Today's Sports

  • Carnahan Bowl set for Sept. 23

    (UPDATE: After the Sept. 6 edition of The Anderson News went to press, Anderson County Middle School coach Brian Holloman contacted The News to update on the Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl. The Mustangs will be playing Shelby East Middle School on Sept. 23 at noon in the annual bowl.)

    The Sixth Annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, featuring the Anderson County Middle School football team, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 on Bob Ware Field at Anderson County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have no answer...

    Collins used intimidating size and a quick passing game to defeat host Anderson County in straight sets in 30th District volleyball action last Tuesday.

    The Lady Titans never trailed in a 25-20, 25-7, 25-14 win.

    “Collins is a really good team,” Anderson coach Ryan Brown said. “They have three girls 6-feet tall and all are good hitters.”

    Collins would later defeat Louisville Eastern, a Top 20 team, establishing the Titans as one of the top clubs in the Eighth Region.

  • Ray Shouse Scholarship announced

    Asbury University men’s basketball coach Will Shouse and his wife, Whitney, have announced the formation of the Ray Shouse Scholarship.

    The scholarship funds will be used to help a student in financial need, according to a news release.

    The release said the intention is to use the funds for a student at Asbury University but the Shouses say, “We will follow the Lord’s guidance if there is a need of another student attending college at another institution.”

    Will Shouse is a graduate of Anderson County High School.


    One play.

    One play was all that stood between a rousing Anderson County win and an overtime that could have done major damage to the optimism that had filled a near full house at the Bearcats’ home opener just moments before.

    Anderson was clinging to a 21-19 lead as Mercer County lined up for a two-point conversion attempt that could have tied things with 17.5 seconds to play.

  • Collins blitz too much for...

    Collins used a quick passing attack and opportune defense to defeat Anderson County, 5-0, in boys’ 30th District soccer action Thursday evening on the Anderson pitch.

    Collins’ Kevin Lanham completed a hat trick with three goals, including one about 10 minutes into the contest to give the Titans the only goal they would eventually need.

    Collins took control early when the Titans gained possession near midfield, then got the ball to Lanham in transition. Lanham was able to send a laser past a diving Anderson goalie Shjon Ripy for the score.

  • ‘You could have heard a pin drop’

    There were some major questions surrounding Anderson County football back on Aug. 25.

    As the Bearcats boarded their busses for a 90-mile trip home from Meade County, they had taken an 48-0 whipping that was the program’s most one-sided regular season loss in over a decade. The Bearcats were beaten in every way, but the questions were a bit deeper than what the very ugly stat sheet could answer that night.

    What happened in Brandenburg?

  • Bearcats hold on to beat Mercer

    With 17.5 seconds to play Thursday night, R.J. Boies knew he had only one job.

    Get it done and Anderson County officially serves notice that Bearcat football is alive and well, thank you very much. The senior nose guard, with some help from Zach Labhart, got it done in resounding fashion.

    Boies shot through the Mercer County line to sack quarterback Gunnar Gillis as the Titans were going for a two-point conversion that would have tied another showdown in a long rivalry and would have likely sent it to overtime.

  • Inspired by Challengers

    There are times in life when you are truly challenged by something you see.

    Bill Lewis was one of those people and because of a simple gesture, Anderson County kids who have physical difficulties will benefit for many years.

    Mr. Lewis passed away two weeks ago. He was not an Anderson County native. He never worked in Anderson County nor did he ever live here. Yet, he was greatly touched when he visited one day about two years ago.

  • Beaver Lake to be lowered in fall

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to lower Anderson County’s Beaver Lake in late fall, according to a news release. The action is part of an effort to improve panfish and largemouth bass fishing in the 158-acre lake.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting to outline the project and take questions from the public at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The meeting will be held at the Anderson County Cooperative Extension office at 1026 County Park Road.

  • Bearcat soccer routs Henry County

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team got back on the winning track Thursday night with a 6-0 win over Eighth Region foe Henry County.

    Five days after taking its first loss of the season, Anderson dominated Henry from the outset as Shane Quire scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Bearcats. Ben Seibold found the net twice and also had two assists while Trenton Watson took a pass from Logan McChesney for a score.