Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Smoking bats lead...

    Anderson County softball was bitten by the Bullitt during the Lady Bearcats' own tournament over the weekend, yet there were some hints that things could be getting better as the post-season arrives next week.

    The Lady Bearcats fell twice to Bullitt Central, first in a 3-2 pool play decision on Friday night, then 2-0 in the tournament championship game on Saturday.

    In between, the Lady Bearcats defeated Eighth Region foe Owen County, 5-3, and an under-rated North Hardin team, 3-2, in other tournament games.

  • McDonald signs with...

    Anderson County High School senior Ben McDonald recently signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent to play tennis at Campbellsville University. The ceremony took place at the high school.

    Anderson's top-rated singles tennis player, McDonald advanced to the quarterfinals of the Eighth Region Tournament before bowing out. His senior season record was 16-3.

    McDonald said he will probably start out on Campbellsville's junior varsity team but could move up to the varsity soon. “I expect to get some varsity time,” he said.

  • Jones inks with West Virginia...

    Anderson County High School volleyball player Sierra Jones recently signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Alderson-Broaddus College, an NCAA Division II school, located in Philippi, West Va.

    A 4-year letter winner at Anderson, Jones receive a partial scholarship to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power. Alderson-Broaddus went 20-16 last year, finishing second in the WVIAC. The Battlers are led by veteran coach Carrie Bodkins.

  • Carmichael commits to Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Seth Carmichael signed a formal letter-of-commitment to play football for Centre College during a ceremony at the school last Tuesday.

    A 2-year starter at quarterback for the Bearcats, Carmichael led Anderson to the state Class 5A championship game last fall. As a junior, he led Anderson to a district championship and regional runner-up finish. During his career at Anderson, Carmichael set school season records for passing yards and touchdowns.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats impressive in...

    All season long, the Anderson County baseball team has shown the ability to play extremely well and be a threat to beat anyone on the schedule.

    But somehow, the Bearcats seem to follow that one with a clunker.

    Last week, Anderson showed that has not changed as they put together impressive performances against perennial power Elizabethtown and Butler, one of the strongest teams in the Louisville area, but finished the week off with an uninspired performance against North Bullitt, according to Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

  • TENNIS: Chemistry majors

    FRANKFORT – Ty Glover and T.J. Pham literally come from different worlds, but that has never been a factor in their tennis game.

  • TENNIS: Sister act: Wamplers...

    Wampler dropped another backhand just inside the left sideline for a point, her sister, Amanda, quickly turned away from her spot at the net with a huge smile.

    And when Amanda used what looked like some unorthodox shots
    fueled by the grit of a champion to befuddle their opponents, it was Hannah who stepped forward, reached out with her tennis racquet and offered what amounts to the sport’s high-five.

    It was simple. They were having fun.

  • Disc golfers win Kenton...

    The Anderson County High School disc golf team took the High School Disc Golf Championships, held in Kenton County on Saturday. The Bearcats set a new course record with a 408 score as they defeated Covington Scott, Conner and Covington Holy Cross for the title.

    Gabe McMichael took second place in the tournament, shooting a 72, three shots behind the tournament winner, Ben Edwards of Scott.

    Anderson's Cannon Beasley took third with an 80.

  • TENNIS:Wamplers finish as...

    The Anderson County doubles team of Amanda Wampler and Hannah Wampler finally went down in the Region 8 tennis tournament but it was not without a fight.
    The seventh-seeded tandem pushed the region's top seed, North Oldham's Taylor McGuire and Nicole Walton, to the limit in the first set before falling, 7-5. In the second set, the Mustang duo took over, winning 6-0.
    Both teams move on to the state tournament, starting Thursday, May 17, at the Boone tennis Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

  • BASEBALL: Collins rips Bearcats...

    You might say that Collins High's baseball team had a titanic effort Monday night.

    The Titans broke a four-game losing streak with a total performance in routing homestanding Anderson County 8-0 in a decision that ended Anderson's hope for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Senior right-hander Chris Cervantes silenced the Anderson bats, pitching 5.2 innings of hitless ball before Cole Sayre ripped a ground-rule double. Granville Hayes followed Sayre with a single but Sayre had to hold up at third.