Today's Sports

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Bearcats...

    Rebuilding or reloading?

    Both could be used to describe Anderson County girls' soccer for 2013. Both would be correct.

    The Lady Bearcats reached won the 30th District title and advanced to the Eighth Region semi-finals last year, but lost four seniors along with several key underclassmen who elected to by-pass the sport for various reasons.

  • Pride in the championship


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    The Anderson Pride recently captured the championship of the Girls of Summer softball tournament held in Frankfort. Team members are, front row, from left: Keisha Kays, Josie Midkiff, Leann Perry, Jessie Peavler and Eriel McKee. Back row: Coach Troy Chesser, Hannah Peach, Kameron Hawkins, MiKayla Rice, Makayla Gamble, coach Jerimie Peavler and coach Gary Hawkins. Absent from the photo were Breanna Chesser, Hannah Coulter and Heather Ritchey.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to scrimmage...

    The time and place for Anderson County's first football scrimmage was incorrectly listed in the Aug. 14 edition of The Anderson News.

    The Bearcats will be scrimmaging Danville High School at 7 p.m. at Warford Stadium, located behind Anderson County High School.

    It will be the first of two scrimmages for the Bearcats.

  • Alves joins Campbellsville...

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves, a 2013 Campbellsville University sports management graduate, has joined the school's Sports Information Department staff as a graduate assistant, according to a news release.

    Alves will be working toward a master's in organizational leadership and will help coordinate and promote volleyball and men's and women's tennis along with other daily operations in the sports information office. He will write press releases, take a few photographs and handle other kitchen-sink job description duties.

  • GOLF: Robinson, Bearcats capture...

    Lee Robinson just had that look.

    The Anderson County senior had just put his approach shot in the fringe on the second playoff hole of Saturday's Bearcat Classic and there would be no denying him.

    Robinson put his first putt less than six inches from the hole, then tapped his ball in. He then watched Butler's Chase Wathen, who had seen his tee shot land in a bunker, miss his potential tying putt by less than a foot.

  • GOLF: Bearcats take third in...

    The Anderson County boys' high school golf team placed third in the Flyer Classic, hosted by Franklin County on two different courses last week.

    The Bearcats finished with a two-day total of 634, eight strokes behind second-place Franklin County. St. Xavier won the tournament championship with a 595.

    A team's top four individual scores were compiled over 36 holes with the results totaled at the end of the tournament. Lee Robinson led Anderson with a 147 (74-73), while Nick Wilson tallied an 83-76 for a 159 total.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats second in...

    The Anderson County girls' golf team placed second in Saturday's Scott County Invitational Tournament and third in the Henry County Invitational Tournament, held last week.

    At Scott County, the Lady Bearcats finished with a 363 team score, well behind the host school, which won with a 315. Anderson was 19 strokes ahead of third-place Rowan County.

    Anderson's Kaitlyn Riley fired a 73, to take second place, just one stroke behind Ayla Rhinesmith, of Scott County, in the individual competition. Jane Watts, of Woodford County, placed third with a 77.

  • FOOTBALL: Mustangs open with big...

    Anderson County Middle School kicked off the 2013 football season in a big way with a thrilling 22-14 win over Union Middle School in the Seth Carnahan Bowl on Saturday.

    The game was played at Anderson County High School.

    Eighth-graders Cobe Penny and Blake Franklin led the Mustangs to a win over the feeder program for Ryle High School.

  • COLUMN: District AD is an idea...

    Occasionally, you run across an idea that is presented in error, but is a good one anyway.

    Such is the recent interest in a district-wide athletic director for Anderson County schools.

    As I reported last week, Anderson County High School softball coach Brian Glass is apparently being forced to give up his coaching duties under the “anti-nepotism” section of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats...

    The talent appears to be in place. There are tall girls to play at the net and quick, agile defenders to play in the back row.

    Experienced leadership might be another story for Anderson County volleyball.

    The Lady Bearcats embark on a 2013 season where they might be considered the class of the 30th District and are looking to finish even stronger than last season's regional semi-final appearance.

    But Anderson is aiming to be better even though the Lady Bearcats are without five players who graduated last spring.