Today's Sports

  • District titles on line as...

    The Anderson County High School soccer teams look to add some hardware to the school's trophy case Thursday night but do so from different perspectives.

    The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats play the teams from Collins High School in the 30th District championship matches at Collins. The girls kick off at 6 p.m. with the boys going at 8.

    The Anderson teams have vastly different histories.


    Two words were all Mark Peach needed to describe what he had just seen.

  • A hug to remember

    I really didn’t know what to expect that night I approached Bobby Keith for some comments.

    Keith’s Clay County basketball team had just defeated a very good Anderson County club back in February of 1994.

    Clay County was, well, Clay. The Tigers weren’t that far removed from the great teams led by Richie Farmer in the late 1980s. Clay just reloaded and was, as usual, the best team in the mountains. Clay would go on to win the 13th Region that year, the 16th time in 22 seasons the Tigers would be making a trip to the Sweet 16.

  • A Senior Night celebration

    Senior Nights are supposed to be a night of celebration.

    Anderson County was able to do just that Monday night when the Lady Bearcats put together one of the their better outings of the volleyball season as they downed Owen County, 25-17, 25-21.

    The Lady Bearcats were impressive defeating a team that was shooting for its 20th win on the season. Owen, which will enter the post-season undefeated in 31st District play, fell to 19-11 Monday.

  • Marching Bearcats striding...
  • Bearcats can clinch playoff home...

    The script is very clear for Anderson County Friday night: Win at Montgomery County and the Bearcats will be home for the first round of the state playoffs.

    It’s not 100 percent guaranteed but is about as close to being a sure thing as it can be. If the Bearcats regain their dominance of Montgomery, a team that had not beaten Anderson since 2001 until last season, the Bearcats will most likely be no worse than second place in Class 5A, District 6.

  • Senior Night special for Lady...

    The season rarely went like the Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team wanted but the Lady Bearcats got a bit of a reprieve in their final regular-season game last Wednesday.

    Anderson rolled past Eighth Region rival Henry County, 5-0, to give the outgoing seniors something to remember in their final home game.

    “We went with all our seniors in and loaded them up front for scoring options,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said.

  • Truck Tug of War set for park...

    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will be hosting a Truck Tug of War at the Anderson County Community Park on Saturday, Oct. 15. The action starts at 6 p.m.

    According to a news release, the program will host multiple classes, including three sanctioned classes: 4,300 pound 4x4, 5,500 pound 2-wheel drive and the 6,000 pound 4x4.

    The release said there will also be multiple street stock classes available, allowing anyone to participate.

    Admission is $10 with children 5-9 admitted for $5. Those under 5 are admitted free.

  • Free to Breathe 5K to be held in...

    From staff reports

    The Central Kentucky Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and a 1-mile walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Coldstream Park, located near the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Farm in Lexington.

    According to a news release, all proceeds from the race will benefit Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy group dedicated to doubling the lung cancer survival rate by the year 2022.

  • Correction

    Anderson County Middle School football player Caleb Puckett was incorrectly identified in a story about the Mustangs’ win over East Oldham in the Sept. 28 edition of The Anderson News.