Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats impressive in...

    All season long, the Anderson County baseball team has shown the ability to play extremely well and be a threat to beat anyone on the schedule.

    But somehow, the Bearcats seem to follow that one with a clunker.

    Last week, Anderson showed that has not changed as they put together impressive performances against perennial power Elizabethtown and Butler, one of the strongest teams in the Louisville area, but finished the week off with an uninspired performance against North Bullitt, according to Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

  • TENNIS: Chemistry majors

    FRANKFORT – Ty Glover and T.J. Pham literally come from different worlds, but that has never been a factor in their tennis game.

  • TENNIS: Sister act: Wamplers...

    Wampler dropped another backhand just inside the left sideline for a point, her sister, Amanda, quickly turned away from her spot at the net with a huge smile.

    And when Amanda used what looked like some unorthodox shots
    fueled by the grit of a champion to befuddle their opponents, it was Hannah who stepped forward, reached out with her tennis racquet and offered what amounts to the sport’s high-five.

    It was simple. They were having fun.

  • Disc golfers win Kenton...

    The Anderson County High School disc golf team took the High School Disc Golf Championships, held in Kenton County on Saturday. The Bearcats set a new course record with a 408 score as they defeated Covington Scott, Conner and Covington Holy Cross for the title.

    Gabe McMichael took second place in the tournament, shooting a 72, three shots behind the tournament winner, Ben Edwards of Scott.

    Anderson's Cannon Beasley took third with an 80.

  • TENNIS:Wamplers finish as...

    The Anderson County doubles team of Amanda Wampler and Hannah Wampler finally went down in the Region 8 tennis tournament but it was not without a fight.
    The seventh-seeded tandem pushed the region's top seed, North Oldham's Taylor McGuire and Nicole Walton, to the limit in the first set before falling, 7-5. In the second set, the Mustang duo took over, winning 6-0.
    Both teams move on to the state tournament, starting Thursday, May 17, at the Boone tennis Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

  • BASEBALL: Collins rips Bearcats...

    You might say that Collins High's baseball team had a titanic effort Monday night.

    The Titans broke a four-game losing streak with a total performance in routing homestanding Anderson County 8-0 in a decision that ended Anderson's hope for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Senior right-hander Chris Cervantes silenced the Anderson bats, pitching 5.2 innings of hitless ball before Cole Sayre ripped a ground-rule double. Granville Hayes followed Sayre with a single but Sayre had to hold up at third.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcat basketball...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a very successful season with the annual team awards banquet, held on April 29 at the high school.

    The Bearcats finished the season at 21-9 and advanced to the Eighth Region tournament as the 30th District runner-up. Anderson opened the season with 11 straight wins, the best start ever for an Anderson team, then went on to earn the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

  • COLLEGE: Campbellsville teams...

    Three Campellsville University teams with Anderson County residents on the respective rosters have received bids to various post-season tournaments according to news releases from the school.

  • Carlton honored for 100th win

    Anderson County Middle School baseball coach Graham Carlton received a commemorative bat and plaque from his team and assistant coaches after earning his 100th coaching victory Wednesday, May 2. The Mustangs defeated Bardstown 7-5 at Anderson County Community Park. Pictured, from left, are Nathan McGregor, Lane Marquardt, Josh Lindsey, Kyler Campbell, Andrew Mitchell, Evan Flora, Coach Carlton, Mason Hardin, Cade Cotton, John Paul Garmon, Conner Wells, Tanner Walker, Logan Stephens, Joe Dan Crawford, Mason Baker, Caleb Boyles, Garryn Wood, Daniel Whalen and Bryndon Labhart.

  • COLUMN: Oh mercy!

    In case you missed it, there will be a major change in high school basketball next year.

    A few weeks ago, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced it would begin using a form of the “mercy rule” by having a running clock after one team is ahead by 35 points or more in the second half.

    It was met with a lot of applause, usually for an emphasis on sportsmanship and not beating a team mercilessly.

    Here is one, though, that is not crazy about the rule. And I base my take on things based on experience.