Today's Sports

  • Boyles picks Northwestern College

    Anderson County High School senior Anna Boyles has signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent with Northwestern College, according to a news release.

    Northwestern College is located in Orange City, Iowa.

  • Wishes for local success in 2018

    Happy New Year!

    Ok, this column is actually being published on Jan. 3, but this is a weekly newspaper and you sometimes deal with time frames in unusual ways.

    Plus, this is my column, so I guess I can wish you a Happy New Year if I want to.

    I hope you had a great New Year’s weekend watching plenty of football or basketball and you are off to a great start in 2018.

    We start the year with high hopes and big dreams, some of which will come to fruition. Some will shatter and our hearts will break. But we can learn from all of them.

  • Lady Bearcats power to tourney...

    NICHOLASVILLE -- The question of whether Anderson County is a legitimate threat to make a long post-season run has hung over the Lady Bearcat basketball program since before the current season started but the Lady Bearcats answered with an emphatic “Yes” in winning the Citizens National Bank Tournament at West Jessamine High School last week.

  • Bearcats still searching after...

    MOUNT STERLING -- As the calendar turned and many people resolved to be new people in 2018, it was obvious that the Anderson County High School boys basketball team was still in search of its right formula for success.

    The Bearcats dropped a 62-59 decision to Ft. Thomas Highlands in the fifth-place game of the Gateway Classic at Montgomery County High School on Saturday. It marked the fifth time in the last six outings that the Bearcats tasted defeat

  • Mat Cats compete at Woodford,...

    R.J. Boies is considered one of the top high school wrestlers in Kentucky and it showed last week in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Versailles.

    Grappling at 220 pounds, Boies placed third in the tournament with his only loss coming in the semifinal round to Daniel Lopez of Coahulla Creek (Georgia). In his other matches, Boies, a senior, won impressively. He took the third place match over Nathan Prosser of McCreary Central, 6-2.

  • 2017 a year of triumphs and...

    Only four more days until we see the calendar turn again. It’s a time for looking ahead and a time for looking back. It’s a time for reflecting, remembering, recharging and refocusing.

    Every year, there seems to be one or two stories that dominate local sports. Think the Sweet 16 of 2009, the state high school football finals of 2011 or those great runs by the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball or softball teams in recent years.

  • Lady Cats third in Bardstown...

    BARDSTOWN -- The end result was not exactly what the Anderson County girls’ basketball team wanted, but the Lady Bearcats were smiling heading into the Christmas holiday.

    Anderson finished third in the eight-team Bardstown Christmas Classic, routing Bourbon County, 81-44, in the consolation game Friday night at Bardstown High School.

    Earlier, the Lady Bearcats had romped past Marion County in the opener but suffered a bit of an upset when they fell to Bardstown in the semifinals.

  • Anderson archers strong in...

    Anderson County archery teams were very strong in the Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery tournaments held on Dec. 16.

    In the bulls eye tournament, Turner took first place with Saffell Street School second in the elementary division. The Anderson County High School team won the high school division while the Anderson County Middle School team placed second in the middle school division.

  • Swim Cats compete at Woodford...

    The Anderson County High School swim team competed in the 16-team Woodford County Invitational on Dec. 16, improving their times, according to Coach Georgia Kennerly.

    The Anderson camp was keenly interested in the 500-yard freestyle where Swim Cat senior Reece Arredondo finished at 5:08.9, just ahead of his brother, sophomore Riley Arredondo’s 5:10.10.

  • Wrestlers take title in...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team have a strong showing, taking all five of its matches to win the Wolverine Duals at Western Hills High School last Thursday.

    The Mat Cats rolled to wins over Bryan Station (60-12), Spencer County (60-24), Western Hills (60-15), Dunbar (57-6) and Scott County (39-24).