Today's Sports

  • Miscues doom Bearcats in opening...

    It hasn’t mattered where the game has been played, the story has been the same.

    Whether a blowout or a close one, every game has had the same story line for Anderson County baseball: A mistake here, a miscue there is the difference between a win and a loss.

    That was evident Monday night when Tates Creek erupted for 6 runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat the Bearcats, 11-4, in Anderson’s home opener.

    Anderson fell to 0-4 on the year.

  • Lady Bearcat hoops answered...

    Twenty-two wins for a basketball team that entered the season with some major question marks is not too bad.

    That’s how Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell is looking at things after the Lady Bearcats went 22-10 and reclaimed the 30th District championship after a one-year hiatus. When Anderson defeated Collins for the title a month ago, it was Anderson’s seventh district title in eight years.

  • Farm ponds and small lakes offer...

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

    When air temperatures crest the 70-degree mark for the first time in March, anglers swarm reservoirs and state-owned lakes to fish. The warm weather stirs up high expectations, but these anglers often return home frustrated after a fishless day.

    These big waters still retain their winter cold and a few days of shirt-sleeve weather doesn’t warm them up enough to get largemouth bass, bluegill or catfish active. They still feel the lethargy of winter.

  • Anderson County youth basketball...
  • Perfect game!
  • Honored at Sweet 16
  • All-Region performers
  • Longtime area sports writer dies

    (Editor’s note: This story contains some of the writer’s personal reflections.)

    Mickey Patterson, a longtime fixture around Eighth Region sports, died suddenly at his home in Louisville Saturday. He was 55.

    Patterson was the sports editor of The Oldham Era for 27 years, then came out of retirement in 2014 to be the sports editor of The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville. At both papers, he had numerous contacts with Anderson County sports.

    He was also a contributor to The Courier-Journal and The Cats Pause.

  • Archers take regional title

    The Anderson County High School archery team took the Region 5 championship Saturday, defeating five teams in the regional meet at the high school. Anderson finished with 3,408 points, 24 better than second place Simon Kenton. Five teams participated in the regional tournament.

    Anderson had three of the top four individual shooters and placed seven shooters on the all-regional team.

  • Fish and Wildlife launches...

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources release       

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking for a few good bass.

    Not just any largemouth bass, however. The hunt is on for the wall-hanging, line-busting fish that anglers in the local tackle shop will talk about for years.