Today's Sports

  • ONLINE EXTRA: A playoff history...

    A playoff history lesson

    I was doing some research for Friday’s regional championship football game between Anderson County and Conner when an interesting tidbit jumped out at me: This will be the fourth time Anderson County has advanced to the regional final, but the first in which Anderson will not be playing the state’s top-ranked team in its class at the time.

    Not that it will mean anything Friday night. The Bearcats will have their hands full with Conner.

  • Column: Enjoying the playoff ride

    Go ahead. Admit it.

    We won't hold it against you if, back on Oct. 14, you said the chances of Anderson County still playing football the weekend before Thanksgiving were named Slim and None with Slim getting ready to get in the saddle to ride out of town.

    You might remember what happened that night. Franklin County had routed the Bearcats 56-24 in the worst shellacking Anderson had taken since 2005, which happened to be Coach Mark Peach's first year and happens to be significant in itself.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: UK women have...

    The University of Kentucky women's basketball team had a little easier time with Jacksonville State than the men had with Kansas on Tuesday.

    The Wildcat women forced 48 turnovers on the way to a 100-25 win over Jacksonville in Memorial Coliseum. It was the most turnovers the Wildcats had ever forced.

    Check out the photos from the game.

  • CAL Middle School Dominates in...

                The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' middle school basketball team opened regular season play in Morehead on Saturday with a big win over Lakeside Christian. The Rams, coached by Mark Bowman, came ready to play defense, forcing 17 turnovers as they rolled to a 51-22 victory.

                In the first half, it was tenacious defense that led to many offensive opportunities. Early on, Chandler Royalty stole the ball and drove for the easy lay-in.

  • Christian Academy hoops off to...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams traveled to Morehead's Lakeside Christian Academy but suffered their first loss of the season, 78-73. This was Lakeside's first game, but the Falcons played like the experienced team they are. Lakeside has three seniors in their starting lineup.  

    The first half saw teams equal in size and talent play good aggressive ball. The half ended with the score at 32-29 in CAL's favor.

  • Dillow falls short of goal but...

    LEXINGTON – The look of disappointment was still etched on Austin Dillow's face 10 minutes after he had completed his final cross country race as a high school runner.

    “I just didn't run,” Dillow said after finishing 104th, well behind his stated goal of a top 50 finish in the state Class 3A meet, held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday.

    Dillow turned in a time of 18:17.37, falling 23 seconds off his time from a year ago.

  • Youthful enthusiasm

    It could be said that Karla Phillips has come full circle.

    Or that she has completed her laps.

    Phillips was a freshman at Anderson County High School when she learned the school's first swim team was being formed. Now, eight years later and fresh out of college, Phillips has taken over the program with high hopes and, it appears, boundless enthusiasm despite the hardship of having no home pool and a history of never having a swimmer qualify for the state meet.

  • Bearcats see own reflection in...

    If Anderson County wants to see some of itself Friday night, it can just look across the line of scrimmage at Conner.

    “It is like looking in a mirror when you see them,” Bearcat coach Mark Peach says. “They are very similar to us. They have several players who chip in. They play extremely well together. They are solid on offense, defense and in the kicking game.”

    The Bearcats travel to Conner, located in Boone County, for the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats rout Montgomery as...


    One step closer to Bowling Green.

    That's how Anderson County football coach Mark Peach described his team's 56-20 rout of Montgomery County on Friday night.

    “We are one step closer to Bowling Green,” Peach told his team in the post-game meeting. “We are one step closer.”

  • COLUMN: Nothing like November...

    Playoff fever notes...

    There is nothing better than a chilly November Friday night at a high school football stadium. By that time, every time two teams kick it off, only one of them is going to have another game to look forward to about 150 minutes later.

    Crowds usually aren't overflow until the middle of the month, but they always sense just how much different November football games are for high school kids who will usually be doing all they can to keep their year alive.