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Today's Sports

  • ACMS archers capture Fayette...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team captured the championship of the Fayette County Invitaional Tournament recently.

    The Mustang boys earned four of the top five awards with Henry Thompson taking first place with 295 points of a possible 300. Luke Slone placed second with a 288. Ethan Hawkins earned fourth place at 282 with Luke Griffin placing fifth with a 281.

    Thompson also won the award as the top overall shooter in the tournament.

  • Anderson archers win Jessamine...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School archery team earned the championship of the Jessamine County Pre-Regional Tournament held over the weekend in Nicholasville. The Anderson team compiled 3,377 points out of a possible 3,600 and put eight competitors in the Top 10.

    Chance Wayne took first place in the high school boys’ division with a 296 out of a possible 300 points in the individual competition. He was also the first place overall shooter.

  • February the month to catch...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many anglers would drive a few hundred miles for a chance to catch an 8-pound walleye or a limit of tasty sauger. Kentuckians only have to drive to Campbellsville and head south on KY 55 to the Tailwater Recreation Area below Green River Lake. You don’t even need a boat.

  • The 12 months of Kentucky...

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

    The coldest temperatures since the last visit of the Polar Vortex late last winter dim prospects of hunting and fishing over the next week or so. During times of single-digit temperatures greeting you in the morning, a little planning of outdoor adventures for the coming year helps lift spirits during these darkest, coldest days of winter.

  • Lady Cats down but never out

    Not much went right on Anderson County's final possession last Tuesday, but the Lady Bearcats will take it.

    Shooting 31 percent for the game and trailing archrival Shelby County, 50-49, with 23 seconds to play, Anderson came out of a timeout with what seemed to be a game-winning strategy: Point guard Mia Aldridge was to drive the lane for a layup or get fouled. At least that was the first option.

  • We should know better than give...

    With just over four minutes left, last Tuesday, I put my camera down.

    Thankfully, I didn’t pack it up, but I was tempted.

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team was trailing Shelby County, 44-34 and had been down by as many as 14 in the third quarter. Little was going right, Shelby was dominating and the Lady Rockets were well on their way to clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    A few Anderson fans made their way to the exit.

  • Bearcats to host blazing South...

    Anderson County will see where it stands in relation to the top of the Eighth Region Friday night when the Bearcats host South Oldham at 7:30 p.m.

    The Dragons were supposed to be good when the season started, but they have exceeded expectations. South stood at 15-1 at the end of last week – the one loss was to Somerset in Garrard County's Christmas Tournament – and had vaulted to the top of the region in the computer rankings.

  • Snow opens windows into the...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Newly fallen snow has a way of awakening the spirit of adventure in kids and grown-ups alike.

    It’s also nature’s tattletale.

    As such, a fresh blanket of snow opens a window to new discoveries by revealing which animals inhabit the landscape around us and how they use it during the winter months.

    Animal tracking in the snow exercises the body and mind, and it can be fun for the entire family.

  • Lady Bearcats, Collins try again...

    Anderson County’s quest for the top seed in the girls’ 30th District Tournament was put on hold by the snowstorm that pummeled the area last Friday.

    The Lady Bearcats’ game at Collins, which will likely determine the final seedings in the tournament, was rescheduled to this Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

    The game was originally supposed to be the first game of a boy-girl double-header with the Collins boys playing Oldham County in the nightcap. With the rescheduling, the girls will be the only ones playing at Collins that night.

  • Rising coyote population marks...

    By George Cummins

    Guest contributor

    Well, we are now in the dreaded season all deer hunters know as “the honey do season.” This is the time when deer season is over and turkey season hasn’t started. This is the period that your significant other wants you to do all the chores you put off so you could go deer hunting. But it doesn’t have to be, with the rising coyote population this is the best time to try your skill and marksmanship at coyote hunting.