Today's Sports

  • Swim Cats strong in first meet

    The Anderson County High School swim team opened the season with a good performance at a five-team meet held at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles last Wednesday.

    The Bearcat boys finished third behind Woodford County and Franklin County while the girls were fourth behind Woodford, Western Hills and Franklin. Frankfort High was the fifth school in the meet.

    In the combined scores, Anderson was fourth, ahead of Frankfort.

  • Cox named MSC top frosh

    Anderson County resident Ross Cox was named the Mid-South Conference East Offensive Freshman of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches. He was also named first team all-conference, according to a news release.

    Cox, who transferred to Georgetown from the University of Kentucky, Cox averaged 50.1 receiving yards per game while amassing 401 receiving yards in his first collegiate season. He concluded 2015 with seven touchdown catches to help the Tigers claim the East Division title.

  • Want to share your youth league...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson News welcomes youth league basketball news and photos. If you have a great action shot or just want everyone to meet your team, feel free to submit a photo for publication. Just make sure your camera is set to the highest possible resolution, then e-mail it to jpherndon@theandersonnews.com along with player identifications and a daytime phone number.

    The deadline for youth league submissions is noon Friday for the following week’s paper.

    It really is that easy.

  • Having fun with God First Soccer!
  • Russell accounts for eight TDs...

    Anderson County native Jacob Russell was simply on fire Saturday when host Campbellsville upset No. 7 Reinhardt in a 70-56 shootout.

    Russell completed 29-of-49 passes for 446 yards and a school record seven touchdowns. He also ran for 26 yards and another score as Campbellsville overcame a 28-7 halftime deficit to claim the Mid-South Conference West title. For his effort, Russell was named the NAIA National Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

  • Old school CovCath thumps...

    EDGEWOOD – You can talk about the Air Raid, the Oregon Spread or go back more than 40 years to the Oklahoma Wishbone, in the end, football is still the same.

    Blocking. Tackling. Controlling the line of scrimmage.

    And Covington Catholic put on a clinic of old school football during the Colonels’ 47-21 win over Anderson County in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs at Dixie Heights High School.

  • Last race is Anderson runner’s...

    LEXINGTON – Miranda Rzendzian could not have asked for a much better end to her high school cross country career.

    The Anderson County High School senior was never expected to contend for a state championship or even a place on the podium as one of the Top 15 finishers at Saturday’s KHSAA state meet, held at the Kentucky Horse Park. She was well short of both, finishing 128th in a field of 237 runners from around the state,

    But in cross country, success is often measured in very personal goals.

  • Wilson, Kays named to All-State...

    Anderson County High School girls’ soccer players have been named by the state’s coaches as honorable mention selections to the All-State team.

    A senior, Wilson was the Lady Bearcats’ third-leading scorer with 10 goals in 22 games. She led Anderson with 14 assists. Wilson plans to attend Morehead State University.

    Kays, a sophomore, led Anderson with 21 goals in 20 games. She scored six goals in two 30th District Tournament games.

  • Country singer Shelburne to...

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

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

  • A brotherhood that can’t be...

    By Aaron Steele

    Student sports columnist

    Looking back on this football season, I can honestly say I have seen it all. Ups and downs, through thick and thin, the Band of Brothers remained together as one.

    I still consider myself part of the Band of Brothers. I played my junior year, and half of my senior year, before leaving the team along with a few fellow teammates because of personal reasons.

    You’ll never understand unless you’re a part of it.