Today's Sports

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports.


    Anderson County High School



    Friday, Oct. 21: Anderson County at East Jessamine, 7:30 p.m.

                Class 5A, District 6 game.


    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 20: Freshman playoffs, TBA


    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 24: Junior varsity playoffs, TBA


    Girls' soccer

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    LEXINGTON – Make it Mother Nature 2, regional soccer tournament 0.

    At least that is how it was Tuesday night as a thunderstorm moved through Lexington to postpone the first round of the girls' Region 13 Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Tates Creek High School.

  • Timmons leads Franklin to romp...



    Franklin County's Ryan Timmons ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns on just 8 carries to lead Franklin County to a convincing 56-24 win over host Anderson County on Friday night.

    With the win, the Flyers clinch the Class 5A, District 6 championship and go 9-0 on the season. Franklin closes the year with Montgomery County next Friday night.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County learned from history, but Franklin County was doomed to repeat it Tuesday night.

    Putting together an incredible defensive effort, the Lady Bearcats upset second -seeded Franklin, 1-0, in the semi-finals of the District 25 Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Senior Night match called when...

    Senior Night for the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team came to an abrupt end Thursday when the lead official called the game just 14 minutes into the contest.

    North Hardin was leading Anderson County 1-0 when Bearcat coach Brett Morris was issued a red card and ejected from the game after an argument with official Mike McCord. McCord then declared the game to be over despite pleas from both teams to continue the game.

    Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee provided the name of the official to The Anderson News.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats...

    When post-season comes, all that matters is to survive and advance.

    Anderson County learned that old truth Monday night when the Bearcats slipped past upset-minded Frankfort in the first round of the District 25 Tournament, being played on Anderson’s home field.

    Garrett Pritchert headed home a corner kick with 3:37 to play to give the Bearcats a 1-0 win.

    Anderson earned a shot at top-seeded Woodford County in the tournament semi-finals to be played tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    Eight different players scored, including a first-ever hat trick by senior Tori Yeaste, as Anderson County routed Owen County 10-0 Monday in the first round of the Girls’ 25th District Soccer Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

    The game was called with 33 minutes still to play due to the “mercy rule.”

    It took Anderson about 10 minutes to figure out Owen County’s offside trap defense before the deluge began, according to Lady Bearcat coach Jason Earnest.

  • Bearcats vs. Flyers: What is at...

    Before the season, Franklin County football coach Chris Tracy said in an e-mail to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon, “I believe the district race will be decided in the last two weeks.”

  • Bearcats say farewell to ‘...

    Anderson County says goodbye to 13 football seniors on Friday night.

    It is a group that has made up one of the most successful classes in Anderson County football history.

    The Bearcats will celebrate Senior Night before the final regular season home game of the year versus Franklin County. Anderson could host several playoff games later in the year.

    Two members of the class have re-written several team records as well. Running back Ethan Kelly became Anderson County’s all-time leading scorer earlier this season.

  • COLUMN: Friday makes high school...

    If you can’t get worked up about Friday night, then you just don’t like sports.

    And I am not talking about that overhyped love-fest set for Rupp Arena.

    We’re talking football. Blood, sweat and tears football.

    Franklin County and Anderson County will kick it of  at Warford Stadium. They are neighbors who have not met on the gridiron in five years. The schools have had heated rivalries in other sports. Some of the kids have known each other for years. Sometimes they are even related.