Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats devour Beef Jerky...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team ended the 2014 calendar year the same way they started it: Winning big.

    The Lady Bearcats put together an impressive three-game stretch to capture the championship of the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County High School. The Lady Bearcats defeated Bourbon, 63-55, for the championship Sunday night. Anderson now stands at 7-6 on the year.


    Jarrod Cubert got an unexpected Christmas present last Wednesday.

    That was when The Courier-Journal announced its all-state high school football team and Cubert was listed as a second-team selection as an offensive lineman.

    The Louisville-based paper has been honoring all-state selections longer than any other outlet in the state. The voting is conducted among the state’s coaches, who cannot vote for their own players.

  • Enjoy the games in 2015

    Looking back at the last few years, I realize I have have been extremely blessed to write about Anderson County sports. As just about any journalist will tell you, it is far more enjoyable to write about great teams than bad ones. Just think about it. Assuming you aren’t a fan, who do you think you would rather write about, the New England Patriots or the Oakland Raiders?

  • Bearcats play Scrooge on day...

    Anderson County shook off the Christmas break doldrums to roll past visiting Beechwood, 52-36 last Friday.

    Anderson spotted the Tigers an early 6-0 lead, but went ahead for good when Austin Cummins converted a steal into a layup that made it 10-8 Bearcats five minutes in. However, the Bearcats were not able to put their sixth victory in 10 games away until the fourth quarter.

  • Mustangs fourth in Classic

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed fourth out of 14 teams in its own Mustang Duals, held on Dec. 20. The team has been in the top four in three tournamens so far this season, placing fourth at Woodford County and winning the Danville Duals at Bate Middle School.

    “This team learns faster than any team I have coached,” Mustang coach Jonathan Haddix said. “We have a lot of new wrestlers who are catching on.”

  • Mat Cats place well at Lafayette

    Three Anderson County High School wrestlers finished high in the prestigious Lafayette Invitational Tournament, held on Dec. 20.

    Jordan Barber placed fourth in the 113-pound class while Austin Phillips was third in the 152-pound class and Isaac Mason placed third at 285 pounds.

    The Mat Cats were to have wrestled in the Woodford County Invitational after press deadlines and will be participating in the Tates Creek Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 3.

  • McKee named OVC’s top frosh for...

    Morehead State freshman forward Eriel McKee was named Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Freshman of the Week on Dec. 23, according to a news release. It marks the third time this season she has earned that accolade.

    McKee recorded double-doubles in Morehead State games at South Carolina-Upstate and at home against Cleveland State.

  • Day of district matchups...

    A district basketball marathon takes over Anderson County Saturday.

    The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats host 30th District rivals in what shapes up to be a long day of basketball at Anderson County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats take on Spencer County at 2:30 while the Bearcats entertain Collins at 7:30. Both games should paly major roles in 30th District seedings.

  • Carmichael named honorable...

    Anderson County quarterback Zachary Carmichael was named honorable mention all-state on The Courier-Journal team announced on Christmas Day.

    Carmichael was one of nine quarterbacks statewide who were not selected to the top three all-state teams but were deemed worthy of recognition.

    Carmichael ran for 761 yards and five touchdowns while throwing for 2,011 yards and 23 touchdowns as the Bearcats posted a 9-4 record.

  • Peach says Cubert, Carmichael...

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach said lineman Jarrod Cubert, a second team all-state selection by The Courier-Journal, and quarterback Zachary Carmichael, an honorable mention pick, are deserving of their awards.