Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: High school sports have...

    There is more than a little irony that the movie “Moneyball” opened the weekend around the time Chicken Little ran college athletics for a few days.

    No, the sky did not fall, but Texas A&M – 992 miles from Lexington, Ky., according to MapQuest – is now a member of the Southeastern Conference.  Syracuse – that tourist haven in upstate New York – is in the same Atlantic Coast Conference as Florida State, located near the balmy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Anderson graduate finds soccer...

    Transylvania University Media Relations
    Reprinted with permission
    Transylvania University student Sam Williams knew he would be learning about economics when he decided to study abroad in China this summer, but he wasn’t sure he would find an outlet for his soccer skills.

    As it turns out, he’s been able to do both.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Franklin...

    Franklin County’s district soccer win over Anderson County last Wednesday might have actually been a case of the Lady Bearcats trying too hard to stop them.

    Franklin scored the only goal of the match with 4:50 left to beat host Anderson for the first time since 2005. Most importantly, the Lady Flyers sewed up a bye for the upcoming district tournament.

    Brooke Barber took a pass from Alexa Ferrell, then drilled a bullet past Anderson goalie Emily Mager for the difference.

  • Monday morning sports update:...

    We have breaking news about Anderson County girls' soccer. The Lady Bearcats' match with Western Hills, set for Sower Soccer Park in Frankfort, has been postponed due to field conditions. The overnight rain has made the fields at the park unplayable.

    The match has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Sower. It will determine the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds in the upcoming District 25 tournament.


    Lady Bearcats upset Murray

  • Bearcats unconventional, roll...

    Conventional wisdom says that a wet football field becomes an advantage to a team with a huge line and running backs that are more battering ram than high-tech wizardry.

    You know, three yards and a cloud of mud, or whatever that old saying was.

    Friday night, Anderson County took conventional wisdom and made it go the way of straight-ahead kicker. The Bearcats put together what coach Mark Peach called their “best football game” of the season in whipping district foe Montgomery County, 31-14, at Warford Stadium.

  • Friday morning sports update:...

    Friday morning sports update


    Not much reported from Thursday night’s activities, although I did get a note that the Anderson County boys’ soccer match with Mercer County was called off because of field conditions at the Anderson pitch.

    Drop me a note at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com if you have a score to report.


    Bearcat football takes on Montgomery

  • Thursday morning roundup:...


    Thursday sports roundup


    Franklin County scored with 4:50 left in the game to defeat host Anderson County 1-0 in girls' soccer action Wednesday night.

  • Wednesday sports update: Bearcat...

    Wednesday sports update


    Not a lot to report on from Anderson County sports on Tuesday night, however, the Anderson County boys’ soccer team routed Marion County, 3-0.  Details will be in the Sept. 28 Anderson News.

    The big game tonight is Anderson County vs. Franklin County in girls’ soccer action.  It is a district seeding game to be played at the Anderson pitch at 7 p.m.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Bearcats explode in...



    For a half, it looked like Anderson County might be in trouble.

    David Simmons and Josh Doolin made sure the Bearcats avoided any problems on the soccer pitch.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Clark’s last...

    DANVILLE – Maddy Ruble made no secret of the fact that she called for some divine help when she saw Taylor Clark break into the open near the Mercy goal on Saturday.

    “I was thinking, ‘Dear God, please score,’” Ruble quipped moments after Clark’s second goal of the day – and fifth in two matches – gave Anderson County a 3-2 win over Louisville Mercy in the fifth-place match of the Boyle County Invitational Tournament.