Today's Sports

  • Long-awaited hoops season is...

    It’s here.

    That season Anderson County basketball fans have been pointing to for the better part of the last five years is finally upon us.

    When the current Bearcat seniors came together in middle school, maybe even before, those who watched them knew they had the potential to become only the fifth Anderson team in history to navigate the minefield called March Madness and make Kentucky’s Sweet 16.

    That trip really is that special.

    Every year, most teams have that same goal of playing its final game on the Rupp Arena floor.

  • Bearcats to embark on rugged...

    When Anderson County hosts Woodford County to open the season on Dec. 1, it is likely to be one of the few games the Bearcats will be solid favorites in 2017-18.

    Bearcat coach Glen Drury has put together what he calls “one of the toughest schedules we have ever had.”

  • Ideal conditions exist for...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Willdlife Resources

    The outlook for the waterfowl hunting seasons looks as promising as any seasons in recent memory.

    “It is shaping up to be a phenomenal year,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We are still at all-time highs for duck numbers with as many breeding ducks as we’ve ever had. It’s been that way for a couple of years now.”

  • Peach happy with 2017, enthused...

    Mark Peach could only smile when he recently sat down to discuss the Anderson County football season that ended in the second round of the state playoffs.

    Madison Southern, which will be taking on top-ranked Covington Catholic for the state championship Saturday night in Lexington, escaped with a 14-11 win over the Bearcats three weeks after ripping Anderson, 41-20.

    Peach was asked about his demeanor. He was even though his team’s season ended that night in Berea. He managed a faint chuckle.

  • Lady Bearcat soccer celebrates...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team celebrated its season recently with the annual team awards banquet at the high school.

    Several Lady Bearcats were honored for district, regional and state honors. Recognized as being second team all-state and first team all-region was Evan Kays. Taylor Harley was honored as second team all-region while Anna Foley, Anna Williams and Jenna Bicknell were honored as honorable mention Alll Region.

  • Mustang wrestlers compete at...

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team finished ninth out of 14 teams in the Woodford County Invitational on Nov. 18. Despite being inexperienced, the Mustangs had three wrestlers place in the tournament.

    Joshua Strayer won the gold medal in the 98-pound class while Cole Harrod placed third at 80 pounds. Hunter Stratton was fourth at 130 pounds.

    In addition, Luke Knight, who wrestles for the Anderson County Wrestling Club, placed second in the 70-pound class.

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  • Friends focus on final game but...

    LEXINGTON -- When the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team hosted Morehead State last Wednesday, the outcome was never in doubt. As expected, the 22nd-ranked Wildcats rolled to an 86-53 win to remain unbeaten through five games.

    Morehead fell to 2-3 but should recover to be a factor in the Ohio Valley Conference race.

  • Lady Cats explode, blast Rock in...

    There is a reason why Anderson County is considered one of the most dangerous girls’ basketball teams in the Eighth Region.

    And there are those times when the Lady Bearcats look like a team laden with young players and the resulting inexperience.

    Anderson had stretches of both as it cruised to a 77-43 win over Rockcastle County Monday. Freshman guard Sophie Smith led Anderson with 20 points, five steals and four assists. Jaclynn Ruble added 17 points while freshman Rachel Satterly came off the bench to score 14 points.

  • Proposed move of Woodford to...

    There are times you just have to scratch your head and wonder what in the world is going on.

    Such was the case last week when the word broke that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association was considering a change in the alignment governing most high school team sports.