Today's Sports

  • Oh, Mercy! Cats entertain giant-...

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team will host Louisville Mercy in the first game of a boy-girl double header Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.

    The game was originally scheduled to be played Thursday but was reset to be in compliance with Title IX regulations governing high school sports.

    A perennial power, Mercy flexed its muscles in the quarterfinal round of the Louisville Invitational Tournament last week. The Jaguars whipped then top-ranked Elizabethtown, 65-53, becoming the first Kentucky team to knock off E-town this year.

  • Third quarter dooms Lady...

    Franklin County exploded during the third quarter to outlast pesky Anderson County, 79-64, in girls’ basketball action last Tuesday in Frankfort.

    Leading 34-31 at the half, the eighth-ranked Lady Flyers went on a 13-1 scoring run to start the third stanza and never let their lead drop back into single digits as they ran their record to 15-3.

    Franklin outpointed the Lady Cats, 23-8, in the third period.

  • Anderson storm flattens Western...

    FRANKFORT – As it turned out, Western Hills might wish it had not rescheduled its game with Anderson County.

    The Bearcats went on a 14-1 run to end the first half then blew things open in the second for an 82-49 win over the host Wolverines Monday night.

    The game had originally been scheduled for Jan. 22, but was canceled due to the winter storm that moved through the area that day.

  • Bearcats torch South Oldham

    No one saw this one coming. Absolutely no one.

    Anderson County put together its finest performance of the boys’ basketball season with a 73-44 thrashing of visiting South Oldham Friday night.

    Anderson improved to 10-9 while South Oldham, which had been ranked at the top of the Eighth Region, fell to 16-3 and suffered its first loss to a regional foe.

  • February the month to catch...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many anglers would drive a few hundred miles for a chance to catch an 8-pound walleye or a limit of tasty sauger. Kentuckians only have to drive to Campbellsville and head south on KY 55 to the Tailwater Recreation Area below Green River Lake. You don’t even need a boat.

  • The 12 months of Kentucky...

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

    The coldest temperatures since the last visit of the Polar Vortex late last winter dim prospects of hunting and fishing over the next week or so. During times of single-digit temperatures greeting you in the morning, a little planning of outdoor adventures for the coming year helps lift spirits during these darkest, coldest days of winter.

  • Lady Cats down but never out

    Not much went right on Anderson County's final possession last Tuesday, but the Lady Bearcats will take it.

    Shooting 31 percent for the game and trailing archrival Shelby County, 50-49, with 23 seconds to play, Anderson came out of a timeout with what seemed to be a game-winning strategy: Point guard Mia Aldridge was to drive the lane for a layup or get fouled. At least that was the first option.

  • We should know better than give...

    With just over four minutes left, last Tuesday, I put my camera down.

    Thankfully, I didn’t pack it up, but I was tempted.

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team was trailing Shelby County, 44-34 and had been down by as many as 14 in the third quarter. Little was going right, Shelby was dominating and the Lady Rockets were well on their way to clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    A few Anderson fans made their way to the exit.

  • Bearcats to host blazing South...

    Anderson County will see where it stands in relation to the top of the Eighth Region Friday night when the Bearcats host South Oldham at 7:30 p.m.

    The Dragons were supposed to be good when the season started, but they have exceeded expectations. South stood at 15-1 at the end of last week – the one loss was to Somerset in Garrard County's Christmas Tournament – and had vaulted to the top of the region in the computer rankings.

  • Snow opens windows into the...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Newly fallen snow has a way of awakening the spirit of adventure in kids and grown-ups alike.

    It’s also nature’s tattletale.

    As such, a fresh blanket of snow opens a window to new discoveries by revealing which animals inhabit the landscape around us and how they use it during the winter months.

    Animal tracking in the snow exercises the body and mind, and it can be fun for the entire family.