Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats win...

    A trip to Fort Walton Beach was more than just fun in the sun for the Anderson County High School baseball team last week.

    The Bearcats won three of five games in last week's Florida Beach Bash and showed some improvement as they moved to 6-4 on the year. Yet, the week also indicated the gap between where Anderson is and the status of regional contender is still quite large.

  • Anderson archery teams fare well...

    Mary Aldridge of Bondurant Middle School in Franklin County and Bradley Long of Caudill Middle School in Madison County were the top overall archers at Kentucky’s National Archery in the Schools state tournament for elementary, middle school and high school students held April 2-3 in Louisville, according to a news release.

  • Davis commits to Thomas More

    Anderson County High School football player Travis Davis has verbally committed to play at Thomas More College, located in Crestview Hills, Ky.

    A starter on both sides of the ball during the Bearcats' run to the state championship game, Davis was a third team all-state selection as a defensive lineman on the Courier-Journal team selected by the state's coaches. He was also an honorable mention selection on the Associated Press all-state team.

  • Going back to the game's...

    Former Anderson County High School all-stater Will Carlton poses with Helen Naismith-Carpenter, the granddaughter of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, during the NAIA national championship game in Kansas City on March 20. Carlton, was honored that night as one of the 60 greatest players in the history of the tournament. He was Most Valuable Player in the 1998 tournament, playing for Georgetown College. “It's pretty cool to think her grandaddy is the one who nailed that first peach basket up on the wall,” Carlton said.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats...

    Anderson County rode a gutty performance from pitcher Mackenzie Peavler and big offensive games from Molly Burkhead, Hannah Searcy and Bailey Curry to beat Robertsdale, Ala., 4-2, in the first game of the Lady Bearcats' spring break trip to the Gulf Shores area last Tuesday.

    Peavler scattered 11 hits but gave up only two runs, both earned, in picking up the victory.

    Searcy belted a 2-run double while Curry smacked a pair of hits, including a double. Anderson collected eight hits for the game.

  • Lung Association golf booklets...

    The American Lung Association's 2012 Golf Tour Book is now available. The discount golfing booklet offers more than 5,000 discounted rounds of golf at over 500 courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and three other states, according to a news release.

    Among the courses participating in the program is Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course in Anderson County.

    Golf tour books are available from the American Lung Association for $35 each or four for $105, a buy three, get one free special.

  • Have a safe spring turkey season...

    By Officer David Goodlett

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The weather is finally starting to turn warmer and spring is in the air. Many people are looking forward to doing some fishing and trying to rid themselves of cabin fever.

    While spring is a fine time to do some fishing, with the arrival of spring also comes the time of year that turkey hunters have looked forward to since the distant gobbles of last spring.

  • Spring a great time to get...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    It's the mouth that gets you. 

    You hook a huge largemouth bass and all you can see is a giant, angry shaking mouth. 

    The size of the mouth lets you know this bass is one of the top ones you've ever hooked. You realize the giant, gaping shaking bucket with your lure impaled in it is the biggest you've seen. This can cause dry mouth, uncontrollable shaking and panic. 

  • Popular Elkhorn Creek fishing...

    A popular fishing access to Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County is closing indefinitely due to the start of a major expansion project at Pfeiffer Fish Hatchery, according to a news release.

    Walk-in access to the creek from the hatchery grounds will close due to heavy construction equipment being moved onto the property for the start of a $5 million expansion project. Public tours of the hatchery, which is located off Indian Gap Road in northern Franklin County, have been suspended.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats roll past...

    Anderson County pitching dominated Richmond Model as the Bearcats took a 7-1 win at Barnes Memorial Field last Monday.

    “We had a predetermined rotation set up in order to insure our guys got work and to also help set ourselves up for a week of baseball during spring break,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “(Steven) Watts got the start and finished the first two innings—five K’s, two walks and one hit. When he was around the zone, he was dominant, but in the second inning he was a little erratic.