Today's Sports

  • Be ready when fishing...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions fluctuate.

    With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when that friend calls at daybreak or the impulse strikes and the schedule allows for a last-minute trip.

  • Turner archers claim multiple...

    The archery team at Robert B. Turner Elementary School celebrated its regional championship by gathering for a team photo and displaying the awards it has won. Team members have won 11 first-place and two second-place team awards, along with 109 individual awards, according to coach John Collins. The team has qualified for state, national and world competitions.

    In the recent NASP Region 7 competition, the team had the first-place elementary girl, Madalynn Puryear, and the first-place boy, Bradley Collins.

  • Lady Cat defense goes ‘crazy,’...

    Seeing that Anderson County defeated Williamstown 85-47 in an Eighth Region girls’ basketball matchup last Tuesday, it would be hard to believe that at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats trailed.

    But it is true.

    Eight minutes in, Williamstown, a pesky small school team that could be a troublesome post-season matchup for a regional foe, led Anderson, 20-19. Stellar guard Michaela Kennedy had riddled the Lady Bearcats for 13 points and the Lady Demons appeared determined to hang with the Eighth Region’s second-ranked team.

  • Senior Night string music for...

    Alorra Sims knows how to make the most of her Senior Night.

    The Anderson County High School basketball player scored 17 points and pulled down 7 rebounds to lead the Lady Bearcats to an easy 57-25 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

    But as strong as her game was, Sims put her stamp on the evening with a rousing performance of The National Anthem prior to the game.

  • Harp back where he wants to be

    Part of Sam Harp has stayed in Anderson County for nearly 30 years.

    In three years, he’d taken Bearcat football to heights it had never experienced before. He’d coached Anderson to an undefeated season in 1986. The following year, he’d guided the Bearcats to the first playoff win in school history, winning at perennial power Newport Central Catholic.

    The Bearcats had ascended to a place in the state’s Top 5 in Class AA and Harp had been named the state’s Coach of the Year in 1986.

  • Lady Bearcats keep on rolling

    The scoreboard said Anderson County had just routed Louisville Ballard by 30 points. The official scorebook gave the Lady Bearcats one more point. Either way, it was a big league rout that ran Anderson’s record to 17-6.

    But it wasn’t pretty.

    “I don’t care what the scoreboard says,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “I don’t feel good about it. I think it was the worst we have played in a month. I thought in the first half, we didn’t show a lot of enthusiasm.”

  • Frankfort comes through in...

    FRANKFORT – If one play could summarize Frankfort’s 63-58 upset of Anderson County last Friday, it would undoubtedly have to be one in the first 30 seconds of the second half at Wilkinson Gym.

    With the score tied at 34, Anderson’s John Paul Garmon came up with a clean steal near midcourt, then drove for the basket. Somehow, a Frankfort player caught up to Garmon, blocked the layup from behind. In the wild scramble for the rebound, the ball somehow caught the leg of Anderson’s Dylan Pittman before heading out of bounds.

  • Mat Cats tune up for regional...

    BARDSTOWN – Anderson County might not have the quantity but the Bearcat wrestling team has plenty of quality. That has been the mantra of the Mat Cats and first-year coach Hunter Lilly all season long.

    Never was it more apparent than in a quad meet held last Wednesday at Thomas Nelson High School.

  • Swim Cats ready for regional

    The Anderson County High School swim team concluded the regular season in the Shelby County Winter Classic, held Jan. 28 at the Shelby County Family Activity Center.

    Junior Reece Arredondo led a short-handed Anderson team, which was missing five key swimmers. The boys scored 127 points, good enough for 10th place in the 20-team event.

  • Drury fourth in state tourney

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed 18th out of 44 teams in the annual State Middle School Wrestling Tournament, held Saturday at Broadbent Arena in Louisville.

    Eighth-grader Zane Drury led Anderson with a fourth-place finish. Drury, who was ranked No. 1 in the state at 130 pounds, fell in the semi-final round when Stephen Little, of Union County, scored a pin. Drury won the consolation semifinal but was pinned again in the third-place match, falling to Joel Hatchett of River City.