Today's Sports

  • Bearcats look for next step in...

    As he addressed his team following its win at Grant County Friday night, Anderson County football coach Mark Peach repeatedly referred to “the next step.”

    Those steps make up the journey toward a Class 5A, District championship that Anderson hopes to be playing for on Oct. 20 when the Bearcats visit Madison Southern. But there are two more steps before that night.

  • Wild night ends in tie for Lady...

    A wild night on the soccer pitch settled nothing last Wednesday as the Anderson County and Franklin County girls’ teams battled to a 3-3 tie.

    The action was overshadowed by off-the-field incidents that delayed the match for more than 15 minutes and resulted in bewildered fans talking more about them than the action on the field.

    Anderson rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie things and then after Franklin had taken a 3-2 lead, the Lady Bearcats responded again and thwarted several Franklin threats in the final five minutes.

  • Anderson nets win over Spencer,...

    Anderson County had its chances to make sure it would have a good seed in the upcoming 30th District Volleyball Tournament, but some mental lapses doomed the Lady Bearcats against Shelby County last Wednesday.

    Anderson rallied to defeat Spencer County the next night putting the three teams possibly at the mercy of a three-team tie-breaker in seeding the district tourney, set to begin on Oct. 16.

    Anderson defeated Spencer in five sets after trailing 2-0 to pick up the Lady Cats’ first district win of the year Thursday.

    Anderson 3, Spencer Co. 2

  • Short day at the office

    DRY RIDGE -- About all anyone needed to know to explain Anderson County’s win at Grant County Friday night could be found near the bottom of the box score.

    “Total elapsed time: 1:45.”

    That’s one hour and 45 minutes for a high school football contest. They normally last close to 150 minutes.

    The Bearcats’ 43-8 rout of Grant County was effectively over when Grant tried an onside kick to open the game but Anderson’s Andrew Lykins picked up the ball and sprinted 48 yards for his first career touchdown.

  • Bearcats explode, overcome Shelby

    The task before the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team had been simple but had become daunting in less than 20 minutes.

    The defending 30th District champions needed a win over Shelby County to avoid falling to the No. 4 seed in the upcoming district tournament but were looking squarely at a 2-0 deficit against a Shelby County team appearing to gain more confidence with every pass last Thursday night.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers solid but...

    NICHOLASVILLE -- While Anderson County had hoped for a higher finish in the Region 7 Girls’ Golf Tournament, the Lady Bearcats got better in 2017. The proof is on paper, Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks said.

    Anderson carded a 393 team score, good enough for eighth place in the 15-team tournament held at Keene Run Golf Course last Tuesday.

  • Game time is time for the games

    There was one reason I became a Dallas Cowboy diehard when I was a kid and remain one today.

    Roger Staubach.

    Just like today, it seemed that back in the early and mid-1970s the Cowboys were always on TV somewhere on the weekend schedule and was intrigued as Roger the Dodger zigged when defenses zagged. I knew if they were down but time was left on the clock, the Cowboys and Captain Comeback had a fighting chance.

  • Penny commits to Bellarmine

    Anderson County High School basketball player Cobe Penny has announced that he intends to attend Bellarmine University in Louisville to continue his collegiate career.

    “Excited to say that I have verbally committed to Bellarmine University!” Penny posted on his Twitter account Saturday.

    Penny is considered one of the state’s top players and is looking to lead the Bearcats to the state tournament after advancing to the Eighth Region championship game the last two years. Anderson is considered one of the favorites to advance to Rupp Arena.

  • Spencer outlasts Bearcats for...

    The mistakes were small and few but had enormous consequences for Anderson County boys soccer Thursday night. 

    Spencer County took advantage of a Bearcat defensive miscue to score midway through the first half, then drove home the match-winner with 15 minutes to play and defeated the host Bearcats, 2-1 in 30th District action.

    The loss dropped Anderson to 5-6 on the year and 0-2 in district play.  Spencer improved to 5-4 and 1-1.

  • ‘Tired’ Lady Bearcats finish...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team appeared to be tired throughout the Spine Center Classic at Boyle County High School last week, resulting in a subpar performance, according to head coach Jason Earnest.

    The Lady Bearcats lost to the host school, then slipped past North Laurel before losing to a Mercer County team they had beaten decisively earlier in the season.

    Anderson finished sixth in the eight-team tournament and now stands at 9-5-0 on the year with the regular season ending on Oct. 5.