Today's Sports

  • Sports Briefs for Jan. 25, 2012

    Sweet 16 draw to be shown live

    From staff reports

    The draws for the 2012 boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The draw will be aired live on WKYT-TV (Channel 27 in Lexington) and will be streamed live at www.khsaa.tv. The drawing will replay on CWKYT at 1 p.m. on Friday.


    Anderson County had one of its strongest showings of the high school swimming season on Saturday, when it finished third in a meet hosted by Western Hills at Kentucky State University.

    The Bearcats placed first in four different boys' events, including the 400-yard freestyle relay. James Mason took first in the 100-yard backstroke and Braden Peyton took first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races.

    Kylie Gehefer and Ben Spear also had strong days for the Anderson teams.

  • OUTDOORS: New archery range...

    A new archery range is now open to the public at the Miller Welch-Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area in Madison County, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Constructed on the northern edge of the WMA along Muddy Creek Road, the archery range consists of is a 12-target traditional range and a 30-target course through the woods, said Derek Beard, the department's wildlife coordinator said in the release. 

  • OUTDOORS: Winter temps bring...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time. 

  • OUTDOORS: Youth hunting season...

    Happy New Year! Yep, I know it’s almost the end of January for the year 2012 but this is my first column of the New Year so it just seemed too easy not to open with it. I do hope that the New Year has started out well for you and wish you continued good fortune and blessings for the upcoming year.

  • OUTDOORS: Hunters find sandhills...

    Kentucky's first modern hunting season for sandhill cranes came to a close Jan. 15. The month-long season marked the first time in nearly 100 years that Kentucky sportsmen and sportswomen had the opportunity to hunt sandhill cranes in the Commonwealth. By closing day, hunters had harvested 50 birds, according to a news release.

    Kentucky had allowed for a maximum harvest of 400 sandhill cranes. 

  • South Oldham holds off Lady Cats...

    South Oldham built a 14-point third quarter lead, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to defeat the host Lady Bearcats, 63-62 in a matchup of the Eighth Region's top two teams Friday night.

    South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield, a Cincinnati signee scored 25 points, but it was her defense out of South's variety of looks that gave the Lady Bearcats the most trouble. At one point in the first half, Whitfield stole the ball near mid-court on three straight Lady Bearcat possessions, converting two into layups.


    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon and Jonna Spelbring Priester, publisher of our sister paper, The Henry County Local, worked the Kentucky-Tennessee battle of Top 10 women's basketball teams. Kentucky won, 61-60, on a last second shot by A'dia Mathies.  The accompanying slideshow is the came as seen through Priester's camera.


    For the last two years, they have been considered the teams at the top of the Eighth Region.

    This season, Anderson County and South Oldham might have even bigger plans in girls' basketball. Both have been in and out of the state's Top 10 in the various polls and when the Rating the State rankings appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, South Oldham came in at No. 7 statewide.

    Anderson? The Lady Bearcats are No. 8.

  • FOOTBALL: State runner-up closes...

    Members of the Anderson County High School football team celebrated their state runner-up season with the annual team awards banquet Sunday at the high school. Seth Carmichael and Ethan Kelly were named Most Valuable on offense while Travis Phillips was selected as Most Valuable on Defense. Bill Rose and Chris Fitzpatrick were selected as Most Valuable on Special Teams. All are seniors.