Today's Sports

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Improved...

    Anderson County was supposed to be a better basketball team this year than it was last season. If the early returns are any indication, the Bearcats will be living up to those expectations.

    Anderson is now 3-0 after wins over Garrard County and Whitley County last week.

    The Bearcats opened their home season with an impressive 59-43 win over a Garrard County team that some feel might be worthy of some attention in the 12th Region.

  • Bearcats to get first test of...

    Anderson County will get its first test of the young basketball season Friday night when the Bearcats take on Shelby County in the second game of a doubleheader at Shelbyville.

    The Anderson and Shelby girls will play the first game at 6 p.m.

    While the Anderson girls will be heavily favored, the boys' game will give some insight into both teams and where they stand in the 30th District and the Eighth Region.


    If it is true that one of the marks of a good team is beating another good team when playing poorly, then the Anderson County girls have the potential to make the current basketball season an exceptional one.

    The Lady Bearcats shot less than 30 percent, committed 18 turnovers, had numerous mental mistakes and still knocked 12th Region favorite Lincoln County from the ranks of the unbeaten last Friday night.

  • Another look at the state finals...

    A final look at the state Class 5A championship game from Myles Young.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats open with...

    The old mixed with the new Friday night as the Anderson County boys' basketball team opened the season with a 69-61 overtime win at Washington County.

    Senior guard Lowell Gordon buried eight 3-pointers and led Anderson with a career-high 31 points. Records are limited, but it is believed Gordon's output sets a school record for long-range bombing. Gordon connected on 8-of-12 shots from 3-point land.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats run into really...

    There is a universal truth when you are talking about championship sports: If you get far enough, you will eventually run into somebody that's really good.

    Make that REALLY good.

    It's been that way from the time they were running footraces at Olympia. It will be that way until the day ESPN goes under.

    The only exception to that rule is if your team is the one that is really good.

  • FOOTBALL: Still a Band of...

    BOWLING GREEN – In the end, they were still a Band of Brothers.

    Anderson County's football team had bled and sweated together in the pre-season. They had rejoiced together after wins over Conner and Southwestern.

    And Saturday night, they shed tears together.  But they did so with pride.

    Just as many had predicted, the Bearcats were no match for Bowling Green High School in the Russell Athletic/Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl state Class 5A championship football game.

  • FOOTBALL: State Finals Notebook

    Peach said experiencing finals brought back fond memories

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has not been a regular in making the state championship game as a head coach but he's not a stranger to playing on the final weekend, either.

    “This week, it all came back to me,” Peach said after Thursday's community pep rally at Anderson County High School. Peach had taken Hancock County to the finals 12 years ago.

  • BASKETBALL: Christian Academy...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams defeated the Georgetown Crusaders, a home schooled group, 67-41, recently. The game, played at the Early Childhood Center Gymnasium drew 164 fans. From the start the Rams outmanned the Crusaders. Coming off a loss last week, CAL Coach Cory Robinson was not satisfied with sloppy play early in the game against Georgetown. He pulled the starters within the first minutes, apparently getting their attention as the Rams outscored Georgetown 31-5 in the second quarter.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lexington...


    Lexington Catholic connected on 11 three-point shots to defeat host Anderson County 60-51 in a battle of teams ranked in the pre-season Top 15 on Friday night.

    “We didn't defend the three at all,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.