Today's Sports

  • Marching Bearcats top...

    The Anderson County High School marching band had a big day at the Southwestern High Contest Saturday in Somerset. The Marching Bearcats won numerous awards and were named grand champion of the show.

    The Marching Bearcats were named the top band in Class AAAA along with Best Percussion and Best Colorguard.

    Overall, Anderson also took Best Percussion and Best Colorguard along with the Grand Championship.

  • Franklin not the typical...

    Anderson County hits the midpoint of the 2016 football season Friday night, hosting a team against which it has struggled to have success over the years.

    And it will be Homecoming when the Bearcats host Franklin County Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson and Franklin have played sporadically over the years, meeting every season since 2011. In that time Franklin has four times, Anderson twice with both of the Bearcat wins coming in 2013 at Warford Stadium.

  • Net Cats squander big lead in...


    A strong start was not enough for the Anderson County High School volleyball team Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first set but saw Shelby County rally to win that one, 25-16, then go on to a 3-1 victory in a key 30th District contest in Shelbyville.

    “We started out strong and with the intensity I like to see,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said. “They just cannot maintain that.”

  • Proper shotgun fundamentals...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A dove comes into your section of the field on opening day. You crouch behind a row of sunflowers and excitedly wait for the dove to come into range.

    The dove keeps coming and you jump up, shoulder your shotgun and fire, followed by another shot and then another, none of them threatening the bird. The dove keeps flying out of the field.

  • Boyle blasts Bearcats to get...

    Boyle County dominated Anderson County in every phase of the game to rout the Bearcats 41-13 in high school football action Friday night at Bob Ware Field.

    “I think that is a very accurate assessment,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said of the one-sentence wrapup.

  • Cawood’s lasting lesson

    It has been 15 years since the giant’s voice was silenced.

    Fifteen years since one of the greatest radio voices to ever grace the airways breathed his last. Yes, it’s been 15 years since Cawood Ledford lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 5, 2001.

    Cawood had been away from the microphone nearly 10 years when he died. The final play he called in his 39 years of describing the Kentucky Wildcats was that one we still see every March: Duke’s Christian Laettner spinning and shooting from about 17 feet.


    HARRODSBURG – It might be corny to say Mercer County had a titanic explosion to bury Anderson County on Friday night.

    But it would also be very true.

    Looking at a 17-7 deficit with just over a minute left in the third quarter, Mercer erupted for 34 points – 13 coming from the defense and 7 from the special teams – to defeat the Bearcats 41-31 at Alvis Johnson Field.

    It was the Titans’ first win over the Bearcats since 2005, but the teams did not play from 2006-2008.

  • Chrisman Memorial run set for...

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Revamped Bearcats roll to first...

    After a frustrating start to the season, the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team got in the win column last week, scoring shut outs in wins at Henry County and on the home field over Lincoln County.

    The Bearcats had dropped their first four matches of the year, but were able to turn the tide against a pair of overmatched teams.

  • Wells named MVP at Bearcat...

    Members of the Anderson County High School baseball team celebrated their 2016 season with the annual team awards banquet, held on Aug. 28 at the high school.

    Connor Wells, who graduated in May, was named the team’s Most Valuable Player while Mason Baker, another of last season’s seniors, was presented with the Derrick Wells Award for Outstanding Pitching.

    Bryndon Labhart, then a junior, took home the most honors with the Best Offense, 110 Percent and Turpin Leadership Awards.