Today's Sports

  • Covington Catholic dominates,...

    Host Covington Catholic exploded in the third quarter, scoring 20 unanswered points, on its way to a 47-21 romp over Anderson County in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Friday night. The game was played at Dixie Heights High School.

    Anderson saw its season end at 5-6, the Bearcats' first losing season since 2005. Covington Catholic, a deceptive 4-7, moves on to play at Madison Southern in the second round of the playoffs.

  • Records mean little as second...

    Anderson County sits on a 5-5 record. Covington Catholic, a perennial football power, saw its football team end the regular season at 3-7.

    As far as either team is concerned, they are 0-0.

    That kind of viewpoint might be considered a cliché, but it really rings true. When the ball is teed up Friday, the only bearing that the just completed regular season can have is on where a game will be played.


    Finding someone predicting a running-clock blowout when Anderson County hosted Collins Friday night would have been as likely as Elvis showing up in Lawrenceburg.

    Both teams were limping to the end of the regular season with numerous injuries, 4-5 records and three seeds in the playoffs.

    But ladies and gentlemen, Elvis was in the stadium.

    Well, sort of.

    Anderson coach Mark Peach’s father, Al Peach, dressed as The King, swooped in on a helicopter, delivering the game ball at midfield about 10 minutes before kickoff.

  • Borwig plans state birthday bash

    Blake Borwig’s family has had a big change of plans for this weekend.

    “Saturday is my birthday,” the Anderson County High School junior says with a huge smile. “I’ll be 17.”

    Before his relatives, some driving in from Iowa, take time to eat the cake, there is the little business of the state cross country meet going on at the Kentucky Horse Park. Blake didn’t think he’d be there unless it would be as a spectator.

  • Russell named national Player of...

    Campbellsville’s Jacob Russell and Will Ward have been named the Mid-South Conference and NAIA Players of the Week, according to a news release.

  • Cat Madness to combine hoops and...

    Rising country music star J.D. Shelburne is scheduled to make an appearance at Anderson County’s Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 21.

    Cat Madness, which will feature a scrimmage by the Anderson County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, has added a new twist this year with the theme, “Bearcat Basketball Goes Hometown Country.”

  • The fly and rind: an old school...

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

    The swim jig and the swimming retrieve are now mainstays for trophy largemouth from heavy cover or weeds. They also shine for catching suspended largemouth bass in clear lakes.

    Anglers fishing the world class smallmouth reservoirs in Kentucky and Tennessee fished a swim jig for decades, but they called it the fly and rind.

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  • Bearcats roar in regular season...

    Anderson County scored three times in the first four minutes, then cruised to an easier-than-expected 36-7 win over Collins in high school football action Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The Bearcats needed just five plays to score after the opening kickoff, then converted fumbles on Collins' first two plays from scrimmage into quick touchdowns to put the Titans in a hole from which they could not escape.

  • Bearcats not same team that...

    It seems so long ago that I was previewing what was considered one of the top high school football games scheduled in Kentucky early last month.

    It was common to talk about that game on Sept. 11 as “Anderson County, ranked third in Class 5A, visits Class 3A’s top-ranked team, Boyle County” or use a phrase very similar to it.

    At the time, Anderson was 3-0 and claimed a very good South Oldham team as one of its victims. We are talking the same South Oldham that has not lost since the opener.