Today's Sports

  • Net Cats advance to regional...

    Three entries from the Anderson County High School tennis program advanced to the Region 8 semifinals, but all were eliminated by entries from South Oldham.

    On the girls’ side, senior Hannah Wampler saw her high school career come to an end one win short of a state tournament berth when third-seeded Natalie Dearen of South Oldham defeated Wampler 6-0, 6-4 in the regional quarter-finals held at Western Hills High School in Frankfort.

  • Shake-up wakes up Bearcats;...

    All Anderson County needed was a little shake-up. The one they had in Saturday’s win over Walton-Verona packed a powerful punch.

    Wesley Jorette’s third-inning home run scored two runs, but, most importantly, ignited an Anderson attack to a 12-4 romp over its Eighth Region rival.

    Trailing 2-1 after a first inning that really was wild – all three runs scored on wild pitches – Jorette’s fourth blast in the last two weeks also scored Worth Sparrow and gave the Bearcats the lead they would never relinquish.

  • Garmon’s grandfather gets home...

    When Anderson County sophomore John Paul Garmon belted a sixth-inning home run for the winning run against Shelby County last Tuesday, there was little doubt where the ball would eventually wind up.

    His grandfather, Jerry Crawford, walked out of the ball park with the ball his grandson hit for his first varsity home run, according to Garmon’s father, David Garmon.

  • Anderson team wins NASP 3D...

    The Anderson County High School Arechery team took first place in the National Archery in the Schools International Bowhunter Organization 3D Challenge held Saturday in Louisville. The IBO format involves shooting at three-dimensional animal targets at 10 and 15 meters.

    Two weeks after winning the state IBO 3D tournament, Anderson won the national tournament, defeating 102 other teams, scoring 1,430 points out of a possible 1500.

    Anderson County’s Chance Wayne took the individual championship, winning a three-way shootoff.

  • 10 days to go

    Anderson County baseball and softball fans can only hope the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hit the home stretch running as fast and smooth as American Pharoah did Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    If that happens, early June could be a fun time around Anderson County.

    It does not seem possible, but when this column is published, there will only be 10 days left in the 2015 regular seasons for baseball and softball. Through the weekend, they both seemed poised to make tha move for an extended post-season run.

  • Power surge ignites Bearcat rout...

    Anderson County’s deluge kept Friday’s game with Marion County from being known as “The Flood Game.”

    Bearcat catcher Brice Stockton, a senior, led off the bottom of the fourth with his first varsity home run and ignited a six-run uprising that propelled Anderson to an 11-1 win over the Knights Friday night.

    Stockton broke a 1-1 tie that had come about when Wesley Jorette parked his second home run in as many nights over the left field fence.


    They are separated by 50 years, but the unseen bond is so strong. Raised in different generations, yet they seem so much alike.

    It all centers on 16 feet, 11 inches.

    That’s how long Charlene Peyton jumped when she was running track for Anderson High School back in 1965. It was the best in the state that year and for a time after that.

  • Lady Cats roast regional foes

    The Anderson County High School softball team lived up to its lofty ranking with a pair of impressive wins over regional foes last week. The Lady Bearcats rolled past North Oldham and Carroll County on the road to run their record to 22-5.

    Another game, at 18th-ranked East Jessamine, was canceled due to the storms that moved through the area last Thursday.

    Anderson Co. 4, North Oldham 1

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