Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Breaking out against...

    Anderson County might have reached a new level of slump-busting Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats ended a string of four losses in five games with an 11-0 rout of visiting Spencer County, clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Where to start?

    Freshman Mia Aldridge dominated the Lady Bears from the pitching circle, throwing a 5-inning no-hitter in her first varsity start.

  • FOOTBALL: Pleasant surprises...

    There is little doubt that expectations are very high for the Anderson County High School football team this fall. The Bearcats finished 8-3 in 2012 and will likely be one of the favorites to not only win District 6, but advance deep into the state playoffs. A second trip to the state Class 5A championship game in three years is not out of the question.

    Still, there are some holes to fill and improvements to be made following a 48-0 loss in the first round of last year's state playoffs.

  • TENNIS: All in the family

    There won't be many surprises around Amanda and Hannah Wampler this year.

    The Anderson County doubles tandem caught nearly everyone, including themselves, off guard with their run to the Eighth Region tennis tournament final in 2012, but even though they are noticeably better players in 2013, no one is guaranteeing a repeat or better when the tennis post-season gets underway next week.

    The girls will play their first two rounds at Western Hills High School on Monday, then move to Franklin County the rest of the week.

  • OUTDOORS: Sportsman's Club...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its annual Youth Turkey Hunt on April 6-7. The event was hosted by Ky. Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers David Goodlett, Jason Wells, Joshua Robinson, and Sgt. Phillip Crane.

    Thirty youth between the ages of 10-15 participated. Six successfully harvested a turkey.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: UK signee puts...

    University of Kentucky signee Connor Heady quickly ended Anderson County's bid for a no-hitter or shutout Saturday.

    Heady drilled Brandon Eliadis' first pitch over the left-field fence to give North Oldham a 1-0 lead as the Mustangs outlasted Anderson 4-3 in Goshen.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Brown, Durr lead...

    Anderson County wants the world to know that Bearcat baseball is not quite done.

    It had been easy to write off an Anderson season that had been marked by inconsistency, no home field on which to practice and a losing streak that reached six games before heading to Louisville to take on a very good Butler team that had won three straight and five of its last six.

    They say baseball is a funny game. A result of Anderson County 5, Butler 2 showed just how unpredictable the game can be.

  • Rain alters Wednesday schedule

    The Anderson County High School baseball game at Washington County Wednesday has been canceled due to the rains.  The Anderson boys' tennis match at North Bullitt is also canceled due to weather.  The Anderson girls' tennis match at Gallatin County will go on as scheduled.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats can't...

    SHELBYVILLE – It is one of the very first skills a baseball player learns when playing in the  pee wee or coach-pitch leagues.

    At least learning the basic art of catching the ball should be high on the to-do list of all future stars before they get to high school. Unfortunately for Anderson County last Tuesday, those lessons were long gone.

  • SOFTBALL: So close to signature...

    When it is one run, everything is magnified.

    One run. That was all that separated Anderson County softball, already in a rapid ascent from not even getting votes to a No. 24 ranking a week later in the statewide poll, from knocking off mighty Scott County, the second-ranked team, last Thursday.

    Scott withstood a furious Anderson rally to post a 6-5 win as shortstop Michal Luckett hauled in Alissa Vest's blooper to end things in the bottom of the seventh. The Lady Bearcats had two runners in scoring position as Luckett back-pedaled to make the catch.

  • YOUTH SOCCER: Louisville Cup...

    The Bluegrass Soccer Club 1999 girls' team won the championship of the 14-and-under Red Division in the Kentucky Fire Juniors Louisville Cup on Sunday. Team members are, front row, from left: Saoirse McEntee, Jessie Turner, Camryn Pictor, Caitlyn Burdine, Madison Cline, Kimberlyn Caywood, Tate Thompson and Caitlyn Simpson. Back row: Head coach Satko Lunja, Gabrielle Bolone, Lelia Graf, Baili Smith, Sarah Lyons, SaraBeth Shrader, Brooke Snider and assistant coach Josh Vieyra. Not pictured: Hayley Combs, Kimber Sutton, Brooke Tackett.