Today's Sports

  • Thompson on target in 3-star...

    Anderson County High School student Henry Thompson swept his final middle school archery competition in the National Archery in the Schools Program IBO 3-Star Challenge, held at Seven Springs Ski Resort in Seven Springs, Pa. over the weekend.

  • High school basketball Hall of...

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) is now open to the public, according to a news release. The facility, located at 212 West Dixie Avenuein Elizabethtown, celebrated the Grand Opening Saturday.

    The $1.75M facility highlights the legendary players and coaches of the first 100 years of High School basketball across the Commonwealth. 

  • Hamrick steps down at...

    Former Anderson County High School girls' tennis coach Kristen Hamrick has resigned as women's tennis coach at Campbellsville University.

    According to a news release, Hamrick resigned from her position at Campbellsville in July to pursue a teaching position in Anderson County.

    “We are definitely saddened with the decision by Kristen to return home to take a teaching position in her old school but certainly understand the choice to do so,” Campbellsville athletic director Jim Hardy said in the release.

  • Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease...

    Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been reported in white-tailed deer in several east Kentucky counties. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources received confirmation from the Georgia- based Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Wednesday morning of a Kentucky deer with a strain of the disease.

  • Revamped staff fuels excitement...

    I probably learned more about football while sitting under a shade tree and drinking tea than I could by watching the NFL Network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Of course it helped that I lived near Alton and I was visiting my neighbor, Buddy Ryan.

    At the time, he was one of the hot names in the NFL as he had coached that incredible defense of the 1985 Chicago Bears and then coached the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals. All the while, he was living in Anderson County in the off-season and sometimes held impromptu lessons in the game.

  • Madison Southern set to rule...

    For the last two years, Madison Southern has had its way in Class 5A, District 6. It figures to be the same again in 2017.

    It is ironic that the Eagles have so dominated the district over that time with an average winning margin of nearly four touchdowns. In the previous 10 years, Madison Southern had compiled a 41-67 record and saw perhaps the greatest player in the program’s history, Damien Harris, head to the University of Alabama after the 2014 season.

  • Bearcats eye return to glory

    The last two years have not seen real Anderson County football.

    Oh, the Bearcats have run onto the home field wearing those red jerseys, white pants and white helmets. The band has been playing the “Washington and Lee Swing” and the stands have generally been packed unless it has been raining.

  • Bearcats open grid season Friday...

    When Anderson County travels to Winchester Friday night, it’s doubtful that grabbing a case of Ale-8-One will be on the Bearcats’ minds.

    Anderson opens the 2017 football season at George Rogers Clark just up the road from where the regionally famous soft drink is bottled but that is about the only thing Bearcat coach Mark Peach believes will be soft about Clark County when his team hits town.

  • Anderson field problems...

    The fall sports season is no longer creeping up on us. It’s here.


    Six weeks before the calendar officially declares that we are in the fall season.

    The Anderson County High School golf teams have been in action for over a week and before the next edition of The Anderson News hits the stands, the soccer and volleyball teams will have gone from scrimmaging to playing for real.

  • What a haul!

    Joshua Phillips was on a roll.

    Having just hauled in one exceptional catfish a couple of hours earlier, while fishing at Miller’s Lake off Ninevah Road, the volunteer firefighter landed what he said is the largest catfish he ever caught.

    “I caught a 16 1/2-pounder two hours before that,” he said. “It’s not quite as impressive as the 28-pounder I caught, though.”