Today's Sports

  • History repeat?

    If you’ve been around Anderson County football as long as I have, you almost had to wonder if Billy Ocean was riding that snazzy bus with the Bearcats for their playoff game at Fern Creek Friday night.

    When the going gets tough

    The tough get going, tough, tough, huh, huh, huh

    When the going gets tough, the tough get ready.

    “What we did in 1987 is a memory that lasts a lifetime,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said moments after his team had upset Fern Creek in the state playoffs.

  • Bearcats take down Louisville...

    LOUISVILLE – Most people who follow Kentucky high school football thought Anderson County would be getting ready for deer season by now.

    After all, Anderson County is usually home to one of the state’s better harvests and the Bearcat football team was given little chance to knock off Fern Creek Friday night. Anderson had not won a playoff game since 2014 while the Louisville power had made successive trips to the state semifinals.

  • Lady Bearcat soccer players...

    Several members of the Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team have received post-season honors recently.

    Senior Evan Kays was named second team all-state by the state’s coaches last week. Kays plans to sign with Morehead State University in the spring.

    Kays was also named to the Eighth Region all-region first team by the region’s coaches. Classmate Taylor Harley was named second team all-region in the same voting.

  • Pierce runs in state XC meet

    Anderson County High School freshman Mason Pierce ran in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cross country meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Pierce, Anderson’s only qualifier, turned in a 19:09.37 time in the boys’ Class 3A race. Pierce was well back in the pack, finishing more than three minutes behind Male senior Dylan Allen, the individual state champion.

    Pierce was about five minutes ahead of the final finisher in the 3.1-mile race.

  • Bearcats look to reverse...

    Anderson County hopes one of the old sports adages is true when the Bearcats travel to Madison Southern Friday night.

    Beating a team twice in one season is considered to be one of the toughest tasks in scholastic sports and Madison Southern will have that task when Anderson visits for the second round of the state Class 5A football playoffs.

    Madison Southern defeated the Bearcats, 41-20, back on Oct. 20 in Berea. In that one, the Eagles jumped to a quick 21-0 lead and Anderson only got untracked after the contest had been decided.

  • Off-season changes benefiting...

    Mark Peach knew exactly what he was doing last winter.

    The Anderson County High School football coach had brought back his high school coach, Sam Harp, as an assistant. It was a move that had grid fans around the state buzzing. Really buzzing.

  • Productive fall spots to bank...

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

    The length of day relative to the time of year never changes. As the nights lengthen slightly with each passing day in fall, the overnight temperatures drop and pull heat from the top layers of lakes.

    This development is already underway, but will peak over the next month and make excellent fishing conditions for black bass.

  • Youth Hunt Photos
  • Franklin fantastic in home field...

    No one was going to rain on Anderson County’s Senior Night.

    Not Mother Nature, who tried her best, and certainly not North Oldham.

    Anderson rolled to a 49-7 win as Blake Franklin ran for a career-best 246 yards and three touchdowns in his final game on Bob Ware Field. Another senior, Tyler Peters, hauled in a touchdown pass as the Bearcats piled up 575 yards of offense. Austin Watts, Stan Crawford, R.J. Boies and Brett Peach were part of a defense that limited North Oldham to 72 yards.

  • Pierce qualifies for state XC...

    The Anderson County High School varsity cross country teams competed in the KHSAA Region 6 meet Saturday at Lykins Park in Winchester. While the Bearcats did not qualify as a team, freshman Mason Pierce made it to the state cross country meet with a time of 18:11.02 in the 3.1-mile race. The state meet will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Pierce and senior Caleb Gettlefinger were named to second team all-region, as well.