Today's Sports

  • GOLF: Harrod qualifies for state

    SPRINGFIELD – Anderson County golfer Tyler Harrod won a one-hole playoff Wednesday to earn a berth in the boys' state high school golf tournament.

    Harrod, a junior, shaved five strokes off his final five holes to finish with a 4-over 76 in the regional golf tournament held at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course. Harrod forced a tie, then on the extra hole, placed his third shot about 18 inches from the pin. Harrod then tapped the ball in for par to win the playoff.

  • FOOTBALL: No contest as Bearcats...

    MOUNT STERLING – Granville Hayes had the perfect analysis of Anderson County's 27-8 win at Montgomery County Friday night.

    “Have a feeling imma be taking an ice bath in the morning,” he said on his Twitter account not long after the Bearcats had won their first district match-up of the season.

    Anyone who was in attendance at Cunningham Field knows why. Hayes ran for 126 yards, a career-high, and scored a touchdown. He caught 10 passes, also a career-best, for 104 yards and a score.

  • SOCCER: Bearcat soccer getting...

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team won just one of three against a competitive schedule schedule last week but continued to show some inconsistency as the regular season winds down.

    The Bearcats host Danville in the final home match of the season on Thursday night, then travel to highly-regarded Mercer County next Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the regular season finale.

    After dropping a 2-0 decision at Somerset on Saturday, the Bearcats stood at 8-8 on the year.

  • 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