Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Second half surge...

    DANVILLE – When Anderson County needed a jump start, Ross Cox was glad to oblige.

    The sophomore defensive end swiped Ryan Otto’s screen pass on the first play of the second half, returning the ball to the Lincoln County 1-yard line. One play later, Anderson quarterback Seth Carmichael plunged into the end zone with a touchdown that ignited the Bearcats’ second half explosion and a 42-7 win over Lincoln County in the Pigskin Classic at Danville’s Admiral Stadium.


    High school volleyball

    Spencer County got its first win of the volleyball season when the Lady Bears upset Anderson County, 25-23, 25-21 in Taylorsville. Anderson fell to 5-3 on the year. 

    Girls' middle school basketball

    Anderson County used a stifling defense to whip Bardstown, 41-19, in middle school basketball action Thursday night.

    For a complete sports wrapup, see the Aug. 31 edition of The Anderson News.





    The Anderson County girls' soccer team slipped past Nelson County, 3-2, in a match played Wednesday night in Bardstown. Anderson got two goals from Tiffany Yount and the game-winner from Maddy Ruble, who was playing her first game of the year after suffering a back injury in the off-season.

  • Sports Blog: Pat Summitt IS...

    I can still remember those days when Ray Mears had some of his Tennessee Vols warm up on unicycles. Or those pre-shot clock days when Kentucky was routinely scoring 90 to 100 points a game and Tennessee would come to town and hold the ball. If either team made it to 60, it was amazing.

    In fact, one of the first Wildcat basketball games I ever attended was in 1967 when Tennessee visited Lexington and scored a double-overtime win over Kentucky.

  • WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Doolin's...

    Josh Doolin’s goal from the left side in the 76th minute capped an Anderson County comeback as the Bearcats defeated Madison Central 4-3 in the Bearcats’ home soccer opener Tuesday night.

    Anderson had rallied from a 3-2 deficit when Madison Central scored with 20:02 to play, but seven minutes later, Hunter Martin headed home Austin Smallwood’s corner kick to tie things.

    Anderson had just missed moments before Smallwood’s match-winner, but remained unbeaten after it held over the final 4:48.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: West Jessamine...


    West Jessamine dominated the first 40 minutes of play on the way to a 4-1 win over Anderson County in girls’ soccer action Monday night in Nicholasville.

    The Lady Colts scored inside the first three minutes and built a 4-0 halftime advantage that Anderson could not overcome.

    “The West Jessamine game started badly from the start, kind of like our season has,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Lady Mustangs...

    Most fans would say there is no way that a basketball game that ends in a 54-3 final can be pretty.

    People that follow the Anderson County Middle School girls' team would beg to differ, especially after the Lady Mustangs dismantled visiting Spencer County last Tuesday night. It would seem they find beauty in being like Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.

    “Junkyard dogs,” was part of Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell's tweet about the game.

    Anderson led 30-0 at the half and cruised to the win.

  • Bearcats back to work against...

    Chicken Little will not be a welcomed guest around Anderson County football this week.

    Yes, the Bearcats took a 47-23 whipping from a Bryan Station outfit that had lost 10 straight games.

    And yes, the Bearcats played poorly over the last three quarters with four turnovers – three led to touchdowns and two came when the Bearcats were in scoring position – and a host of missed tackles. It was a performance far from the kind worthy of a team ranked as high as No. 4 in Class 5A statewide.

  • COLUMN: Good news from KHSAA

    The news out of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week did not make many headlines, but it should have.

    In case you missed it – and unless you are a true high school sports junkie, chances are you did – the KHSAA has changed its interpretation of Bylaw 25, which defines what a coach can and cannot do in the offseason for a particular sport. For the KHSAA, the offseason is the period during the school year outside of specific start and end dates for a specific sport.

  • GOLF: Golfers place sixth, win...

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team continued its strong early-season play with a sixth place finish in the Garrard County Invitational Tournament, held Saturday at Dix River.

    The Bearcats shot an aggregate 317, well off the 291 from tourney champ Corbin but was within 10 strokes of second place finishers Danville and Scott County.