some errors in how his Anderson County volleyball team is doing things, new coach Ryan Brown displays the patience of knowing he's dealing with high school girls, but also the drive that indicates he has high expectations for the Lady Bearcats.

    “I push my girls every single day,” says Brown, who is in the first year of his first head coaching job. “I demand perfection. I know no one is perfect but if you practice perfect, you play perfect. I am really tough on the girls and challenge them every day.”

  • Undefeated teams to be honored...

    The Anderson County High School football team will be honoring the undefeated 1986 and 2007 Bearcats prior to the home opener with Mercer County on Sept. 1. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.