Today's Sports

  • Russell on the sidelines, for now

    LEXINGTON – If there was any doubt in Jacob Russell’s mind where he had chosen to pursue his dream, it was erased last Friday.

    A throng of over 100 media members, toiling for outlets from the Big Sandy to the Mississippi, converged on Commonwealth Stadium for the University of Kentucky’s annual Media Day. Every form of electronic and print media was represented, most looking for the established stars and many asking the same questions over and over even though the Wildcats finished just 6-7 in 2010.


    Senior Night a year ago was a sad night for Anderson County girls’ soccer when they said good-bye to eight seniors. But 10 months later, Lady Bearcat coach Jason Earnest is smiling.

    He did not say farewell to a winning tradition.

    Despite seeing eight seniors depart – six are on college rosters this fall – Earnest almost looks like a man that knows he has something good up his sleeve.

  • BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW: Bearcats...

    Anderson County boys’ soccer might be one of those mysteries that takes a while to solve in 2011.

    Graduation claimed 80 percent of the Bearcats’ scoring from a year ago and almost 75 percent of the assists from a team that finished 13-8-1 but was eliminated in the 25th District Tournament semifinals.

    When asked about the strengths of his team, Anderson coach Brett Morris said, “Ask me again in a month. Right now, we’re making a ton of mistakes, but our resolve is good.”

  • Central Kentucky Batcats finish...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 12-and-under softball team finished runner-up in the 12B USSSA World Series, held in Orlando, Florida the week of July 24-30. The World Series featured 66 teams from 22 states.

    In pool play, the Batcats beat Georgia Easton Elite, 4-1, and Florida Bartow Intimidators, 10-1, but lost to Louisiana Red Stick 007s, the eventual champions, 4-1, to claim second seed in their pool.

  • Squirrel season kicks off fall...

    The first hunting season of the fall opens soon.

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.

    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.

    Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School
    Boys’ golf
    Thursday, Aug. 11: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 5 p.m.
    Monday, Aug. 15: Anderson Co. at Scott Co., 5 p.m.
    Girls’ golf
    Thursday, Aug. 11: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., TBA.
    (Anderson Co. home matches at Wild Turkey Trace.)
    Thursday, Aug. 11: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co, 7:30 p.m.
        Freshman match at 5:30, junior varsity at 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 16: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats look solid in pre-...

    The Anderson County volleyball team looked strong in scrimmages last week in preparation for their season opener against Collins, played Monday after press deadlines.

    Anderson swept Estill County and Western Hills in their final tuneups for the season. The Lady Bearcat varsity defeated Estill 25-19, 27-25 and beat Western Hills 25-22, 25-12. The Anderson junior varsity got past Estill 21-14, 21-14 and beat Western Hills 16-21, 21-9, 15-9.

    The Lady Cat frosh beat Estill 21-5, 21-7 and then beat Western Hils 21-9, 21-8.

  • Volleyball clinic announced

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcat volleyball clinic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School. The camp is open to girls entering grades 3-6 and costs $25 per participant. Each player involved will also receive a t-shirt for their participation.

  • Batcat teams in action during...

    Scenes from softball action at Anderson County Community Park.

  • VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Girls eyeing...

    The new coach around Anderson County is a former shooting guard who saw one of his heroes catch the final out of the World Series and likes to throw out motivational quotes from Vince Lombardi.

    And Dale Adkins is coaching volleyball. He smiles at the irony of being the fourth coach in four years in the Anderson program and asking the Lady Bearcats to double their win total – nine – from last year.