Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Backing Pat

    This was one time I wish I had missed the press conference.

    It is usually a perk when I have the opportunity to work a major college athletic event. It's a time when you get to talk with those highly-paid coaches and some players whose earnings will someday make those coaches comparative paupers.

    And, being in the newspaper business, it is always a chance to hobnob with the local – and occasionally the national – heavyweights in the field.

    I won't lie. It’s a lot of fun.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats, Lady...

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams are looking at a big weekend to start the second half of the season. Both are in action Friday and Saturday nights.

    The Bearcats have a pair of home games, starting with a very good Owen County team on Friday.

  • Carmichael has big game at...

    Anderson County quarterback Seth Carmichael had a big game in the National Guard Border Bowl, played at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg on Saturday.

    Carmichael completed 8-of-9 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown as he guided the Kentucky All-Stars during the first half of their game against Tennessee. Carmichael hit Eric Walker, of Covington Holy Cross, with a 37-yard scoring strike that tied the game with 3:50 to to in the first half. Carmichael was intercepted once in the second half.


    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball program honored sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann for a pair of milestones prior to last Tuesday's game with Henry Clay.

    McKee was honored for becoming the newest member of the Lady Bearcat 1,000-point club during the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash. Through last week's games, McKee, who started playing varsity basketball as a seventh-grader, had 1,114 points.


    SHELBYVILLE – There's not much that can stop Jay Smith. Especially a cut over his eye.

    The Anderson County junior set off a wild celebration as he banked in a 3-point shot as time expired to give the Bearcats a 50-47 win at 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    Smith's game-winner was as improbable as the outcome itself.


    SHELBYVILLE – The rankings meant little.

    The standings? That is a different story.

    Anderson County, a team ranked among the state's Top 10 girls' basketball teams in the pre-season and still in the Top 20 in both major computer polls, looked anything but a team worthy of such a high ranking at Collins last Friday.

    It really didn't matter.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats qualfy for...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team continues to turn in an impressive year under first-year coach Graham Carlton.

    The Bearcats, now ranked as high as 13th in the state, followed a second place finish in the Woodford County Invitational with a second-place finish in the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches' Association Region 2 Duals, held Friday and Saturday at LaRue County.

    Anderson advances to the state duals meet, to be held on Jan. 28 at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Somerset...

    Somerset, a team that, like Anderson County, is enjoying success a year after struggling, ended the Bearcats' 12-game winning streak with a 60-50 win in the McDonald's Classic at Adair County High School on Saturday.

  • SOCCER: Boys' soccer coach...

    (Editor's note: Anderson County High School boys' soccer coach Brett Morris contacted Anderson News sports editor John Herndon about the death of Nick Pezzi, the program's first coach and Morris' high school coach. When asked for some comments, Morris replied with the following note, which has been edited.)

    Anderson County High School's first soccer coach, Nick Pezzi, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5.

  • SOCCER: First Anderson soccer...

    Italo “Nick” Pezzi, the first boys' soccer coach at Anderson County High School, passed away last Thursday in Lexington. He was 70.

    A native of Italy, Pezzi was pegged to lead the Bearcat soccer program when it was formed in 1988.

    Already known in Lexington soccer circles, Pezzi quickly became a beloved figure among soccer enthusiasts in Anderson County.