Today's Sports

  • State qualifier
  • AMS runners place second in CKC

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School cross country team turned in one of its best showings ever in the Central Kentucky Conference meet, held last Tuesday in Somerset.

    The Mustang boys finished second to Woodford County, missing the championship by two points. The scores were tied after the first five runners for each team meaning a sixth score had to be counted, giving Woodford the narrow win.

  • Hamrick to lead Campbellsville...

    Anderson County resident Kristen Hamrick has been named to lead the women’s tennis program at Campbellsville University. The school announced Hamrick’s hiring in a news release last Thursday.

    Hamrick, who played tennis at Campbellsville, leaves her post as the girls’ tennis coach at Anderson County High School, a position she has held for the last two seasons.

    At Campbellsville, Hamrick will be the first full-time women’s tennis coach in the school’s history, according to the release.

  • Band has big day at Nelson...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School Marching Band had a big day at the Pageant of Bands, held Saturday at Nelson County High School in Bardstown.

    The Marching Bearcats swept Class AAAA honors, taking first place, Best Colorguard and Best Percussion.

    Overall, however, Anderson was named Reserve Grand Champion, finishing behind Bourbon County by less than a point.

    Anderson took the top prize in the Percussion category.

  • Time to catch stream smallmouth...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Shorter days and yellowing leaves are about the only ways you can tell it is late September. Temperature wise, it feels like August lasted six plus weeks.

    “We are 10 degrees behind, water temperature wise, than usual for this time of year,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The water is usually cooler by now.”

  • A rival, a favorite, a hero

    I can still see Charles Hurt coming right at me.

    At least it seemed he was coming my way.

    Hurt was a freshman at the University of Kentucky back on Dec. 15, 1979. He’d not been quite as hyped as his UK classmates Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord or Dirk Minniefield, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball from the previous spring. But I knew of Charles Hurt.

    How could anyone from Anderson County not know of this incredible 6-foot-6 athlete who’d had his way against the Bearcats during his high school career at Shelby County.

  • Lot repaving at Beaver Lake...

    A grading and repaving project on the main boat ramp parking lot at Beaver Lake in Anderson County is underway, according to a news release.

    “We ask anglers and boaters use the overflow parking area across Beaver Lake Road from the ramp,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Second half surge lifts Mustangs...

    LOUISVILLE -- The Anderson County Middle School football team appeared to be in deep trouble.

    Already trailing Louisville Kammerer,12-8, early in the third quarter, the Mustang defense was backed up inside its own 10-yard line when Caleb Puckett intercepted a pass then raced 95 yards untouched for a touchdown.

    Even though the Mustangs failed on the conversion attempt, everything had changed.

  • A Senior Night celebration

    Senior Nights are supposed to be a night of celebration.

    Anderson County was able to do just that Monday night when the Lady Bearcats put together one of the their better outings of the volleyball season as they downed Owen County, 25-17, 25-21.

    The Lady Bearcats were impressive defeating a team that was shooting for its 20th win on the season. Owen, which will enter the post-season undefeated in 31st District play, fell to 19-11 Monday.

  • Dunbar speed sinks battered...

    LEXINGTON -- Everything happened so quickly for Dunbar last Friday.

    The Bulldogs enjoyed a happy Homecoming when they scored 19 unanswered points to defeat Anderson County, 40-21, in high school football action at Jon Akers Stadium. Both teams now stand at 2-4 on the year.