Today's Sports

  • God First Soccer registrations...

    God First Soccer will offer two opportunities for children to register for the fall season in the next week, according to league organizers.

    Children can sign up to play on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

    God First Soccer is open to boys and girls, ages 3-11 with games scheduled to run from Sept. 12 until Oct. 24.

    The cost is $40 for the first child in a family and $35 for any additional children. The fee covers shirts and soccer socks.


    Expectations are what they are.

    A year ago, there weren’t many for the Anderson County girls’ soccer program. Oh, the Lady Bearcats were favored to win the 30th District title, which they did, but few thought much more was possible.

    A year later, the Lady Bearcats are seeing what a regional runner-up finish does to those expectations. With eight seniors and some high level underclassmen, those expectations have done a complete 180-degree turn for the Lady Bearcats.

  • School’s back, sports are, too

    The calendar says we still have almost six weeks of summer left but this morning, the roads said it was over.

    You know, those big yellow school busses were back out, meaning vacation is over and time for the kids to get back to the classroom.

    And that means the question I have been fielding about once a day for the last three weeks will increase exponentially: “Your schedule is about to get really busy pretty soon, isn’t it?”

    In this job, you are always busy. It just comes in different forms at different times of the year.

  • Short game errors cost Bearcats...

    The expectations for the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are simple: compete for a regional championship or a state tournament berth.

    Early in the season, the Bearcats have shown the talent to do just that, but the consistency has been lacking. Never was it more apparent than during Saturday’s Bearcat Classic, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The Bearcats finished second in their own tournament, shooting a 320, one shot behind Scott County, but Anderson coach Jim Beward said the result was not in line with the expectations.

  • Anderson wrestlers fare well at...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County wrestlers had good showings at the Blue Grass State Games, held recently in the Lexington area.

    Anderson County High School senior Caleb Boyles placed third in the 195-pound class, losing a close match to last year’s class champion, Kohl Dodd of Fern Creek, in the semi-finals.

    “Caleb has gone to several camps and trained like a champion all summer,” said Anderson coach John Griggs. “I expect Caleb to have a great year and place in the state tournament.”

  • KDFWR mentor-youth dove hunt...

    Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began Monday, Aug.10, according to a news release.

    These hunts include specially set-aside fields for adults wishing to take up to two youths (ages 15 and younger) dove hunting. The number of hunters in each field is limited, with spaces reserved by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to register. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, the release said.


    The record book does not lie when it comes to Anderson County’s success in girls’ high school sports.

  • No easy answers in dealing with...

    After writing about high school sports for over 30 years, I like to think I have a grasp of what goes on when kids play the games.

    There are always a few surprises every year, but in a strange way, they aren’t unexpected. They’re going to happen. It’s just the details of when, where and who that you don’t know in advance.

    I wish predicting the future well-being of high school sports was that simple.

  • KHSAA not seeing decline in...

    While some are concerned about being able to fund sports and the opportunities for participation they provide, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association says it is seeing just the opposite in the Commonwealth.

    “We have no data that indicates any type of long-term decline,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said through the association’s spokesman.

  • Ticket sales only cover...

    Providing an accounting of a scholastic sports program depends on many variables and it could be virtually impossible to get an exact figure on how much a school system spends on athletic extra-curricular activities at at school.