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Today's Sports

  • Anderson nets win over Spencer,...

    Anderson County had its chances to make sure it would have a good seed in the upcoming 30th District Volleyball Tournament, but some mental lapses doomed the Lady Bearcats against Shelby County last Wednesday.

    Anderson rallied to defeat Spencer County the next night putting the three teams possibly at the mercy of a three-team tie-breaker in seeding the district tourney, set to begin on Oct. 16.

    Anderson defeated Spencer in five sets after trailing 2-0 to pick up the Lady Cats’ first district win of the year Thursday.

    Anderson 3, Spencer Co. 2

  • J.D. Shelburne to host charity...

    Country music artist J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Charity Softball Game on Sunday, Oct. 8. The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park in Taylorsville, according to a news release.

    Shelburne’s team will play the WAMZ Hamz.

    First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

    St. Jude is the largest pediatric cancer research center in the world and no child is ever turned away because a family cannot afford the treatments, according to the release.

  • Marching Bearcats win at Casey...

    The Anderson County High School Marching Band took the grand champion trophy at the Casey County Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Liberty.

    The Marching Bearcats were also awarded trophies for Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and the championship of Class 4A.

  • Game time is time for the games

    There was one reason I became a Dallas Cowboy diehard when I was a kid and remain one today.

    Roger Staubach.

    Just like today, it seemed that back in the early and mid-1970s the Cowboys were always on TV somewhere on the weekend schedule and was intrigued as Roger the Dodger zigged when defenses zagged. I knew if they were down but time was left on the clock, the Cowboys and Captain Comeback had a fighting chance.

  • Penny commits to Bellarmine

    Anderson County High School basketball player Cobe Penny has announced that he intends to attend Bellarmine University in Louisville to continue his collegiate career.

    “Excited to say that I have verbally committed to Bellarmine University!” Penny posted on his Twitter account Saturday.

    Penny is considered one of the state’s top players and is looking to lead the Bearcats to the state tournament after advancing to the Eighth Region championship game the last two years. Anderson is considered one of the favorites to advance to Rupp Arena.

  • Spencer outlasts Bearcats for...

    The mistakes were small and few but had enormous consequences for Anderson County boys soccer Thursday night. 

    Spencer County took advantage of a Bearcat defensive miscue to score midway through the first half, then drove home the match-winner with 15 minutes to play and defeated the host Bearcats, 2-1 in 30th District action.

    The loss dropped Anderson to 5-6 on the year and 0-2 in district play.  Spencer improved to 5-4 and 1-1.

  • ‘Tired’ Lady Bearcats finish...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team appeared to be tired throughout the Spine Center Classic at Boyle County High School last week, resulting in a subpar performance, according to head coach Jason Earnest.

    The Lady Bearcats lost to the host school, then slipped past North Laurel before losing to a Mercer County team they had beaten decisively earlier in the season.

    Anderson finished sixth in the eight-team tournament and now stands at 9-5-0 on the year with the regular season ending on Oct. 5.

  • Powerful Collins dominates ‘...

    SHELBYVILLE – There was a simple explanation for Collins’ volleyball win over Anderson County last Wednesday.

    “We were just outmatched tonight,” Anderson coach Ryan Brown said.

    Collins dominated in nearly every way possible to earn a 25-9, 25-17, 25-13 victory that underscored the strangle hold the Titans have had on the 30th District the last three seasons.

    Collins used a big front line to dominate play at the net and utilized strong passing and defense to sink the Lady Bearcats for the second time this season.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers driving for...

    The final week of the regular season is a time for Anderson County to make its last push to be ready for the Region 7 Tournament, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Keene Run Golf Course near Nicholasville.

    The Lady Bearcats plan to celebrate Senior Night today, Sept. 20, with a match against Tates Creek at Wild Turkey Trace. Thursday, the Lady Bearcats travel to Woodford County and on Saturday, they will have their final tune-up for the regional tournament when they play in the First Tee Tournament at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

  • Public meeting set concerning...

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to lower Anderson County’s Beaver Lake in late fall, according to a news release. The plain is part of an effort to improve panfish and largemouth bass fishing in the 158-acre lake the news release said.

     Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting to outline the project and take questions from the public at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The meeting will be held at the Anderson County Cooperative Extension office, 1026 County Park Road, Lawrenceburg.