Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats have week off

    Anderson County football will have a Friday off from football due to an open date before the Bearcats travel to Mercer County on Sept. 14.

    Anderson coach Mark Peach says the Bearcats will be working on getting better but through the week

    He expected his team to have a normal practice on Monday. Any change in the week's routine would be decided later in the week.

    Peach expects a battle at Mercer, which is coached by former Boyle County head coach Chris Pardue.

  • GOLF: Anderson JV wins CKC...

    The Anderson County boys' golf team captured the championship of the Central Kentucky Conference tournament last Thursday at Bright Leaf Golf Resort in Harrodsburg. The Bearcats outlasted Scott County, shooting 156 over nine holes to Scott's 158. Sayre finished third at 164 with Franklin County coming in fourth at 169.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson volleyball...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team will be hosting the inaugural Anderson County SMASH Tournament on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8. Pool play begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with games going in two different gyms at the high school. The championship games are set for Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Drummond is state champion

    Kelly Drummond, of Anderson County, won the 2D Youth Division championship in the International Barrel Racing Association Kentucky State Finals, held in Liberty, Aug. 24-26.

    Drummond, who rode her horse, Tonto, was awarded a new saddle, a custom-made saddle rack and an IBRA jacket. This was her third year competing on the IBRA circuit. Drummond won second place last year and was fourth in 2010.

  • COLUMN: From my mailbag

    I thought I would let you have a little peek at my mailbag this week. Well, at least it is a reasonable facsimile thereof.


    Dear John,

    My son, Brutus, just won the national flea-weight power-lifting and cornhole competition, held last week in Birdie. How can I get that in the paper.


  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats squeak past...

    Anderson County rallied from an early deficit, then hung on to beat Shelby County, 35-34 in high school football Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Zachary Carmichael threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bearcats improved to 2-1 on the year. Junior Ross Cox hauled in six passes for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 93-yarder on the first play of the second half.

  • COLUMN: Improved Shelby awaits...

    It's too bad Anderson County and Shelby County really don't have much of a football rivalry.

    Some of those epics in other sports have been such that only have to mention a a few words and they conjure up some emotion.

    On the Anderson side, there's C.J. Penny's buzzer-beater or Jacob Brown's pitching gem.

    Shelby fans point to Eric Standafer's walk-off hit or Lance Ashby's 3-pointer.

  • BOYS' GOLF: Two Anderson...

    Anderson County placed fifth in the boys' Central Kentucky Conference golf tournament, held Saturday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    Two Anderson golfers, juniors Lee Robinson and Tyler Harrod, we're named to the all-conference team, based on average scores. Anderson was the only school to place two golfers on the All-CKC first team. Others on the all-conference team are Peter Saad of Sayre, Jacob Cook of Franklin County and Scott County's Billy Tom Sargent.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats show they are...

    DANVILLE – It's called growing up.

    Anderson County knew even before the first weight was lifted in the off-season that it would have to mature quickly if the Bearcats were to survive a challenging early schedule before what they hope is another deep run in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    The Bearcats showed they are coming along just fine, thank you, in a 24-16 win over Garrard County Saturday night in the Pigskin Classic, held at Danville High School.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcat...

    Anderson County volleyball earned a tough, three-set win at Mercer County last Thursday.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled 25-9 in the first game but held on for 25-22 and 28-26 wins over the last two games.

    “I feel that we played well as a team,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said. “As the season goes on, they continue to progress and I believe that will show throughout the rest of the season.”

    While Anderson was winning convincingly in the first game, it was a matter of fighting through and holding on in the last two.