Today's Sports

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Brown, Durr lead...

    Anderson County wants the world to know that Bearcat baseball is not quite done.

    It had been easy to write off an Anderson season that had been marked by inconsistency, no home field on which to practice and a losing streak that reached six games before heading to Louisville to take on a very good Butler team that had won three straight and five of its last six.

    They say baseball is a funny game. A result of Anderson County 5, Butler 2 showed just how unpredictable the game can be.

  • Rain alters Wednesday schedule

    The Anderson County High School baseball game at Washington County Wednesday has been canceled due to the rains.  The Anderson boys' tennis match at North Bullitt is also canceled due to weather.  The Anderson girls' tennis match at Gallatin County will go on as scheduled.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats can't...

    SHELBYVILLE – It is one of the very first skills a baseball player learns when playing in the  pee wee or coach-pitch leagues.

    At least learning the basic art of catching the ball should be high on the to-do list of all future stars before they get to high school. Unfortunately for Anderson County last Tuesday, those lessons were long gone.

  • SOFTBALL: So close to signature...

    When it is one run, everything is magnified.

    One run. That was all that separated Anderson County softball, already in a rapid ascent from not even getting votes to a No. 24 ranking a week later in the statewide poll, from knocking off mighty Scott County, the second-ranked team, last Thursday.

    Scott withstood a furious Anderson rally to post a 6-5 win as shortstop Michal Luckett hauled in Alissa Vest's blooper to end things in the bottom of the seventh. The Lady Bearcats had two runners in scoring position as Luckett back-pedaled to make the catch.

  • YOUTH SOCCER: Louisville Cup...

    The Bluegrass Soccer Club 1999 girls' team won the championship of the 14-and-under Red Division in the Kentucky Fire Juniors Louisville Cup on Sunday. Team members are, front row, from left: Saoirse McEntee, Jessie Turner, Camryn Pictor, Caitlyn Burdine, Madison Cline, Kimberlyn Caywood, Tate Thompson and Caitlyn Simpson. Back row: Head coach Satko Lunja, Gabrielle Bolone, Lelia Graf, Baili Smith, Sarah Lyons, SaraBeth Shrader, Brooke Snider and assistant coach Josh Vieyra. Not pictured: Hayley Combs, Kimber Sutton, Brooke Tackett.

  • BASKETBALL: Coaches name Cann,...

    Anderson County High School girls' basketball players Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee continue to receive major accolades for their individual excellence during the greatest season in Lady Bearcat history.

    Following a year that saw Anderson go 34-2 and reach the semi-finals of the state tournament, McKee and Cann have been honored as selections to both of the major all-state teams. Both were honored as members of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader teams announced in Sunday's editions of the state's largest newspapers.

  • OUTDOORS: Off to a great start...

    Spring turkey season is finally in full swing. Even though I didn’t get to hunt opening weekend due to an out-of-state family wedding my season got off to a great start my first day in the woods. I was able to take out a nice 25-pound gobbler sporting a 10¾-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. 

    My Dad, Darrell, was able to harvest his bird the first Monday of the season. It weighed in around 21 pounds including a 9½-inch beard and 1 1/8 spurs. 

  • TRACK: Ratliff wins in Heart of...

    University of Kentucky high jumper Ryan Ratliff, a resident of Anderson County, took first place in the inaugural Heart of the Bluegrass track meet, held at UK's new outdoor track facility on Saturday.

    Ratliff, a 2011 graduate of Anderson County High School, cleared 6-feet-9-inches for a personal record in the event. His effort was 1.5 inches better than runner-up Zach Hill, of Eastern Kentucky.

  • SOFTBALL: Anderson splits two at...

    Anderson County freshman Mia Aldridge fired a one-hitter as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 9-0 win over Madison Southern in the Tomahawk Classic at Madison Central Saturday.

    Aldridge walked just one and threw first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 26 batters she faced.

    Bailey Curry drove in three runs while Katelyn Harrod pushed two more across to lead the Anderson attack. Molly Burkhead and Alissa Vest both had two hits for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Sports briefs for April 24, 2013


    Youth football sign-ups underway

    Registrations for Anderson County Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading will Saturday, April 27, at Legion Park from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading is open to students in grades 3-6. The cost is $75 per participant with each additional sibling costing $50.


    Baseball and pizza set for Thursday