Today's Sports

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What Anderson...

    Anderson County residents express their opinions on the decision that Anderson County High School football coaches cannot take part in the post-game and post-practice prayers.


    “People were disappointed about it. They should be allowed to pray in what they believe in. A lot of people signed a paper that this should be allowed.”

    --Anderson County High School student Austin Cummins, on the mood at the school after the news broke.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Shelby faced...

    Moves to limit traditional prayers in public school-sponsored events are not new, nor are they limited to Anderson County. A neighboring county experienced an incident similar to the ban on the football coaching staff praying with the team.

  • Despite struggles, youth...

    Youth football in Anderson County is no longer backed up to its own goal line and facing third-and-20, but it still has a long way to go before scoring a touchdown.

    The local league opened its season on Aug. 31 with four teams and big dreams for the future.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats extinguish...

    Anderson County simply willed its way to a win Friday night.

    The Bearcats, obviously struggling following a week when football had almost been pushed aside by a decision to change the post-game prayer ritual that had been standard since 2005, somehow found the way to outlast South Oldham 35-20 in a game much closer than the final score would indicate.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to test one...

    Ever since that December Thursday in 2004 when he was introduced as Anderson County's new football coach, Mark Peach has had his sights on one football program in Kentucky.

    Boyle County.

    The Rebels have become the consistent statewide power that has marched the same path Peach is hoping to lead the Bearcat program on.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Rally leads Collins...

    So close to taking a huge district win. Anderson County was so closed that the Lady Bearcats could taste it.

    But close to the brink of elimination, Collins rallied to win Game 4, then whipped the Lady Bearcats in the tie-breaker to take a 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-8) win in a major 30th District showdown.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats dominate...

    Anderson County needed a win. That it was a blowout made things even better.

    The host Lady Bearcats routed 30th District rival Shelby County, 5-0, last Wednesday to get their first win of the season. Most importantly, the Lady Bearcats likely put themselves in position to avoid the fourth, or bottom, seed in the four-team district tournament next month.

  • SOCCER: Bearcats tie Fairdale

    Anderson County was unable to hold on to what could have been its first win of the boys' high school soccer season last Thursday.

    Fairdale scored inside the final 10 minutes to tie the Bearcats, 3-3, on the Anderson pitch.

    Anderson had broken a 2-2 tie when Joe Rose connected near the 20 minute mark in the second half, but Fairdale came back to salvage the tie.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 11, 2013

    Wells Memorial Golf Scramble to be held Oct. 5

    The Third Annual Jack Wells Memorial Golf Classic will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Oct. 5.

    The scramble will be held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A continental breakfast will be served from 7-8 a.m.

  • COLUMN: Real-life questions...

    I have to make this column fit into about 650 words.

    I could probably use 6,500. Or more.