Today's Sports

  • Collins dampens Lady Bearcat...

    While Collins’ 3-0 win over Anderson County last Tuesday might have been a bit of a softball upset, it would also be true that it wasn’t totally unexpected.

    Anderson had routed Collins, 10-6, three weeks before in a game that might not have been that close. In addition, the Lady Bearcats were celebrating Senior Night and seemed to have things other than the diamond on their minds.

  • High school archers compete in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team placed 23rd out of 248 teams in the bullseye division of the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Senior Noah Platt led the Bearcats with a 291 score of a possible 300 while junior Anna Rose led the girls with a 289. Platt placed 59th out of 2,418 male archers and Rose was 49th out of 2,150 archers. Isaiah Caldwell and Wade Wilson followed with 288 and 287 respectively.

  • Track team shut out at regional

    The Anderson County High School track and field team turned in several strong performances and personal records at the Class AAA, Region 6 meet Saturday but were unable to secure any automatic berths in the state track meet.

    The regional was held at Bryan Station High School.

    The top two finishers in each event qualify for the state, but Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules allow for at-large qualifiers for the state meet. Those qualifiers had not been determined at press time.


    Lexi Tinsley will be hard-pressed to have a better day on the softball field than the one she had last Tuesday.

    The Anderson County sophomore blasted a pair of home runs, including a fifth-inning grand slam that invoked the “mercy rule” in a 13-1 win over visiting Spencer County. Tinsley drove in six runs as the Lady Bearcats took a commanding lead in the race for the top seed in the 30th District race.

  • Doing what few thought could be...


    When the 2017 high school baseball season opened the number of people believing Anderson County would be the top seed in the 30th District Tournament might have been less than the number of hits Luke Dowell gave up last Tuesday night at Collins.


    The senior right-hander quieted the Titan bats on the way to a 5-0 shutout to lift the Bearcats to a season-sweep of the Titans and the top seed in the district tourney, set to begin on May 22.

  • Bearcat Football Camp announced


    The Anderson County High School football program will be hosting its annual Bearcat Football Camp on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m at the school football facility.

    The camp is free and is open to students entering grades 2-6.

    For more information, contact Anderson County High School at 839-5118 and ask for Coach Mark Peach.

  • Truck Tuggers open season...

    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will be opening the 2017 tugging season with a Truck Tug-of-War at Anderson County Community Park on Saturday, May 13. The action is set to begin at 7 p.m.

    Sanctioned classes include 4,300-pound 4x4, 5,500-pound 2wd and 6,000 pound 4x4.

    Local classes will be open to stock gas and diesel.

    A $20 hook fee applies.

    Admission is $10 per person with children under 10 admitted for $5. Children under 3 are admitted free.

    For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-219-0806.

  • KET Offers Look at Elk Hunt...

    Kentucky marks the 20th anniversary of its successful elk restoration program with a special “Kentucky Afield” television show preceding this year’s drawing for elk permits.

    Tune to KET (Kentucky Education Television) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, to get a behind the scenes look at how Kentucky’s Commonwealth Office of Technology conducts the annual drawing.

    The 30-minute show features Wildlife Division Director Steve Beam answering questions about the drawing process.

  • Great late spring fishing...

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

    Early May is a fantastic time of year. Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

    Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

  • Woodford ace baffles Bearcats

    A post-district letdown coupled with a hot Woodford County pitcher was not a good equation for Anderson County baseball last Wednesday.

    One night after a rousing win over Collins to clinch the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, the Bearcats absorbed a 10-0 loss in five innings at Barnes Memorial Field. Anderson managed just one hit off Woodford hurler Jack Ockerman. “We couldn’t catch up with his fastball and, just for giggles I think, he mixed in a few nasty curve balls, too,” Barnes said.