Today's Sports

  • Resolutions no more, just...

    On the can-do scale, New Years resolutions are usually about as effective as a middle school team trying to score on Willie Cauley-Stein and company.

    It might happen, you know, but, really now.

    So, with that in mind, I refrained from making any sports resolutions this year and decided to think about what I would change if I had a magic wand to make everything right.

    I would get students back to high school sporting events.


    Just about anything you would want to know about the current edition of Anderson County basketball could have been learned in 32 minutes of action Saturday night.

    Collins, a 30th District foe, handed the home-standing Bearcats a 60-52 loss that demonstrated that Anderson could be multiple degrees of good and bad – along with several levels in between – all in the same game.

  • Lady Cats tighten D after loose...

    The scoreboard was not the problem for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team Saturday afternoon.

    More at issue was how Spencer County had invaded the Lady Bearcats’ domain and had taken an 8-7 lead less than three minutes into the 30th District contest.

    “They got the first three loose balls,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “That is just not how we play the game. … We have to play a certain way in order to be successful and we had not been doing that.”

  • Russell selected for Border Bowl

    Anderson County High School football player Brayden Russell has been selected to play in the annual Border Bowl, to be held Saturday, Jan. 10, at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

    Russell will be a part of the Kentucky squad that will play Tennessee’s best. Kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m.

    Kentucky won last year’s meeting, 37-13. Former Anderson County player Ross Cox was a member of the Kentucky team.

  • Woodside performs well in bowl...

    Former Anderson County High School football player Logan Woodside passed for 176 yards as the University of Toledo football team defeated Arkansas State, 63-44, in the GoDaddy Bowl, held in Mobile, Alabama on Sunday night.

    Woodside, who transferred to Franklin County High School as a junior, completed 21-of-27 passes for the Rockets, who finished at 9-4. He was intercepted once.

    For the year, Woodside hit on 185-of-296 passes for 2,263 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was intercepted eight times.

  • Would you like to write or take...

    The Anderson News is always looking for talented writers and photographers to serve on a free lance basis. If you have what it takes to write or take pictures, contact sports editor John Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com. There is no pay involved but it can be a lot of fun. The News will take care of your media credential and, who knows? It might lead to bigger things.

  • Shelby looks to blast Bearcats

    To longtime Eighth Region basketball fans, all of the pre-season prognostications had a familiar ring:  Shelby County should contend for the regional championship.

    Younger fans might not understand the significance given that Shelby had largely struggled in the four seasons since splitting to form Collins. But last March, the district championship trophy went back to the east side of Shelbyville, where it had resided for 31 of the 35 years before the split.

  • Lady Cats take on Collins, Mercer

    Anderson County gets a chance to make its statement that it has every intention on continuing to rule the girls’ 30th District in 2015 Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats host Collins at 2:30 p.m. as part of a triple-header that begins with a freshman game at 11:30 a.m. The junior varsity teams play at 1 p.m. Collins finished the weekend at 8-4 and 0-1 in 30th District play.

  • Hunting, fishing allows us to...

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    Hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and will enjoy a safe and Happy New Year!

    I wanted to take my holiday column to wrap things up from another year gone. It was another good year for the Lilly clan as we have enjoyed many hours of hunting and fishing time together and hoped to cram some more in over the holidays.

  • Annual fishing forecast a...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    At about the time when the winter boat show season starts to crank up, the annual fishing forecast for Kentucky’s major fisheries arrives as another welcome diversion from the winter doldrums.

    Produced by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, it’s a valuable resource for anglers who want to be in the know and plan ahead. The forecast is available online at fw.ky.gov.