Today's Sports

  • Drury wins barrel racing awards...

    Emily Drury won the Second Division and Third Division youth in the 2011 International Barrel Racing Association state finals, held in Liberty from Aug. 26-28.

    Drury competed on her horse, Rocky, in the second division, then rode another of her horses, Nova, in the Third Division competition.
    Emily also won the IBRA Top Dog Shootout competing in the Top 5 in her division.

    She also won some awards in the open division.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Friday, Sept. 16: Mercer County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football
    Monday, Sept. 19: Anderson County at East Jessamine, 6 p.m.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Sept. 14: Anderson County at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer
    Thursday, Sept. 15: Anderson County in Boyle County tournament, TBA.
    Saturday, Sept. 17: Anderson County in Boyle County Invitational, TBA.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 14, 2011

    Upward basketball, cheerleading taking registrations
    Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is holding registrations for the upcoming season through Friday, Sept. 16.
    Games will be held in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church.
    The cost for the program is $70 per child.
    For more information, contact First Baptist at 839-6966.

    Jack Wells Memorial Golf Classic to tee off Sept. 24

  • Tuesday morning sports update

    Tuesday morning sports update

    Monday was not a busy night for Anderson County sports. The only Anderson County High School varsity sport in action was the Lady Bearcat volleyball team, which dropped a match at district rival Collins. Final score was 26-24, 25-22.
    Anderson played very well, but made some key mistakes at crucial times.
    Still, Anderson seemed very pleased to be in a position to defeat a team that had beaten the Lady Bearcats soundly in the first match of the season and has never lost a match to a district opponent since the school was formed last year.

  • Monday morning sports update


    Boys' high school golf

    The Anderson County finished fourth in the Central Kentucky Conference Invitational, held at Woodford Hills on Saturday. The Bearcats shot a composite 318 and senior Darrin Laswell was named to the All-CKC team.


    Girls' high school golf

  • Friday sports update: Laswell...

    Friday sports update

    The Anderson County boys' golf team scored a big 147-155 win over Collins on Friday at Wild Turkey Trace. Darrin Laswell shot a 2-under 33 to lead the Bearcats, who are now 10-1 on the year. Anderson hosts Mercer County on Friday, then plays in the CKC Tournament Saturday at Woodford Hills.

    Boys' soccer

    Scott County defeated Anderson County 1-0 in a shootout to take third place in the Cardinal Cup, held at Scott on Thursday night.


  • BLOG: Cobb deserving of such an...

    I have to admit that I missed seeing much of Randall Cobb's NFL debut live on Thursday night. That is what a long day after a Wednesday night with about two hours of sleep will do, you know.

    After watching Cobb dive into the end zone and then take his first Lambeau Leap, I figured my only real choice was whether Mr. Sandman was going to take me out sitting up or lying down.
    I chose the latter and hit the sack.

    Just when you think Cobb could not already top what he had done in his first quarter of real pro football, he does. As in a 108-yard kickoff return. As in tying an NFL record.



    Girls' soccer routs Owen County

    The Anderson County girls' soccer team rolled to a 10-0 mercy rule win over Owen County on Wednesday night. A total mismatch but a game Anderson needed after so many close losses and ties lately. Anderson is now 2-1 in district play.


  • Baseball tourney dates changed

    The Anderson County Baseball Club Tournament, originally set for Sept. 10-11, has been changed. Team administrator Ken Thompson says the tournament has been rescheduled for Sept. 17-18 at Anderson County High School. Contact information and other details can be found in the Sept. 7 edition of The Anderson News.


  • Column: Short memory or long?

    A few days after Anderson County had been embarrassed by Bryan Station in the football season opener, a Bearcat football fan came by my office up on the hill.

    After seeing the team whipped in every facet of that game, I had wondered if the pre-season hype – much of it coming on the pages of a certain local newspaper – had been a bit much. After all, even though Anderson had won a district for only the third time in school history, the Bearcats did so by the skin of their teeth.