Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Old rival awaits on...

    Anderson County vs. Woodford County.

    Or as they call it east of the Kentucky River, Woodford County vs. Anderson County.

    For years, there was little that could get the juices flowing than when the Bearcats and Yellow Jackets – or should that be Yellow Jackets and Bearcats – hooked up any time, any sport.

    That passion has dwindled somewhat, but certainly not entirely, in most sports as the schools are no longer regional rivals despite being located less than 15 minutes apart.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    Anderson County girls' soccer has been taking its lumps recently, yet coach Jason Earnest says his team “will be fine.”

    The Lady Bearcats dropped matches to Franklin County and Mercer County last week to see their slump reach five losses in six games to fall to 6-9-1 on the year. Yet, Earnest feels his team will be better prepared for the post-season battles for district, regional and state championships.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 26, 2012

    Thompson Participates in prestigious camp

    Anderson County High School sophomore Brett Thompson participated on the National Under Armour baseball team last month at Bradenton, Fla. Thompson competed in the Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City, the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats lose...

    SHELBYVILLE – It was simply a matter of keeping everything in focus last Thursday.

    Shelby County did. Anderson County didn't.

    And with a 4-set victory over Anderson, homestanding Shelby clinched the top seed in the upcoming 30th District volleyball tournament.

  • COLUMN: Taking one for the team

    Those 1972 Anderson County football players must have stayed out in the sun too long on too many days.

    Or maybe they'd run into a few too many trees – a la George of the Jungle – when they were swinging near Rice Crossing.

    There's really no other way to describe the chain of events that turned Homecoming 1972 into one of the most memorable games in Anderson football history.

  • GOLF: Riley needs extra holes to...

    Kaitlyn Riley might be getting used to long days on the golf course.

    At least during the Region 4 Tournament she is.

    For the second consecutive year, the Anderson County High School junior had to win a playoff but still advanced to the state golf tournament, to be held next week at the Bowling Green Country Club. It is Riley's third state berth.

    Riley fired an 81 at the Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, where the tournament was held Monday.

  • BASKETBALL: Tourney Champs
  • OUTDOORS: Anderson 4-H shooting...

    The Anderson County 4-H shooting sports team produced three individual state champions and four team champions in the state meet held recently. Eighteen local youth participated in the event, competing for the championships in two separate disciplines: archery and shotgun.

    Those earning state championships were Adam Steele in the 9-11 year old Bare Bow Division; Justin Mehs in the 15-18 year old Bare Bow Division; and Ethan Steel in the 15-18 year old Target Bow Division.

    Steele is repeating as state champion in the same division.

  • OUTDOORS: September is quota...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The application deadline for quota deer, bear, small game and waterfowl hunts is midnight, Sunday, Sept. 30.

    Applications for the deer, small game and waterfowl hunts can be made 24 hours a day by either calling toll-free 1-877-598-2401, or going online at fw.ky.gov. Applications for the 2012 bear quota hunt with dogs may only be submitted online.

  • OUTDOORS: Sights and sounds of...

    Fall is here and archery season is in full swing. The cooler temps will have the leaves turning autumn colors and starting the beginning of what will be the end of summer. These same cooler temperatures will soon have the white tailed bucks here in Kentucky starting their annual frenzy to find as many lady friends as possible.